As you can see in the photo above this beer has cleared up nicely in the keg for 6 weeks, it was very hazy when it was young which was fine. Poured from the tap with a dense pillowy bright white head that lasts forever it seems. Straw yellow color, with fine tiny bubble shooting up from the bottom of the glass rapidly. After each sip there is a definitive line of lacing to show that it takes no more then 4-5 sips to finish a glass of this thirst quencher.
Nose is floral with some spice and slightly phenolic, different then most Saisons I brew probably due to the EKGs that I don't normally use. Behind floral notes and pepper is a very interesting grainy aroma, slightly it reminds me a bit of some of the beers I haver had that were brewed with Spelt but milder.
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Thin body, prickly carbonation, peppery spice on the tip of the tongue with some earthy hop presence. Finishes with more peppery spice and then off the palate, very session-able and refreshing.
The nose reminds me a lot of some of the well known Belgian blondes, it actually reminds me alot of Brasserie de la Senne's Taras Boulba. Which might make sense why I enjoy it so much as I love Taras Boulba. Right when I smelled the beer for the first time it brought me back to my trip to Brussels sipping De La Senne at Moeder Lambic, one of the best bars in the world if you ask me.
This beer is really refreshing, I enjoy it quite a bit, I could change things next time but I think with a beer this delicate it could be vastly different. I am looking forward to using the Sunflower Seeds again, hopefully this spring. I think I can call this experiment a success.