15 Lake St
Kirkland, WA, United States of America
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There's probably a decent pale ale here underneath but the whole thing is overwhelmed by an oil slick quality to the dry hoppping. Finishes bitter, unpleasant not because of its level but because of its resemblance to spraying perfume directly on my tongue.
A tasty saison of the fruity-funky variety. Lots of juicy strawberry flavors but not much if any mint at all. The flavors were very appealing, though.
Smells like a whiskey shot with a chocolate cream egg whipped into it. Strong but smooth, with a somewhat creamy, pungent finishing sweetness reminiscent of milk chocolate & a lot of late hop bitterness. The tacky, sour aftertaste is an unpleasant minus.
This wasn't bad at all, but it was very confusing. I couldn't pin down this style at all. On the one hand, it was similar to all the other beers in the flight, but with a slightly off-kilter balance. Maybe that was the buckwheat... but who knows? Maybe one to explore on its own.