Saison Pamplemousse - Golden Road Brewing
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2.9/5 rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75
picked up at local Whole Foods. Can design (pink) is interesting - taking the grapefruit meat literally.
A: Looks like a healthy Saison - nice 1-2 finger white foam that holds steady and disaptes within 60 seconds. Clear golden straw/hay hues that look very clean with average lacing.
S: citrus and yeast (I have no sense of smell - so wife gave me this data).
T: yeast bomb saison - wow. Starts with some typical saison flavors - strong citrus notes, herbal... not much spice.... and then punched in the face with a blast of heavy yeast, grapefruit, and bitterness/grass flavors of what tastes like late hop additions - does not mix well together. The after taste is similar to a gravity sample of homebrew wrought with particles of yeast and hops. There is some slight tart (grapefruit) but it is pushed to background by the prideful yeast. Alcohol is light but apparent. Mouthfeel is typical - medium carbonation and crisp.
O: I had high hopes for this beer as Saison / Farmhouse is my style (both drinking and brewing). I think the yeast / grapefruit combo just did not work as yeast & grapefruit flavors overpowered everything in this beer. The homebrew aspect shined through.
Serving type: can
06-29-2014 03:59:20 | More by abrethanson
4.2/5 rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
[poured into a la fin du monde glass]
I: This beer is the result of a talented home brewer working together with the biggest craft brewery in LA. Made with a bid emphasis on grapefruit, calling this beer Pamplemousse (means grapefruit) seems fitting. It's currently being sold exclusively at Wholefoods Market and you can meet the creator at the Arroyo store. Get it while you can!
B: Typical of Golden Road, it's a can. Pink in appearance with the inards of a grapefruit on display with large text of the style. It's loud, but classy. One could easily mistaken it for a can of soda.
A: A hazy apricot body with a big loose(but tight mid) white head, fast dissipation, and decent lacing.
S: Big Grapefruit citrus and lemon zest upfront and throughout.
T: Tart grapefruit that is on the cusp of turning sour, sweet malt, lemon zest/spices, slight hop bitterness that lingers. Everything complements each other.
M: light/medium body, crisp/slick finish, moderate carbonation, and little apparent alcohol.
O: This is a easy drinking beer with some nice complexity. Great balance in terms of taste and mouth, nice aroma, and good appearance. The most enjoyable aspect is the behavior of the grapefruit/tart element that keeps my tongue/brain to believe that it's going to go sour... but it never does. I must say that this is the most enjoyable golden road beer I've probably had. Seemingly appropriate at any time of the day, you can't go wrong with Pamplemousse! I would buy again and recommend.
Serving type: can
06-21-2014 08:11:49 | More by MEsoJD
Saison Pamplemousse from Golden Road Brewing
- out of 100 based on 8 ratings.