So, I have been spending a lot of time in Ohio, covering a site that had no management. Where I am staying is like chain restaurant heaven. I also can’t find a place for decent Italian food, so I’ve been craving it when I’ve been home. They have a chain pizza place called Donato’s that has almonds and cinnamon on their Hawaiian pizza. Val thinks I’m crazy for liking it, but it is quite good.
Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Boasting funk & fruit notes from white wine must and gooseberries, this earthy saison is approachable yet complex.”
Random: I tried Donato’s chicken bruschetta pizza and wasn’t a huge fan.
The brew poured with a one finger, white head that dissipated quickly. It left no lacing on the glass. The body was hazy, light yellow with moderate carbonation. The nose had lemon peel and a lot of spice. It had a white grape characteristic that partnered well with the bready yeast. What surprised me about the taste was that it was more grassy than spicy. The spice characteristic was present, but not prevalent. There was a brightness from the lemon flesh note and also a crackery yeast note. The body was too thin and had high carbonation. It had a quick finish with grass. A bottle set me back $1.50, which came to $.12 per ounce. This one had a decent price, but it needed more depth. I wouldn’t have this one again, there are better selections on the market.
Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0