To Hell With Good Intentions
Pale Fire Brewing Co.

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Style:
Belgian Saison
ABV:
8%
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3.84 | pDev: 0%
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Pale Fire Brewing Co.
 
Virginia, United States
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3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Collaboration saison with Adroit Theory. Brewed with "Southern Hemisphere hops, blueberries, and thai basil." Sounds very interesting, if not appealing.

Pours a hazy OJ color, looks like a lot of the NE IPA's actually. Smells like a saison with basil for sure. I was hoping the basil would take a back seat, but is very prominent on the nose.

This beer is a relatively boozy saison upfront, with some nondescript fruity hops and belgian esters. No blueberries anywhere, but there is a touch of tartness. It's all basil on the back end. I think it's a bit overpowering personally, leaving a leafy, floral, basil aftertaste.

I wanted more blueberry and more tropical hoppy goodness. Still a decent beer, but something isn't quite clicking. It's got a lot going on, and the ingredients I were excited about are hidden by the basil.

Not my favorite Pale Fire beer by a long shot, but I'm glad they brewed it, and maybe the can try it again and amp up the blueberries?

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To Hell With Good Intentions from Pale Fire Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 2 ratings