Chene Rustique

California
United States
Toolbox Chene Rustique Saison beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
90
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

A rustic multi-grain sour Saison aged 5 months in our American oak foeder with our house Saison culture, wild yeast and bacteria.

Profile

ABV: 
6.8%
Judges Review 
Tracy Hensley's picture
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

A complex and mouthwatering combination of sour lactic, yogurt and soured milk aromas mingle with secondary notes of vanilla, saltines, pickle brine, and squeezed lemon juice. This wild saison has a rapid, noisy effervescence, though it barely sustains the low head sitting atop this hazy, pale amber-colored brew with orange highlights. A dominant, tart, mouth-puckering lemon warhead candy note and soured, Greek yogurt and lemon juice flavors are supported by a dry, bourbon-like, vanilla extract finish. Very high carbonation elevates the tart acidity and increases this beer's mouthwatering character without causing it to feel overly harsh or carbonic. Just a hint of lingering rubbing alcohol heat and a lingering warming sensation coats the mouth. Really missing the complex fruity, spicy, slightly hoppy character of a saison. The lip-curling blend of acidity and lactic character is accentuated by intense carbonation, though the barrel helps to slightly round out the intense acidity.