Convergence - Backlash Beer Company
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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
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
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
3.8/5 rDev -0.5%
Draught @ Noho Brewfest: This one poured a cloudy, golden color. There was a small white head that leaves some lacing. It has a nice nose. Some spices, earthiness, yeast, citrus and wheat. The taste is also very good. Wheat, spiciness, citrus, some sweetness and dryness. A nice saison.
01-31-2014 19:47:17 | More by Boto
4.1/5 rDev +7.3%
First off, I have to admit I bought this just for the bottle. Nice gray wax dipped bomber with a black label and a set of brass knuckles on it. It looks mean so it must be good!
A: A hazy golden pour. Frothy white head. Good lacing, retention is decent as well.
S: Quite fruity. Pears at first. Fairly sweet. Lots of spice. No funkiness or barnyard smells (thank you Backlash).
T: More pears. Some grass perhaps? Spiciness is abound but not overpowering. Peppery for sure. Tastes like rye? Interesting, never had rye in a saison before. Almost no bitterness but the spice does provide a kick. Alcohol well hidden. No real indication as to the typical belgian yeast with the normal banana and cloves. Very different saison.
M: Pretty smooth mostly but the spice and rye provides a nice tingle. Perhaps a tiny bit of dryness in the aftertaste.
O: Very unique. If you like rye and you like saisons you will probably like this. Definitely not your typical saison, clearly not a "classic style" belgian that's for sure. I gave it extra points here because I really liked the originality. Most saisons tend to taste very similar (and almost boring, quite frankly).
10-26-2011 02:20:35 | More by Dope
3.8/5 rDev -0.5%
Nice murky yellow/orange with a big white fluffy head and gobs of lace. Nice retention too. I've had saisons clear up to a skim on me -- not this one. Pretty beer.
Yeast and some white pepper and coriander in the nose. No surprises, no sharp edges.
Nice combo of flavors. Raw grain, some lemon, husk bitterness, pepper, coriander, leading to long bitterness. The best way I can describe the flavor is that it is big on potential-- then relaxes. An odd wave here. Bitter and dry toward the end. Very good, but not great - if comparing to many others presenting this style.
Mouthfeel is medium body with nice tingly carbonation.
It is a dry saison, and the lack of any fruit might be off-putting to some, but I like this. It also lacks a bit of muscular bite, but still quite good. I'd have this again.
08-24-2012 23:45:15 | More by OtherShoe2
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
3.98/5 rDev +4.2%
Poured from a 22oz. bottle into a tasting glass.
The color is a hazy orange/gold with some nice foamy white head and some nice lacing left on the glass.
The smell is fruity with some slight pear that is sweet in the aroma. There is a nice funk aroma that comes up as well with some slight bitterness holding the background.
The flavor of this beer has some nice grassy flavor that is ripe with some nice juicy flavor that comes out after touching with some skin flavor. The juicy flavor holds for a second and then lets some bitterness in and it takes control. There is almost a hop blitz but there is a nice yeasty flavor that is a slight Belgian flavor that I was looking for. Then bitter hit at the end. Nice.
The feel of this beer is big but only for the complex flavors. There is some interesting fruit flavors that also carry some big bitterness that is there for a moment to take control but then slides right into the background. This beer is drinkable and has a great feel to it that is warming and somewhat spicy at times.
11-30-2011 06:00:59 | More by Duhast500
Convergence from Backlash Beer Company
86 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.