Lineage Wheat | Trillium Brewing Company

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Lineage WheatLineage Wheat

Brewed by:
Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The first edition in our Lineage series of farmhouse ales features local wheat from Valley Malt in Hadley, Massachusetts. Bright, clear, and straw-yellow in appearance, Lineage Wheat invites with a complex nose of grassy funk, crisp citrus rind, pepper, and floral white wine. Starting mildy tart, yet not sour, this approachable saison follows through with flavors of earth, musky funk, woody-oak, light wheat, and some balancing, tangy, citrus character. Lineage Wheat is beautifully light in body and dry on the palate.

MALT: Pilsner, Valley Wheat, Flaked Wheat

HOPS: US Goldings

Added by Jason on 08-22-2013

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2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

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3.09/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.31/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Look: Light yellow in color; completely transparent with lots of tiny bubbles. Pours with a 1+ finger creamy white head that dies down leaving a minor trace on the surface on the beer and eventually disappears completely. Very commercial looking.

Smell: Quite funky with a slight sour aroma. Interesting and somewhat enticing.

Taste: Tastes like it smells; quite funky and a little bit sour - yet smooth and drinkable.

Feel: Thin and kind of watery. Nice light carbonation though.

Overall: This is an labeled "American Wild Saison". Personally "wild" ales are not my preference, as generally I find them "too funky" for my tastes. But not this one. I found it very drinkable, though I would not purchase it again as this is not a style that I prefer.

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3.44/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.45/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Very slight chill haze on a glowing pale golden-yellow color. Head is small and bright-white. Clumpy and loose. Ok retention leaves a small wisp of a cap with a bubbly loose collar. Small splotches of lacing. Moderate carbonation on the pour.

Smell: Funky and fruity wheat. Solid wheat backbone with some slightly bready pale malts. Undercooked biscuit. Hits with peach, pineapple, fresh lime juice and zest. A touch of musty basement and grass. Lightly lactic. Lemon and lime. Soft yeast. Oak rounds out the back adding some welcome woody and mild dirt elements. Sweet and tart in good measure. Some pear as well. Perhaps green apple.

Taste: Vague spiciness coupled with an almost nutty finish. Oak shines through adding the aforementioned nuttiness. Deeply woody, like fresh green wood. A touch of pear and apple skin. Mango and some peach as well. Yeast is fluffy and light throwing some vague fruity esters. A touch of banana and a soft peppery spice on the back as well. Malts are a nice compliment, offering up a touch of sweetness with some solid cracker and toasted malt notes. A bit funky with a lactic finish. Hay and grass with a slightly damp earthiness thrown in the mix as well. Warming keeps up the nutty element (chestnuts) and pushes the oak a bit harder. Lactic tart edge smooths it out a bit.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with a slightly below average (medium leaning to light) carbonation. A touch of astringency on the sip and slightly dry on the finish. Juicy initial sip.

Overall: You could claim worse descent.

A solid saison. The oak adds some really unique flavors that don't quite jive with the base beer. It's good, but a little muddled in the long run.

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3.49/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.51/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.71/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer is not officially "retired" as I tried a sample at the Canton brewery taproom today; lacks depth and a pronounced smell/taste

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Lineage Wheat from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 98 ratings