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Melissa | TRVE Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
TRVE Brewing Co.
Colorado, United States | website

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Petite Sour Saison

Added by Jason on 04-25-2014

BEER STATS
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
30
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
19.62%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
5
For Trade:
2
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very refreshing beer. Great funk and lemon complexity. Brett / Barnyard is amazing for a saison at such a low ABV. This is one of the best new Brett beers of the year for me so far. Highly recommended.

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3.92/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

375ml bottle sealed with a black pressure cap.

poured into HF wine stem.

Appearance: cloudy and glowing medium yellow bodied beer. 2 full fingers of bone white head with tons of little white bubles that quickly drop down to thin ring around the glass. No lacing to speak of.

Smell: This smell fairly tart. Bright citrusy notes mostly composed of a slightly sweet lemon like a meyer lemons. Surprisingly some cheesy funk is in there too. Wheat malts and hint of earthiness.

Taste: Light tartness and a light hint of cheese funk. This definately does not taste as robust as the nose leads you on to beleive. Wheat malts and a slightly earthy rustic flavor to accompany. A watered down seven up flavor in the finish.

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer. Almost moderate carbonation levels, but I would say its more on the high end of a low carbonation level. Carbonation is actually pretty well done in this beer. Pretty crisp and lively. The beer feels bright on the palate, just like the beer expresses in the nose. It is also a pretty clean beer. Not a hint of dryness noted from this beer.

Overall: This beer is somewhere between a whimpy berlinner that has not got much tartness (but the lacto funk was an enjoyable part of the beer) and petite saison that is not overly complex. Though both of my statements in the sentance before this lead one to believe it would not be very interesting... that combination actually worked well together or at least it suited my taste. TRVE is making some good beers in Colorado. I have had several of thier offerings and been impressed 2 out of 3 times.

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4.15/5  rDev -1.9%

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pale yellow body; cloudy; thick, white, billowy head. Initial brett funk that mellows out with a citrus and grassy character; lemon. Gentle sourness on the tastebuds also with a lemony tang; some yeastiness. Rather light in body with a crisp, tangy, dry mouthfeel.

This is my first experience with TRVE beers and if this is what one can look forward to, well I'll be diving into many more of their offerings. This is a very tasty, tart and acidic, lemon-tinged beer that delivers balance and complexity in easily approachable doses. Good stuff, Maynard...

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