High Five | Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

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Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
California, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Halcyondays on 12-21-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 8
Photo of mactrail
2.88/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Brewery says it includes both rye and wheat malts. plus flavoring with Chinese long pepper, annatto seed, saffron, and honey. Bartender said they call it a Saison because of the yeast.

Seems sweet at first sip. Totally a honey flavor on top of that. Maybe this is more of a light mead than a beer. The mouthfeel is rather nice, though it lacks the usual Saison sudsiness. After the honey blast there is a raspy, harsh, sort of hoppy grainy flavor. The sweetness seems intense at first, then fades into a biterish stew.

Well, it's great if you really like honey, and if you really, really like honey-flavored beer. On tap at Tiger Tiger in San Diego.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Beachwood BBQ and then again at Beer Revolution

A fairly clear golden orange color with a big white head. A nice bready aroma, a nice bit of honey. I don’t really get much of the pepper. A bit of yeast, too. The flavor has a nice sweetness and plenty of bready malt flavor. A touch of honey, some yeast, and maybe some citrus/orange peel flavor, too. Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation.

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Photo of Halcyondays
4.17/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Beachwood I,

A: Pours a deep gold with a medium white head. Solid retention, spotty lace.

S: Quite peppery with some orange and lemon notes. Pungent.

T: The honey and saffron dominated the first part, lot of orange and malt. The pepper comes in and dries everyting out mid-palate with a long spicy, slightly bitter finish.

M: Medium-bodied, dry, crisp carbonation, refreshing for its strength.

O: The saisons I've had from Beachwood have been quite interesting, and I love the flavours the spices brought to this one. Real good beer.

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High Five from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
3.62 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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