Southern Tier Inner Loop

Brewed by Southern Tier Brewing Company (ABV)
Lakewood, New York USA
5% · Saison · 5 Ratings · Summer Seasonal ·
Rochester is a quick drive, just about two hours from the brewery. We’d take 394 to 90 to 490 to… the Inner Loop. This beer is made specially for Rochester Real Beer Week, and is a farmhouse style ale we ferment with real maple syrup from our neighbors at Big Tree Maple, literally next door to the brewery. Although it is made with syrup, we use it in a way that Flemish brewers add sugar, not for sweetness but to help fermentation. Expect a sessionable beer at 5.0% abv, with esters of banana and clove.

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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
alcohol banana bubblegum butterscotch clove cooked vegetables cough drop ginger licorice raisin rotten eggs soy sauce skunky smoke vanilla woody
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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Finish
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