muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 23, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught pint at the brewpub, February 2007. It pours a hazy, bright gold-yellow with a bit of lasting head (damn these pint glasses!)....orangepeel is the first whiff, then white pepper, coriander and very vague hints of ginger show up to color the expressive, lightly earthy and pungent nose....very, very dry on the tongue, highly carbonated, chalky-mineralic towards the finish, very light dried orange husk notes....with a few minutes’ warmth, enough sweetness arrives at the finish to mute the dry earthy attack and keep the hardness in check...very well done, very authentic dry saison, though there’s nothing really exciting about it.