Convergence - Backlash Beer Company
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Reviews by jkeefe1800:
4.11/5 rDev +7.6%
Reviewing this beer from notes, had over the summer. Smell rich, yeasty, with a bit of citrus mingled in. Appearance cloudy dark gold. Taste the yeast comes through here again and adds a nice mouthfeel as well. Nice depth next sip reveals a little of the citrus that appeared on the nose as well as what would be called earthiness if i was reviewing a wine, but essentially a really nice malty quality punctuated at the end with a nice spiciness from the use of the rye. Overall a really well done beer and one I'm looking forward to trying again as i write this review.
02-10-2014 04:03:01 | More by jkeefe1800
More User Reviews:
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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