Pleiades | Blackberry Farm Brewery

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Brewed by:
Blackberry Farm Brewery
Tennessee, United States

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
A mixed-culture Farmhouse Ale brewed in collaboration with Creature Comforts, Jester King, and NOLA Brewing

Added by Britt on 05-02-2018

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of babaracas
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a lightly hazy pale amber with two fingers of fluffy white foam, spray of lace trailing. Smell: cereal grains, musty, lightly sugary, herbal, sour apple, and stone fruit notes. Taste: riesling, herbal, granny smith, acetic and peppery notes, cereal grains, crackery, lemonade. Light bodied, sugary upfront, pillowy middle, with a crisp and mildly tart finish. Comes off fairly simple and refreshing upfront but the depth from the mixed fermentation cranks up with each sip.

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Photo of khargro2
4.02/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of FriedSlug
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Slightly hazy orange gold beer. Quickly fading white head. Funky, fruity aroma that is not overly fruity or funky but just pleasant. Taste is sour, funky with a great berry fruitiness at the finish. Really great beer.

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Photo of geryeb624
4.41/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brob245
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a really cool wild saison here, a collaboration with jester king, nola, and creature comforts. in some ways its a simple beer in presentation, but in other ways its enormously complex and awesome. im not sure if it was fermented with everyones yeast all mixed together, or if parts of it were fermented separately and blended in at the end, but to me the jester king culture is obvious, i have had enough of their beers to be able to basically pick it out of anywhere, and to me its very forward in the mix here. the beer though remains quite subtle, pale wheaty and maybe some oats in the base, dry and crackery and cerealy and sort of basic, almost subsistence level mash, porridge of sorts. there are some hops to this, highly compatible with the funky yeasts and the fruity brett that comes out in here, but almost no bitterness at all. there is some nice acidity here, bacterial and super clean, lemony and notes of white wine and lemongrass to it, very mature but also subtle in the right ways. its puckery without being intense, enough grain body and fruity funk to balance. white grape, white peach, green tea, lots of nuance in the yeast profile here, effervescent carbonation, expert bottle conditioning, and just a beer that really is perfectly executed. a very enjoyable brew, parts of each of these breweries on display, exactly what a collaboration should be! im sure this one will cellar well too!

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4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pleiades from Blackberry Farm Brewery
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 7 ratings