Style: Brett Saison
Grand Teton Brewing Company Brett Saison
What the brewers say
“Aged in wine barrels for nine months. Dry-hopped. The live Brett and the generous amount of unique and flavorful hops make this a great beer to drink fresh.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Moderate fruity esters with pine and spicy hops layered on mild Brett tart notes and a hint of caramel malt sweetness. Tropical passion fruit, tangerine, and pineapple plus a bit of dank hops as it warms up.”
Flavor: “Big hops flavor with pine and earthy spiciness up front and a peach and raspberry ester flavor toward the end of the sip. Moderate creamy consistency and carbonation. Nice light acidity brightens the dry finish and keeps it very drinkable. Very citrus and tropical fruit-forward.”
Overall: “Big raspberry and stone-fruit notes with a moderate hops spiciness and flavor that we haven’t seen in the other beers. Very interesting. Almost a slight vanilla toward the end of the sip. This is unique and not your average saison. A nice complex yet approachable example of the style with some expressive Brett and well-executed tartness. Very enjoyable.”
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