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Dos Desperados Brewery

Dos Desperados Brewery
Fugitive Farmhouse Ale

Category: Saison

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.7%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Dos Desperados Brewery
Fugitive Farmhouse Ale

Category: Saison

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.7%
Old gold color. Aromas of curry, exotic wood, walnut, and eucalyptus with a chewy, crisp, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, very complex, long soy glazed veggies, earth, wildflowers, tomato focaccia, and rosemary finish. A dense, warming special-occasion saison with endless complexity to explore; celebrations call for great friends and this beer.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty & Funky
Aroma Aroma: curry, exotic wood, walnut, and eucalyptus
Taste Flavor: soy glazed veggies, earth, wildflowers, tomato focaccia, and rosemary
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Roast Duck, Ceviche, Aged Gouda
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A dense, warming special-occasion saison with endless complexity to explore; celebrations call for great friends and this beer.

The Producer

Dos Desperados Brewery

The Producer
1241 Linda Vista Dr
San Marcos, CA 92078
USA
1 760-566-6209

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.