- ABV: 7.6%, Style: Saison
- Brewed in Brooklyn, NY, USA
- Best before ? (No date on bottle)
- Served: 650ml bottle poured into an Achel chalice
- £14 from Font Manchester
I’ve been wanting to try this beer since I tried the Mikkeller single hop IPA Sorachi Ace last year. Font tweeted they’d got some bottles in so I had to dash and get one. Even with take-out discount, it worked out about £14 for a bottle.
This hobby ain’t cheap.
Look: Hazy, pale orange beer with lots of tight champagne-like bubbles rising. White head, not too dense. Only about one finger deep. I’ve also got to draw attention to the packaging as it bottle really is visually appealing. They’ve gone with an ace of diamonds card theme and it’s very attractive but again missing a best before date. I’m not sure this beer would age particularly well.
Aroma: Very lighty scented. Orange peel, grass and lemon blossom. Belgian yeast there too.
Taste: Starts slowly but builds into lemon blossom, biscuit malt and mild sourness. Finish ends quite neutral with a light hint of bitterness and residual alcohol.
Mouthfeel: Fizzy carbonation that clears the pallette as you drink it, but makes the beer feel a bit thin. A little drying.
Overall: Hides the alcohol really well but not really a beer I’m a huge fan of. The soft lemon flavours get rather cloying. Not really a full saison or a full pale ale. Glad I tried it, but I don’t think I’ll be trying it again. 3.5/5
- 11th December 2012, Sustainable Alcoholic