Impasse Saison - Crux Fermentation Project
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Reviews by trxxpaxxs:
4.7/5 rDev +19.9%
Big thanks to libbey for this bottle... bottled on A(pril) 2013...
A: Pours a hazy, bright and light yellow with a huge amount of pure white bubbly head. The foam takes quite awhile to settle, leaving a rocky layer along the edges of the beer.
S: The nose is lemon, spice, yeast, and fresh cut grass. It's bright and refreshing, perfectly sour, and smells incredibly inviting. I can't wait to try this.
T: Mmmm. It starts out with a great mix of sweet and sour. I get lemons, clove, yeast, grass, candy cigarettes, white pepper, and some dirt. This beer is great. I don't know if I can explain how the beer changes on the palate over time. The flavors just sort of mingle and mix together from start to finish. Really nice.
M: Light bodied beer. It's bright and refreshing as it hits the palate. The sweet, sour, and spice are all perfectly balanced as you drink this beer. The finish is a bit drying, but this beer goes down way too quickly. Great carbonation on this beer as well. Prickly, but not off-putting.
O: Excellent beer. I need more of this in my life. Saison are one of my favorite styles, and this one hits the mark spot on. Delicious. I sincerely hope I'll be able to try this beer again in the future.
06-04-2013 18:55:31 | More by trxxpaxxs
More User Reviews:
2.63/5 rDev -32.9%
16.9 oz bottle, bottled on 11/12/13. Pours hazy straw yellow with a monstrous bubbly white head that retains well and laces the glass a little.
The aroma is sweet bready malts, with some earthy yeast and spice (coriander) and some soapy floral notes.
The flavor is sweet bready malts with some earthy fruits and medium bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with sharp carbonation.
Overall, an OK saison. It's too sweet and soapy / floral for me.
05-22-2014 04:50:31 | More by Beaver13
3.94/5 rDev +0.5%
Heavy carbonation, pale orange body with a huge white froth. This saison is bone-dry. Light citrus from the relatively high hop levels, grass, lots of white pepper, yeasty zest. This is good, but not fantastic - refreshing but mouthfeel was a bit off.
07-09-2013 00:12:11 | More by dirtylou
3.96/5 rDev +1%
Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a slightly hazy light straw amber with a three finger white head with good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma is spicy saisaon style yeast, light citrus; pepper. Flavor is light stone fruit, mild orange family citrus, saison yeast, pepper, coriander, starts semi dry, but finishes with a developing light sweetness and a bit more light stone fruit esters, mild hop bitterness and a touch of wild yeast. Medium bodied with peppery carbonation. A nice Belgian saison style ale with an interesting balance between dry and sweet flavors. Good saison yeast presence without an overwhelming wild yeast funkiness. This is a saison exactly to my taste, with a hint of Belgian pale fruit esters keeping things interesting. That's three for three enjoyable beers from Crux so far and I intend to keep trying them.
02-12-2014 02:45:33 | More by LiquidAmber
4.01/5 rDev +2.3%
550ml : tulip
Clear, golden yellow with a thick, foamy white head and nice lacing.
Very inviting nose, fruity, yeasty easters. Light peppery spice. The taste follows the same profile.
Medium+ fluffy body, with foamy carbonation.
I really enjoyed this saison. Bold, complex flavors without being overwhelming.
07-28-2013 08:03:27 | More by vkv822
4.11/5 rDev +4.8%
Bottle opened on 6.13.13
A - Pours a hazy very light orange with a large foamy light-cream colored head with good retention.
S - Strong spices, some black pepper, strong saison yeast.
T - Strong spices, yeast, lemon.
D - Lots of carbonation with a light body.
O - My first Crux. Light and very spice heavy. Solid, but improves greatly as it warms.
06-20-2013 04:29:29 | More by HuskyinPDX
Impasse Saison from Crux Fermentation Project
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