Centennial Dry Hopped Sunshower
Trillium Brewing Company

Centennial Dry Hopped SunshowerCentennial Dry Hopped Sunshower
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From:
Trillium Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
91
Avg:
4.13 | pDev: 9.93%
Ratings:
59
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Mar 08, 2016
Added:
May 12, 2015
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  4
SCORE
91
Outstanding
Centennial Dry Hopped SunshowerCentennial Dry Hopped Sunshower
Notes: Sunshower is our Super Saison, a high-gravity farmhouse ale inspired by the ethereal refreshing mid-summer moments when we experience both rainfall and the heat of the sun in New England. Similar to our flagship Trillium, the mouthfeel is light and effervescent with a bright, golden hue. We allow the fermentation temperature to free-rise that favors the saison yeast strain’s in the blend to realize its full attenuation potential which results in a dry beer with strength and complexity. Layers of pepper and earthy characteristics that play nice with the crisp, smooth backbone of a pilsner and wheat malt bill. This version showcases the Centennial hop, which provides a floral, lemony brightness in both aroma and flavor.

MALT: Pilsner, White Wheat, Flaked Wheat

HOPS: Centennial, Columbus
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3.43/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
by Alieniloquium from Florida

750 mL bottle. Hazy golden body. Smell is all centennial hops. Tangerine hops. Pilsner malt aroma. Taste follows the nose. Tastes very citrusy up front. Wheat and pilsner malt behind it with a yeasty bitterness in the finish. Medium body. Starts off bright and citrusy and kinda falls off into a bland saison.

Mar 08, 2016
 
3.57 by xtonytx from Connecticut on Feb 20, 2016
 
4.25 by drewone from California on Oct 26, 2015
 
4 by GRG1313 from California on Oct 23, 2015
 
4.14 by LehighAce06 from Pennsylvania on Oct 13, 2015
 
4.3 by SveNss0N from Massachusetts on Sep 14, 2015
 
3.75 by thegerm87 from Massachusetts on Sep 01, 2015
 
4.1 by MachIPA from New Jersey on Aug 20, 2015
 
4 by devilfluff from New Jersey on Aug 13, 2015
 
4.25 by PassMeAZima from Kentucky on Jul 20, 2015
 
4.44 by outoffocus from Pennsylvania on Jul 18, 2015
 
4.27 by joberlander from Massachusetts on Jul 12, 2015
 
4.22 by rjp217 from Massachusetts on Jul 07, 2015
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3.56/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by JayF562 from Massachusetts

This is s nice beer, however doesn't taste much like a saison to me. So if I'm scorining based on that it fails the mark. Don't get me wrong, it's a great beer for people that want to drink a saison that don't like them.

Jul 04, 2015
 
4.04 by Zaphog from Michigan on Jul 02, 2015
 
4.11 by BAsbill from California on Jul 01, 2015
 
4.03 by beergorrilla from Michigan on Jul 01, 2015
 
4.23 by Dizzy242 from Massachusetts on Jul 01, 2015
 
4.57 by tridge85 from Virginia on Jun 29, 2015
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3.61/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Goblinmunkey7 from Massachusetts

Appearance: Perfectly clear dark golden-yellow. Head is bright-white, loose, and fluffy. Drops a small collar with chunks and lumps of a head. Moderate carbonation on the pour. Bright.

Smell: Tons of Centennial right up front, obviously. Deeply floral with a touch of citrus as well. A touch of funk. Light grain. Grass, hay, and a mild spicy element from the yeast. Slight sweetness. Some biscuit dough and a bit of bitter citrus. Some grapefruit and orange. Touches of Belgian yeast, bubblegum, and a hint of banana. Slightly tropical on the back. Solid wheat presence as well.

Taste: Big wheat profile with a ton of bubblegum and banana. Deeply Belgian at it's base. Sweet pale malts. Biscuit dough with a touch of toasted malt. Hops run grassy and floral with a soft undercurrent of lemon zest and grapefruit. Softer saison elements run through the back. Mildly earthy with some leafy hops. Mild spiciness. Warming ups the spicy esters a bit and tones down some of the sweeter elements. Very little of the Centennial makes it through to the taste, mostly retro-olfaction. Yeasty. Mild fruity backing. Some soft peach.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a moderate carbonation. Slight astringency. A bit powdery on the sip.

Overall: Another 50 years.

I love Centennial and the nose on this is delightful. The taste loses a bit as it warms and just never quite gets there. A bit too sweet with a stronger Belgian influence than expected.

Jun 28, 2015
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2.25/5  rDev -45.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25
by kscaldef from Oregon

Overly phenolic. Smells like cleaning chemicals

Jun 26, 2015
 
3.92 by Prost76 from New Hampshire on Jun 25, 2015
 
4.6 by Bilco from Pennsylvania on Jun 22, 2015
 
4.44 by Petegrieco from Massachusetts on Jun 21, 2015
 
3.95 by halfshell from Massachusetts on Jun 21, 2015
 
4.44 by Masters from Massachusetts on Jun 21, 2015
 
4.1 by Resuin from Massachusetts on Jun 20, 2015
 
4.46 by WasupBeerQueen from Massachusetts on Jun 20, 2015
 
4.43 by JakerLou from New Hampshire on Jun 19, 2015
 
4.49 by MyThoughtsExactly from Virginia on Jun 19, 2015
 
4.5 by Abbbp from Texas on Jun 19, 2015
 
3.98 by epyon396 from Pennsylvania on Jun 17, 2015
 
4.19 by paresis from Massachusetts on Jun 17, 2015
 
4.21 by Ken_P from Massachusetts on Jun 17, 2015
 
4.46 by matt2591 from Ohio on Jun 16, 2015
 
3.99 by abagofit from Massachusetts on Jun 16, 2015
 
3.92 by chefduff2 from New York on Jun 16, 2015
 
3.79 by mklisz from New Hampshire on Jun 15, 2015
 
5 by Coorsy from Massachusetts on Jun 13, 2015
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4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by jlindros from Massachusetts

Thanks to Kyle for sharing.

Nice creamy foamy head, hazy blond color.

Nose nice fruit, dank tropical notes, grapefruit and citrus pith, lemon zest, nice saison spices and mild wheat creamy notes, etc.

Taste brings sweet candy like malts, mild creamy and toasty, then nice floral grassy hops, mild fruit, lemon, little citrus zest, tangy notes, etc. Fair bitter tangy notes lingering, nice citrus and orange lemon notes lingering, sticky finish, etc.

Mouth is med bod, little creamy, decent carb, etc.

Jun 13, 2015
Centennial Dry Hopped Sunshower from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 59 ratings