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Impasse Saison - Crux Fermentation Project

Impasse SaisonImpasse Saison

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BA SCORE
88
very good

43 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 43
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 8.31%


Brewed by:
Crux Fermentation Project visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: raynmoon on 05-29-2013)
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Reviews by Rosanne:
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Rosanne

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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

mid aroma, low to mid carbonation, wheat slight honey flora chamomile taste. It is tasting nice to me - have my tastes changed?!

Shared a taster on-tap as past of a flight at the brewery; Crux Fermentation Project, Bend, USA. As part of a six-week West Coast beer tour. I rate to taste, not to style. See my blog for more details: carbeers.wordpress.com

Serving type: on-tap

06-14-2013 07:11:28 | More by Rosanne
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Thanks to HuskyinPDX for this bottle, the last glass standing from our late fall-time trade. 500ML bottle with Crux packaging that I like, cool but not overdoing it. Split with my wife.

Even with the dregs dumped into the glass, the pour leans towards clear, light yellow. The nose is Lemon Pledge & Chiquita Bananas with a backing of almost hefe-like wheat grains.

Impasse would please anything in the ape or gorilla family. Bananas explode out of the glass in a yellowish cloud: there's more banana in this than in most bananas. Plenty else in the mix. Healthy dose of off-white pepper, mild bitterness in the middle (hops?), plenty of lemon, bit of wheat, grassiness. No funk at all. Very, very dry. I could have taken the entire 500ML without any problem.

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Impasse Saison from Crux Fermentation Project
88 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.