Ardent Core | LIC Beer Project

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
LIC Beer Project
New York, United States
licbeerproject.com

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This Belgian inspired ale pays reverence to old world Franco-Belgian farmhouse brewing traditions. Brewed with the finest malts from Belgium and France and generously hopped with a blend of fresh aromatic noble hops.

This ale is fermented with our house saison yeast that takes a back seat to no other yeast when it comes to overall complexity. The final result is softly contoured pale golden ale with a billowing rocky head and slight haze in appearance. The aroma is rife with floral, spice and earth, an artifact of the yeast and hops in a delicate brushstroke. The outcome is a beer of unique design and exquisite taste, displaying some of the best attributes of American craft brewing. The finish is crisp and dry. The bracing, but not overwhelming hop bitterness ties things together and heightens the finish.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 06-10-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,053
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
56
pDev:
8.31%
 
 
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Photo of Gajo74
4.09/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly cloudy gold color with a modest head. Nice pattern of saucer shaped ring lacing.
Fruity aroma that includes pear, melon, peach and citrus.
Bright fruity flavors that include citrus, hints of lemon, and peach. A cracker malt sweetness pervades throughout, balanced by yeasty flavors in the form of light peppery spice and fruity esters.
Medium bodied, smooth and a soft mouthfeel aided by a very gentle carbonation. The overall sweetness of this beer is contrasted by a dry finish.
Very tasty Saison.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.57/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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4.12/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of emerge077
4.07/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheCuriograph
3.77/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gabrielcolom
3.82/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Stockatron
4.11/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served on draft into a 13 oz (384 ml), stemmed snifter glass at Alamo Draft House in Yonkers, NY.
A: Pours a hazy golden color with a less than quarter inch, white head, low retention, and modest lacing.
S: Aromas of lemon citrus, pepper, cloves, and mint predominate.
T: Palate follows the nose, but a bit spicier. Tart. Minty bitterness notable and interesting.
M: Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation. Neat, crisp finish.
O: Despite the ABV, a light, refreshing saison. Interesting and different.

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Photo of Mattias
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stignacious
4.09/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.43/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of descobar
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

on tap at the brewery tasting room - aroma is mostly coming from Belgian yeast in form of fruity esters. there's also traces of cookie dough and peppery spice. looks pale gold with a 1/2" white head that disappears a little too quickly. it is perfectly clear and shows proper lacing.
on the palate, medium body, crisp carbonation, creamy texture and expected effervescent astringency.
the taste is a combination of soft malts, caramelly sweetness and flavors derived from the yeast. bitterness is significant. the finish is unexpectedly sweet with lingering bitterness.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Ardent Core from LIC Beer Project
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 56 ratings