Summer Saison

Tennessee
United States
blackberry farms summer saison
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
94
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Summer Saison is a hop forward farmhouse ale with complex aromas of fruit and a balanced bitterness. Generous Australian Summer and Citra hop additions bring bright aromatic notes and a subtly balanced bitterness reminiscent of citrus and stone fruits, while the beers light golden color, effervescent carbonation, creamy head and dry finish remain true to the classic Belgian Saison style.

Profile

ABV: 
6.3%
IBUs: 
45
Served at: 
45 - 55° F
Hops: 
Australian Summer, Citra
Malts: 
Floor-malted pilsner, floor-malted dark, Carafoam, and Abbey
Judges Review 
Graham L. Barron's picture
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

When most drinkers think of a saison, they probably imagine a beer that is spicy and phenolic more often than not. However, this beer is more of a tropical take on the style. A vigorous pour yields a frothy white head that dissipates fairly quickly, leaving behind a slightly hazy beer with an orange-amber hue. The initial aroma is one of pilsner malt and corn, light phenols and a slight herbal character. As the beer warms up, tropical fruit and apple esters emerge mixing with a perfumy note. A light, candi sugar-like malt sweetness greets you on the first sip. Tropical fruits like pineapple, guava and mango begin to dominate the flavor profile but a very balanced hop bitterness ties them all together. Carbonation is average for this style leaving the beer feeling medium-light bodied with a slightly sweet finish. The tropical aromas and flavors of this beer make it perfect for enjoying in the summer, either by the pool or at the beach.

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