Trail Magic #5 Wild Honeysuckle Saison | Nantahala Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Nantahala Brewing Company
North Carolina, United States
nantahalabrewing.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by chinchill on 06-30-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings:
6
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
5.62%
 
 
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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 6
Photo of dirtylou
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bomber, split

Nice label art on the Trail Magic series - lovely looking beer too, hazy straw-orange body, heavy carbonation and creamy retention. The honeysuckle provides a certain degree of sweetness that was tolerated due its unique flavor and lovely way of pairing with a moderate funky goat cheese. Yeasty and active carbonation mouthfeel. Nice.

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Photo of chinchill
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2013 vintage on tap at the brewery.
Pour was crystal clear, golden, with a modest size white head that had very good retention.
Sweet floral smell, as expected from a saison infused with "painstakingly hand-picked, wild honeysuckle flowers and local wildflower honey". Very attractive aroma considering my usual lack of enthusiasm for the smell of saisons. The taste was also as expected, and again with a fine floral quality. Nice balance of sweet, bitter and tart, with the tart winning out in the end. Fruity with hints of lemon, apples and apricots.

O: Excellent choice as a refreshing, unique and highly flavorful summer ale.

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Trail Magic #5 Wild Honeysuckle Saison from Nantahala Brewing Company
4.09 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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