Novale
OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)

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Style:
Belgian Saison
Ranked #334
ABV:
6%
Score:
90
Ranked #8,136
Avg:
4.13 | pDev: 14.04%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
36
From:
OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)
 
Connecticut, United States
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Rotating
Wants
  5
Gots
  5
SCORE
90
Outstanding
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Notes: "Saison With Brett" - Novale is our house saison. It is strongly hopped during the boil but mellows out while it spends a month maturing in old oak barrels. It is hoppy, funky & fruity all at the same time. Meant to be refreshing & fulfilling it has a peppery aroma reminiscent of fresh peach skins. A refreshing acidity leads to a funky, citrusy & lemon body. It finishes dry with a soft hoppy bitterness.
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 36 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of Kurmaraja
4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful saison. Nose of peach, grapefruit rind, oak, some sort of rustic grains (rye? spelt?), and an earthy hoppiness. Maybe a mushroomy funk. Taste adds in an oakiness, a buttery note from the barrel, slightest hint of vanilla, white pepper, and a strong lingering bitterness on the exhale.

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Photo of pmoney
4.65/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I thought this was much better than the rating/reviews make it seem. Really nice funkiness, a blast of peaches in the nose and taste, and a nice full body. I'll be seeking this one out again for sure.

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Novale from OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 36 ratings