Against The Grain Coq De La Marche

Tonight’s beer is another offering from Against The Grain. I want to visit the brewery at some point, but it will be at least a few years before I get there.

ABV: 5.8%

Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Vous etes le coq de rien. Suffice it to stay, some beers are meant to be the cocks of walks, and some are not. This Session Saison safely falls into step with those beers striding confidently along that most fateful walk. Brewed with a dash of spelt and a healthy late hop addition this fine, frothy friend was fermented warm to perfect attenuation and carbed up high for a flavor that is at once bright, rich, juicy and ultra crisp. Strut your stuff, man.”

Random: This beer comes in at 31 IBUs.

This beer poured with a huge, five-finger, off white head. It was very fluffy and took forever to dissipate. It left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body was a hazy, bright yellow color with moderate carbonation visible. The nose was filled with grass, cracker malt and green, underripe grapes. The taste was way more towards a kolsch than a saison. It had a lot of cracker malt with grass and mineral water. There was still some grape note, but was very mild. The body on this was light and there was a touch too much of carbonation. It had a quick finish with crackers. I picked up this can for $3, which came to $.19 per ounce. I thought this beer was okay, if it were marketed as a kolsch. It didn’t have many saison characteristics.

Untappd Rating: 2.5/5.0

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