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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Saint Somewhere - Saison Athene

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Where to Dig Up More About This Beer
Saint Somewhere - Saison Athene
Saint Somewhere Brewing Company
1441 Savannah Avenue Unit E
Tarpon Springs, FL USA
Est. 2007

Brain Damage Quotient = 7.5 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 25.4

Postmortem Brew Review
Golden, light yellow slightly translucent in color.
Citrus and spicy, peppery smells intermingle with distinct yeast notes.
Frothy white head that leaves wonderful strings and spots of lace.
The taste hints of apples along with a defined presence of citrus and coriander.
Dry finish with splash of hops.
Carbonation is high but not overpowering.
Light in body. Complex in flavor and aromas. 

Grim Reaper's Eulogy
Carefully pour and reserve a bit in the bottom of the bottle as you serve this delicious saison.  The yeast is plentiful and distinctly present in smell taste and sight.  This is a wonderful ale to share with two or three friends due to the size of the bottle and the alcohol by volume.  I have noticed that days after finishing, the inside bottle glass still retains some of the yeast residue, clinging to the inside from top to bottom.  Daymn!

Another fine example of Belgian style ale produced here in the USA.  Lucky me. I was able to meet Bob Sylvester, the brewer and owner of Saint Somewhere at a local Florida craft beer event.  He poured me a fine taster of this lovely stuff.  He told me that they call on volunteers to help out on the bottling days. Hmmm... Sounds like a road trip to the brewery is in order.

Let the "goddess of wisdom" drop some knowledge on you!  She is also known as "the grim goddess". The Grim Reaper may have found the perfect soul mate!

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