Oedipus Brewing | Mannenliefde | Saison | 6.0 ABV
So ordinarily I’m not a huge fan of Sorachi Ace hops, I really haven’t ever enjoyed a beer because of their addition. However I really like Oedipus, I think their beers are playful, quirky, outlandish and most importantly delicious so I wanted to like this, I really did. .
My first sip had me doing this face (as kindly demonstrated by this emoji) 🤔yet as I started to drink more, so much more flavour came through. Bearing in mind this saison also has additions of lemongrass and Szechuan pepper so I was mindful these flavours combined w/ my friend the Sorachi Ace create one strange mouthful of flavour for me. At this point I was unsure I really liked this but I stepped back, took a breathe and thought it’s only a beer, chill. .
Then I took a few more sips and man did this beer keep evolving on palette, beautifully fragranced, lovely balance between sweetness and dryness, a slight spiciness and a citrusy note at the end from the lemongrass. I think in this beer, the Sorachi Ace works well combined w/ the spices and the saison yeast.
Enjoyed at the end of a crisp autumn Friday outside, taking in what’s left of the warm sun. .
I can see why @oedipusbrewing are so proud of this beer, they’ve created a little wonder here with this one. Delightful. Here’s to you Oedipus; Drink in colour.
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