Brush And Barrel Saison - Long Trail Brewing Co.
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Reviews by puboflyons:
3.95/5 rDev +4.2%
From the 2014 batch. Sampled on March 28, 2014.
This has a slight foggy pale yellow pour with a short-lived white head. Decent carbonation.
The aroma is wonderfully traditional for the style with its Belgian biscuit malts, Belgian yeast, coriander, clove, and slight citrus backdrop.
The body is light to medium.
The taste is much like the aroma with the same yeast, malts, and spice character but the peppery finish and grass kick in to give this a modest, bitter finale. This is worth trying once.
03-28-2014 21:01:37 | More by puboflyons
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4.49/5 rDev +18.5%
Poured out of a 1.6 ounce bottle into a tall wheat beer glass served cool
Somewhat cloudy straw gold body with a nice thick sticky white head
Spicy clove front some floral some earth smell
Spicy herbaceous front flavor. Fruit lingers near the end some slightly medicinal aftertaste
Light mouth feel
A nice enjoyable beer some enjoyable complexity might be a little bit too strong and alcohol
04-10-2014 15:07:06 | More by jneiswender
3.8/5 rDev +0.3%
Poured into a goblet: color is gold, nice off white head that presents 1/2 inch thick then dissipates to a thick ring on the glass with some lacing on the glass.
Smell is a bit sweeter than some saisons, but there is some good saison spiciness, esters and phenols from the yeast fermenation; malt is is sweet, but not overpowering.
Taste is also sweet, malt flavor is blended with some sweetness from the fermentation; malt are simple clean pils, hops are earthy and crisp, yeast off flavors are light phenol, pepper, some clove and ester. Flavors are enjoyable, a little sweet for a saison, but good profile.
Mouthfeel is a bit sweet, lingerin sweetness outweighs dryness from the fermentation, and many saisons are more balanced. Still enjoyable and not a detractant.
Overall, a very good, and slightly different style for Long Trail. Good flavors, presentation and aroma, but could use some clean, dry mouthfeel to take it to the next level.
08-06-2014 23:58:22 | More by mvanaskie13
3.71/5 rDev -2.1%
I'll have to say this didn't drink to it's size. That's not a negative, just an observation. In total not as fruity and refreshing as I tend to like my saisons and not as dry either, but having stated that, it still was a fine beer for a very nice evening.
Quite cloudy and a fair amount of lacing, often showing drink lines. Cloudy and more towards gold. At first showed a sweetness and some herbal. As it warmed this went away and the wheat and spice showed up. Became drier as it warmed to, not being that dry at all at first and somewhat later. Did have a bigger feel which probably reduced it's quenching qualities.
I enjoyed this. Good and solid.
06-07-2014 01:18:59 | More by garymuchow
Brush And Barrel Saison from Long Trail Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.