Loving Cup

Georgia
United States
Loving Cup - Southbound Beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
91
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Our contemporary Saison, Loving Cup, was boldly dry-hopped with Simcoe hops providing intense passion fruit and woody aromas. We combined various yeasts, including a distinctively earthy wild strain, Brettanomyces Trois, to give this brew a funky, pineapple flavor and slightly tart finish. We were looking for a beautiful buzz and Loving Cup showed us the way.

Profile

ABV: 
5.8%
IBUs: 
22
Served at: 
46 - 54° F
Hops: 
Magnum, Simcoe
Malts: 
Wheat, Vienna, Acidulated
Judges Review 
Joseph Formanek's picture
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Southbound Brewing Co’s. Loving Cup is an interesting take on the traditional Saison style. This light golden-colored slightly hazy brew with an impressive head exhibits the appearance and the Belgian fermentation character that's expected of the style. A mildly earthy and slightly tart Brettanomyces note is evident in the background of the aroma and flavor that complements the overall package. In addition, an assertive hop rate delivers a passion fruit/tropical fruit character in the aroma, complex earthy/barnyard notes in the flavor, and a moderate hit of bitterness from the middle all the way to the desirably dry finish. The overall impression is of a refreshing, deliciously complex, funky fusion of a Belgian Saison with an American Pale Ale. Well worth a try for both Belgian-style and American-style beer lovers!  Cheers and enjoy!