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Melissa | TRVE Brewing Co.

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TRVE Brewing Co.
Colorado, United States | website

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Petite Sour Saison

Added by Jason on 04-25-2014

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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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Pale yellow body; cloudy; thick, white, billowy head. Initial brett funk that mellows out with a citrus and grassy character; lemon. Gentle sourness on the tastebuds also with a lemony tang; some yeastiness. Rather light in body with a crisp, tangy, dry mouthfeel.

This is my first experience with TRVE beers and if this is what one can look forward to, well I'll be diving into many more of their offerings. This is a very tasty, tart and acidic, lemon-tinged beer that delivers balance and complexity in easily approachable doses. Good stuff, Maynard...

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on tap at hops and pie. nice to see these guys getting some kegs out into the market around town a little bit. this is a mighty good one, a bretty funky but rather basic and grainy pale saison. its super low alcohol and super easy drinking, and i think in general these are the beers trve does the best. its washed out and cloudy looking, very delicate though, with an airy white head like a soda, dissipating quickly but retaining bright and refreshing carbonation. a tangy bretty funk to this on the nose, a little grassy hop addition late, but mostly the wheat malt and whatever other grain is in here, maybe some oats, it has more body than others like it, and a touch of sweet in the center. i like the farmy rustic yeast in here, and have not really tasted one quite like this from them before. likely a mix of saison ale yeast and some brett, patiently fermented down to crackling dry. i could drink this one by the gallon, and like that they made it only moderately hoppy and not very sour at all. it lets this drink nice and easy, which is not the norm for these guys and their wild stuff. a little price prohibitive, which is my only real criticism of this one. im sure they will do some single hop editions or something, because this is a very compelling and delicious little base beer. everything these guys are putting out lately has been sensational.

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Melissa from TRVE Brewing Co.
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