Rising Tide makes some great beer and with their recent expansion and increased capacity they have been able to experiment a bit more. Heather made a hefeweizen for the Craft Beer Comes to Boothbay festival, they recently brewed a coffee porter called Tempest and now a “warehouse ale”. This is their first Saison style beer and it is a nice addition to their line up.
The beer is quite clear with a thin white head that has very good retention. Aroma is typical of a saison with some yeast and spice – nothing special but certainly pleasant and inviting. Taste has some big malt flavors and the oats really come through. Finish is clean with a bit of lingering pepper.
Overall another quality beer from Rising Tide but if you want the best saison Maine has to offer make your way to Newcastle and pickup some Oxbow. Also Katahdin Beers – the brewery opening in Durham – should be pouring some quality saisons in the next few months.
Alcohol Content: 7.5% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Brewers Website: Rising Tide
Brewers Description: Entrepôt [oats] is the first of our “warehouse ales”. Fermented with a blend of French and American ale yeasts, this edition of Entrepôt features pilsner and hard red wheat malts with a healthy dose of oats. Orange in color and slightly hazy, this beer has notes of citrus and pepper and a luxuriant mouthfeel from the oats.