Saison IPA, 6.8%, de L’Étang-du-Nord, Îles de la Madeleine.
Saison IPA, 6.8%, from L’Étang-du-Nord, Îles de la Madeleine.
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25 = 4.3/5
Hazy dark straw color, moderate activity, with a fine mist of yeast. Thick foamy and frothy white 3-4 finger island head, lasting around 10-15 minutes, with a bit of legs, and good lacing. Flavors of lemon, grapefruits, mangos, light pineapples, sweet grains, wheat, soft cheese, wild brett yeast, floral spices. Sweet tropical fruits, moderately bitter with dry hops. Oily and silky medium to full body with crispy carbonation. Medium to strong strength finish, slightly dry, straw and hay feel, grassy noble hops, sharp bitter yeast, soft clove and peppercorn. Belgian yeast with German hops, fits well and feel complex. My bottle was a little old, from august 2016, probably with some attenuated hops. Although it’s very well balanced with the matured wild yeast. The smell is a deep bard yard feel, similar to an armpit, but strangely attractive. Quite delicious and highly drinkable. The hops are not aggressive, very flowery and lagered. The body gets a bit thin, but still remains smooth enough. Solid brett IPA, overall excellent quality craft.