Poivre Potion

Georgia
United States
Poivre Potion Terrapin Beer saison
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
95
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
20 / 20
Description 

Traditional beers with a twist on their style has been a Terrapin ritual since the beginning. In keeping up the tradition, our 2015 employee beer “Poivre Potion” Dry Hopped Imperial Pink Peppercorn Saison, fits the bill. Brewed with pink peppercorns for a complex spice, and dry hopped for some extra aroma, this multifaceted beer will keep you guessing on which flavor comes next.

Profile

ABV: 
9.3%
IBUs: 
35
Hops: 
Amarillo, Galaxy, Jarrylo
Malts: 
Two-Row, Vienna, Wheat, Flaked Wheat
Judges Review 
Michael McGuire's picture
Judges Rating:
95
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
20 / 20

This beer poured a clear orange color with a thick, white head and emanating a complex aroma redolent of fruity esters, malt sweetness and hops. Following this auspicious beginning, the beer really shone with its flavor profile; in addition to a Belgian yeast character and lovely maltiness throughout the taste, it began with dark spicy notes – perhaps coriander – and finished with plenty of the promised peppercorns. The positive effect of the dry-hopping was clear but subtle. All of these contributions were complementary rather than conflicting, yielding a Saison to be noted and enjoyed for its complexity. The mouthfeel was creamy with an alcohol warmth that was gradual rather than abrupt. Altogether, this was an exceptional brew to be savored.