Hello again everybody! Around the end of May I bottled half of my saison and put the other half on raspberries. I’ll sit down and do a review of my raspberry version in the near future, but it’s time for the base saison.
- Appearance - The beer has a red-orange color with a cream colored head. The head is very bubbly on the pour, but it settles down to a smooth and persistent quality.
- Aroma - The Belle Saison yeast take center stage here. Peppery aroma with some sweetness in the background
- Taste - A bit of malt sweetness comes through, but not too much. Pepper flavors still present. Not much hop flavor at all.
- Mouthfeel - Despite the malt coming through it maintains a lightness on the tongue. It seems crisper with small, quick sips. Holding the sip a little longer brings out the malt flavors more.
When I compare this to my previous review of this recipe it seems I had similar comments. I’ll consider having a bit of consistency for a given recipe a success. It seems like any hop flavors didn’t come through this time around. That could be a function of using a different yeast. Like last time, I should consider using slightly less malt.
Overall, I’m still very happy with this recipe and enjoy drinking and sharing every bottle.
Until next time, cheers!