Not much can be said about a Monday, but sluggish wake up routines and extra strong coffee can describe its early hours. However coming home to an air – conditioned living room and refreshing saison can aide the mediocrity the beginning of the work week.
That honor goes to Pineapple Tart Saison from Council Brewing, an acidic sour saison with hints of spice in the aftertaste. Although this beer quenches my thirst after my day, the lack of pineapple is disappointing.
Council Brewing Co is based in San Diego, the mecca of craft beer in Southern California, who are known for their saisons, have struck out with this brew.
Even though their brews are not award winning, and these beers aren’t exactly flying off the shelves, I wouldn’t pass up a chance to give any new Council beer a try.
The taste reminds me of an unripe pineapple, with a dry finish. However goes down easy after a few moments of allowing the beer to warm and the carbonation to settle. The aroma was very similar to champagne, also somewhat bubbly in looks.
The fogging and yeast deposit that lingered on the bottom created characteristics of a typical sour but devoid of sweetness, my taste buds struggled to balance.
With the overwhelming yeast flavor, it was drinkable however I could never ethically not finish a beer.
Despite the let down of sweetness, that was implied in the name of Pineapple Tart Saison, this beer satisfied as a palate cleanser. I would personally rate it at a 6/10, and move onto the next drink.