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Rite Of Spring - Enlightenment Ales

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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 12.35%
Wants: 4
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
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Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: tehzachatak on 04-06-2013

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Ratings: 59 | Reviews: 8
Reviews by jlindros:
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4.49/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from Tavern in Framingham for the Jack's Abby Boston Marathon charity event.

Light fizzy head, super hazy tangerine orange color.

Nose is very nice, floral fruity Belgian esters and fruity slightly tropical citrus fruity hops, light grassy and grainy Belgian saison like aromas, slight vegetable aromas, little green apple skin, light Belgian malts, light farmhouse funk.

Taste is delicious, lots of farmhouse funk but not quite Brett like, lots of saison funk, light grainy bready malts toasty pilsner like, grassy, wet hay, doughy, light spices, chewy, some grassy spicy hops. Finish is fairly dry, lots of earthy spicy grassy hops, more saison farmhouse funk, light bitterness, little sticky despite dry, light fruit.

Mouth is med bodied, nice carb.

Overall very nice. Embodies just about everything I really want in a nice saison, lots of farmhouse funk, good ester profile, effervescent carbonation, grassy, chewy, great character, even a hint of nice tropical fruits on the nose. Very tasty, I will probably still get more just to drink it again!

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A - deep orange color. Hazy. Pillowy white creamy head with good retention and just ok lacing.

N - funny, spicy, fruity. A little hoppy.

T - yeasty,funny. Cloves and citrus. Good hop notes. Wet.

M - nice and bubbly. Wild character on the tongue.

O - really great overall. Very fresh and drinkable. Great spring beer.


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Smell - Brettalicous. Earthy, barnyard, but with a nice earthy spicyness behind it.

Taste - The brett is obvious immediately. Very solid earthy barnyardy flavor, but a lot of spicy and earthy hops to back it up. The hop flavors blossom towards the finish, rounding it out and keeping it from being a one-dimensional brett beer. Not much coming from the malt aside from a modicum of sweetness to keep it in balance. Lingering earthy bitterness.

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Rite Of Spring from Enlightenment Ales
90 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.