Name: Saison De Lente
Brewery: The Bruery website
Region: Placentia, California
ABV: 6.5% Abv
How served: 750 ml capped bottle poured into The Bruery tulip.
My Overall Opinion: Very Good.
I paired this beer with: Rotisserie lemon pepper chicken. This was a very good pairing.
Tasted on: Monday January 17th, 2011
Note: This beer poured an opaque golden color with a very large 3 finger fluffy white head leaving a thick lacing on the glass. The nose was mildly funky with hints of grapefruit. The taste starts off dry and only mild funkiness was tasted. The middle of the taste was of spices and grapefruit rid and then ended very dry. The mouthfeel was light to medium bodied with a high level of carbonation. The drinkability was very good and like the label states, is ideal for drinking in warmer weather. Overall this is a very pleasant saison and I enjoyed it as it warmed and got a bit more funky. Even though I have had many other saison I like better than this one, I’ll still buy it again. Worthy of a try.
On the Label: Belgian-Style Saison Ale. Golden in color with a fresh hoppiness and a wild and rustic Brettanomyces character, this saison of Spring is perfect for warmer weather and Easter celebrations. Our Spring Saison will evolve over time; clean and hoppy when fresh, and drier with earthy, wild notes when aged up to two years. Best stored and cellared around 55° F (13° C) in a dark place. Ideal serving temperature is 50° F (10° C). Please pour carefully, leaving the yeast sediment behind in the bottle. Best served in a tulip or wine glass.
From their website: Our Spring Saison is light blonde in color with a fresh hoppiness and a wild and rustic Brettanomyces character. Lighter in color and alcohol than our Saison Rue, yet equally complex in its own way. Perfect for warmer weather and Spring celebrations.
ABV: 6.5%, IBU: 35, SRM: 4, Release: March – May
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