Danae - Free Will Brewing Company
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3.99/5 rDev +11.1%
Appears an orange copper body with light cream colored head, fine even bands of lacing.
Aroma has dank, earthy hops I'm enjoying smelling the different varietals included on the label: copious amounts of Apollo, Chinook, and Calypso hops. That Chinook is unmistakable it's almost like an earthy vegetal spicy garlic but tamer than the Summit garlic/onion butt notes thank God. The Chinooks are actually quite pleasant, along with the hops there are great spicy rye accents that will help this beer too.
Flavor has a wave of hops riding across the palate with those rye additions bringing in a spiced bread, caramelized malts don't overpower when there's mild citrus, earthy dank hops with a spiced garlic finish that actually works in the mix of everything going on. Saison I don't know that I could tell you blindly that this was a Saison lacks Belgian yeast spice notes, maybe due to the high alpha hops covering up the yeast spiciness that I usually detect in most Saisons, there are some nice black pepper qualities going on especially on the nose.
Mouthfeel is quite smooth a bit of residual sugars but nowhere near cloying hop oils are slick and it lubricates the mouth with a bit of dry spices in the finish.
Overall, I'm a big fan of this bottled Danae, maybe because my brother's name is Dante'???
05-10-2014 15:44:15 | More by WVbeergeek
2.91/5 rDev -18.9%
LOOK: Pours a light bronze color with a soapy head.
SMELL: Fruity, tropical, both hoppy and ale yeast fruitiness.
TASTE: The flavor has more of a yeast spiciness and grassy notes. Some citrus, but relatively low acidity for the style. Fairly bitter and earthy. Agreeable flavors and little alcohol noticed for a beer of this style and strength.
FEEL: Light, thin body with soft, low carbonation.
OVERALL: This is a decent tasting saison, but it seems like the brewers are losing the battle of carbonation. For me, Free Will Brewing is 0/2 on appropriate carbonation in their beers.
06-16-2014 20:39:23 | More by Stinkypuss
Danae from Free Will Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.