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Melissa - TRVE Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 2
Hads: 17
Avg: 4.17
pDev: 9.11%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
TRVE Brewing Co.
Colorado, United States | website

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale | 4.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 04-25-2014

Petite Sour Saison
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375ml bottle sealed with a black pressure cap.

poured into HF wine stem.

Appearance: cloudy and glowing medium yellow bodied beer. 2 full fingers of bone white head with tons of little white bubles that quickly drop down to thin ring around the glass. No lacing to speak of.

Smell: This smell fairly tart. Bright citrusy notes mostly composed of a slightly sweet lemon like a meyer lemons. Surprisingly some cheesy funk is in there too. Wheat malts and hint of earthiness.

Taste: Light tartness and a light hint of cheese funk. This definately does not taste as robust as the nose leads you on to beleive. Wheat malts and a slightly earthy rustic flavor to accompany. A watered down seven up flavor in the finish.

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer. Almost moderate carbonation levels, but I would say its more on the high end of a low carbonation level. Carbonation is actually pretty well done in this beer. Pretty crisp and lively. The beer feels bright on the palate, just like the beer expresses in the nose. It is also a pretty clean beer. Not a hint of dryness noted from this beer.

Overall: This beer is somewhere between a whimpy berlinner that has not got much tartness (but the lacto funk was an enjoyable part of the beer) and petite saison that is not overly complex. Though both of my statements in the sentance before this lead one to believe it would not be very interesting... that combination actually worked well together or at least it suited my taste. TRVE is making some good beers in Colorado. I have had several of thier offerings and been impressed 2 out of 3 times.

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A-The beer is very light in color...straw with some dirt on it. There is some active carbonation visible through the murky liquid, but the head is short and retention is minimal. Foam is white and thin.

S-The aroma is quite funky with big doses of barnyard, curd, and an overall mustiness that reminds me of Belgian gueuze. There is a bit of lemon and apricot fruit here, as well as some moderately tart acid. Somewhat restrained, but interesting nonetheless.

T-The taste is also restrained with tart lemon, straw, orange, moderate barnyard funkiness, and a bit of acidity carrying the day. The beer is on the dry side for a sour of this style, but just slightly so. Funk is less intense on the palate than in the nose.

M-The feel is lighter than average with a moderate amount of carbonation that is fine on the palate.

O-I quite enjoyed this beer. Other TRVE beers have hit me over the head with acidity or flavor or whatever, but this one pulls it punches a bit and the result is a well-done, gueuze-like beer that is easy to drink, but still flavorful and interesting. This is a nice, approachable summer beer for sour lovers like me.

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Melissa from TRVE Brewing Co.
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.