Mother’s Blood Orange Sai­son

Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine - - Fruit Ale -

ABV: 5.5% | IBUS: 27 | SRM: N/A What the brewer says

“With all the fruity es­ters and spice from our Bel­gian sai­son yeast, the mild sweet­ness from crys­tal malts, and the mildly sweet, spicy, and cit­rusy kick of fresh blood or­anges, this beer strikes a per­fect bal­ance be­tween full fla­vor and drink­a­bil­ity.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Citrus with a deeper char­ac­ter. Orange, orange zest, orange juice. There’s an un­der­ly­ing red fruit/rasp­berry/ straw­berry thing go­ing on. Is the aroma sup­ported by some fruity hops ad­di­tions? Blood orange, lemon, and grape­fruit and some slight hops notes.” Fla­vor: “Great blood-orange flesh and zest notes through­out, but the base beer is a flash of car­bon­a­tion that quickly fades to al­most noth­ing on your palate. Fin­ishes thin and slightly bit­ter with a car­bonic bite. The lin­ger­ing bit­ter­ness is not un­pleas­ant. There’s a mar­malade char­ac­ter to the fla­vor.” Over­all: “The orange is present but not over­pow­er­ing. The zest and juice char­ac­ter that comes through is like­able, but it needs more resid­ual sweet­ness to sup­port the orange pres­ence. A bit of pithy bit­ter­ness from the zest bor­ders on too much. Nice beer over­all.”

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