Saison Collabo – Oshlag / Shelton

Saison, 6.5%, de Montréal, Québec.

Saison, 6.5%, from Montreal, Québec.
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5 = 3.51/5

Hazy golden color with strong activity. Deep cloudy with the yeast drop. Thick foamy and creamy beige 3-4 finger head, lasting around 15 minutes, with average legs and a decent swirl reaction. Flavors of mangos, peach, grapefruits, wild berries, wheat, sweet grains, Wild yeast, and floral hops. Oily medium body with prickly and crispy carbonation. Strong strength finish, dry and quite sour, a notch too acidic. Notes of flowers and straw, but not much Saison like bardyard feel, very subtle. More fruity, slightly tropical, and sour like a Berliner Weisse from an almost candy like effect. I don’t really enjoy that kind of tart sourness, even less when it ends without a proper malt/hops/barrel sensation, so it’s a bit harsh on the throat. The sour queen like it so it passes that test. Lacks a little balance and still some complexity. The freshness is passable. The body is a bit thin and dull. Interesting cross between Saison and Berliner/Lambic. Overall good quality craft.