The Life Pursuit | Middle Brow Beer Co.

BA SCORE
3.62/5
28 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Middle Brow Beer Co.
Illinois, United States
middlebrowbeer.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by nickMB on 02-23-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,383
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
28
pDev:
9.67%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Gots:
5
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On tap at Smallbar Logan, served in a snifter, fairly cold. Thanks Ben!
Quick review from written notes.

Dark reddish brown with good clarity, thin layer of off white foam on the surface.
Minimal spotty lace. Yeast esters in the aroma, dried dark fruits mainly.

Similar flavors, nebulous dark fruits and some phenolic clove spice. Medium bodied, substantial and somewhat chewy, with a dry aftertaste. Overall it was interesting to try, seemed more in the vein of a Belgian Strong Dark Ale than Saison. Well suited to the cold weather.

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22 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. Encountered this oddity at the local beer store. My first beer from Middle Brow Beer Co., and according to the label it is "the first in our series of homebrewer releases". Awesome bottle art. I'm pretty excited for it.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a woodsy caramel brown color; ruby red in the glass. Two fingers of frothy off-white head that falls quickly. Some thick scattered lacing.

S - The nose doesn't have too much going on - some caramel malt, indistinct fruitiness, creamy, bready, some honey, mild alcohol fumes. Smells lightly Belgian at times.

T - Taste follows the nose. A bit strange, but it's tasty. Some caramel malt, chocolate malt, grainy, bready, yeasty. Not really getting any actual vanilla or cinnamon on the taste or aroma.

M - Feel is smooth and creamy enough. Dry on the finish, medium bodied, with coarse carbonation.

Overall, a nice beer but it isn't exactly the first thing I think of when I hear the word "saison". Carries on that "homebrew" vibe very well. Definitely looking forward to more beers from this brewery in the future.

Middle Brown Beer Co. The Life Pursuit ---3.5/5

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The Life Pursuit from Middle Brow Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 28 ratings
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