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:
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of SalMineo
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of MatthewWilde
3.65/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sample: 1 bottle 2012

A: Pours an intense white and foamy head, straw yellow in color, heavy internal carbonation, quite cloudy throughout

S: Rather sweet bouquet, lots of fruit and yeast, some mild spicy and floral/herbal elements, strong fragrance overall

T: Similar to the nose, fruity and yeasty, but certainly disappointing, hardly flavorful, definitely lacking towards the finish, sweet and sour at once, one dimensional, however

M: Smooth, strong sour bite, not lingering, moderate fruity aftertaste, not drying or overpowering on the palate

O: Decent, but lacking flavor and complexity, nice look, but could be more smooth, unfortunately not what I was expecting

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Photo of markgoodman10
4/5  rDev +2.6%

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 THECPJ
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of OtherShoe2
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice murky yellow/orange with a big white fluffy head and gobs of lace. Nice retention too. I've had saisons clear up to a skim on me -- not this one. Pretty beer.

Yeast and some white pepper and coriander in the nose. No surprises, no sharp edges.

Nice combo of flavors. Raw grain, some lemon, husk bitterness, pepper, coriander, leading to long bitterness. The best way I can describe the flavor is that it is big on potential-- then relaxes. An odd wave here. Bitter and dry toward the end. Very good, but not great - if comparing to many others presenting this style.

Mouthfeel is medium body with nice tingly carbonation.

It is a dry saison, and the lack of any fruit might be off-putting to some, but I like this. It also lacks a bit of muscular bite, but still quite good. I'd have this again.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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

22oz silver wax-dipped bottle served in a snifter.

translucent burnished gold pour yields a 2" frothy white head; average retention and lacing. decent nose good offers a fruity/yeasty presence out of the gate along with some spice and candi sugar.

flavor follows the aroma fairly closely. citric with apple and pear a bit of spice and a touch of candi sugar. it is on the sweet side but not overdone. medium bodied mouthfeel with some zesty carbonation.

overall, a very nicely done saison: tasty, interesting - bit of a different spin on the style - and enjoyable. doesn't move the eath but i'd welcome another glass.

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Photo of SirSketch
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Giant, rocky, white head. Brilliant gold color with loads of visible carbonation.

S - Peach and apricot fruitiness, coriander, tart cider and a fresh yeast character, much like the taste of a fresh yeast starter. Awesome combo of aromas!

T - A cider-like flavor stands out, along with malted wheat, bark, slight cinnamon and overall spiciness. Green apple flavor, too.

M - The mouthfeel really makes the beer amazingly drinkable. Light to medium body, fairly dry with creamy carbonation.

O - The flavor is just slightly 'green,' but otherwise a great beer. Dry, yet creamy; a great spicy, cider-like character, which still retains malt flavor. Another great addition to Boston's new local brews!

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