Big Tasty's Back Door
Westbrook Brewing Co.

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Style:
Belgian Saison
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
84
Avg:
3.7 | pDev: 13.24%
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
137
From:
Westbrook Brewing Co.
 
South Carolina, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  5
Gots
  16
SCORE
84
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Notes: Westbrook Big Tasty's Back Door is a remix on Stillwater's Cellar Door Saison. A number of herbs and spices known for their therapeutic properties are added to "expand the cleansing aspect of the white sage" in the original recipe. Then, at bottling, they add "brettanomyces bruxellensis for a funky complexity that will develop over time."
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Photo of dbrauneis
4.06/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a very lightly hazy medium amber/dark golden yellow in color with moderate to heavy amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and some faint medium yellow highlights. The beer has a two finger tall fizzy foamy bright white head that slowly reduces to a medium thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of white sage with moderate aromas of slightly tart wheat and cracker malts. There is a light to moderate aroma of barnyard funkiness and more herbal notes.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of cracker malts and slightly tart wheat. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of herbs with white sage really standing out. There is a moderate amount of funkiness from the brux along with a light amount of earthiness.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with heavy amounts of carbonation. Moderate to heavy amounts of dryness is present in the finish.

O: An extremely earthy and herbal saison that is very interesting without a lot of complexity to the flavor and aroma. Definitely an interesting beer and one that I would recommend. Easy to drink and goes very well with food.

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4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The youthful exuberance of Westbrook and the stately saison makers of Stillwater collaborate on a "Remix" that combines the taste of the Belgian farmhouse with fruit, spice, earth and even added sage.

With a sweeter and fruitier balance, early perfume wafts about the nose and greets the tongue with confectioner's sweetness. Supple angel-food cake and citrusy spice allows a glimpse of bubblegum to emerge.

Making quick work of much of its sweetness, the middle palate transitions quickly toward high herb flavors of spruce, sage, pepper, clove, chai tea and juniper. Carrying a near gin-like taste, only a fading wafer-thin bread taste and a dry hop flavor of damp hay reaffirms its beer infrastructure within.

Its quick finish intensifies with herbal sage and pine while drying considerably to expose reisling-type acidity, earthen must and slight peppery warmth. Its early medium body closes with absolute dryness, making it effortless on the palate and stomach. Trailing sage and clove extend into aftertaste and rewarding the senses with an echo of bubblegum and wheat.

While hazy and peach in its hues, the semi-dense appearance is indicative of its early creamy and fruity sweetness, but is in stark contrast to its dry, acidic and earthy finish. Though its herbal presence is peculiarly of perfume, the farmhouse underneath is sturdy and impressive- I expect nothing less from these stellar breweries.

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Big Tasty's Back Door from Westbrook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 137 ratings