Review: The Rare Barrel Roads Diverge | Craft Beer & Brewing
The Rare Barrel Roads Diverge
84 out of 100

Style: Mixed Fermentation Farmhouse ale

ABV: 6.3 IBU: 14

Aroma: 10
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 17
Mouthfeel: 4

The Rare Barrel Roads Diverge

What the brewers say

“Fermented with a mixed culture, this tart saison is delicate in aroma and flavor, soft in texture and acidity, and showcases notes of pink peppercorn, grass, and lemon rind.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Frozen lemonade with a hint of pineapple and orange. Clean, lemon, Lacto. Brief whiff of sulfur that blows off and opens up into an earthy lemon mint or lemongrass note. As it sits, that lemon note morphs into a bit of stale locker-room funk.”

Flavor: “The flavor mirrors the aroma. Creamy lemon candy with a distinct tartness that accentuates the lemon for a mildly puckering effect. Finishes dry despite the perceived sweetness up front. Tartness lingers on the tongue as the flavors fade.”

Overall: “Enjoyable initially, but drink quickly as it starts stronger than it finishes. Refreshingly clean and bright on first sip, but takes on a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde–like transformation as it warms.”



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