Style: Mixed Fermentation Saison
Beachwood Blendery Propagation Series 128
What the brewers say
“Ale with spelt, Brettanomyces, and Mosaic hops. Fermented with a blend of Saccharomyces and Brettanomyces in stainless-steel, aged for a short time, then dry hopped with Mosaic hops.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Moderate passion fruit and peach notes up front with light white peppery spiciness. Juicy hops blend into fruity esters with a bit of barnyard funk. Hoppy, earthy, lemon, and a hint of Brett.”
Flavor: “Juicy peach and passion fruit meet earthy Brett funk. Light tartness throughout with a bit of bitterness in the finish. Creamy consistency with a dry finish and pleasant effervescence. A bit of herbal hops in the background. Some apricot and lemon esters balanced with spicy phenolics and a bit of barnyard, leather funk.”
Overall: “Big fruity peach notes with a rather dry finish. Dryness and high carbonation make this very crushable. A unique and complex example of the style with a nice expression of subtle Brett complexity and a confident sense of balance. Only gripe would be the slightly thin body, but otherwise, nearly flawless.”
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