Ipswich Celia Saison

The other half and I are headed to my parents’ house later today for the holiday. It’s only about 30 minutes away, so at least I got to sleep in. We’re watching the parade and waiting for coffee to brew. This beer is one that I got awhile back from Half Time. Let’s see how it was.


ABV: 6.5%

Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Celia Saison is inspired by the rustic farmhouse ales of Belgium. The spicy flavor of the sorghum is complimented by the unique flavors of our Belgian yeast strain as well as the additions of Curacao orange peels and Celeia hops. We welcome you to try our deliciously gluten-free offering.”

Random: It’s snowing again here, although it doesn’t look like it’s sticking.

This beer poured with a one finger, white head that dissipated slowly and left some lacing on the glass. The body was a slight cloudy, golden color with light carbonation visible. The nose had notes of Belgian yeast and some lemon. The taste was a huge letdown to the point that I think something went wrong. There was some lemon and yeast with light spice and then a huge metallic note with a touch of cough syrup twang. It had must to it as well. The body was on the thicker side with heavy carbonation. The finish was unfortunately long and overly musty. This beer was borderline awful. For $3.29 a bottle, this beer was definitely overpriced, and although it is gluten-free, there are so many better options out there.

Untappd Rating: 2.0/5.0