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Flower Envy - Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)

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76 Ratings
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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 8.85%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: EtOHMD on 08-23-2012

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Ratings: 76 | Reviews: 13
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A- This beer pours a slightly hazy golden-yellow body with a trail of microbubbles and a dense cobweb of buttercream head.

S- The hints of saison yeast have some nice farmhouse ester with more of a clove phenol growing in the finish. There is a pleasant soap quality in the finish aswell.

T- The slight tart note fades to a soft saison yeasty flavor that takes on some dry bubble gum character and a spicy green hop note in the finish. There is a ripe fruit ester and clove flavor in the slightly dry finish.

M- This beer has a light mouthfeel with a tight spicy fizz that enhances the spice in the taste.

O- The soft yeast character has a bit more clove flavor than ester yeast character which I would prefer the other way around. The hops are nice and I wish this wasn’t 1 year old.

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A- Pours a hazy medium amber color with a 1/2 inch white head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a thick ring behind.

S- Floral, as expected, with notes of lavender and honeysuckle. Plenty of wheat and yeast bring some banana to the table.

T- Flavor's pretty much your standard light saison. Plenty of fruity esters play off the yeast well and there's a sweetness throughout that's pleasant. Alcohol taste is hardly recognizable as it should be for the ABV.

M- A bit zesty and tangy with medium carbonation and a lightish body.

O- Pretty damn good for being a year old (my girlfriend bought it for me and didn't notice the bottled on dates (that's right, there were two of them) until she got home). My first Slumbrew beer and it certainly won't be my last.

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A- Tulip glass with semi-hazy golden yellow body. Foamy fine bubbled head that is white with about one finger in height. Decent retention and a foamy ring leaves some webs of thinner lace.

S- Very floral aroma as the name might suggest with coriander and peppercorn shining as well as general spicy, grassy hints. Light biscuit, caramel. Orange citrus is big.

T- Main flavors are of orange juice/peel and spices like coriander and peppercorns. Lemon zest also big with a pretty herbal and floral feel overall. Slight sweetness.

MF- Lighter end body with bubbly high end carbonation. Slight bitterness in the finish with a fairly creamy, silky feel.

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Nice fizzy 1.5 finger head fades at a med pace with soapy lacing, mostly clear tan golden color.

Nose saison comes through first, light floral spices, earthy saison almost farmhouse like aromas, light wheat like malts and fruity apple like esters, little yeasty and bready, and some flower like floral and grassy hops.

taste starts with a slight wants to be sweet malt but never comes sweet, stays dry, with a light Belgian golden like malt and some light wheat like almost hay flavors, some saison earthy flavors, little yeasty and bready, light floral spices. A hint of warming booze comes on surprisingly more warm than I expected for 6%, and light fruity esters. Then hops, a nice hoppy bitterness with some grassy and slightly spicy noble hops, and some floral grassy flowery hop flavors. Finish is dry and light bitterness, lingering grassy floral hops, touch spicy, light floral spices, and a bit of citrus.

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Overall pretty good, I'm glad the saison flavors were able to stay in the front, with some nice noble like hops in the back, nice floral flavors hops and spices, little citrus on the finish, nice earthy and tasty, fairly drinkable but feels a bit hot for only 6%.

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Flower Envy from Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
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