Full Review

Blackberry Farm Brewery

Blackberry Farm Brewery
Classic Saison Farmhouse Ale

Category: Saison

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.3%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Blackberry Farm Brewery
Classic Saison Farmhouse Ale

Category: Saison

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.3%
Bright light gold color. Aromas and flavors of carnation, papaya, and pepper bread with a silky, bright, finely carbonated, dryish medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length finish with notes of sprouts, mint jelly on rye toast, and dried fruit finish. A nice savory, malty saison that will work well at the table.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty & Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: carnation, papaya, and pepper bread
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of sprouts, mint jelly on rye toast, and dried fruit
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Turkey Pot Pie, Mediterranean Mezze Plate, Aged Gouda
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice savory, malty saison that will work well at the table.

The Producer

Blackberry Farm Brewery

The Producer
910 East Harper Avenue
Maryville, TN 37804
USA
1 865-724-2088

Saison

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Serve in a Tulip
Saisons are pale gold to golden orange in color and range in alcohol from 5-8.5%. These beers have a lively carbonation, refreshing citrus and fruity hop aromas and flavors, and a lingering peppery, dry finish. Originally brewed as farmhouse ales in the Belgian province of Hainuat, these beers were first brewed in the early spring for summer consumption. Contemporary Belgian saisons are brewed year round with pale malts, and are well-dosed with English and Belgian hop varieties. In addition to traditional French and Belgian saisons, many US craft brewers have taken to brewing saisons that feature a healthy dose of American hops. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Brasserie Dupont Saison Dupont, Brewery Ommegang Hennepin and Allagash Interlude.