New Belgium Lost Abbey Brett Beer Review

New Belgium Lost Abbey Brett BeerAmerican Wild Ale [Type 9] 7.5% ABV

New Belgium's Lips of Faith series is my favorite special line of craft beer. I have more favorites from this line than any other. Clutch. Grand Cru Abbey. Dunkel Weiss. Biere de Mars. You can add Brett Beer to the list. This is a really fun beer, it has a flavor unlike anything else I have ever tried. The wild Brettanomyces yeast in this beer gives it flavors of papaya and pineapple! Such a thing! The beer itself is a hazy orange, pouring with a short fluffy head. The hops are subdued, giving the tropical fruits full play. This gives the beer a sweetness, but not an overpowering sweetness. I bought another one of these for the Magistra shortly afterwards, because this beer was so much fun, I couldn't leave it alone. The flavor profile is distinctive.

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W12 Dark Saison Review

Widmer Brothers W12 Dark Saison

Saison [Type 9] 5.5% ABV

The saison is the original seasonal beer, brewed to refresh thirsty farmworkers in Wallonia. Most modern examples are a bit sour and musty, and this one is those, all in a good way. It has some spice, a bit of bite. I wouldn't drink this just after working in the sun all morning, but it is nice for relaxing in the evening. The beer mellows a bit on the finish. The spice lingers a bit, but a sweet caramel comes through. I really like this one. Good job, Widmer Brothers.

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Left Coast Boardwalk Saison Ale Review

Left Coast Boardwalk Saison

Saison [Type 9] 7.8% ABV

An OK saison. Pretty musty, heavy, plenty of alcohol. Not the best I've ever had, but I'm not sorry I had one. Thanks Owen!

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The pic is pretty fuzzy, I'm still working on this, and I forgot to color in the rating. I would give this one five beers.

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Samuel Adams Rustic Saison Review

Samuel Adams Rustic Saison

Belgian Farmhouse (Saison) [Type 9] 4.35% ABV

A clear, golden ale with a soft fruity and yeasty nose. The Saison style is a summer beer brewed with great variety, following traditional methods of brewing in Wallonia. They tend to be a little sour, but not overwhelmingly so. Since they were meant to be stored until summer, they tend to have a stronger hop element.

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A good summer beer. Light and refreshing, a little sour and a little spicy. Nice for sitting on the veranda in the afternoon.

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