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Lift Bridge Beer Company

Lift Bridge Beer Company
Farm Girl Saison

Category: Saison

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.5%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Lift Bridge Beer Company
Farm Girl Saison

Category: Saison

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.5%
Brilliant golden yellow color. Aromas and flavors of pickled citrus peels and root vegetables, marinated artichoke hearts, and sourdough French toast with banana reduction with a satiny, vibrant, finely carbonated, dryish medium body and a smooth, engaging, medium-long cornbread muffin, delicate herbal honey on pears and citrus, and spicy jicama and sweet potato chips finish. A chewy, well balanced, classically styled saison with sensational food-pairing potential.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, Smooth & Mild & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: pickled citrus peels and root vegetables, marinated artichoke hearts, and sourdough French toast with banana reduction
Taste Flavor: cornbread muffin, delicate herbal honey on pears and citrus, and spicy jicama and sweet potato chips
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: Cuban Sandwich, Brandade, Aged Gouda
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A chewy, well balanced, classically styled saison with sensational food-pairing potential.

The Producer

Lift Bridge Beer Company

The Producer
1900 Tower Drive
Stillwater, MN 55082
USA
1 888-430-2337

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.