Review: Klockow Brewing Siduri's Garden Saison with Ginger, Coriander, Rosemary & Grains of Paradise

Thanks Amanda for sending this my way! Today's sampling is Klockow Brewing out of Grand Rapids, Minnesota's Siduri's Garden, a Saison brewed with ginger, coriander, rosemary and grains of paradise. 6.0% ABV. Sounds pretty interesting even before opening this beer!

Appearance: This is a foamy one! It took a few minutes but the foam finally diminished enough to take a photo of the beer. The body has a bright golden body but with a thick cloudiness to it, while the head has a slightly yellowish/beige head on top that has a thick creaminess to it.

Aroma: Mildy grainy with a sweetness of honey, a hint of floral presence of rosemary and a slight spiciness of coriander at the end. So far, I don't get the ginger. Fairly Saisony so far.

Taste: Quite a grainy presence yet again, notes of honey, a lot of coriander and yep.. it's got ginger to it too. The rosemary is there but pretty much complimenting the hops which are a bit grassy yet gives off a slight bitterness to it. The ginger is a bit odd for the beer as it gives the beer more sweetness than it needs, it may actually be too sweet.

Overall Thoughts: Yep, too sweet. The hint of ginger is interesting but it makes the beer a bit too much for me. The coriander isn't overbearing in the taste though, so it has that going for it.

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