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Destihl Saison De Ruisseau with Orange Zest & Honey

Destihl Saison De Ruisseau with Orange Zest & Honey
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RATINGS: 2   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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This Belgian-style Saison is golden in color, light in body and medium-low in malt aroma. Fruity esters dominate the aroma, while hop character, complex alcohols, herbs, spices and even clove and smoke-like phenolics from our Saison yeast strain are evident in the overall balanced beer. Malt flavor is low but provides foundation for the overall balance. Hop bitterness is moderate, carbonation is high and the spice of coriander added to the brew is evident. A small amount of sour or acidic flavors is in balance with the other components.

This version was aged on orange zest and with honey added and served via cask.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcr (2112) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Cask. Amber body with a short, off-white head.Aroma of bread, toasted grain, honey, orange, apple, spice. The flavor is moderately to heavily sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, soft carbonation. Taste of sweet cider with some tartness in the finish. Apple and spice along with hints of orange, honey. Sweeter and more flavorful than the Saison De Ruisseau. Far less dry than a classic saison, but a good drinking beer. Enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheAlum (5205) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Cask pour on tap at Destihl’s 1st Barrel And Firkin Fest (Normal, IL). Pours a rich well hazed deeper orange amber pour, healthy glow, good haze, with deeper frothy offwhite head that dies to some thicker ring, laces ok overall. Aromas are sweeter and zesty, bready and pale malts, touches of honey, orange, and gentle yeast. Sticky sweet elements, dough, and honey, and orange. Touch of yeasty spice, apples and pear. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied, with some mellow dryness, spice up front. Touches of honey, orange, and gentle citrus grows into front and middle. Touch of honey, fruity apple and pear, gentle bready malts. Gentle spice, dryness, and straw into middle and backend/finish. Offering some interesting balance, good flavors, albeit a touch sweet for me personally at times. Orange zest adds some life, some good flavors. A touch sweet at times but backend wins me back. Gentle carbonation and yeasty elements give some good play. Nice.


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