Brewer’s Art ChopTank’d

Posted: October 23, 2016 in Reviews, Saison/Farmhouse Ale, The Brewer's Art

Today’s selection is another beer that Val brought me during one of her trips from DC. On our first vacation to DC and Maryland, we went to The Brewer’s Art for dinner one night and walked back to the hotel. It had just snowed and was absolutely freezing. In retrospect, we should have taken a cab, but hey, I’m stubborn. I remember being impressed by their beers and really liking their cheese plate.

choptank'd

ABV: 4.4%

Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale

Trivia: The only thing that I found about this beer was that it was now available in cans.

Random: I love the can art for this beer.

This beer poured with a quarter finger of white head that dissipated quickly. It left no lacing on the glass. The body was a clear, golden-yellow with a lot of carbonation visible. The nose had toasted grain with yeast and some golden raisins. It was very bright with some coriander for spice. Based on the nose and the ABV, I expected this to be a really light beer. But, I was wrong. It started with yeast and quickly went into an orange hard candy note. The next flavors that came through were wildflower honey and coriander. Golden raisins were present in the flavor, but not as strong as the nose. It had a heavy body for the style with high carbonation. The finish was quick with yeast and coriander. A can of this was $1.62 ($.14 per ounce). I enjoyed this beer and had no problem drinking it. I just wish the body was a touch lighter.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

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