Saturday, January 4, 2014

Crux Fermentation Project Impasse Saison Ale

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Crux Fermentation Project Impasse Saison Ale. Here’s another beer I sourced while on my summer vacation.  Not sure if I picked it up at the brewery or Broken Top Bottle Shop (here), but either way you can’t go wrong stopping at both of these places if you find yourself in Bend, OR.

From the Crux Fermentation Project website: “Saison, French for season, was traditionally brewed during the harvest season for Belgian Farm workers. With the harvest season upon us, we bring to the table our Saison, teasing with hints of citrus and spices. Hops and malt are well-balanced and layered with just a touch of sourness.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a hazy yellow color with an enormous white head and foamy lacing.
Aroma: Sour and fruity, clove, citrus, banana, malts/grains, Saison yeast and a touch of pepper.
Taste: Lemon, Saison yeast, clove, banana, grainy, slightly wheaty with hints of pepper and coriander.
Overall: Well balanced and enjoyable, Crux Fermentation Project Impasse Saison Ale is refreshing.  At 6.6% ABV this Saison is excellent and well worth a try.  If you find yourself up in Bend, OR stop by the brewery and try all of their excellent beers. You’ll be glad you did!


Mark Harvey

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