DuClaw X-10 Saison With Cantaloupe

Posted: July 28, 2015 in DuClaw Brewing Company, Reviews, Saison/Farmhouse Ale

We picked this beer up awhile back to bring to a BYO Thai place in Lambertville. I kept one for reviewing.

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ABV: 6%

Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “The 10th entry in the eXile series, X-10: Saison brewed with cantaloupe, is medium-bodied, pale straw in color, and crisp on the tongue. Both flavor and aroma are dominated by cantaloupe backed by vibrant citrus fruit & subtle spicy flavors derived from a customer blend of Belgian yeast strains used in its creation, and balanced by a bready malt character and subtle hop bitterness that lasts through to the beer’s refreshing, dry finish. Kick back and ‘melo’ out with X-10!”

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This beer poured with a one and half finger of pure white head. It dissipated slowly and left lacing on the glass. The body was a cloudy yellow with high carbonation. The nose was strong with Belgian yeast, wheat and spice. Cantaloupe was there as well, but was more subtle than the other notes. The taste had the typical saison notes up front with yeast and spice. After that passed, it was all cantaloupe and melon flavors, which were a really interesting take on the typical saison. It did have a slight bite from the booze that I picked up as well. It had a medium body with high carbonation. The finish was long with spice and cantaloupe. This was $1.83 per bottle, which broke down to $.15 per ounce. Despite the price, I found the flavor transition to be disjointed, which is why I dinged the beer on the score. I did like that it was one of the few beers I’ve seen that features cantaloupe as a main flavor and would love to see more of that.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0

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