5 Seasons North Coltrane Belgian Ale

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Formerly brewed at 5 Seasons North
Style: Belgian Ale
Alpharetta, Georgia USA


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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   ABV: -
The new release in the Serenade Series, this beer was inspired by the music of John Coltrane, the greatest jazz musician of all-time. Among other things, it was brewed with quinoa, raisins and rosemary. (The rosemary comes from a local, organic Alpharetta farm where we take the spent grain from the brewing process to be composted.) It was fermented with a Belgian Trappist yeast which adds deep fruit notes and spicy flavors. The music of John Coltrane serenaded the yeast the entire six weeks the beer spent in the fermentation tank which made it extra funky! The yeast was particularly fond of A Love Supreme, Chim Chim Cheree and A Few of my Favorite Things.)

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aracauna (3731) - Georgia, USA - JUN 23, 2010
I had a glass of an aged version of this aged for 2.5 years by the brewer. Very interesting beer. The age is starting to show, but it was still drinkable enough that my wife ordered one when she tasted mine. Nice touch of faint roastiness at the end, but most of it is herbal and funky yeast and dried fruit. Tasty beer.

badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 22, 2010
Hazy deep orange red with no head. Cola stone fruit and alcohol aroma. Sweet chocolate caramel stone fruit vanilla cola and alcohol taste with a silky palate.

Dickinsonbeer (5073) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2009
Tap at 5 seasons north. Pours a deep hazy brown amber highlights and a thin lasting head Aroma is strangely phenolic- yeasty, deep crystal malts, caramel and a distinct acetaldehyde green apple character which was slightly off putting. Green apple is more subtle in the flavor and give s way to other fruity esters in the flavor as it warms- nutty toasty, dark chocolate, and lots of caramel- good fruitiness- dried candy fruits like yellow/green raisins, and pears along with nice phenolic spices the more it warms up in the glass. Mostly smooth and a good long lasting finish. Nice.

kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 07/12/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Words: primary

huge fruity aroma with touches of banana and raison balanced with lots of spicy floral notes, lots of dark fruit flavor, gritty brown sugar sweetness, balance with no appparent bitterness,
-------- /> Date: 08/02/2007
Mode: draft
Source: brewpub

opaque dark brown with a red hue, fine beige head, sweet fruity and spicy aroma, lots of herbal flavor on a sweet fruity malt base, dark caramel and brown sugar hiding behing the fruit, the herbs rule this beer

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **4

ChainGangGuy (4949) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 26, 2007
Appearance: Pours a darkened brown body with garnet-hued edges and a thin beige head. Smell: Mild, malty aroma with a nice fruitiness and hints of warmed Zeeuwsche Boerin syrup (just trust me on that last one). Taste: Dark candy sugar sweetness rounded out by a distinct raisiny fruitiness, a faint hint of chocolate, and a light spiciness. All the while there’s a mild tartness to it. Finishes semi-sweet with a zip from the alcohol. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Light carbonation. Delightfully warming. Slight stickiness to the mouthfeel. Drinkability: Purportedly brewed with raisins, quinoa and rosemary. Without a doubt, I picked up on the raisins, but totally dropped the ball on the rosemary and quinoa (which I’ve always found to be rather bland).

unclemattie (4406) - Georgia, USA - AUG 20, 2007
Tap at the 5SN. DARK! I did not expect a beer this dark. Tons of dark fruits, sweetness, and goodness. Hints of rosemary are definitly in this extremely dense flavored Belgian Ale. This is the Best Belgian Style Ale ever! It jazzed my rocks.

craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 14, 2007
on tap at 5 season north. very strong sense and taste of banana. dark red color ... small head. Kind of thin for a belgian ale... could be better... but still tasty.

PorterPounder (8393) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2007
On tap at the brewpub in Alpharetta. Dark copper pour, thin, of white head. Sweet, malty aroma, hints of candied sugar. Flavor has some sweet sugary notes as well, hints of dates, some chocolate. Thickish mouthfeel. good alcohol burn in the finish. Overall, solid.

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