Review: Black Bridge Brewing's Saison Deux Fois La Taille

There's always that one brewery we feel that just can't make a bad product, for me - that's Black Bridge Brewing out of Swift Current, Saskatchewan. In the two years since Black Bridge came to Manitoba, I've never had a bad beer by them! Their Rye Pale Ale is solid, and their Milk Stout is easily one of the best in Canada, comparable to Charlevoix's.

While my parents were in Moose Jaw, they picked up a couple bottles of Black Bridge's Deux Foix La Taille Saison. Looking back, they wish they only bought one bottle as the price was a bit much (for them), but I'm glad they got me two.

Appearance: This is a cloudy, orangey-straw yellow ale with a good deal of sediment throughout the beer. A liberal amount of snow white head to start off with, but gradually diminishes to mostly the side of the glass.

Aroma: This is the kind of saison that I first fell in love with back in 2011 when saisons/farmhouse ales were just starting to come out. It's a sour, lemon, funky ale with notes of clove, banana, and a hint of coriander, slightly spicy and a hint of bubble gum. It reminds me of my first memories of Unibroue's Blonde de Chambly.

Taste: It's a mildly sour beer with notes of lemon, a hint of bubble gum, fairly sweet and yeasty, a hint of banana, coriander and a hint of peppery spiciness at the end. It's sweet, yet sour and a tad spicy. Well worth savouring.

Overall Thoughts: This is a complex saison that I'm glad I got to try a second time, as I was gifted a bottle of this last year. This is an amazing saison that's sour, citrusy, has a bit of a spiciness to it and brings up memories of when I fell in love with Unibroue's Blonde de Chambly in 2011. Black Bridge has knocked it out of the park yet again!

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