Friday, May 29, 2015

Lakewood Till & Toil Review

Name: Lakewood Till & Toil 
Style: Saison
ABV: 7.1%
IBUs: 21

Now for my final beer from Lakewood Brewing! For this beer, I've got Till & Toil Saison, which is one of their Spring seasonal offerings. It's also worth noting that this beer uses both Citra & Mosaic hops. Unless my memory is fuzzy, I don't recall ever having a Saison before that used Mosaic hops, though I've been running into this hop type a lot as of late

Appearance - Hazy golden straw color with a light amount of visible carbonation. Head is quite fluffy upon pouring but settles to mostly a finger width.

Aroma - Belgian yeasts, mild citrus fruitiness, orange peel, cloves and some pale malts and toffee. The Mosaic hops are there, but not too loud and clear. That isn't too surprising given the IBUs.

Taste - Belgian yeasts and moderate citrus hoppiness (mosaic is loud and clear here), followed by toffee, pale malts and some bitter hoppiness. Aftertaste is a mix of citrus sweetness and very light bitter hops.

You know, as good as this beer is, I think that if there was a great emphasis on the hop profile, it would be perfect. With that said, I'm not going to be too picky because while the hops are not the centerpiece of the overall flavor, it is still a fantastic beer and every other element of the flavor is done wonderfully.

Lakewood Till & Toil - 9/10

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