Little Green Dry Hop Saison - Flat Tail Brewing
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Ratings: 11 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
2.74/5 rDev -15.7%
A co-worker picked me up a few Oregon varieties for the holidays and this was one of the six he purchased for me. Saisons are really finnicky creatures. I feel like there is such a fine line between success and failure that it is really hard to tell what went wrong, especially considering this beer won a third place medal at the GABF.
The appearance of this beer is really pale and straw colored. In the Christmas lights it glows a very pale yellow with minimal carbonation. The nose is pretty weird. My brother-in-law suggested dirty feet and I have to say that is pretty spot-on. I could not smell anything after that.
I taste yeasty grapefruit and a very prominent mustiness with very little carbonation.
I would drink more from this brewery, but there is nothing here after reviewing my notes that would suggest I come back.
12-27-2013 20:20:53 | More by Hopinion
3.23/5 rDev -0.6%
Appearance- Pours up absolutely no head excepting a few bubbles which appear as if they would have formed a pure cotton white head. The body is hazy, pale straw/weak lemon which glows a sunny but muddy lemon color when held up to the light.
Nose- Not getting any saison notes yet but there is faint hop profile that has nice mustiness (think armpit or dirty feet). The bottle seems to suggest some citrus- maybe orange, maybe lemon. Pretty subdued but still enjoyable. Fades considerably after a few minutes.
Taste- Some citrus around the edges (orange, lemon) with some grapefruit bordering on orange peel. Hints of spice on the finish from the yeast. The mustiness of the nose is the most dominant aspect of the flavor profile but is rather mild. The spice (mostly clove, some coriander, some cinnamon) starts to fade as I drink more of this beer. At the moment, this beer is slightly above average as it lacks complexity and presence. It also seems somewhat thin. Some fruity esters- a splash of white grape. All around this is a fairly mediocre beer.
Mouthfeel- Light bodied with practically no carbonation. This seems to be a real problem for this brewery. Some styles can sustain this but certainly not a saison. Somewhat of a dry finish.
Drinkability- Very sessionable and pretty cheap for a saison. Unfortunately, it's also pretty boring for a saison as well.
Overall- There's a reason these styles cost money. While this is not a bad beer, I'm on the fence as whether I should suggest trying it. At 5 bucks for a bomber, it won't hurt your wallet but it won't wow your taste buds either.
07-29-2013 00:51:11 | More by artoolemomo
Little Green Dry Hop Saison from Flat Tail Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.