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Against the Grain We Spelt It Wrong

Against the Grain We Spelt It Wrong
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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed in conjunction with Josh Halfbright from Flat 12 Bierworks, this hoppy saison is brewed with a generous addition of Spelt, a hexaploid of wheat. It was a European staple in the Bronze Age. A generous addition of Pacific Jade and Nelson Sauvin hops pair very well with the wild, fruity, farmhouse notes brought out by the French Farmhouse Saison yeast strain. A high attenuation along with plenty of simple sugars yield a dry, mildly tart, fruity, earthy, hoppy, complex beer. Drink it up!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (7702) - Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Noticeable spelt, it is bready, earthy, musty, very grain-focused with a nice crisp finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (3050) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2013
On tap
This was a special tap in Bloomington with one of my favorite breweries involved. Anything that has Against the Grain’s participation gets my seal of approval. This is an all around winner that I hope makes it beyond the area between Indianapolis and Louisville.

Aroma / Appearance - The golden base is cloudy with a deep and mysterious presence. The white fringe of head is clean like pristine snow. Musty books, fruit, and warm oatmeal grains blend into a very inviting bouquet.

Flavor / Palate - The sweet texture coats the tongue after just a few sips. The dry creaminess of a saison is accented in the finish. Rye and peaches combine to make me wish I’d ordered another. Still, with the selection at The Tap there were plenty of other choices just as good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
allfreej (552) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 25, 2013
On tap at AtG. Slightly cloudy dark honey-colored pour with a fine white head. Nice amount of lacing. Nose is bright and fruity (yeast) with some citrus hop notes. Flavor is lemony, citrusy hop and a fairly substantial caramel malt backbone to balance. A very dry, though not astringent finish. Medium mouthfeel. Very nice carbonation level. A really nice, dry, and pleasingly hoppy Saison. Really good stuff from my favorite brewer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy from my iPad.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3506) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a cloudy light brown with a thick white head. Aroma of sweet flowers, lemon, melon rind, perfume. Flavor of sweet fruits and floral hops with bitterness, peppery spices, and caramel malt in the finish. An interesting saison- it has a slight funk to it as well as bitter hopping and spices. Very tasty, dry, and refreshing. 8/4/8/4/14 (3.8/5)

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hombrepalo (1838) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2013
Sampler at the brewpub. Sweet, honeylike flavor, some orange/citrus, not much hop, kind of dry/bitter with a good bit of carbonation. Smooth & easy to drink, but not a whole lot here.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmongoose (1360) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 9, 2013
had as part of the sampler. a yellowish color with white head. nice crisp clean aroma and flavor. i thought it would have been a bit hoppier but then the flavor of a saison kicked in and i thought no need for hops i like the way it flows. very nice flavor slightly fruity, well balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NachlamSie (2794) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2013
Chalice at the brewpub. Pours a cloudy orange with a white head. Aroma is woody and yeasty, not a whole lot of pungent hops. It’s cheesy with a little funk. The flavor has a reasonable bite, finish is grassy and yeasty. Mild notes of bubblegum creep into the picture. Gets a little sticky after awhile. Decent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (7841) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 6, 2013
Draft. Musty lemon and grainy wheat malt aroma. Cloudy golden yellow with large head. Musty sweet lemon malt flavor. Moderately bitter herbal finish. Very nice. Glad that Spelt has made it to the US - really enjoy the flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3219) - Panama City, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2013
Draft at Main location. I know absolutely nothing about spelt but this was a fairly straight-forward saison. Well made, earthy, and true to type.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ContemplateBeer (1553) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 6, 2013
Aroma of moderate cheesecloth, white grape, light honey and floral notes. Appearance is translucent royal gold with sticky white head. Flavor is cheesy, herbal, white-grapey with a very dry finish. Palate is medium, creamy and very soft. Well done.


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