Brewery: Council Brewing Co.
Style: Belgian Saison
Other Notes: Ale with passion fruit added. 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 passion fruit and bottled with precision and care – this yields a beer with a lacto forward nose, an intensely tart passion fruit 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: 3.7
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.5
Intro: A 750ml bottle, bottled on (I think) 1st April 2016. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy golden straw yellow colour with a two finger white head that dissipated quickly and left sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: Tart, sour, passion fruit, a touch of guava and light funk.
Taste: Sour, tart, passion fruit, lemon juice and vinegar.
Mouthfeel: Acidic, light to medium bodied with high carbonation.
Overall: This was nice in small amounts. Aroma was nice with lots of tropical fruit. Taste had a bit too much vinegar and lemon juice for me, which overpowered the passion fruit, and created acidity that made it hard to finish a whole bottle.