Trail Magic #5 Wild Honeysuckle Saison
Nantahala Brewing Company

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Beer Geek Stats:
Style:
Belgian Saison
ABV:
7.6%
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Avg:
4.11 | pDev: 5.6%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
6
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Nantahala Brewing Company
 
North Carolina, United States
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Retired (no longer brewed)
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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 6
Photo of dirtylou
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
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 -1.2%
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
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 6 ratings