Paradox Beer Heralded Nocturnes - Harvest Apple Saison


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Formerly brewed at Paradox Beer Company
Style: Saison
Divide, Colorado USA
Serve in Tulip


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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.11/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
For the Heralded Nocturnes project, we took a traditional grain recipe for a Märzen style beer and spun our own non-conforming traditional twists. We heeded the call of the Heralded Nocturnes for Harvest apples and the ubiquitous Belgian Saison yeast. As always, when we listen to the beers, they veer Wayward! Not even a serious Chardonnay Oak flailing could tame this wild spirit! Redolent with tart apples, hints of white pepper and cloves. Tastes of fresh-pressed apple cider, toasted malt, honeysuckle and a subdued Chardonnay undertone. Effervescent--open gently.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zoucrew102 (1723) - - JUL 20, 2013
Bomber. Aroma is a little sour with strong apple note. Pours amber colored with a little bit of head. Taste is slightly sour with strong apple notes with a clean smooth finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (6146) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 11, 2013
750 ml swing top bottle from the brewery. Reddish amber appearance with a dissipating off-white head. The aroma is Belgian yeast, apples, toasted malts, oak, white wine, herbs and spices. Similar flavor, lightly tart and peppery. Medium body, soft and smooth. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (14364) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2013
750 ml swing top bottle poured a hazy reddish amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of apple, carmel, spice, oak and light vinous notes. Palate was medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel, oak, spice and light apple with a crisp lingering carmel finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rarbring (2288) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2013
Aroma: Smelling of bread, apple, vanilla and yeast.
Appearance: A clouded dark copper colored beer. A high off-white head with good lacing and good curtains.
Taste: Tasting bread, apples, fruit drops and white vine.
Palate: Medium carbonation, a soft texture. A medium body with a very dry finish.
Overall: Very much cider character, a bit sweet and thin. A borderline beer.
Note: Bottle 750 ml, no 883/1350. Reviewed 2013-03-28.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
onceblind (8897) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Golden/amber with a large foamy off-white head. Tart aroma with some sour apple and earthy barn funk. Flavor is tart yet not sour; has some apple and smooth sweet earthy pale malt, some barn hay, and a light grassy and apple tinged bitterness. Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
drjay44 (3618) - Salida, Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2012
750 ml. swing top bottle. Number 172 of 1350. Opens a slight gusher, but if you keep your thumb on the top you can decompress it gradually. Pours a thick, well retained, ivory head, with some lacing,over a hazy reddish orange (SRM 150 body.....nose is apple, musty basement.....taste is tart apple, slight mustiness, slight floral, sweet throughout, with light vinous qualities....mouth feel light of medium, carbonation adds spritz on the tongue. This beer does not taste bad, but it is not really a Saison. It is more of a mixture of cider and Saison. It is sweet rather than dry, the hops are buried, spices are hidden. This is another experiment gone awry. BJCP 6/3/10/4/

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (7594) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2012
Bottle (gusher). Head is initially small, fizzy, off-white to light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is muddy medium amber. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel), moderately yeasty (basement), with notes of apple juice, lemon juice, sour apples, random fruit peels (kind of composty), light notes of cinnamon and alcohol. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, fizzy carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Alas, it smells very much like the dump bucket at a sour ale tasting where there happened to be some ciders on the menu as well. Completely unfocused/random and clumsy. Putting apples in a so-called saison is probably not the best idea from the start, and the resulting brew is not much better than the concept. More of a novelty concoction than anything, and kind of hard to take seriously.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
notalush (5836) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 8, 2012
750ml swing top bottle picked up at Argonaut earlier today - the label is a little simple, but I like the presentation in the swing tops - pours a medium amber - turbid, with a moderate, frothy lace - nose is pretty interesting - some mild wine and oak, quite a bit of earthy, musty, basement character, light sourness, dusty yeast and some sweet apple (though a bit too sweet, almost like candy apples) - carbonation is full, but soft and creamy in the mouth - flavor begins with a sharp, prickly acidity that lasts throughout the experience, as well as a pronounced metallic copper note - a touch of oak, vanillins - some band-aid/plastic phenols through the middle - a bit of sour, earthy apple - a bit grainy on the tail end - finishes with the same sharp acid and metallic note with which it began - pretty messy - this will definitely keep me from dropping another 11.50 for another one of their products - maybe if some else buys it.

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