Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Review: Funky Dark Saison

Dark Brett Saison w/ Candied Figs, Star Anise, Cinnamon & Sweet Orange Peel

Appearance: Brown & clear. The french saison strain and brettanomyces really cleared this up. In the pilsner glass the beer really has many shades of brown.

Aroma: Bring on the funk! Spicy. I can smell the anise and the dark grains.

Spicey, barnyard, & funk. Lost are the figs and orange peel.

The mouth-feel is good, the saison yeast really prevents it from being too dry. Saison yeast produces a chemical that increases mouth-feel while drying a beer. This works well in sours to keep them from thinning too much, IMO. Carbonation is a bit prickly and the spice lingers.

It's good, funky, of my 2 funky beers it's the best. I hope to make better down the line.

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