Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Beer Review: Elisa5beth

Reviewing the Elisa5beth from Prairie Artisan Ales out of Krebs, Oklahoma.

Score: 92

Fall 2013 release. Served in an O'so snifter and enjoyed on 01/28/13.

Appearance: Pours a murky golden lemon color with just under a finger of white head that settles to a perpetual quarter finger layer. Very good lacing and retention. 4/5

Smell: Big, ripe peaches. Behind that is restrained brett and a little straw flavor. A hint of floral hops, lemon and white grapes. A touch of spice too. Quite effervescent on the nose. Nice mix of aromatics here, and the restrained brett character really helps the peach shine here. 4.25/5

Taste: Ripe peach boldly comes across, unlike beers like Fantasia or Peach 'N Brett. Nice stone fruit flavor with a light tartness. Just like the nose, the straw and brett is very restrained. A little fruitiness too. A touch of white wine-like character comes across as well. This is what I expected Saison Brett to taste like, but with a big peach twist. Quite refreshing. 4/5

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, very highly carbonated. Light tartness accentuated by the carbonation. Juicy mouthfeel with a nicely mildly dry finish. Very modest tartness. 4/5

Overall: Prairie makes a lot of tasty high carbonation saisons with a restrained brett character, and this one is one of my favorites of that group thanks to a deliciously bold peach flavor. If only more beers in this style tasted like this...Skip Fantasia and Peach 'N Brett and seek this one out if you're looking for lots of peach flavor in your saison.

Cost: $10 for a 500 ml bottle.

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