Postmark Brewing Saison – Saison at 4.7% ABV | 21 IBU

Postmark Brewing Saison Saison at 4.7% ABV | 21 IBU (C$7.49 at Oak & Vine, 650 ml, no packaging date or best before, acquired 22-Aug-2017, reviewed 29-Aug-2017)

Appearance: clear pale gold with one fat finger of rocky white head diminishing gradually to a dense persistent cap, minimal lacing. (3/5) Aroma: peppercorn & clove, wheat, floral, light bubblegum & dry hay funk. (6/10) Taste: moderate-low sweet, mild bitter. (6/10) Palate: medium-light body, moderate carbonation, off-dry short lightly funky finish. (3/5)

I have to give credit where credit is due: I respect a brewery naming their beer after the style and leaving it at that, especially given the amount of effort folks put into cute names (usually puns, and usually hop-related). On the other hand, it reminds me of grocery store cans of “Beer” beer, and the associated implications of mediocrity. And while this isn’t mediocre, as such, I wouldn’t call it much more than serviceable. I’d be hard-pressed to point to an actual failure here, but it’s just not very interesting. (12/20)

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