Smuttlabs Kisses & Kittens
What the brewers say
"Petite saison with coriander and orange peel fermented in oak with Brett."
What our panel thought
Aroma: "Fantastic fruit bomb with Brett funk and a nice spice character. Floral and a little citrusy with notes of peach, apple juice, green tea, sweet tangerine, and earthy Brett."
Flavor: "Low malt complexity but a wonderful tartness that lingers from start to fnish. Big carbonation helps bright up fruit flavors. Finish is extremely dry and refreshing. Moderately strong cherry, blackberry, and blueberry. Light acidity gives it a crisp refreshing finish and the earthy notes gives it some interesting complexity."
Overall: Loved thie beer--tart, fruity and refreshing with complex acidity and big notes of tropical fruit and citrus. This beer is refreshing and tart yet clean and crisp in execution. The blend of different berry characters takes it in a different direction than the typical citrus of this style. Very light and refreshing, just young. Could use a touch more carbonation to complement the crisp tartness. Great earthiness and just a touch of Brett. I enjoyed this one."
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