Review: Saint Benjamin De Cave | Craft Beer & Brewing

Style: Mixed Fermentation Farmhouse ale

ABV: 7.0 IBU: 14

Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 4

Saint Benjamin De Cave

What the brewers say

“This bière de garde spent 9 months aging in oak barrels. Each year, we set aside a small portion of our Carriers Bière de Garde and age it in wine barrels with a blend of wild yeasts. In that time, the beer takes on a mild tartness and aromas of stone fruit and dried figs.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Apple, vanilla, oak, and a combination of spicy phenols and alcohol. Very apple pie–like. There’s also caramel and toasty malt. Slight earthy hops, slight tartness, woody Brett. Some notes of clean barn, dry hay.”

Flavor: “Very much apple pie still. Moderately low sweetness into moderately high acidity that fades into a dry but light boozy finish. Caramel malt, aged/earthy hops. Slight funk/tartness.”

Overall: “Like apple pie with vanilla ice cream and boozy caramel sauce. Medium wild funk keeps this beer interesting. Tasty beer!”



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