Pure Project Madeline
What the brewers say
A blend of mixed-fermentation saisons aged in French oak barrels.
What our panel thought
Subdued, perfume-like aroma with light, nutty grain and lime zest. Flavor joins crackery malt with smashed lemons and light attic-dust on billowy carbonation that dissolves into a dry yet bright-and-tangy finish. Balanced. Grounded by an earthy quality that never gets muddy.
What our editors thought
Crisp tropical nose of passion fruit and guava collide with subtle black pepper. The sip bends tropical, projecting sweetness despite the beer’s dryness. Fruity acidity reinforces the theme, with a sharp hit that quickly fades in a broad tropical-fruit note. Big and intense.