Transcendence | Enlightenment Ales

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Enlightenment Ales
Massachusetts, United States
enlightenmentales.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by polishkaz on 10-20-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
77
Reviews:
17
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
8.02%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
9
For Trade:
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Ratings: 77 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of t2grogan
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 2GOOFY
4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of American_Hawk
4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jbertsch
4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sheppard
4.52/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a rich golden hue with an opulent off white hair. There is a ton of bready brett in the aroma. Some peach, some white wine. The flavor and mouthfeel is where this beer shines. It's incredible dry, but there is plenty of tropical fruit funk. It's very soft. This is a tremendous farmhouse ale.

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Photo of drarant
4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of blisscent
4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dar482
4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The beer hits of huge fruity notes for a farmhouse ale with stone fruit, citrus, oranges. There's an underlying light hay funk along with a wheaty base and some chewy bready malts. The finish is dry. A really well done beer with wonderful fruit notes and a really dry finish without being overly spicy or bready.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From 11/28/15 notes.

Really nice saison. Lots of brett for sure which I love, oranges, citrus, tropical fruits, light funk, spices, and pepper. Medium body and high carbonation.

Really good...wish they weren't shutting down as this is the first thing I had from them and I dug it.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.92/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikeluzzjr
3.94/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ryan1788a5
4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle poured into a chalice.

A: Even a gentle pour produces a slightly hazy golden liquid with a massive rocky head. Retention is excellent. Lacing sticks in thick gobs.

S: Yeasty with an even level of funk. Lots of pithy tropical fruits. Mandarin orange. Banana and bubblegum taffy. Banana bread. Cinnamon and pepper and light phenolic smoke. Dose of earthy hops. Stale bread and crackers. Deep and complex.

T: Bursts of tropical fruit. Pineapple and mandarin orange. Tart. Green apple. Peppery and smokey phenols play more roughly than the nose suggested, but fit well as this is a rougher sort of beer. Flash of citrus and earthy hops. Yeasty and musty. Mature bretty funk. Stale bread. Medium dry overall. Old and musty finish.

M: Medium bodied. Silky and easy in the mouth as it glides over the tongue. Low prickling carbonation.

O: There's a lot of unique character coming from the aged part of the blend and the wild yeasts. It's deep and complex, but in a wild, rough, and old sort of way. A good friend to some moderately funky washed rind cheeses. Taleggio would be a perfect pair I think.

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Photo of Abe_Froman
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of halo913
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ZEB89
4.09/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.83/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

An solid but unremarkable saison / farmhouse ale. The nose has some good earthy / dankness to it but the taste comes off harsh and hearty. If you are in the right mood, it would be a good choice but taking down a bomber on a random day may not be the right idea.

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Photo of Cath
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mikeymcglynnigan
4.02/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BAsbill
4.07/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DarkLordPsycho
4.13/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of millerbuffoon
4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Knapp85
4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gobzilla
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Transcendence from Enlightenment Ales
4.24 out of 5 based on 77 ratings.
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