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White Blackbird - Wild Heaven Craft Beers

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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: QuentinCall on 04-18-2013

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Ratings: 29 | Reviews: 4
Reviews by QuentinCall:
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4.01/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pours a real, middle period Rothko color -- burnished and glittering. No trace of head or particulate to take comfort in, but this is a cask so it's to be expected.
The nose is classically informed: rustic yeasts coupled with unassuming malts. But then, nestled into the traditional saison structure are moments of lime zest and a vinous underpinning that is integrated more elegantly than I could have initially imagined.
Taste is mellow but decidedly nuanced; juicy, malty, faintly sour, spicy in a supportive way. Here, the lime has even more of a pronounced presence but never such that its burdensome or unwelcome to me. I would not be surprised if it discomfited some purists but again, it's so excellently integrated that I can only really marvel at it.
The mouthfeel is good to really good. Wine dry but lush and wonderfully persistent.
Hopefully, it is sufficient enough praise to say I already desire more of this, that I desperately want to pair it with tacos, and that I am (perhaps naively?) anticipating its ensuing carbonation, bottling and mass distribution because it really is a nice saison.

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32oz counter pressure filled growler from Barrel and Barley (Woodstock, GA). 5.99. Served in a Wild Heaven snifter.

Pours pale, semi opaque copper with a finger and a half white head. The bubbles fade to a small halo leaving only a little lace.

Aromas of dried hay, musty, yeasty, peppercorns, a vague sweetness and hints of earth.

Wow, there are alot of flavors going on in here! Must, pink peppercorn, hay, grass, pear skins, vineous fruit, a sharp almost cedar-like wood, yeast, earth and faint honey. Flavors pair quite well with each other, reallt adding a nice complexity to a style I often find lackluster.

Medium light feel with moderate carbonation. Finishes fairly dry with more peppercorns, pear, grass and yeasty musk.

I've been liking what Wild Heaven has been putting out since recently opening their own brewery. This is one of the few saisons I've tried that I could see myself enjoying again. There are enough additional flavors on top of the typical dry grassy, yeasty base saison that blend well and keep this interesting. An inventive take on the style that is worth a try for sure.

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Aroma: Interesting balance of oak, pear, pepper adjuncts with bubble gummy yeast phenols.

Flavor: The French oak and pink peppercorn stand out the most, followed by the mix of korean pear and saison yeast.

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