Review: 2 Crows Starflight Oak Fermented Saison

Halifax's 2 Crows Brewing was the first brewery I ever ordered beer online from, and not only that, several times in a row as well. I really like their stuff, it's got a mixture of Belgian-style beers mixed with wild yeast and lagers and a bunch of others all combined.

Today's sampling is Starflight, an oak fermented Saison that tops out at 4.4% ABV and 28 IBU. It's described as being funky, prickly and dry. 

Appearance: Good amount of clarity out of Starflight, slightly cloudy, bright yellow straw. The body has a faint amount of carbonation and the head has a light to moderate amount of snow white head on top that diminishes almost immediately. 

Aroma: It's been a good moment or two since I've last reviewed a Saison - this one has got a bit of a barnyard funk to it, giving off a lot of lemon, a bit of saddles (hint of leather), a hint of bubble gum and a hint of apple juice? Something about this beer brings me back memories of continental breakfasts at hotels (yes, even with the waffle iron!), but I don't know why.

Taste: Sweet, hint of bubble gum, apple juice, barnyard funk and lemon. Lots of carbonation on the palate, aftertaste notes of lemon and a hint of funk, a tad bit of a candy-like sweetness that pops up here and there. No noticing the oak at all, surprising.

Overall Thoughts: Not bad, mildly funky, good amount of sweetness, hint of bubble gum, dry.

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