I was never into Matisse’s art, but let’s see if I like the beer better.
Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Matisse is our way of showing that modern independent beer needn’t shy away from the canonical styles that brought us to where we are today. This classic saison is inspired by traditional French and Belgian farmhouse beers, and we chose a name that echoes the same origins. The French artist Henri Matisse captured lively scenes of the same French countryside where the rustic saison’s flavor profile was pioneered. We’re proud to have received the Silver Medal in the Classic Saison category at the 2017 Great American Beer Festival for Matisse. After an exciting first run with this beer, we brought it into our rotating and began to brew it on a larger scale!”
Random: The brewery suggests to pair this with paella, braised meats and soft cheeses.
The beer poured with a one finger white head. It dissipated quickly and left some lacing on the glass. The body was slightly hazy and yellow. There was moderate carbonation visible. The nose started with farmhouse funk and hay. It quickly went into grass and bread with white peppercorns. The taste started with some significant floral notes. Grass and hay came through next. There was a little bit of barnyard funk as well. White and black peppercorns came through next. The body was on the lighter side with a lot of carbonation. It had a quick finish with hay. This was a gift, so I have no idea how much it cost. Either way, this was a solid saison that is worth searching out.
Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0