Arthur - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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4.79/5 rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
4-13 Batch, reviewed live 8/14/13. Bottle had a slow gush upon opening, poured into a HF wine glass.
A- Pours a hazy orange -yellow color with a soapy white head that fills the top three inches of my glass. As it slowly fades to about a third of an inch, it leaves insane lacing on all sides of the glass. Carbonation is noticeable, and appears fairly high, though alright for style.
S- Brett straight up. It rears its head with lemon, orange peel, pepper, and some complimentary band aid phenolics.
T- Awesome tartness that you wouldn't have expected from the smell. Tons of lemon mixed with a little bit of grassy flavors, as well as some spicy notes to balance the whole thing out. Pretty much the perfect saison as far as flavors goes, but that is just one man's opinion. Decent bitterness at the end as well, it plays well with the pepper notes on the back end.
M- Prickly carbonation, medium to low body with a crisp finish that sports some decent drying, although nothing that isn't tolerable, or enjoyable for this style.
O- God- the last time I had this same batch it didn't blow me away. This time around, it is clear that the bugs have taken over and just bumped this beer up in to the top tier. The lemon adds a tartness that is very well balanced by the pepper phenols and bitter hop notes at the end of the taste. The high carbonation and drying effects make you crave another sip, and the appearance is as close to perfect for a saison as one could ask. Give me more please....
Serving type: bottle
05-10-2013 01:31:38 | More by justforrazors
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