Bière De Saison Damson
The Kernel Brewery

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Belgian Saison
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4.29 | pDev: 1.86%
The Kernel Brewery
England, United Kingdom
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 3
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4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

arguably my favorite beer we had here at kernel, which is really saying something, as all of them were top notch, probably easily our best brewery experience in terms of beer quality on our trip to london. this is really special stuff, the same or similar base to the other biere de saison series beers they do, but with damson fruit, which is a type of plum i learned here, which colored the beer an almost electric pink, still fizzy and active from the bottle, even though it was opened before we arrived. aroma has a little more tartness and funk than the centennial hopped one, maybe picked up some wild element from the plums, and some light tangy character from the skins, its bright and mouthwatering, with the delicate and interesting farmhouse yeasts still front and center in the nose, even with all the fruit. the flavor is cool, the plums have light cherry notes, and with the yeast create a sort of fruity punch and rose wine vibe, some slightly wild funkiness here too in the yeast. its never sweet at all, and the fruit remains balanced and supported by a pale malt base with some pils type barley evident to me. crackery and dry. the fermentation profile is all time, and the beer is really dry in feel even with the fruit, carbonation almost like champagne, delicate feeling even with a little bit of acidity. clean to finish, funky though too, and just exquisitely well refined. i adored this one, but the whole series has been amazing in my experience! not to be missed!

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4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

330mL bottle dated 1/18/18 poured into a pint glass
A: Hazy ruby color, thin head
S: Plum, funk, yeast, ?brett, spice
T: Sour plum, some wheat, yeast and funk
M: Light bodied, sour
O: Nice use of the damson which complements the style well, with a complex Belgian saison underneath the fruit

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Bière De Saison Damson from The Kernel Brewery
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 3 ratings