Coronado Señor Saison

Posted: April 19, 2016 in Coronado Brewing Company, Reviews, Saison/Farmhouse Ale

I remember very early into my blog, getting a beer from Coronado was exciting, primarily because I hadn’t heard from them and they didn’t distribute to New Jersey. I’ve had a bunch of beers from them now, and they’re easily available, although this beer still excited me because of the use of hot peppers.


ABV: 6.7%

Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Far from ostentatious beginnings, Coronado Brewing Company began as a small, neighborhood brewpub. Once the beer began to flow, however, it was clear that their small-batch days were numbered. With bold, innovative, brews that satisfied both palate and thirst, offerings such as Islander IPA and Mermaid Red were integral to the birth of ‘West Coast’ beer styles which have gone on to impact beer culture worldwide. As with many world-class beers, good things take time to ferment. Now, nearly twenty years into their unyielding pursuit of exceptional brewing, Coronado Brewing Company has expanded to a 30 barrel brewhouse capable of producing 40,000 barrels a year. With more room to experiment, this means that Coronado will continue to embody the adventurous spirit that defines craft brewing. And, with more beer available to distribute, it means a chance for beer drinkers worldwide to get a little taste of the Coronado island life.”

Random: I think this year I’m going to plan a few more types of hot peppers.

This beer poured with a two finger, white head that dissipated quickly. It left some lacing on the glass. There was also a small crown left on top of the cloudy, lemon-yellow color. There was light carbonation visible. The nose had yeast, lemon zest, coriander and then quickly went into notes of freshly cut jalapeno and cilantro. The taste was dominated by green, vegetal notes. First, it was the same freshly cut jalapeno peppers, although there was very little heat from them. Bell peppers were next, specifically green ones. There was bread from the yeast, but very little citrus and spice. It was just dominated by green vegetables, which wasn’t all that pleasant. The body was on the thicker side with light carbonation. It had a quick finish with peppers. This bomber was $8.49, which came to $.40 per ounce, which wouldn’t have been a bad price if I enjoyed the beer. But, it was missing depth of flavors and balance and I wouldn’t grab another one.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0


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