Convergence | Backlash Beer Company

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89 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Backlash Beer Company
Massachusetts, United States
backlashbeer.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by mduncan on 10-14-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
89
Reviews:
20
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
10.77%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
13
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 89 |  Reviews: 20
Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of nmann08
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of jlindros
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tap at kinsale in Boston.

Nice creamy head fades semi slowly with thick lacing, hazy golden color.

Nose saison, farmhouse, light yeast, light spices, rustic earthy malts, light citrus and fruit like apple and pear, light grainy malt.

Taste similar, juicy fruits, apple, pear, touch of citrus, light esters, dry farmhouse, a weird wheat like creamed wheat flavor, maybe oats? Light spices, bitterness, touch floral and lemony hops. Dry bitter finish with light spices.

Mouth is med bodied, decent carb.

Overall not bad, decent for typical saison, nothign really wrong, except a weird oat or cream of wheat flavor in the middle. Otherwise tasty.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap 7/30/13 at Pour Farm Tavern in New Bedford, MA, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a thin off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains spices, wheat, caramelized malts, Belgian yeast and some fruit.

T: The taste starts out with sweet flavors of spice, caramel and bananas. Then some breadiness comes in from Belgian yeast and a hearty malt character. The hops presence is mild complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a solid Saison to drink for a long time.

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Photo of womencantsail
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky golden color with a couple fingers of white head. Intensely citrusy with lots of lemon peel and orange aromas. Nice and yeasty with a bit of bread and cracker malt. A mild spiciness and a hint of melon. The flavor is slightly sweet, and has a more pronounced spiciness, particularly coriander. The lemon character is pronounced and there is a touch of white pepper. Good bread malt base and plenty of yeast.

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Photo of millerbuffoon
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlexFields
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of rab53
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Kelp
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Davepoolesque
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Re-reviewing this from the first time I had it. Batch 3, bottled in Jun 2013.

A: Bright, hazy yellow. Super fluffy, large bubbled, bright white head.
S: There is a sweetness to this. Biscuit malts in the foreground, some banana, clove, Belgian yeast and lemon zest.
T: Not a super dry, traditional Saison by any means. It has a nice sweetness to it, that balances out whatever little funk it has. Slightly tastes like a hefeweizen.
M: Super carbonated. Really aided in pushing the flavors around my mouth.
O: This aged well I thought. Didn't really develop anymore funkiness but was not hurt by the 1+ years of aging. Might have contributed to the extra carbonation.

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Photo of PEIhop
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of tigg924
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
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 GraduatedCashew
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of THECPJ
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Dope
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First off, I have to admit I bought this just for the bottle. Nice gray wax dipped bomber with a black label and a set of brass knuckles on it. It looks mean so it must be good!

A: A hazy golden pour. Frothy white head. Good lacing, retention is decent as well.

S: Quite fruity. Pears at first. Fairly sweet. Lots of spice. No funkiness or barnyard smells (thank you Backlash).

T: More pears. Some grass perhaps? Spiciness is abound but not overpowering. Peppery for sure. Tastes like rye? Interesting, never had rye in a saison before. Almost no bitterness but the spice does provide a kick. Alcohol well hidden. No real indication as to the typical belgian yeast with the normal banana and cloves. Very different saison.

M: Pretty smooth mostly but the spice and rye provides a nice tingle. Perhaps a tiny bit of dryness in the aftertaste.

O: Very unique. If you like rye and you like saisons you will probably like this. Definitely not your typical saison, clearly not a "classic style" belgian that's for sure. I gave it extra points here because I really liked the originality. Most saisons tend to taste very similar (and almost boring, quite frankly).

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Photo of PatGreer
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Dizzy242
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of trevorpost
4.29/5  rDev +10%
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 Masters
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Boto
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Draught @ Noho Brewfest: This one poured a cloudy, golden color. There was a small white head that leaves some lacing. It has a nice nose. Some spices, earthiness, yeast, citrus and wheat. The taste is also very good. Wheat, spiciness, citrus, some sweetness and dryness. A nice saison.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of HattedClassic
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of xICooRsYIx
3.71/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hopley
4/5  rDev +2.6%

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Convergence from Backlash Beer Company
3.9 out of 5 based on 89 ratings.
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