BBC Saison – Review

I sat down with a BBC Saison last night, I believe this is the BBC’s newest bottle offering. It was bottled August 2011. The body was a light golden honey color with a modest off white head. There was no lacing in the glass, I would expect a more robust head from this style.

The smell was of Belgian yeast, you know that musty basement character. However, it was mild. Fruity and earthy throughout.

The taste was crackery malt sweetness followed by a sour snap. Mild spiciness and light coriander with a semi-dry finish.

The mouthfeel was light to medium in body but it seemed a bit under-carbonated. There was a mild alcohol tickle in the mouth.

Overall this beer is not on par with the classic Belgian saisons, like DuPont or the domestic offering from Boulevard Brewing Co. – Tank 7, I would not hesitate to pick up another six pack of this flavorful, easy drinking saison.

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