- My Rating: [C+], I gave it a (3.1 of 5) on Ratebeer.com
Coorinna, Oceanic inspired saison – Steel & Oak Brewing Company, 4.8% ABV – 21 IBU, 650ml., (New Westminster, BC, Canada) (*local BC craft beer)
on the front-right label:
“Wild harvested Tasmanian pepperberries and a collection of New Zealand hop varietals contribute notes of fresh cracked pepper, citrus, tropical fruit, lime and lemon zest to this oceanic inspired saison. Finishing crisp and dry with a touch of spice. Bottled on 20 June 2017.”
- Style: (flavoured – Tasmanian pepperberries) Saison
- Taste: Trace pepper mainly banana lemon wheat malt
- Where I got it : BC Liquor Stores
- How much: $7 CAD – 650ml., July 2017
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: nah
Visual: Pours dirty yellow peach with a slowly dissipating foamy 1cm head, sticky lacing, barely visible micro streams.
Nose: lemony banana wheat malt. (lvl-5)-pungency
Attack: crisp, citrusy wheat malt impression
Mid-palate: hints of pepper, short tang-mild funk, (lvl-3-sweetness), lemony-banana wheat malt, slight custard
Finish: wheat malt dry, subtle low bitter hop
Summary: Smooth and drinkable but the I don’t find the Tasmanian pepperberries having much of an impact nor the NZ hops. Medium bodied and nothing really stands out about this one despite the unique ingredients. A bit above average.