Cloudburst Brewing // Market Fresh Saison #3 with Mango and Habanero // Seattle, WA // 5.2% ABV // 13 IBU
Cloudburst is quickly becoming one of my favorite breweries here in Seattle. They continuously put out innovative ales that can be branded as Pacific Northwest style without any cliches. This is the newest installment of their saison series that utilizes fresh ingredients to the neighboring Pike Place market.
Color: Opaque and daisy yellow
Smell: Floral, grassy, ripe fruit, wheat, harvest season
Taste: A mild blend of sweet and spicy. A juicy body with a dry finish that slowly warms your belly as it goes down.
Overall: A great take on their saison series. Although the mango and habanero flavors are mellow and hard to decipher, I would much rather have a saison that has just a touch of those flavors rather than being overwhelmed by them.