Style: Brett & Mixed Fermentation Saisons
Au Baron Brasserie Artisanate Cuvee de Jonquilles
What the brewers say
“Cuvée des Jonquilles has a strong affinity with the classic Belgian saison beers. Although described as a bière de garde, it is refreshingly well-hopped. It is also one of very few French beers that is bottle-conditioned."
What our panel thought
Aroma: “A pleasant yeast complexity that has everything I would expect for the style: peppercorn, lemongrass, overripe apple, pear. As the yeast flavors degas, a complex malt aroma emerges with light biscuit, soft bread crust, and a touch of mild caramel.”
Flavor: “Big mouth-filling carbonation, touch of apple, light pear, big apricot, big melanoidins, and light earthy bitterness. The yeast complexity acts as the focal point, with many different flavors working quite well together; peppercorn spice, apple, pear, lemongrass, floral notes. A restrained but needed hops bitterness gives a nice balance to the slight malt sweetness.”
Overall: “Lots of apricot/peach and touches of apple and pear throughout, with a malt backbone reminiscent of honey and flower and then just enough bitterness to balance, finishing dry, but not bone-dry. Lively and refreshing.”
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