The W'12 Dark Saison from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company in Portland, Oregon pours out a brownish copper in color with a good deal of ruby hues, good clarity and is topped with a two finger, off-white, loosely bubbled head that slowly reduces down to a film. On the nose, aromas of banana, clove, caramel and a little funk. In the mouth, flavors of clove, banana, orange and a little grain with some earthy, fall spice. Medium bodied. Moderate carbonation. Thin sheets of lacing on the glass. Clean mouthfeel. The finish is quite long with the fruit and spice hanging on the longest.
A different twist on a saison with good flavor. Definitely worth trying. Recommended.
12 ounce bottle, 5.5% ABV, 25 IBU, Bottled on Dec 14 11
Beer 219 of 366 for 2012