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Acidulated Hive | Intangible Ales

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4.04/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Intangible Ales
Pennsylvania, United States
intangibleales.com

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Tart honey farmhouse ale brewed with Orange Blossom honey and fermented with brettanomyces.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,581
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
62
pDev:
8.91%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
7
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 62 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of madelf66
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of stakem
3.84/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I had this brew fresh shortly after its initial release and it tasted pretty bland so I figured id tuck a bottle away to revist and review at a later date. Here we are 2 years later and times sure have changed.

750ml corked and caged bottle into a wine glass appears a clouded golden copper with white cap big and frothy that persists.

Aroma is predominantly tropical brett, slight stanky cheese, some earthiness and slight neutral grain sweetness.

Taste has brett tropics, caramel grain, slight butter and a bit of herbal feel before some sweetness across the back tasting of a mixture of biscuit-like malt meets grass and honey.

This is medium in body with modest carbonation. I wish I would have poured the entire contents of the bottle in 1 shot because after pouring my first glass, a bunch of yeast coagulated and rose to the surface of the bottle making my second pour look like fat laden airy diarrhea.

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Photo of Iamjeff6
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of duceswild
3.25/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.14/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of PHBoiler
4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Super bretty nose with farmhouse funk, hay, grass, and wildflower. Big pillowy head. The body itself doesn't have inflated carb levels. Mouthfeel is nice but a hair thin at 7.8% ABV. The Brett has eaten up much of the honey. The honey is more part of the body but it is much drier than sweet. Funky Brett forward saison that was really easy drinking and flavorful.

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Photo of ADTaber
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of orangesol
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tedho21
3.72/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mdaschaf
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CSO
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KEEPonPOURING
4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutSnob40
4.42/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jas45678
3.91/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jbdpsu82
4.46/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of helpingphriendlybook
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.41/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Smells a lot like HF's Anna. Honey sweet funk, pear, lemon, apricot, honeysuckle floralness and some acidity. Big brett, followed by a tropical fruit bouquet and raw honey. Perfect amount of sweetness. Endlessly drinkable. Perfect, higher carbonation pushes flavor across your palate.

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Photo of Farnswurth
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of williamjbauer
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jbaker67
3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

orange bodied beer that is semi-opaque. Tall 2 fingers of thick white head with go head retention. Smells of raw hay and honey. Taste is raw hay, honey, and has a nice rustic mineral well water characteristic as well. medium bodied beer with moderate levels of carbonation. Very drinkable saison that hides its ABV well. I really dig this saison and it is approaching the caliber of a Hill Farmstead honey saison like Anna or Nordic saison, but it is missing some the tartness of those Farmstead saisons that is universally embraced by saison enthusiasts.

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Photo of yergermeister
3.69/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LehighAce06
4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of xJMFCx
4.31/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

L: amberish orange, big head that dissipates into a thin layer.
S: Honey, nectarine, orange blossom. Very nice.
T: Honey, some funk, floral, tart white peach/nectarine, a little cloying in the finish.
O: worth a try.

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Acidulated Hive from Intangible Ales
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 62 ratings