RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
A saison in which we’ve steeped Lapsang Souchong – a Chinese tea smoked over pinewood. Earthy and woody aromas with slight vanilla undertones.

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DenverLogan (1264) - North Bend, Washington, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Tasted on tap at True Dec, 2013. Pours copper amber with small head and lace. ARoma of herbs, smoke, field herbs. Medium carbonation and significant mouthfeel. Flavors of liquid smoke, sweet malts, field herbs, minerals. Overall tasty and complex with saison flavors and smoke.

ineedbeer (2257) - Oakland, California, USA - OCT 27, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Aroma has a a light sweetness to it along with a fairly strong coriander note. Medium light tea aroma with hints of fruit esters including banana, pear and light stone fruit. Pours a slightly cloudy yellow gold with a thin white head that has surprisingly nice retention considering how thin it is. Moderately high lacing. Flavor is fairly sweet with a moderately strong fruit ester character. Medium strong coriander note. Medium light tea flavor that is more prevalent in the finish. Pear and banana are most prevalent fruit notes. Light citrus. Faint pine character and very faint smoke note. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall an alright beer, but the sweetness really gets in the way. It is way under attenuated. I don’t get hot dog water but I can see how a light smoke and some coriander could mimic that flavor.

brokensail (16645) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 9, 2013
On tap @ TRVE. Pours a cloudy golden color with a white head. Smokey, meaty aroma. Floral, lemony, a touch herbal, maybe some tea. Slight saltiness and a bit of pale malt aroma and sweetness. Flavors of smoke, apple, meat, lemon, and salt. Wood, herbs, and tea. Light malt sweetness and some fruity esters.

cubs (10714) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Tap @ Trve. Pours a hazy yellow orange appearance with a white head. Smoked hot dog, tea aroma. What the fuck. Tangy, hot dog juice, lemon, dumpster flavor. Horrible.

Concealer (1267) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2013
Tap. Clear golden pour thin white head. Nose is Smokey, piney, and spicy. Flavor is smoke, pine, light spice and sweet citrus. Light bodied.

NachlamSie (3570) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 10, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2013 12 oz at the brewery. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Lapsang Souchong is my favorite tea and Diotima makes excellent use of it. The nose has plenty of piney, smokey goodness. They didn?t skimp. There is a tart, citrusy funk which is weird at first but really makes sense with the tea notes after a few sips. Loads of pine and sharp smoke in the flavor with a medley of pineapple and cardamom beaneath. Great beer and unique.

notalush (5922) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Clear gold pour - smells like a campfire in the middle of a pine forest - if you are familiar with the tea, it smells similar, with just a little floral character underneath - smells pretty awesome - flavor is light and mildly sweet (honey), with light bitterness and quite a strong but pleasant flavor of the smoked tea - lightly floral finish - simple, but interesting and well-executed.

theisti (4206) - Kansas, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Medicine bottle type growler shared by John. The pour is a hazed golden with pretty much no head. The aroma is soft smoke, very much the smokiness of Lapsang Souchong tea. Additionally, there is a nice herbal floral sweetness of the Saison character. The taste is really smoky, very much the Lapsong tea essence, paired well with the nice soft herbal floral Saison. The palate is medium to light bodied, soft carbonation, and a soft smoke finish. Really unique, fun and well made beer. Thanks for bringing this one from Denver and sharing John.

gnoff (10985) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2012
Draught at the brewery on October 12, 2012
Clear golden color, white head. Sweet, smoke scent, also somewhat funky. Smoke, sweet, dry, fruity, sulphur taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium high dry bitterness.

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