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O’Connor Brewing Company

O’Connor Brewing Company
Shore Temple Flavored Saison

Category: Saison

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.75%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

O’Connor Brewing Company
Shore Temple Flavored Saison

Category: Saison

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.75%
Dusty gold color. Aromas and flavors of ayurvedic toothpaste, lemongrass and balm, spiced yams, peas and turnips, and wet clay with a supple, vibrant, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long peppercorn muffin, tangerines with mint, and herbal polenta finish. A very savory and mouthwatering saison that will be great at the table.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, Rich & Heavy & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: ayurvedic toothpaste, lemongrass and balm, spiced yams, peas and turnips, and wet clay
Taste Flavor: peppercorn muffin, tangerines with mint, and herbal polenta
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Piccata, Ceviche, Aged Gouda
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very savory and mouthwatering saison that will be great at the table.

The Producer

O’Connor Brewing Co.

The Producer
211 W. 24th street
Norfolk, VA 23517
USA
1 757-623-2337

Their Portfolio

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87 O’Connor Brewing Company Odis Dry Irish Stout 6.3% (USA)
84 O’Connor Brewing Company Winter Pecan Porter 6.5% (USA)
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88 O’Connor Brewing Company Ibrik Imperial Turkish Chocolate Coffee Stout 10% (USA)
89 O’Connor Brewing Company R&R Lager 5% (USA)
86 O’Connor Brewing Company Shore Temple Flavored Saison 6.75% (USA)
87 O’Connor Brewing Company El Guapo Agave IPA 7.5% (USA)
90 O’Connor Brewing Company Great Dismal Black IPA 7.5% (USA)
92 O’Connor Brewing Company Heavy Footer Double IPA 9% (USA)
84 O’Connor Brewing Company Lil S.I.P.A. Session IPA 4.5% (USA)
85 O’Connor Brewing Company Norfolk Canyon Pale Ale 5.5% (USA)
86 O’Connor Brewing Company Iron Clad Series Bourbon Barrel Aged Robust Porter 8.5% (USA)
88 O’Connor Brewing Company Steel Battalion Series Smoked IPA 7% (USA)
88 O’Connor Brewing Company Steel Battalion Series "Heavy Footer" Double IPA 9% (USA)

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.