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Brasserie du Bocq

Brasserie du Bocq
Saison 1858

Category: Saison

Date Tasted:
Country: Belgium
Alcohol: 6.4%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Brasserie du Bocq
Saison 1858

Category: Saison

Date Tasted:
Country: Belgium
Alcohol: 6.4%
Hazy golden yellow color. Floral aromas of peony, lychee custard, and toasted herb-spice bread with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a long medley of honeyed honeyed orange, nuts, and edible flowers. Impressive in range and depth of flavor; a sipping saison.
Tasting Info
Beer Glass Style: Spicy & Complex & Malty
Aroma Aroma: peony, lychee custard, and toasted herb-spice bread
Taste Flavor: long medley of honeyed honeyed orange, nuts, and edible flowers
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Piccata, Ceviche, Aged Gouda
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Impressive in range and depth of flavor; a sipping saison.
The Producer or Importer

Merchant du Vin

The Producer or  Importer
119 1st Ave SO, Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98104
USA
1 253-656-0321
Saison
Beer Glass Large Tulip Gold.jpg
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.
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