Review: Ecliptic Brewing/Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Sagitarrius B2N | Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine
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Ecliptic Brewing/Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Sagitarrius B2N
98 out of 100
Ecliptic Brewing/Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Sagitarrius B2N

Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale

ABV: 7.0

98/100
Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 5

Ecliptic Brewing/Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Sagitarrius B2N

What the brewers say

“Saggitarius B2N is a saison brewed with hibiscus, grapefruit, and lemon juice and dry-hopped with Amarillo hops.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “All the prototypical saison flavors, but heightened—strong citrus, floral, and peppery character plus a touch of grapefruit pith/peel and a bit of pink Szechuan peppercorn. The grapefruit and lemon are hard to pick up as they can easily be confused with the saison ester character.”

Flavor: “Similar to the aroma, all the expected saison flavors are present but slightly enhanced—black pepper, lemon, a bit of banana. A nice citrus-rind character. The peppery character is well situated to counterbalance all the other esters. Body is dry, but I wouldn’t complain if it were drier. ”

Overall: “The grapefruit and lemon notes with a touch of pith/marmalade bitterness were quite pleasant, and then this floral note popped in every once in a while to say, ‘Hi.’ It’s like a saison that got the Instagram filter treatment—a traditional beer with the contrast cranked up and a nice patina filter added to make it feel sexier. Could drink this all summer long.”

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