Brewery: Council Brewing Co.
Style: Belgian Saison
Other Notes: Cherry 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. Although this Tart Saison is brewed in the historical Wallonian tradition of other low gravity, tart farmhouse ales, the magic happens when our house blend of Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus and Saison yeast throw an out-of-this world party in our fermenters. Aged on cherries and bottled with precision and care – this yields a beer with a lacto forward nose, an intensely tart cherry flavor, a doughy complexity from our no-boil process, and takes the word “refreshing” to a whole new level.
My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.8
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.6
Intro: A 750ml bottle with no clear bottled on or best before date. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy deep red colour with an orange hue and a less than one finger white head that dissipated quickly and left only sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: Tart cherry, jammy, light almond, marzipan.
Taste: Sour, tart, cherry, citrusy lemon, with hints of almond.
Mouthfeel: Acidic, light to medium bodied with high carbonation.
Overall: Aroma was really good. Taste didn’t quite match. The citrusy lemon was quite strong compared to the cherry and acidity was higher than was comfortable.