Review: Adelbert’s Brewery Philosophizer | Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine
logo
Adelbert’s Brewery Philosophizer
95 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.
Adelbert’s Brewery Philosophizer

Style: Saison

ABV: 7.8

95
Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 4

Adelbert’s Brewery Philosophizer

Print Shelf Talker

What the brewers say

“This smooth ale tastes citrusy with yeasty notes and a hint of peppery spice. Its dry finish and mild carbonation make it perfect for pairing.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “A nice, prominent yeast phenolic character of spice and peppercorn coupled with a malt sweetness and a pleasant amount of yeast fruitiness–citrus, orange, apple, pear, and a slight earthiness.”

Flavor: “A healthy amount of yeast phenolics up front, combined with a dose of fruity esters. Moderately sweet with a bit of tart in the middle but a borderline cloying sweetness carries into the finish. Nice clean dry finish due to the high carbonation. Slight tartness. Touch of orange, lemon, and some spicy notes. A bit bitter in the finish.”

Overall: “A wonderfully crafted saison that definitely leans more toward examples of stronger, heavier versions, but does so without losing its footing or balance. Very good—the only thing holding this beer back is bit too much malt sweetness throughout. This beer was full of flavor yet still really refreshing due to the high carbonation. Enjoyed it.”

Want to learn how we review?