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Devoir - Penrose Brewing

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BA SCORE
85
very good

40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Penrose Brewing visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Belgian-style saison with citrus yeast esters, and subdued earth tone. Effervescent and airy. Simple, clean, and smooth saison yeast with slightly less spice than its Belgian cousin. Mild hop bitterness, subtly tart and dry finish.

(Beer added by: PHBoiler on 02-25-2014)
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Tap pour at Lula's in Logan Square.

A: Pours a mellow gold with a nice white head.

S: Pretty traditional clean saison aroma. White cake, bit of coriander, nectarine esters.

T: Dryish and clean. Bit of vanilla, mild hop bitterness, white sugar. Mild.

M: Light-bodied with crisp carbonation.

O: A decent clean saison that's good for sessioning. Penrose could do something more interesting than this though.

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Hey, another Penrose beer. When it rains it pours, I guess. This stuff pours a mostly clear sunrise brass topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises light lemon rind, cracked wheat, mild soap, grass, and a pinch of black pepper. The taste brings in more of the same, the grass, wheat, and soap leading the charge. Maybe it's just me, but that soap character seems to be a hallmark of Penrose's yeast... The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slightly drying finish. Overall, a bit of an underwhelming saison for me, especially with that vague soapiness I also found in Proto Gradus. I'm still optimistic about future Penrose offerings, but things have not gone exceedingly well so far.

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Devoir from Penrose Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.