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White Blackbird - Wild Heaven Craft Beers

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White Blackbird
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20 Ratings
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Ratings: 20
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.97%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wild Heaven Craft Beers visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: QuentinCall on 04-18-2013)
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QuentinCall

Georgia

4.04/5  rDev +7.4%

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.

04-18-2013 13:20:32 | More by QuentinCall
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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.

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White Blackbird from Wild Heaven Craft Beers
84 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.