Monday, August 31, 2009

Boulevard Saison

One of the latest of Boulevards Smokestack series to make it to our great state is this outstanding Saison. In fact I believe this has me trying all of their series at least all the ones that are in this state. Hopefully we'll get more including their Brett version of this beer.
The Beer: This Saison weighs in at 6.2% relatively light compared to others from their special series. It pours a pale golden straw color with at hick frothy bright white head of foam. The nose is biscuity and pale malts, white pepper, yeast, fruit, peaches, and a bit of earthy hay. The mouthfeel is bright and effervescent. Notes of white pepper, pale malts, lavender, yeast, candied sugar, some honey, peaches, and just a bit of lemon zest. Refreshing, tart, and tangy all come to mind with just a bit of sourness, not over powering barnyness, but an underlying sense of things. The finish is dry and crisp with a cereal graininess. The finish almost reminds of a Fino Sherry. A great beer that gets a B+ from me. Here's what the folks at BA had to say.

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