Filed under: Saison [farmhouse ale] (tulip)
Tart, spicy and fruity, more than a bit sour. Nice. Hazy golden body with tight white head. Smooth with bittering dry finish. Well done. On tap at issac newton’s, newtown, pa.
Filed under: Avery, Saison [farmhouse ale] (tulip) | Tags: beautiful, brilliant, cherry, citrus, crisp, dry, fruit, golden, hazy, long finish, mold, resin
Beer Style: Brewed beyond any known category
Hop Variety: Sterling
Malt Variety: Two-row barley, Belgian wheat
OG: 1.064 Alcohol By Volume: 7.68 IBU’s: 19.2
Color: Hazy Sunset
originally posted at: http://www.averybrewing.com/BigBeers/seasonal/AnniversaryAleFifteen
Avery Fifteen is a golden bodied, white headed farmhouse style brewed with figs, hibiscus flowers, and white pepper. Funky, fruity, sour, and bitter, it is a surprising ale with a fantastic and generous dark finish.
Filed under: Lost Abbey, Saison [farmhouse ale] (tulip) | Tags: beautiful, citrus, crisp, fruit, golden, hazy, mold, orange, sweet, wheat
Aroma: peaches, fruit, hayfield, dirt, dust. Inviting, flowery aroma.
Visuals: Beautiful packaging, though I feel similarly about religious iconography on my beer as I do about fish. I’d rather not see it right there, in particular. Hazy golden sunset, with a bright white cloud of a head. Lace is intricate.
Taste: A very nicely done saison — tea, some spice, cloves, but what really sets this apart is the rather hoppy finish and depth. Some corn and wheat, but heavier than most of the saisons I’ve tried, which is a good thing as far as I’m concerned.
Palate: Beginning is sweet and malty, middle is darker, and dries quickly, with a slightly bitter finish that lasts for about half a minute. A very nice example.
Overall: This was my first ever Lost Abbey brew, but it certainly won’t be my last. If they can make a very enjoyable saison, I believe they can do just about anything.
Filed under: Saison [farmhouse ale] (tulip), Weyerbacher | Tags: barley, brilliant at first pour, corn, crisp finish, delicious, dust, flowery, hay, hazy after, light, little hops, loose lace, mold, nice, orange, pale, rice, silky, smooth, subtle, sunset at harvest, tea, unbalanced, wacky label, wheat, wispy head stays
Style and Glass: Saison, Tulip; flute
ABV, Volume & Calories: 6.2 % in 22 fl oz. estimated at 300 C
Purchased at: Canal’s Lawrenceville, NJ for $1.66
Aroma: nice, flowery, wheat, rice, hay, dust, mold, field, grass.
Visuals: wacky label, sunset at harvest, pale, orange, brilliant at first pour, hazy after, wispy head stays, loose lace.
Taste: unbalanced, corn, barley, rice, little hops, subtle, delicious.
Palate: silky, smooth, tea, light, crisp finish.
Overall: A very nice light saison. I’ve had it a few times now, and I enjoy it. I prefer stronger brews, but this is a nice, lighter session brew. Unbelievable value for the price.
Filed under: DuPont, Saison [farmhouse ale] (tulip) | Tags: alcohol, brilliant, clear, fields, fine lace, golden, hay, high craft, high quality, long malty finish, low hops, low malt, low strength, nice, okay design, rain, smooth texture, thin white head, very well balanced, wheat
ABV, Volume & Calories: 6.5 % in 12.7fl oz. estimated at 150 C
Purchased at: Canal’s Burlington, NJ for $3.79 after discount
Aroma: nice, hay, fields, wheat, rain, alcohol. 8 out of 10.
Visuals: okay design, brilliant, golden, clear, thin white head, fine lace. 5 out of 5.
Taste: very well balanced, low malt, low hops, low strength, high craft. 8 out of 10.
Palate: high quality, smooth texture, long malty finish. 4 out of 5.
Overall: A very nicely craftedfarmhouse ale — perhaps the best, I’d have it again, not nearly a favorite, medium value, high craft. 16 out of 20.
Filed under: North Coast, Saison [farmhouse ale] (tulip) | Tags: a bit wet, apple, best lace ever, bright white, bubbly, champagne, chemical finish, cherry, foamy, foamy lace, golden, grape, highly carbonated, licorice, medium craft, medium finish, persistent head, slightly cloudy, soapy, surf, thick
ABV, Volume & Calories: 7.3 % in 16.9 fl oz. estimated at 200 C
Purchased at: Canal’s in Burlington, NJ (thanks for the ladder walk, Mike) for $7.12
Aroma: champagne, apple, soapy, licorice. 8 out of 10.
Visuals: slightly cloudy, golden, bright white, persistent head, thick, foamy lace, best lace ever. 5 out of 5.
Taste: apple, cherry, grape, chemical finish, a bit wet, medium craft. 7 out of 10.
Palate: foamy, surf, bubbly, highly carbonated, medium finish. 4 out of 5.
Overall: Visually appealing. Rather chemical finish, and a bit soapy. I would not seek it out again, though it was not bad. It seemed a bit more commercial than craft. 16 out of 20.