- My Rating: [B+], I gave it a (3.7 of 5) on Ratebeer.com
Dark Farmhouse (organic beer) – Microbrasserie Le Castor., 6% ABV, 500ml., (Rigaud, Quebec, Canada)
on the back label:
“Brewed with malted barley & wheat, this dark farmhouse ale is fermented with a blend of Saccharomyces & Brettanomyces yeasts. Spicey & piney hop varieties complement subtle roast & tobacco character derived from dark specialty malts. Fermented very dry with wild yeast, this Saison will pair well with a variety of robust foods including grilled meats, strong cheeses and spicey Asian cuisine.”
- Style: (dark) Saison
- Taste: Tangy bright roasted barley slight funk subtle bitter
- Where I got it : High Point / Vancouver
- How much: $9.90 CAD (after 20% off) – 500ml., October 2016
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: a interesting brew
Visual: Pours beer bottle dark brown with a small 1mm super long-lasting foamy head, scattered singular tight steady micro streams.
Nose: light peaty-rubbery smoked malts, background brightness. (lvl-6)-pungency
Attack: dry crisp, brown sugar malt impression
Mid-palate: light tingly (lvl-2-sweetness), background subtle tangy, slight funk’d dry roasted barley malt
Finish: coriander-mild piney subtle bitter, residual grainy wheat malts.
Summary: A really interesting beer combining the light and dark; Bright saison wheatness with the roasted barley – very good transitions and flawless integration. Can’t say I’ll have another but I’m glad I had this one.