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Rite Of Spring - Enlightenment Ales

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Rite Of Spring
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90
outstanding

56 Ratings
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.54%
Wants: 3
Gots: 8 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Enlightenment Ales visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tehzachatak on 04-06-2013)
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

04-25-2013 01:11:06 | More by liamt07
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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

06-05-2013 01:11:01 | More by Fiore757
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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

04-22-2013 05:30:33 | More by alienlifeforcecube
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4/5  rDev -2%

06-14-2013 16:12:59 | More by doremite
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Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +22.5%

06-02-2013 18:07:23 | More by Brewsephus
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tkelley

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +6.1%

750mL bottle two pours into a pint glass.

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.

Cheers!

05-18-2014 03:01:23 | More by tkelley
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Denzo

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

08-16-2014 04:17:11 | More by Denzo
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

05-12-2014 18:44:36 | More by Kmlund
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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

04-13-2013 01:40:06 | More by trevorpost
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spokeydonkey

New York

4.48/5  rDev +9.8%

Poured from a 750 ml bottle (batch 1) into an ommegang tulip pint glass. Slightly hazy and straw-colored with a nice white head, leaving lacing down the glass. Small streams of bubbles make their way to the surface.

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.

Mouthfeel - Medium-light body and fairly effervescent, though not as spritzy as I expect from the style.

Overall - Love this one. Unlike most brett beers, there's enough earthy spicy complexity from the hops to balance and play off the brett flavors. Great complexity here for such a young beer (and the bottle says to enjoy young!) I expect aging would subdue to the hops and lead the brett to overpower anything else. I've been very impressed by Enlightenment Ales in general--unique beers that are balanced and drinkable.

05-07-2013 02:01:17 | More by spokeydonkey
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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Pennsylvania

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2%

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Massachusetts

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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.49/5  rDev +10%

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!

04-18-2013 13:19:01 | More by jlindros
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Massachusetts

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Rite Of Spring from Enlightenment Ales
90 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.