Partizan: Saison Mango Black Pepper (England: Saison: 4.4% ABV)
Visual: Cloudy mango juice. Thin dash of bubbles clumped at the centre instead of a head.
Nose: Mango. Crushed bird seed. Stewed banana. Dried apricot.
Body: Bitter. Pineapple. Dry. mango. Lightly chalky. Wheat flakes. Bitty orange juice. White pepper. vanilla. Lightly spicy.
Finish: Mango. Light white pepper. Bitter. Light fresh apple. Light wheat.
Conclusion: The odd and the wonderful have become almost commonplace in brewing in the UK in the last few years. Nowadays a 3.8% bitter turning up would be more of a shock to the system for me. Not that I am in any way complaining. So, a saison made with pepper and mango? Sure, why not.
This is very mango heavy, from the appearance which looks like cloudy mango juice, to the flavour mid body – you get mango nestling firmly in the arms of a dry rustic…
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