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Convergence - Backlash Beer Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

75 Ratings
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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 10.99%
Wants: 4
Gots: 10 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Backlash Beer Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mduncan on 10-14-2011)
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Ratings: 75 | Reviews: 17 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by SirSketch:
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SirSketch

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev +5.5%

A - Giant, rocky, white head. Brilliant gold color with loads of visible carbonation.

S - Peach and apricot fruitiness, coriander, tart cider and a fresh yeast character, much like the taste of a fresh yeast starter. Awesome combo of aromas!

T - A cider-like flavor stands out, along with malted wheat, bark, slight cinnamon and overall spiciness. Green apple flavor, too.

M - The mouthfeel really makes the beer amazingly drinkable. Light to medium body, fairly dry with creamy carbonation.

O - The flavor is just slightly 'green,' but otherwise a great beer. Dry, yet creamy; a great spicy, cider-like character, which still retains malt flavor. Another great addition to Boston's new local brews!

04-29-2012 02:56:51 | More by SirSketch
More User Reviews:
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Appearance: 1/4 inch head, hazy, gold in color, high carbonation, clear

Smell: apple, hay, and Belgian spices

Taste: apple, hay, and Belgian spices and sugars with slight earthy bitterness at the end

Mouthfeel: sweet with slight bitterness, medium-light bodied with low carbonation

Overall: I enjoyed this saison. It is above average and the bitterness at the end is just enough to balance out the sweetness. The alcohol is well hidden. I would probably pick this up again.

04-23-2014 15:06:45 | More by tigg924
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snowmaggedon

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.7%

08-27-2012 00:02:19 | More by snowmaggedon
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timbre

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

01-09-2012 20:29:09 | More by timbre
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

10-03-2013 18:20:19 | More by Kmlund
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somelikehops

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

08-24-2013 14:21:12 | More by somelikehops
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cjs61679

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

08-29-2013 17:17:50 | More by cjs61679
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HattedClassic

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

09-29-2013 16:14:46 | More by HattedClassic
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lisahope27

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

06-07-2013 03:03:32 | More by lisahope27
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.91/5  rDev +2.4%

On-tap 7/30/13 at Pour Farm Tavern in New Bedford, MA, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a thin off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains spices, wheat, caramelized malts, Belgian yeast and some fruit.

T: The taste starts out with sweet flavors of spice, caramel and bananas. Then some breadiness comes in from Belgian yeast and a hearty malt character. The hops presence is mild complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a solid Saison to drink for a long time.

07-31-2013 04:20:34 | More by TheManiacalOne
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yossarian14

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -21.5%

09-12-2012 11:29:55 | More by yossarian14
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mirish72

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

01-30-2013 03:17:10 | More by mirish72
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pisano

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

03-28-2014 17:48:24 | More by pisano
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discharmingly

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

12-13-2013 04:31:15 | More by discharmingly
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-15-2014 17:56:08 | More by DerekMorgan
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sarahfrancesca

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-29-2014 21:42:17 | More by sarahfrancesca
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev +5.5%

Tap at kinsale in Boston.

Nice creamy head fades semi slowly with thick lacing, hazy golden color.

Nose saison, farmhouse, light yeast, light spices, rustic earthy malts, light citrus and fruit like apple and pear, light grainy malt.

Taste similar, juicy fruits, apple, pear, touch of citrus, light esters, dry farmhouse, a weird wheat like creamed wheat flavor, maybe oats? Light spices, bitterness, touch floral and lemony hops. Dry bitter finish with light spices.

Mouth is med bodied, decent carb.

Overall not bad, decent for typical saison, nothign really wrong, except a weird oat or cream of wheat flavor in the middle. Otherwise tasty.

11-20-2011 22:06:24 | More by jlindros
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BostonHops

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.7%

22oz silver wax-dipped bottle served in a snifter.

translucent burnished gold pour yields a 2" frothy white head; average retention and lacing. decent nose good offers a fruity/yeasty presence out of the gate along with some spice and candi sugar.

flavor follows the aroma fairly closely. citric with apple and pear a bit of spice and a touch of candi sugar. it is on the sweet side but not overdone. medium bodied mouthfeel with some zesty carbonation.

overall, a very nicely done saison: tasty, interesting - bit of a different spin on the style - and enjoyable. doesn't move the eath but i'd welcome another glass.

06-22-2012 21:34:06 | More by BostonHops
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BigOldOaf

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

04-26-2014 02:33:47 | More by BigOldOaf
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BostonPhilly

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

04-23-2014 00:11:43 | More by BostonPhilly
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crusian

Oregon

2.98/5  rDev -22%

Bottle from awesome girlfriend from a Boston bottle shop. Waxed bottle... and an awesome brass knuckles in the top on the cap of the wax. Never seen anything melted into the cap wax before. Nice!
Pours a light mustard color with a 2 inch head and some decent lacing.
Nose is a lot of lemon grass with a little bit of farm yard in it... almost a bit of brett nose.
Taste... is actually quite boring. Almost everything drops out, the lemon, the funk, all muted, but still there. Everything is toned down. Really disappointed in this. After all the reviews I was excited to try this.
Mouthfeel is quite nice... very creamy finish, mouthfeel is one of the best I have had in a saison. medium body.

overall though. disappointed.

12-11-2011 01:45:21 | More by crusian
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev -0.5%

Re-reviewing this from the first time I had it. Batch 3, bottled in Jun 2013.

A: Bright, hazy yellow. Super fluffy, large bubbled, bright white head.
S: There is a sweetness to this. Biscuit malts in the foreground, some banana, clove, Belgian yeast and lemon zest.
T: Not a super dry, traditional Saison by any means. It has a nice sweetness to it, that balances out whatever little funk it has. Slightly tastes like a hefeweizen.
M: Super carbonated. Really aided in pushing the flavors around my mouth.
O: This aged well I thought. Didn't really develop anymore funkiness but was not hurt by the 1+ years of aging. Might have contributed to the extra carbonation.

09-22-2012 13:46:46 | More by Davepoolesque
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womencantsail

California

4/5  rDev +4.7%

Pours a murky golden color with a couple fingers of white head. Intensely citrusy with lots of lemon peel and orange aromas. Nice and yeasty with a bit of bread and cracker malt. A mild spiciness and a hint of melon. The flavor is slightly sweet, and has a more pronounced spiciness, particularly coriander. The lemon character is pronounced and there is a touch of white pepper. Good bread malt base and plenty of yeast.

07-30-2012 18:59:39 | More by womencantsail
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

11-23-2013 02:55:07 | More by nmann08
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

03-30-2014 17:10:04 | More by DrunkinYogi
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Convergence from Backlash Beer Company
86 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.