Review: Kilter Terra Field Saison

Kilter Brewing
Terra Field Saison: A delicate, earthy, and aromatic Saison brewed with rustic malt and a touch of foraged pineapple weed and aged hops. 4.5% ABV

Appearance: Crisp golden apple/straw body with a mild cloudiness to it but there's a faint transparency to it too. Moderate amount of carbonation in the body and a moderate snow white head to begin with that diminishes to a very faint head that's predominately touching the glass at the end.

Aroma: A very earthy-forward Saison. It's sweet and has a bit of Belgian yeastiness to it, moderate grassy and floral hop presence, hint of lemon but pretty much mostly earthy.. I don't recall any Saisons I can directly compare this with.

Taste: Notes of honey, grassy hops, lemon, and especially an earthy profile that I can't really describe but definitely reminds me of dead leaves in autumn. Notes of Belgian Saison yeast to give it a hint of breadiness, moderately sweet, hint of bubble gum once it warms up. Hint of pear for aftertaste.

Overall Thoughts: I'm obsessed with Belgian-style Saisons but this one just isn't for me. I find this one just frankly exhausting because of the earthy profile to it, when in reality I want a citrusy and welcoming presence of a beer that would have been savoured by my ancestors. It's definitely citrusy but it's not wowing me at all, it's different but it's just not exciting me at all. 

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