Blindman Brewing Pierre Turn 1 Foeder-Aged Golden Saison – Saison at 5.8% ABV | 25 IBU

Blindman Brewing Pierre Turn 1 Foeder-Aged Golden Saison Saison at 5.8% ABV | 25 IBU (C$8.39 at Willow Park Wine & Spirits, 650 ml, no packaging date or best before, acquired 11-Apr-2018, reviewed 14-Apr-2018)

Appearance: hazy pale gold with one finger of fine white head, good retention and soapy lacing. (3/5) Aroma: complex, barnyardy funk, lemon zest, wood, earth. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate tart, low bitter. (8/10) Medium-light body, moderate carbonation, off-dry tart crisp lightly funky finish. (4/5)

This pleases me, on several levels. Actually, the fact of its existence probably pleases me more than the beer itself, if you see the distinction. I mean, come on! Blindman has a foeder program? Nice! Now, the beer isn’t exactly a home run, at least not yet. Based on the label notes, they threw a whole mess of various creepy-crawlies in here in a sort of battle royale, which doesn’t seem to have yet been resolved. It’s still pretty young, though not without some pleasing complexity, and I’d like to see how this mellows out. (No packaging date on the bottle, but I know it’s relatively new.) I’m definitely going to have to pick up a couplethree more and see what happens long-term. (15/20)

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