Lil' Blaster | Half Acre Beer Company

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Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company
Illinois, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Lil’ Blaster takes aim at any outdoor experience washing the heat away with a couple of frosty ones. And… you’re quenched.

Added by MasterSki on 07-31-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 64oz growler into a Duvel glass.

A: Pours a peachy, straw-gold color with the perfect level of haziness. A pillow-y, just off-white head spreads out on top and displays impressive retention. Carbonation is apparent, but not overly active. A few drooping ropes of lace are left behind to decorate the glass.

S: Definite Saison yeast aromas. Clove mixed with plantains, grass clippings, apples, and some faintly tropical fruit.

T: The taste follows the smell closely with some interesting mineral-type notes, scallions, fresh ground black pepper, and toasty grains.

M: Quite dry and astringent fresh from the fridge. After warming for a bit the bracing dryness mellows out lets a subtle sweetness and peppery prickle poke through.

D: Nice & pretty traditional for a Half Acre Saison. I've grown accustomed to their dabbling in the SE Asian influences with their Saisons (Sunday In Saigon & Long Thai Rainbow Rye) so this one comes out of the gate pretty straight up. Temperature is the key and this one really opens up the warmer is gets.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +22%

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3.28/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Growler from the source. Served in a Hill Farmstead tulip.

A - White foam settles to wisps, a thick collar, and spotty lacework. Hazy golden body.

S - Slightly sulfurous, lemony hops, yeasty, with a bit of toasted grain, white peppers, and some medicinal gauze/band-aid notes.

T - The taste is very grainy, with a hefty dose of phenolic yeast, and minimal sweetness. Guessing this was a small beer of some sort, as it's super attenuated? Perhaps a touch of cereal sweetness. Surprising and mildly unpleasant pepper and bitterness in the finish.

M - Very dry, with pleasant carbonation. Medium-light body, and quite refreshing. Pretty nice for this style.

D - This was alright, but got quite fatiguing due to the intense phenolic and mildly sulfurous yeast notes. I'm just not a big fan of Half Acre's Saison yeast strain I guess. OK for a pour, but we couldn't even finish the growler.

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Lil' Blaster from Half Acre Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 8 ratings