Double Mountain Lulu Saison
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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 39   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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Lulu was brewed in honor of the arrival of brewer Kyle’s second daughter, Love (pronounced “lou-vay”), and is the second in a limited series. This beer blushes with additions of hibiscus, pink peppercorn, and pink rosebuds. An earthen tartness mingles with floral and tangerine aromas, and a slight warming at the back of the mouth rounds out this saison. It’s good to meet you LuLu, welcome to the family!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (9998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Draft at the source. Hazy golden amber color, thick white head. Aroma of fresh hay. Taste is black pepper, wet straw, lemon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6031) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Draught @ Brouwer’s Café:   Fiery amber, moderate to large frothy white head, fairly nice lacing.   Spicy pink peppercorn nose, hibiscus, perhaps a little rose petals.   Mainly peppercorns... cant tell if its floral or wheaty, barnish... dominates for this Saison.   Spicy on the tongue, pink and green peppercorn, even a little black pepper.   I can see hibiscus, perhaps the rosebuds.   The Saison is not really detectable as this one is a spiced ale first, perhaps Saison second.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Feels good, a little chewy, but its all about the spices.   Finishes.... spicy, just as it started.   As it warms it gets to be a little medicinal and artificial in its spices.   Very interesting to say the least!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
3fourths (7803) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Draft at GABF 2013. Lightly hazed just-darkened gold body with a short head. Straightforward nose of peppercorn and soap and rose hips. I know that sounds like just repeating the ingredients in the description, but I took these notes on my phone inside the festival and said both peppercorn and rose for this beer as descriptors without knowing they were actually ingredients. I just ran up and got a sample and jumped back out of the way a few times. I didn’t pick out hibiscus but for me it’s probably wrapped up in my perception of rose. So there’s some makeup powder / cosmetics notes too, yeast chalkiness. Pale and amber malt flavor profile is simple but clean, sweetness about medium for American styles, there’s a lingering green leafy basil quality and the malt tends to get a little chewy / syrupy in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Draught. Cloudy yellow pour with thick head. Aroma is floral with a tropical note. Flavour is spicy with a pronounced pepper finish. Good on a sunny day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Imaena (1703) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Draught. This is an odd bird of a saison. Its not bad but its also not stylistically typical. Some odd flavours going on here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maekchu (1777) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 10, 2013
Draught at the brewery in Hood River. Nose has rust and tropical notes.Clear copper color. Tart and flowery initial, lots of sugary notes / mid is mostly a lemony tinge across the tongue / fina has a flourish of tropical fruits. Doesn’t seem peppery. Medium body, also tongue grabbing. An interesting take on the style. Unusual.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Homer321 (1012) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2013
Sweet malt character with a touch of pepper. A very full mouthfeel with noticeable alcohol. I was expecting a slightly funky or more flavorful beer. Spices are masked and muddled. ---Rated via intercellular device

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1031) - Oregon, USA - JUL 19, 2013
On draught at Horse Brass Pub. Light golden amber, almost with a tinge of pink. Aroma is slight yeast with floral and fruit notes. Flavor is farmhouse with light flower and honey notes. Peppercorn is hardly noticeable, not much spice. Nice saison overall.

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