Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Review: Funky Dark Saison
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.
Flavor: Spicey, barnyard, & funk. Lost are the figs and orange peel.
Mouth: 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.
Overall: It's good, funky, of my 2 funky beers it's the best. I hope to make better down the line.