Brewery: Council Brewing Co.
Style: Belgian Saison
Other Notes: Raspberry, blueberry and blackberry 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, blueberries and blackberries, this yields a beer with a lacto forward nose, an intensely tart berry flavor, a doughy complexity, and takes the word “refreshing” to a whole new level.
My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.2
My ratebeer.com rating: 4
Intro: A 750ml bottle with no clear bottled on or best before date. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A very cloudy deep purple reddish colour with a big two finger light pink head that dissipated quickly and left only sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: Tart, mixed berries, raspberry, blackberry, blueberry, grape and a touch bubblegum.
Taste: Sour, tart, mixed berries, raspberry, blackberry, blackcurrant, blueberry and lemon juice.
Mouthfeel: Lively, acidic, light to medium bodied, with moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: Nice mixed berries aroma and flavour makes for good easy drinking.