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Daily Grind

June, 2016

Daily Grind

Judges Rating: 
82
Aroma: 
20 / 24
Appearance: 
6 / 6
Flavor: 
32 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
8 / 10
Overall Impression: 
16 / 20

This Saison pours a deep straw color with brilliant clarity and a large white head. Spicy notes are noticeable the second the beer hits the glass and the nose is all the about the spice. A blend of freshly ground peppercorns is discovered up front as well as some clove, ginger, cardamom and coriander. There’s also a hint of heat from the spice and a bit of banana with a mild crackery grain note well beneath the spice/yeast character. The flavor is more of the same, but less potent with peppercorns, coriander, lemon, banana and some earthy/floral tones as well. The finish could be a bit drier, which would allow the flavors to come across more strongly. All in all this is a nice saison and the peppercorns are a great choice to enhance its character.

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