Groundswell - Backlash Beer Company
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3.85/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
22oz dark brown bottle. No freshness date.
Pours an authentic Belgian Blonde (hazy gold/brass) with a fast-fading snow-white head, along with some patchy/spotty lacing.
Smells of barn hay resting in damp wood and powdered dried malt, mix well with a spritz of limey citrus, oranges and earthy yeast.
The taste begins with citrus zest upfront with a tart lime bite and a hint of a metallic tang. There's a bit of a doughy white bread taste (in a good way) to keep things in balance. A taste of sweet over-ripe pears slips forward as it starts to warm.
I'm reminded of a French Saison in its lightness of body, although I feel it could use a mineral effect to add a little complexity (yes, this is not a French Saison so why should it have anything it shouldn't). A bit of a gin-like booziness peeks through late.
The body is light and wet...not as dry as expected.
It lacks some of the dimension fond in some of the top Belgian Blondes, but all in all a very satisfying brew.
It paired well with BBQ Chicken and grilled veggies.
Serving type: bottle
05-28-2013 00:44:41 | More by BeerResearcher
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Groundswell from Backlash Beer Company
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