Green Bench Les Grisettes

We have a backlog of shows on the DVR since I was away. I’ve gotten back into watching “American Crime,” which I really enjoy. I hope they get renewed. Tonight’s beer is from Florida and I haven’t had any beers from them. Table beer is also a really big thing now, so let’s crack it open.


ABV: 3%

Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “We brought back the first beer of our 100% Brettanomyces line, Les Grisettes. At under 4%, Les Grisette is a traditional style farmhouse ale brewed with Spelt, Buckwheat, Rye, and Oats, fermented on our house mixed culture of wild yeast. Grisettes were originally brewed for coal miners in the Hainaut region of Wallonia, Belgium. The name refers to the ‘gray’ garments the women wore that delivered the beer to the miners. They were known as, ‘Les Grisettes.'”

Random: I’m craving sushi tonight.

When I popped this beer open, it gushed all over the counter. Luckily, I was by the sink, but I still managed to lose at least a third of the bottle. Once I got the beer into the glass, it had a thin, four finger head. It dissipated quickly and left no lacing on the glass. There was a crown, which was left on top of the cloudy, lemon juice colored body. Because of the cloudiness, there was no carbonation visible. The nose had lemon zest with light tartness. It had yeast as well, but not the horse blanket note from Brett. The taste started with same light acidity and lemon. There was also a lot of bread. It also had a dry characteristic that reminded me of white wine. The body of the beer was thin with high carbonation. The finish was swift with lemon acidity. The bottle was $8.99, which came to $.53 per ounce. I thought this beer was okay, but didn’t have as much depth as I expected.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

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