Eighty-Eight Brewing Cassette – Saison at 4.3% ABV

Eighty-Eight Brewing Cassette Saison at 4.3% ABV (C$2.47 at Collective, 330 ml, no packaging date or best before, acquired 13-Feb-2019, reviewed 13-Feb-2019)

Appearance: clear straw with one finger of fluffy white head, excellent retention and moderate soapy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: white pepper, lemon zest, pear, pale crackery malt, apple. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-low bitter, light funky tart. (8/10) Palate: medium-light body, moderate carbonation, off-dry slightly peppery finish. (4/5)

It was a bit difficult to decide how to classify this one, and I initially thought it might be a Session IPA. (“Table Beer” is really more a tax classification than a style.) However, as soon as I smelled it I realized that wasn’t the case, and a little research on the brewer web site has me satisfied that this is best classified as a Saison – and a very traditional one at that, given the very low ABV. Clean malt and slightly funky Belgian yeast further add to the traditional farmhouse-style character. Nicely refreshing. (16/20)

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