Brewery: Council Brewing Co.
Style: Belgian Saison
Other Notes: Raspberry ale. Brewery closed in December 2018
Brewer Description: (from bottle) Béatitude is the French word for bliss which is what we float away on whenever we enjoy this specially brewed beer. This Tart Saison is brewed in the Belgian tradition of tart farmhouse ales. The magic happens when our house culture of Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus and Saison yeast throw an out-of-this world party in our fermenters. Aged on raspberries, this yields a beer with a lacto forward nose, an intensely tart raspberry fruit flavor, a doughy complexity, and takes the word “refreshing” to a whole new level.
My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.25
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1
Intro: A 750ml bottle with no clear bottled on or best before date. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A cloudy pink guava juice colour with a slightly more than one finger white head that dissipated quickly and left only sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: Lightly tart, mixed berry flavour hard candies, raspberry, and a light funkiness.
Taste: Sour, tart, raspberry, raspberry candy, lightly jammy and a touch of lemon juice.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied, with moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: Not complex, but very nice easy drinking raspberry flavours. A good mix of sour, sweet and fruitiness.