Saison Rustica - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
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Ratings: 63 | Reviews: 9 | Display Reviews Only:
3.73/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.
A very light and pale yellow body, almost watery and translucent. Small rising column of carbonation in the middle, with very very fine bubbles rising through a bit of an opaque body. Head is very soapy and bright white, but easily makes three fingers tall and a decent one finger puck while slowly settling.
Weird nose. THere is big ash quality to this, like cigarette smoke. Small hints of light and tart fruit peach and apricot, and a bit of spice. At first very alarming, but sweetness kicks in with the fruit after some time, and really grows on me.
Palate is very dry and light body. Hints of fruit, but very wet finish and a classic mild pepper heat a bit on the finish. Some good brut crackery dry sensations, but misses a lot of malt depth and Belgian character. There's also not a lot of the spice or lemongrass coming through this very much
Overall, it's the lack of depth in this beer compared to most saisons that seems to be lacking. It does have a great flavor profile and big dry quality however.
Serving type: bottle
07-01-2014 01:23:11 | More by smakawhat
3.54/5 rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
750mL bottle, marked 2014 release, into a tulip.
A: Orangish yellow color, white head that diminishes fast, decent lacing.
S: Clearly funky. Malty, with citrus, stone fruit and a hint of anise. Seems to be unbalanced toward the malts, with the yeasty characters just laid on top.
T: Malty and funky. Lemon citrus, more stone fruits, lightly spiced, with a yeasty note. Finishes slightly bitter.
F: Medium body, carbonation is balanced and matched. Dry, feels crisp on the palate.
O: It's saison. But in a style that is increasingly popular, this falls in the realm of average. It's not bad, but it isn't great.
Serving type: bottle
06-08-2014 02:20:40 | More by Badger6
Saison Rustica from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.