A: Pours a murky, dark pale orange color. At first a massive white head forms, but recedes to a second to a ring. Not much lace is left behind after a few minutes.
S: Light Belgian yeast, wood, spice, phenols. Mediocre.
T: Spicy and phenolic yeast up front. Light fruity flavors, mostly citrus and lemon rind. Smoke could do with out not very well balanced.
M/D: A medium body that is very effervescent. Crisp and dry, but way to thin for my liking. Not hard to drink. I will finish the bottle, but not something I will come back to.
I found this pretty standard. Especially considering all that went into making this. Like most of Ranger Creeks latest offerings, needs work but better than the last one.
A: The pour is a cloudy golden orange color with an huge white head that eventually dies down and leaves some nice lacing.
S: The nose is driven by the cracker and bread malt aromas along with a strong yeast presence. Some light citrus zest along with some pepper and banana. Not all that much that says saison.
T: The flavor is similarly boring. The intense carbonation mutes what flavor is there. Again, this beer is mostly wheat bread and yeast (almost doughy) with a light citrus component.
M: Over-carbonated to say the least. The body is medium, but the intense carbonation is just a bit too much.
D: This is a rather mediocre beer. North Coast gets a lot of notoriety because of Old Rasputin and Old Stock, but I’ve found most of their other beers to be mediocre.
Appearance: Pours a cloudy, light honey-colored body with a tall, dense, airy, white head that’s long-lasting due to high carb.
Smell: Spicy, citrusy nose with finely-ground white pepper. Farmhouse smells.
Taste:. Light honey taste in the front. Peppery spiciness throughout. Hints of apricot. Crisp, nicely drying finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-high carbonation.
Drinkability: Tasty, refreshing, well-balanced, easily drinkable after a long hot ride in Texas. Pairs well with our Pizza.
Serving type: bottle, Poured in Brooklyn tulip at 49 degrees. Split with Ashley