“Cellarman began as a collaboration with Jeff Kimpe, Triple Rock’s brewmaster, for San Francisco Beer Week. Our goal was to illuminate the versatility of the saison style, and to pay homage to those unsung brewery workers whose efforts go largely unrecognized. This beer has morphed since its original inception, and Cellarman now spends all of its time in French oak. Tart and lemony with an arid dryness, Cellarman celebrates cooperation, friendship, and hard work. From our foudres to your glass, Sante!”
Final Rating: 4.56/5
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 750mL bottle into a Sante Adairius snifter glass. Acquired in a trade.
Pours a sunshine-golden, hazy body with a big fluffy white three finger head that reduces slowly to leave nice lacing and good retention.
Aromas are funky, yeasty, barnyard and heavy acidic citrus, oak and champagne sitting on a light malty backbone. This smells heavenly!
On the tongue is light lactic / citrus tartness upfront, followed by oak and wheaty barnyard, green apple and white wine. Finishes dry and lightly bitter. Stunningly drinkable, a great quencher for a warm day. Medium carbonation and medium light body.
A very well done Saison – extreme balance and flavor.