dflb (42) - California, USA - OCT 29, 2017 fidemaster (335) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of a sweet hoppy, malts. It has a hazy golden color. Lightly sweet, hoppy, malty saison. Overall it has a decent flavor, but a bit lacking. Not bad but did not stand out.
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2017 Purchased at Gerrard’s Market, Extra is a Dry-Hopped French Farmhouse Ale brewed by Brasserie Thiriez.
The scent of hops, herbal notes, wheat, saison, and funk are felt upon the nose. The body has a surprisingly large character of hops. A reasonable amount of carbonation accompanies the hoppy and saison complexion. Farmhouse yeast provides a nice funk from beginning to end after you get used to the hops. An alcohol presence of 4.5% is overwhelmed by the ingredients of the beer.
Saison offers the familiar tone to a dry hopped ale. Wheat adds another flavor to the saison body. Lemon brings a light bite to the mouthfeel. The lemon is crisper when you get to the bottom of the bottle. Banana gives the beverage some weight and compliments the farmhouse yeast used.
Clove plays upon your tongue and spices the take. The spice bleeds into the watery, dry finish. Thyme is experienced in the finish as well. Sage is comprehended with the watery take.
The water quality is exceptional. The water captures the flavors of the herbs used. The funk blends beautifully with the water. The finish is watery despite the dryness felt.
Cheers. Prost. Drink for the love of beer.
For more beer reviews, visit my blog “Drink For the Love of Beer.” JStax (7163) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2017
Draft pour. The beer is a clear yellow with a white head of foam. Doughy and herbal taste. Some grassy notes. Medium body and moderate carbonation. PhillyCraft (7904) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2017
At FOFA, pours a hazy golden yellow with some nice head and lacing to it. Smell is yeast, bread, white pepper, spices, and grain. Flavor most of the same. Super dry finish on a medium body. unclemike (3163) - Junction City Kansas, Kansas, USA - MAR 26, 2017
Poured cloudy yellow color with an average to large frothy white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate herbs, citrus and yeast aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and lively carbonation. Medium spice sweet flavor with a medium spice sweet finish of moderate duration thepatrickman (1502) - Lewes, East Sussex, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2016
On tap at York River Landing, Maine. Earthy, bready malt, followed by traditional big, peppery yeast notes from the saison strain. Finishes firmly bitter. A great table saison -- I’d drink this every night with dinner.
egajdzis (6730) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2016
Hazy golden color with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of grass, pils malt, toast, earth, some hay. Taste of earth, grass, hay, earth, pepper, and a dry finish. ajnepple (7052) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2016
750 ml bottle from Mr. B’s Wine & Spirits on sale for $6.99 (probably not too fresh). Hazy, deep, golden to yellow appearance with a fluffy white head and light lacing. Aroma of toasted grain, bread, light yeast, mild hops, light peppery spice and hints of citrus zest. Similar flavor, adding moderate hop bitterness balanced by light grainy sweetness. Light to medium body with a crisp feel, ample carbonation and a light dry finish. Drinks kind of like a Pils. wombat23 (1763) - Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2016
On tap at Lord Hobo, Cambridge, MA. Clear pale gold with a white head. Aroma has a lager-like quality, with a bit of skunk, floral notes, grass, and spice. Flavor is similar to aroma, with additional spice and some funkiness. Has a dry finish. Not bad. suprchunk (2994) - EffOff, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2016
Hazy golden amber pour. Big white head. Plenty of lacing. Huge skunky aroma that slowly gives way to a nice malt note. Hard to get past the skunk though. Big chewy malt flavor. Bitter. pete4999 (1445) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 20, 2016
Bottle as pictured. Had no idea what to expect but came away very impressed. Might use the Dupont yeast? Definitely has a bit of a barnyard funk feel to it, but smooth. Lovely European saison.