Transmitter S8 Rice Saison

Posted: January 23, 2016 in Reviews, Saison/Farmhouse Ale, Transmitter Brewing

We’re finally to the end of the Transmitter beers that I picked up in Maine. Since I can find them in Jersey now, I’m sure it won’t be the last one I review.


ABV: 6%

Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “We are Rob Kolb and Anthony Accardi. We first shared a beer in 2005 when we each were avid amateur bicycle racers. We soon realized we shared a love of food and a passion for making it ourselves. From making homemade corned beef to experimenting with pickle recipes, a lasting friendship was born. Many meals and beers later, Rob convinced Anthony to dust off old homebrew equipment he had from the 1990’s as a homebrewer and the seeds of Transmitter Brewing were sown. We have been experimenting and developing our approach ever since.”

Random: I love having a natural fireplace in our house. Yes, it’s dirtier than gas, but I love that the house smells like a real fire.

This beer poured with a half a finger of white head that dissipated quickly and left some lacing on the glass. The body was a hazy, golden-yellow with light carbonation. The nose had a lot of citrus, yeast and some green melon. The taste was light and had lemon peel and mandarin oranges. The rice was present and there was also some lemongrass. The melon was also there, but not the pear note, which I was looking forward to. There was some coriander in the beer as well, but it wasn’t intense, which complimented the light body. It had high carbonation as well. The finish was lengthy with rice and melon. The bomber was $20.99, which came to $.95 per ounce. This was a nice beer that went down very easily and was much lighter than the typical saison. I would have this one again, despite the high price tag.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0


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