Two regular dudes who happen to be huge fans of American craft beer.
Following on the heals of yesterday’s Upright Seven, my senses needed to experience another Saison/Farmhouse Ale. Pays du Soleil by Saint Somewhere Brewing Company was recommended to me while down in Florida.
The cork came off the bottle faster than any I have ever seen, beer quickly started foaming out of the top, and I ended up with a sticky mess on my keyboard. My wife quickly asked why I open beers in my computer room. I do it so I don’t lose any of the aroma from the beer while walking from the kitchen. Pretty lame and I didn’t share that with her. I never did find the cork but I found the metal cage.
After cleaning up I finally had a chance to try the beer. This whole episode probably tainted my feelings towards the beer as I do not like explosions in my house.
Lots of berries were in the taste while the aroma carried a tart muskiness. There was an effervescence that kept the beer from being highly drinkable. A slightly above average brew that I might think differently of if I had on tap and didn’t have to clean up a mess. Enjoy!
Aroma: 7 (25%), Taste: 9 (25%), Look: 9 (15%), Drinkability: 7 (35%), Overall: 7.8
Useless Fact: Diamond Jim Brady’s average breakfast as recorded by a New York restauranteur; a gallon of orange juice, three eggs, a quarter of a loaf of corn bread, sirloin steak with fried potatoes, hominy grits and bacon, two muffins, and several pancakes. For dinner Diamond Jim might eat three dozen oysters, two bowls of turtle soup, and six crabs as an appetizer. Restaurant owners referred to him as the best twenty-five customers they ever had.