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Deschutes Brewery

Deschutes Brewery
If You Were A Beer Saison

Category: Saison

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.7%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Deschutes Brewery
If You Were A Beer Saison

Category: Saison

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.7%
Clear light gold color. Musty aromas and flavors of pineapple mint jelly, spicy banana tart, and fruit stripe gum with a supple, bright, spritzy, dry light-to-medium body and a peppery, medium-to-long peppered potato peels, carrots, and corn cobs, flat parsley, river stones, and lemon pith and grain finish. A piquant, peppery saison.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Funky, Malty & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: pineapple mint jelly, spicy banana tart, and fruit stripe gum
Taste Flavor: peppered potato peels, carrots, and corn cobs, flat parsley, river stones, and lemon pith and grain
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: with food
Recipes Pairing: Turkey Pot Pie, Lemon Pepper Roasted Chicken, Aged Gouda
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A piquant, peppery saison.

The Producer

Deschutes Brewery

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

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.