Formerly brewed at Enlightenment Ales
Style: Saison
Everett, Massachusetts USA
Serve in Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - SEP 3, 2013
From a bottle. A nice cloudy golden body with a white head that seemed to have good retention and great lace. Aroma had a nice mix of yeast and hops. Nice doughy and estery notes a little bit of banana. Hops seemed to have a blend of floral, grapefruit and a mild bit of pine. Flavor seemed to have great balance with hops and yeast, malts seemed slightly toasted and they took a back seat to the other flavors. Nice in the finish.

ClarkVV (6962) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 30, 2017
750mL bottle, batch 20, drunk 12/19/16.
Lightly gushing, pouring a deep maize-golden body, good clarity, leaving the sediment behind. Large white head is well-retained.
The nose smells strongly of honey mixed in with light hay, grass, herbs and soft, mineral-rich yeast influences. Enlightenment/Idle Hands has a great Belgian yeast character showing no banana or bubble gum and full of black pepper and mellow fruits and this one is no exception. This definitely has a lot of age on it and it even sat warm on the shelf. It’s impressive that all you get from the oxidation is just nuanced honey, which adds a good layer of complexity and doesn’t disrupt the beer at all.
In the mouth, it’s nicely dry but with succulent malts still adding a soft texture. Honey flavor, be it from the oxidation and/or clean malts is delightful and works well with the peppery phenols and soft, rustic character of the beer. Grass, herbs, fruity esters and tight carbonation make for a very drinkable experience. Excited for Ben’s return.

Ktwse (5671) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2015
Pours murky golden with low white head. Aroma of spices, citrus, funk, earth and light honey. Taste is peppery and sweet with a light citrus finish. Light, smooth body with average carbonation.

ScipioA (405) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Pours a slightly hazed gold with a large off-white head that sticks around as long as the beer does. Smells like all sorts of tasty Belgian yeast byproducts along with bread spices. Sadly this doesn’t come together perfectly when when you actually drink it. There’s an intensely herbal and bitter flavor from both the yeast and the hops, none of the soft subtle flavors you’d want in either a good saison or a dry-hopped ipa. On the plus side there is a subtle citrus hop presence, and the aftertaste is spicy saision. Frothy mouthfeel is nice, but it just doesn’t taste good.

Reynolds314 (3472) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Light hoppy crisp drinkable saison. Really simple charming and great. This brewer is killing it.

fonefan (52351) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2014

Bottle 750ml. @ [ Pre-Borefts Ratebeer Gathering ] @ ABCBeers, Korte Koediefstraat 5, The Hague, Netherlands 2511CE.

[ As Enlightenment Illumination Farmhouse IPA ].
Unclear medium orange yellow color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, grass, moderate to heavy yeasty, saison yeast, funky notes. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, saison yeast, funky notes. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20140925]

gEUS (1637) - Linden, BELGIUM - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle shared at pre-BBF’14 tating at ABC Beers, Den Haag. Pours light yellow. Nose of saison yeast, some brett as well. Light body, slight bitterness

BOLTZ7555 (3028) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 29, 2014
10 karat brew with ample carbonation and a nice ivory cap. Hay, grassiness, lemony funk, bright citrus, and yeast. Medium mouthfeel. Refreshing for a hot Arizona summer day but nothing that I’d feel the need to return to.

kraddel (9335) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2014
Bottle at pre-borefts tasting . Thnx to Dan for trading me this one . Pours fuzzy blonde, big white head . Smell is sweet, funky . Taste is bitter , funky , brett , oak , bitter . OK

deanso (10277) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - SEP 25, 2014
bottle shared @ Pre Borefts tasting Thin white head. Cloudy blond pour. A decent saison.

sic1314 (4773) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2014
Poured hazy light yellow with a frothy off white head. Aroma of sweet citrus and light saison yeast. Light body, flavour is lightly sweet, medium saison yeast.

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