Abita/Birrificio Del Ducato Two Boots Saison

Posted: November 1, 2015 in Abita Brewing Company, Reviews, Saison/Farmhouse Ale

This is another beer that Val picked up for me. Let’s see how it was.

abitatwoboots

ABV: 6.2%

Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Two Boots is Abita’s first ever collaboration brew. We chose to collaborate with Birrificio del Ducato, an award-winning craft brewery located in Parma, Italy known for using natural and local ingredients. Appropriately named for the shape of Louisiana and Italy, Two Boots is a Saison brewed with peppercorns, lemon balm and honey. This beer uses pilsner and wheat malts and is hopped with German Perle hops. We used raw honey from a local producer, Blood River Honey, to give the brew a very dry finish perfect for a Saison. The addition of the lemon balm, green and pink peppercorns enhance the overall flavor of the brew. The honey is added in the brewhouse at the end of the boil and the lemon balm and peppercorns are added in the aging tank. The result is a very balanced beer with the flavors of the malted barley, wheat, hops, yeast, herbs and honey all blended together for a refreshing brew.”

Random: I’m surprised that this was the first collaboration beer for Abita, given how long they’ve been around.

This beer poured with a two finger, white head that dissipated slowly and left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body was a clear, lemon yellow color with visible moderate carbonation. The nose was lemony with honey and a lot of yeast. The taste had a lot of white pepper. Then, I picked up lemon zest and yeast. There was also some lemon pulp as well. The body was light with light carbonation, and could have used a bit more. The finish was long and peppery with lemon zest. This was $5.99 for the bomber, which came to $.27 per ounce. Despite the affordable price, this beer was just very simplistic and missed the mark for me. I wouldn’t have this again.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0

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