Sea Bass

750 mL capped bottle, part of a recent booty haul from Jacksonville, FL.
Pour is a dark, dank looking reddish brown with some rocky, impressive looking head. LOTS of sticky lace too, a nice looking beer.
Aromas and tastes match very well. There is a VERY strong vinegar element to this beer that pushes the very boundaries of the style, and not really in a good way for me. The ethanoic acid notes are dominant, and although they diffuse over the course of the bottle, they are without question the featured taste. The beer never gets fruity or creates much in the way of traditional Saison notes, although I suppose one could definitely fir the vinegar into a “funk” character if one wanted to. Some dark, sour apple notes as well but not a great deal more than that. Quite aggressive and harsh.
It’s almost as if this beer strays into sour territory and the brew never really smooths out very much.
This is a pretty interesting and tasty beer but it does stray a little too far from the predicted Saison/Farmhouse area for me. It’s not traditional in that light in the slightest. OK, I suppose, but I find it a little annoying. Some will love this, but not really my cup of tea.

11/07/2010
Format:
bottle
ABV: 8.0 %
Appearance: 4.5
Taste: 3
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 3
Overall: 3
Total: 3.13
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