Portsmouth Petite Saison

Brewed by Portsmouth Brewery
Portsmouth, New Hampshire USA
3.75% Saison | 1 Rating | 20 IBU | Special Release |
The 3.75% abv Session Saison in my mind is a new, but old, take on the Saison Style. Where Saison beers traditionally were made as table drinking beers for lunch time for the french farmhouse seasonal workers. So making this lower alcohol Sasion is a paying homage to the original, or at least what i think the original, Sasion recipe. I let the beer ferment out very warm really letting the yeast aromatics and yeast flavors develop. So you are going to get this big Spicy/Fruity nose on the beer. Then when you take a gulp you get a very quaffable, extremely light body, easy drinking beer. Just the perfect beer to quench your thirst after working the sun out in the fields.

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Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
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Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

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The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

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Texture
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Carbonation
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Finish
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