- My Rating: [B-], I gave it a (3.3 of 5) on Ratebeer.com
Leifur Nordic Saison – Borg Brugghus (brewed at Ölgerðin Egill Skallagrímsson), 6.8% ABV, 330ml., (Reykjavik, Iceland)
on the back label:
“LEIFUR is named after t he Icelandic explorer Leifur (the Lucky) Eiriksson the first European to land in North America – almost 500 years before Christopher Columbus. Leifur landed in a luscious place with plentiful salmon, vines and grapes so named the land Vinland.”
- Style: Saison
- Taste: Heavy honeyed chamomile slight salty tangy candi barley malt
- Where I got it : Bottle Jockey / N.Bby
- How much: $3.95 (after 12.5% off) – 330ml., February 2016
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: nah
Visual: Pours bright marmalade orange with a smallish dissipating head, ringed with spotty island retention, clusters of micro steady streams.
Nose: heavy honeyed barley malt. (lvl-6)-pungency
Attack: crisp bite, light tingly-fizz, dense honey malt impression
Mid-palate: honey-chamomile, (lvl-5-sweetness), almost salty alcohol detection, slight tanginess, light candi barley malt
Finish: residual honeyed barley malt
Summary: This drinks more like a Belgian tripel with it’s chamomile honey profile as opposed to the banana-citrusy wheat malt I usually find in typical saisons. There’s also a bit of saltiness in the mids which I found distracting.