Joie | Westbrook Brewing Co.

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3.64/5
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11 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Westbrook Brewing Co.
South Carolina, United States
westbrookbrewing.com

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
11
pDev:
23.35%
 
 
Wants:
1
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1
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0
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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of superspak
4.2/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got in a BIF from KMitch. 750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 11/18/2016. Pours fairly hazy pale golden yellow color, with a 1 finger dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tart/sour lemon, lime, orange, citrus peel/zest, peach, plum, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, berries, red/green apple, white grape/wine, peppercorn, oak, cork, wet wood, hay, straw, herbal, grass, wheat, cracker, and white bread; with lighter notes of leathery/musty/lacto funk, white wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/spicy/acidic yeast, moderate pale/wheat malts, and wine barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart/sour lemon, lime, orange, citrus peel/zest, peach, plum, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, berries, red/green apple, white grape/wine, peppercorn, oak, cork, wet wood, hay, straw, herbal, grass, wheat, cracker, and white bread; with lighter notes of leathery/musty/lacto funk, white wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Slight oaken vanilla well after the finish. Light-moderate peppery yeast/oak tannin spiciness, lactic tartness, and wine tang on the finish. Lingering notes of tart/sour lemon, lime, orange, citrus peel/zest, peach, plum, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, berries, red/green apple, white grape/wine, peppercorn, oak, cork, wet wood, hay, straw, herbal, grass, wheat, cracker, white bread, leathery/musty/lacto funk, white wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/spicy/acidic yeast, moderate pale/wheat malts, and wine barrel flavors; with a great malt/tart/sour and yeast/oak spiciness balance; with no puckering/astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering tart/tangy/sourness, and yeast/oak spiciness. Medium-plus carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, acidic/tangy/tannic, and fairly crisp balanced mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 7%. Overall this is a fantastic sour/wild saison. All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/spicy/acidic yeast, moderate pale/wheat malts, and wine barrel flavors; very smooth, crisp, and easy to drink with the modestly acidic/spicy/tangy/tannic/drying finish, not overly lactic. This is definitely super barnyard, more so than most domestic wild saison examples. Amazingly well developed Brett/Bacteria and saison yeast complexity; great Sauternes wine barrel presence, and pale/wheat malt backbone against acidity. A highly enjoyable offering, and amazing style example as expected.

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Photo of mattreitz49
3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnnyHopps
3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance - The beer poured the color of apple juice with a white head.

Smell - there was little funk in the nose but there was sweetness.

Taste - This is delightful. At the front, notes of green apple radiate. With the booziness, it almost comes off like apple brandy. While it was a little hot in the back, it’s quite nice.

Mouthfeel - The carbonation was a little light in the feel was a hair thin.

Overall - Based on the reviews, I probably would’ve passed on this one. Even for not liking saisons, I really enjoyed this one.

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Photo of Keith_R
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of iCabaLLero
1/5  rDev -72.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of StoutSnob40
3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Samputnam14
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dvmin98
4.15/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEER88
3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chippo33
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Joie from Westbrook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 11 ratings