Crab Apple Saison | Country Boy Brewing

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Average: 3.91 | pDev: 7.42%
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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 8

Belgian Saison

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Country Boy Brewing
Kentucky, United States
countryboybrewing.com

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 8
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4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Now that's a fruit beer! Piling on a slew of home-grown crabapples onto a Belgian-styled base that already celebrates a cider-like supple fruitiness and a spicy dry balance to give impressions of sour ale without actually being sour.

Crab Apple Saison pours a hazy gold and a shot stocky head. Mouth-watering and jaw-tightening from scent alone, the beer's strong cider and green berry character is lightly pungent and peppery to the nose. Supple sweetness is wafer-thin and brisk with powdered sugar and dough.

The malt breaks apart quickly on the middle palate and the ale takes on a tart, dry and spicy demeanor afterwards. Its strong apple current carries across the tongue with a piquant tang, tart and thirst-stripping acidity. Under-ripened orange, gooseberry, faint pear, light grapefruit and lemon dance delicately below the crab apple dominance while the saison's natural grassy bitterness, peppery bite and hay-like earthiness balances the fruit and ensures a dry palate.

Medium-light, the beer's acidity helps to give impressions of a crisper and more refreshing session. Ample carbonation works in tandem with the fruit acidity to scrub the palate like dry, oak-aged chardonnay. A quick after-tow of dry hay and apple skin proves perfect for most summer entrees, pork loin or simply to beat the summer's heat.

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3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Cloudy straw colored body hosts just a skim of eggshell colored head. Nose is very faint and hard to pick up any thing other then a dusting of Brett. Taste is where it is at for this brew. Crab apple is both tart and dry while being incredible refreshing. This is a nice sour and great use of the crab apple.

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Crab Apple Saison from Country Boy Brewing
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 8 ratings