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Deschutes Brewery

Deschutes Brewery
Cultivateur Provision Saison

Category: Belgian Style Specialty Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Deschutes Brewery
Cultivateur Provision Saison

Category: Belgian Style Specialty Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8%
Minutely hazy gold color. Sourish aromas and flavors of coconut vinaigrette on mustard greens, reduced lemon and orange, and pepper bread with a supple, racy, finely carbonated, sourish medium-to-full body and a smooth, complex, long finish with overtones of nutskin, tropical fruit and pepper relish, and radish sprouts finish. A captivating and appetizing sourish Belgian style ale that will be great at the table.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Funky, Crisp & Light, Spicy & Complex & Sour & Tart
Aroma Aroma: coconut vinaigrette on mustard greens, reduced lemon and orange, and pepper bread
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of nutskin, tropical fruit and pepper relish, and radish sprouts
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium/High
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Roasted Chicken, Peking Duck, Pork Chops
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A captivating and appetizing sourish Belgian style ale that will be great at the table.

The Producer

Deschutes Brewery

The Producer
901 S.W. Simpson Ave
Bend, OR 97702
USA
1 541-312-6942

Belgian Style Specialty Ale

This is not a classic style but represents various beers of similar Belgian theme. This category is, practically speaking, a catchall for beers that don’t fit neatly in an existing category. Specialty beers may be flavored with, or affected by, unusual ingredients (ginger, chipotle peppers) or fermentation agents (Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus), or brewed with unusual fermentables (buckwheat, sweet potatoes, maple syrup). Given the variation possible in this category, there are no established standards for appearance, aroma or flavor. Instead, beers in this category are defined by a pleasing combination of the beer’s elements and overall drinkability.

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