In a blind tasting by BJCP trained experts, this beer rated


Libertine Brewing Company Rye Saison

Aroma: “Big Brett funk on the initial aroma with some nice citrus hops aroma that sits in the back. Slight white-grape ester with some funky wet blanket that play well together. Light malt sweetness.”

Flavor: “Earthy barnyard Brett with apple and slight minty spice. A bit of white pepper and peach. Tart throughout, with a dry finish and high carbonation. A sweetness hits up front with orange and lemon that follow with some nice Brett funk. A pepper-like spice helps to cut the sweetness. Big juicy apricot and lemon flavor with a fantastic tartness that carries all the way through. Medium hops flavor or grapefruit and lemon with a slight herbal peppery and spiciness of rye.”

Overall: “Complex blend of fruity, spicy, and funky—nothing dominates. Tart character and high carbonation make for a very crisp and refreshing beer. Complex and all the flavors from the malt, hops, and fermentation characteristics play well together.”