One of the days that we were down in DC, we ended up at Brasserie Beck. I was excited to go as they had quite the beer list and their food was well-regarded. I decided against getting the mussels there as the ones I had the previous night at St. Arnold’s were so good. This was the brew that I tried with the cheese plate and sandwich that I got there. I hadn’t ever heard of the brewery, so I figured it was worth a try.
Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale
Trivia: The brewery is located in DC and just opened on my birthday last year. Talk about crazy local.
Random: The cheese plate at this restaurant was really good. It paired really well with the beer.
The beer poured with a two finger, cream-colored head. It dissipated slowly with a cloudy chestnut body that had low carbonation visible. There was lots of lacing left as well. The nose was very spicy with coriander and clove and also had a unique nuttiness to it as well. This was definitely a unique saison. The taste was more citrus, but also had a distinctive nutty characteristic to it with some yeast presence and spice as well. Lemon specifically was present. The spice was nice and not overpowering. The body was light with heavy carbonation which tickled the tongue. The finish was long with a lot of yeast to it as well. This beer was really unique and flavorful. I would definitely have this again if I could ever find it.
Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0