Brewery: Council Brewing Co.
Style: Belgian Saison
Other Notes: Ale brewed with black currants. 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 black currants, this yields a beer with a lacto forward nose, an intensely tart black currant flavor, a doughy complexity, and takes the word “refreshing” to a whole new level.
My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.46
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.4
Intro: A 750ml bottle, bottled on 26th March 2016. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy reddish purple colour with a two finger very light pink head that dissipated quickly and left only sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: Black currant, bubblegum, mixed berries jello.
Taste: Sour, tart, black currant, light sweetness, mixed berries jello.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Great, wonderful, easy drinking black currant flavours. Well balanced between fruity, sour and sweet. Maybe one of my favourites of the Béatitude series.