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Review of Bluegrass Brewing Company Saison

06 Dec
Hello everyone.  Thanks for checking back in on another craft beer review.  Today, I’m going to be trying the Bluegrass Brewing Company Saison produced by the Bluegrass Brewing Company located in Louisville, Kentucky.

I’ve had most of the beers they produce, however I’ve never tried their Saison.

I couldn’t find any sort of commercial description from the website, bbcbrew.com, so let’s just see how it is for ourselves.  Shall we?

Let’s pour.

This beer came in a 12 oz. bottle and it had an ABV of 5.2%.

It poured a somewhat hazy, amber to orange color with a barely off white head that was huge in size, very soapy and very fizzy.  The retention time was only so-so and as it settled it left behind some loose lacing that fell back into the liquid fairly quick.

The nose was very, very light.  An insignificant funky barnyard note.  A little was there, but not much actually.  Some grain and grassy notes as well as some type of fruit.  Like white grapes or something.  A touch of lemon was found too in addition to a minute amount of peppery spice.

The taste was also very light and subdued.  Some funkiness.  Hardly any acidity or tartness was to be found. The peppery spice did seem to come through a tad bit more than it did in the bouquet, however it was still nothing to get overly excited about. Some floral savors and some grassy tones added a tad bit of complexity while a slight relish of lemon came through at the back end.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied.  Dry, crisp, refreshing and thirst quenching.  The carbonation was very lively and a decent amount of flavor was left behind between sips.

Well, this beer was ok I guess.  It’s an easy drinker and the flavors did become a little more prevalent as I went along, which in turn made the beer somewhat better.  This would definitely be a brew that could be an introductory Saison and I think it would pair well with a scorching hot day in the Summer.  Although, if you are searching for a “world class” Saison, you may want to look for something besides the Bluegrass Brewing Company Saison.  Don’t take my word for it though.  As I’ve always said, this is just my opinion.  Heck, pick up a bottle and see what you think.  You may love it.

Thanks for reading and commenting everyone.  I really appreciate it.

Until next time.  Cheers.

Score:  3.05 out of 5
Grade:  C+

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