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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Saint Somewhere - Pays du Soleil

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Saint Somewhere - Pays du Soleil
Saint Somewhere Brewing Company
1441 Savannah Avenue Unit E
Tarpon Springs, FL USA
Est. 2007

Brain Damage Quotient = 8.0 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 25.4

Postmortem Brew Review
Amber/brown to orange in color with some reddish hues.
Citrus tart, peppery and yeasty smells in the nose.
Big foamy off-white, clumpy head that leaves strings and spots of lace.
The taste hints of apples along with a funky almost brett like taste.
Dry spice finish.Taste really shines as it warms in the glass.
Carbonation is modest, but not overpowering.
body. Crisp. Complex in flavor and aromas. 

Grim Reaper's Eulogy
Pays du Soleil loosely translates into "Rays of the Sun".  Notice the bottle label as the beer fairies try to harness the sun's rays into flowers.  Here's the ale that we helped bottle back in the summer with Bob Sylvester, owner of Saint Somewhere.  He has a small operation in Tarpon Springs with a big heart for Belgian brews, this brewery is basically a one man operation, save when it comes to bottling days.  Then an army of beer lovers volunteer to descend upon his tiny shop to help put all that flavorful stuff in the 'cork and cage' champagne style bottles.

You can read more about the bottling process at (shameless plug) my alternate website, Firkin Around. Also on hand were reporters from The Florida Alligator to capture the story.  When you check out their page, note the fellow in the middle with the white golf hat on his head. Yours truly, The Reaper.

Now on to the ale. The volunteers got to leave with some of the freshly bottled stuff for our efforts. We sampled some from another batch on bottling day but were told to let ours age for several weeks.  It has been nearly four months now and popping the cork produced a nice amount of what I like to call 'beer smoke'. That little layer of whoof that comes out of a nicely conditioned bottle. It was as I remembered from that day in June, a delectably enjoyable ale. Look for it at a store near you.  Bob keeps expanding his shipping locations so it may be closer than you think.

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