Saturday, June 9, 2012

Nice Saison Seasonal Ale

Today I'm drinking Nice Saison Seasonal Ale brewed by Tommyknocker Brewery & Pub in Idaho Springs, Colorado. The label starts with their slogan: "Colorado Mountain Town Craft Beer". There is a thumbnail-sized cartoon sketch of a Tommyknocker, whose legend is recapped in the story to the side. 5.5% Alcohol. 15 IBU. Best By Aug 13, 2012.

Fruity and yeasty aroma with plenty of tart apples. Apples also come through first flavor-wise, coupled with a big dose of yeast and funky hay and wet blanket character. That initial light tartness continues and eventually meets up with a bit of lemon and citrus zing. Sour, tart and funky. There is some apparent spice toward the end, coriander or cloves. And the finish is dry, yet still tart. Not a bad beer.

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