Posted 3 years ago | Beer, Reviews, Washington D.C. Beer

Atlas Brew Works La Saison des Fêtes

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La Saison des Fêtes is my first experience with Washington, DC’s Atlas Brew Work. Normally first beer impressions usually go one of two ways — I either like the beer or I don’t. It’s a pretty simple process. With this 7.1% ABV Belgian-style ale, however, my encounter wasn’t as clear cut. The brew is labeled as a saison, but the beer portrays itself as many other things. A black saison? Sure. A peppery Belgian dubbel? Also possible.

I’m not sure that I would classify this offering from Atlas Brew Works as a saison — I’m just not sure what I would call it. The flavor profile is often confusing, but it’s warming nature was ideal for the cold January afternoon on which I drank it. As challenging as La Saison des Fêtes comes across, I still enjoyed it well enough.

Appearance

The brew pours a bit dark for a saison — chestnut in color with a dense, creamy head of off-white foam.

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