Spelunker - Barrier Brewing Company
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Ratings: 15 | Reviews: 4 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by greybeardloon:
3.8/5 rDev -3.1%
A: Dark reddish-brown, like a brown ale. A very thick, khaki head that quickly subsides. Splotchy lacing.
S: Fruit and spice, a touch of chocolate roastiness. The smell turns medicinal if I concentrate on it too much, but I don't have this problem when I drink from nonic.
T: Grapes with a bit of vinous acidity. Dry and a bit spicy at the end. A roasty, mineral aftertaste lingers pleasantly.
M: Medium to light with medium to heavy carbonation. The mouthfeel is basically what one expects from a saison, but it doesn’t match the color and roastiness.
O: I’ve never had a dark saison before, so I don’t have much to compare it to. It’s certainly an interesting beer, and I liked it, but I’m not surprised that I haven’t seen more dark saisons.
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05-19-2011 20:01:45 | More by greybeardloon
More User Reviews:
4.05/5 rDev +3.3%
Had a tulip at Crescent and Vine in Astoria. It's sort of a mix between a light-bodied porter and saison. The barley lends a gentle cocoa roast that can stand up for itself and balances nicely against the peppery Belgian spice. It's a well-made take on the dark saison with more roast than most but it works.
05-27-2012 03:12:58 | More by tempest
3.95/5 rDev +0.8%
I had at Over the Eight in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
A. An extremely dark, nut-brown color with a big, thick foamy light-tan head with some good lacing.
S. It has a malty and roasted nut scent.
T/M. True to the scent, there's a roasted nut taste, mixed with a bark roughness on the tongue. Grassy at the end. Some watermelon sweetness, perhaps a bit of caramel. It is quite carbonated and medium to full bodied.
O. I enjoyed the taste of the beer, but it was more a simple nut brown ale to my taste than a saison.
08-07-2013 15:07:06 | More by Amalak
3.75/5 rDev -4.3%
This was one of a number of Barrier Brewing Company beers that I sampled on a recent visit to Rattle N Hum in Manhattan's midtown area. This is not my favorite style of beer but I liked this one very much.
Appearance is a little dark for a Saison. Almost amber in color. Nic carbonation that stuck around for a while.
Aroma was citrusy/spicy. Very nice.
Flavor was quite interesting. Spicy and refreshing with a very nice balance of yeast, malt and alcohol.
Overall a very good Saison.
06-28-2011 13:03:20 | More by david18
Spelunker from Barrier Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.