Style: Saison

ABV: 5.6

Aroma: 10
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 17
Mouthfeel: 4

Breakside Brewery Belly Laugh

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What the brewers say

“Belly Laugh is a traditional saison brewed with a French farmhouse yeast, triticale (wheat/rye) malt, and a touch of elderfower and grains of paradise. Very dry, bright, and highly carbonated!”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Big pale malt aroma with a slight hay sweetness. Fruity esters of lemon and pear are light and clean. Medium hops aroma—slight white pepper, orange zest, fresh-baked bread. Lemongrass up front with a spicy note and a touch of earthy horse blanket.”

Flavor: “Malt sweetness is evident but restrained. Lemon and citrus hops flavor with some balanced earthy spiciness. Citrus esters and bready malt are light but very refreshing. Spicy note toward the end of the sip plays with the carbonation, but the carbonation creates the bitterness.”

Overall: “Overall, a clean and fruity example of the style. The apple and pear really shine through this one and are very refreshing. Very good beer. Might suggest a lower level of carbonation to let the middle and back flavors linger more. Very nice refreshing lighter saison with orange and bready yeast character, dry finish, and huge carbonation.”

What our editors thought



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