Small Ball Saison | Crane Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Crane Brewing Company
Missouri, United States
cranebrewing.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Spring

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Added by nazbotica on 04-04-2016

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Reviews:
2
Ratings:
18
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
8.04%
 
 
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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 18
Photo of Harrison8
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a golden straw with a foggy frost to it. Head foams up quickly and easily, and white in color, peaking in a little over 3 fingers after gushing the first ounce or two out of the bomber. Head settles slowly, lingering for a long while. A final, defiant ring of white foam sticks around for a long time depositing heavy lacing on the glass after each sip. Aroma is biscuit, bready malts, Floral, fruity notes reside underneath. There is a tart sour note as well. Flavor profile is smooth, with a balance of fruity, floral hops and bready, biscuit malts. There is a subtle tart, sour quality to it adding to the depth, but overall it's incredibly well balanced. Mouth feel is crisp, with a medium thickness. Overall a resoundingly great saison with a slight sour quality (brettanomyces added). It drinks smooth, crisp, refreshing, and well balanced. At 5.2% it's a pleasant sipper. It would go excellent in 12/16oz cans for a flavorful summer brew at the ballpark.

Served in a Teku glass.

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Photo of emerge077
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Prototypical Brett saison.
Deep saturated orange, lots of frothy foam and sticky lacing, great lasting coverage.

Aroma is full of funky Brett yeast, wet hay with a little bit of phenolic spice.
Taste is vaguely tart, funky wet hay, cheese rind, and horseblanket Brett yeast notes.
Super dry finish, really quenching and enjoyable in hot weather.

Stack this up against Boulevard Saison Brett anyday.

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Small Ball Saison from Crane Brewing Company
4.23 out of 5 based on 18 ratings.
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