Pours a cloudy straw color with a huge frothy white head. I had to wait a few minutes for the head to settle to finish the pour. Great retention on the two finger lemon meringue type head. Lots of thick lacing clings to the sides of the glass.
The aroma is what you would expect from a Belgian style Saison. A yeast aroma mixed with a sweet citrus lemon type aroma.
The taste is lemon citrus and yeast with fruit and a grassy hop crispness showing up near the finish. A light banana mixed with a spicy clove finishes things off and leaves a tart spicy zing on the palate.
Light body with a higher carbonation. A slightly grainy mouthfeel with a prickly highly carbonated feel. A slight dryness in the finish.
Overall, a very impressive Saison beer. Awesome level of complexity that is nicely balanced and very drinkable. If you enjoy this style beer, this one is a must try! Ommegang shows their skills with this brew! Try one!
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