From Smuttynose – It’s a hoppy saison, that features El Dorado hops, the only hop with it’s own website (seriously, it’s www.eldoradohops.com), as a dry hop. El Dorado infuses stone fruit, watermelon and pear characteristics when used as a dry-hop. Yum. Why a hoppy saison? Pretty simple, really… Smuttynose only gets one pitch of saison yeast each year for our Farmhouse Ale (shipping on May 28). We wanted to do a second beer with this unique yeast and we had just gotten a whole shed load of El Dorado pellets. Everything really came together nicely with this one and we think you’ll enjoy it.
Smuttynose Brewing – Smuttynose Luna Moth – 750 ml. bottle poured into a goblet. 7.2% abv. Part of Smuttynose’s Small Batch Series
Appearance: Pours a bright cloudy amber gold. beautiful head that subsides to a cap.
Aroma: Sweet citrus note, spicy yeast a slight toasted malt.
Taste: Spicy belgian yeast, banana esters, juicy citrus.
Mouthfeel: Prickly fizz juicy full bodied.
Overall: I love the concept and subsequent execution. I’ve never been a fan of the “Belgian IPA” because its usually overly sweet/malty for my liking. The dank nosed Saison however is right up my alley, with the bouquet of hops and dry earthiness of the saison yeast character.