Style: Brett Saison
The Commons Brewery Maybelle
What the brewers say
“A farmhouse ale aged in white-wine barrels with Brett.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Light lemon note. Slightly sweet maltiness. Hint of Brett funk. Some dark stone fruits and earthy notes. Pear and red apple esters with a hint of white pepper and a touch of malt sweetness.”
Flavor: “Sweet and sour notes up front with peach sweetness and a slight oak sour note. Light creamy consistency at the end with a nice peppery spiciness. Fruity sweet with a tart finish—almost with a touch of wood/oak. Medium body with a dry sour finish. Apple, pear, peach, apricot fruit character dominate up front that coupled with the malt sweetness gives a very sweet fruity character. Barnyard Brett in the background. Moderate sweet into strong sour that fades back into a low-to-moderately sweet finish.”
Overall: “Very drinkable. Nice fruity and funky aroma and flavor but a bit high on the acidity. I really enjoy the big stone-fruit flavors and the more subtle funk. Overall this beer is fairly sweet for a saison even though it’s enjoyable and very drinkable.”
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