Saturday, February 13, 2010
St. Amand French Country Ale purchased from the Whole Foods on Manhattan's Upper East Side. This slightly sweet, sour, almost salty, well carbonated Saison(French Country Ale) is very well rounded and drinkable. I would have liked to have a slightly more solid mouthfeel, but it is not completely lacking. I would say the sour saltiness is really what sets the beer apart. Would buy again!
I have been really enjoying the Saison style of beer. I mistakenly bought this beer to compare to some of the beers I have tried. This belgian pale ale comes in a 750mL bottle and pours with a respectable sized head after some long distance pouring.
The flavors here are very subtle and definitely do not hit you straight away. Make sure the beer is not too cold or you will miss everything. The best thing this beer has going for it is its medium body mouth feel. It is slightly sweet, sour, and bitter. Very drinkable, but not something I would buy regularly, but it went very well with my pad thai.