New Sun
The Veil Brewing Co.

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Belgian Saison
Ranked #775
Ranked #18,382
4.02 | pDev: 5.97%
The Veil Brewing Co.
Virginia, United States
Very Good
Notes: Our first release is a rustic saison with wheat and spelt, Inspired by traditional producers like Saison Dupont, Thiriez, Blaugies, and even Fantome. Bright, floral, crisp, effervescent, and perfect for summer.
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Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Traded for this can a *long* while ago, as the date on the bottom read 10/24/16. Surprisingly, there was very little sediment in the liquid and it poured nicely for being this old. It was a bit odd to have a Belgian Saison from The Veil but this was a fun beer that was easy to enjoy and true enough to form that I didn't even care where it came from...

Not a bad pour to this as the liquid was a rustic brass with some light seeping in around the edges. A fluffy, soapy head topped this off as there was plenty of lacing left behind once I sipped this; with each ring dripping down into the next. Lots of soap, lemon, grains of paradise, and earthy spice in the nose as the taste had all of those as well. Grain, clove, earth, and yeast came through in the taste as this was a true Saison through and through, without any overbearing funk to complicate things. Plenty of bread in the malt and an underlying spice kept this full and lively without feeling too heavy when all was said and done...

The amount of alcohol was perfect and gave this just a hint of warming that felt like a bun coming out of the oven. While not quite on par with something from overseas or even Ommegang's better offerings, this was just a notch below those and easily worth of it's stylistic roots. Great for summer or any other time of the year when an import cannot be found or simply won't do...

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Photo of Sludgeman
3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Gave this a complete review on 10/29/17. Poured into a stemmed tulip from a 16oz can.

A solid, yet unremarkable saison. High on the citrus and a little more complex than the first sip might reveal. 4.0

A – Pours a pale yellow with gold highlights, crystal clear, with a three-finger moussey white head. 4.25

S – Minor notes of pepper and clove. 3.75

T – White bread, funky citrus, with an herbal funk in the finish. Small amounts of residual sweetness. 3.75

MF – Medium light body with a dry finish. Sharp almost fizzy. 3.75

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Photo of Treyliff
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap

A- clear bright golden color, creamy white head, good retention

S- earthy & yeasty, phenolic, clove, basement must

T- earthy yeasty, clove, phenolic notes, tied hay, dry earthy finish

M- medium-light body, moderate carb, dry finish

O- nice straight up saison

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Photo of GarthDanielson
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured on tap at the brewery in a teku, the beer is a hazy, vibrant, golden yellow coloring, with a thin, clingy, white head. Aromas of herbs and spices abound, including coriander, nutmeg, cinnamon, all spice, and grains of paradise. Subtle yeasty funk, too. Flavors are spice forward, too, again blending coriander, nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, and all spice. Buttery backbone, with subtle fruity esters and a solid farmhouse funk. Light and smooth bodied, with a funky and farmhouse heavy aftertaste. Smooth, light finish, with a solid linger to the spice blend.

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New Sun from The Veil Brewing Co.
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