otakuden (1704) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky browns which eventually settle into a deep mahogany under a khaki head which fades into a broken film with a thick collar. Swirls with a bit of lace.
Yeasty brown whole grain breads followed by fine European chocolate. Pumpkin spice along the sides – nutmeg especially. Chocolate covered maraschino cherries in the middle. Moist raisin bread. Pumpernickel crust in the back.
Bready, yeasty, chewy terroir in a glass. Prunes and dates and maraschino in the finish. Tickles my tastebuds. Rustic essence permeates each quaff with old forests, ancient earth, and red wine soaked barrels from a time long past where ships ruled the seas. Leather in the back. My parched mouth thirsts for more which I duly indulge. Leaves the colors of Fall crackle. Plums and purple grapes, more skin then flesh. Full bodied chewy mouthfeel of freshly baked all natural whole grain breads. Nutty. Funkalicious. Terroirtastic. Chocolate is a ghostly whisper which weaves in an out, sometimes there and sometimes not.
Talk about quaffing complexity. Wow! The Saison Brune is probably one of the best beers I have had the pleasure of trying from Tequesta Brewing Co. I sincerely hope Matt brews this again because there is a growler or three with my name on it.
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hopscotch (8250) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft… Cloudy deep copper ale with a small, creamy, white head. Decent retention. The bouquet delivers notes of dark-roast grain, clove, cinnamon and caramel. Medium-bodied with prickly carbonation. The flavor is spicy, quite hoppy – well-bittered for a saison – and flanked by a modest clove phenol. Crisp, bitter zippy hop finish.