Central City Brewers + Distillers / 2 Crows Brewing Co. Across the Nation Collaboration: Coast 2 Coast – Saison at 6.6% ABV | 15[?] IBU

Central City Brewers + Distillers / 2 Crows Brewing Co. Across the Nation Collaboration: Coast 2 Coast Saison at 6.6% ABV | 15[?] IBU (C$2.47 at NLC Stavanger, 355 ml, packaged on 3-Apr-2018, acquired 13-Jul-2018, reviewed 25-Jul-2018)

Appearance: hazy, particulate-laden pale gold with a thin white head diminishing rapidly to nothing, no lacing. (3/5) Aroma: burnt rubber, cereal grains, floral, earth. (5/10) Taste: moderate sweet, mild bitter, light funk. (6/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry medium bitter finish. (3/5)

I’m getting a bit tired of high hopes being cruelly dashed. Here’s another case of a brewery I know fairly well, and highly respect, but my hopes sank as fast as the head, on top of a dirty dishwater pale gold body. I was really hoping for a “,but!” here, but, no. First sniff was dominated by burnt rubber / band-aid phenols, and though that diminished somewhat as it progressed, it never got anywhere near what I expected of 2 Crows. Starting to lose hope with this collaboration pack, actually, since the remaining few I have left are all pretty lackadaisical styles… (12/20)

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