Convergence | Backlash Beer Company

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Backlash Beer Company
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by mduncan on 10-14-2011

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Ratings: 90 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of brentk56
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours hazy and verges on golden colored; the massive head splashes lacing all around

Smell: Bready with a hint of lemon and coriander

Taste: Bready with a developing lemon and coriander aspect; spicy yeast, through the middle, with a burgeoning white pepper flavor; the finish is rather dry

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: From a six year-old bottle that lingered a bit too long in my cellar, I was expecting this to be oxidized but the wax cap kept this one in fairly good shape

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Photo of MikeyBadnews
4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

You know how as a kid you have bad experiences and they haunt you the rest of your life? For example I remember a friend of mine Scott once laughed at 7th grade lunch and out from his nose came milk and pieces of hot dogs. For YEARS I was soured on the both of them, for YEARS the thought of consuming either was just digusting.

about 20 years later I had the adult version of hot dog and milk when on a brewery tour one company (quite famous and usually very good) served us their "experimental" Saison, brewed with hibiscus and peppercorns. Maybe it was because it had become like warm, maybe it was because it was stop #5, or maybe it's because drinking a beer brewed with stank flowers and table spices is just plain nasty, but for 2+ years I steered clear of Saisons. This is my reintroduction into the style.

Poured from a tribute bottle to the victims of the Orlando Nightclub shooting, really cool design with a silhouette of a city (I'm guessing Orlando) with a fading rainbow flag design down the right side.

Nice pour, thick fair weather cumulonimbus head is slow to retreat while the body fills in unfiltered golden honey.

Smells of Belgium yeast, hay some fruitiness. Maybe crab apple, aromatic tartness.

Taste is a knockout of Belgium spices, decent array of fruit flavors like licking an apricot or peach but not fully digesting the flavor.

Goes down smooth, no stickiness.

I like this, good stuff for a good cause


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Photo of harsley
4.77/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 7irondave
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of trevorpost
4.29/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the 2016 revival to benefit the pulse nightclub victims.
Pours a hazy golden blonde with a 3 finger frothy white head. Good head retention.
Aroma is very fruit forward. Galaxy hops are immediately present, big honeydew melon and tropical fruit. Would like a bit more saison character but very pleasant.
Flavor is an excellent balance between the peppery yeast and the fruity hops. Complex, certainly not a car wreck the way some dry hopped farmhouses can be.
Finishes dry and bitter, never thing though. I'd guess there are some adjunct grains in here to help with the mouthfeel.
Very good beer. Wouldn't mind this coming back for real in cans down the road...

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Photo of lakamoso
4.23/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nick35712
3.69/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

9.25.15 draft @ Biltmore in newton, ma

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Photo of MattyB203
4.45/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Got this as an extra. Strong on the nose - look and smell indicate that this should be a great brew - only problem is that it doesn't follow through on the taste. Strong on the tongue at first, but it loses that taste very quickly. Definitely an enjoyable beer, but wish the taste lasted longer.

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Photo of Coorsy
3.71/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fossage78
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of WasupBeerQueen
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Masters
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of doc_logic
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Patlee3324
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of sdaly3
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of ettbeer
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of SuperHop18
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Mini4x
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of AlexFields
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of sarahfrancesca
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of BigOldOaf
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of tigg924
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: 1/4 inch head, hazy, gold in color, high carbonation, clear

Smell: apple, hay, and Belgian spices

Taste: apple, hay, and Belgian spices and sugars with slight earthy bitterness at the end

Mouthfeel: sweet with slight bitterness, medium-light bodied with low carbonation

Overall: I enjoyed this saison. It is above average and the bitterness at the end is just enough to balance out the sweetness. The alcohol is well hidden. I would probably pick this up again.

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Photo of BostonPhilly
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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Convergence from Backlash Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 90 ratings