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Beer – #1014 – Garage Project – Petite Mort

Garage Project Petite Mort – a little death. A little saison, a favourite style of mine, among many, and some Vinyl. Not sure that the printing error on the sleeve is going to make it any more valuable in years to come (the picture answer is  at the bottom of the post).

a little journey, at first refreshingly different

Garage Project Petite Mort is a 330ml bottle of a Saison beer, that is 5.3% ABV which is around 159 calories a serve. Thiis would be 1.4 standard drink units in NZ

Garage Project Petite Mort is in the style that is  Saison is brewed by Garage Project who are in Wellington, New Zealand.

A little like a death warmed over

The little death, a rustic but beguiling blonde farmhouse ale, fermented with a cocktail of brettanomyces and Saison yeast and finished with a generous dose of Wai-iti hops.

Each sip begins a little journey, at first refreshingly different and delightfully drinkable, then building with bright notes of fresh spring grass and gentle floral perfume to a peak of tart pineapple and hoppy lemon citrus.

Finish and allow yourself a little moment of bliss.

So, What could possibly go wrong?

Saison aroma on opening, that’s always a good sign.

Crystal clear pour with great carbonation. The had that was now isn’t, but there is plenty of bubble action in the glass.

Dry mustiness on the tongue, and that seems to be pretty much all there is, which is odd, I’m pretty sure I was expecting something, er, more, particular in way of flavour or profile or hints of taste.

But no.

The hops seem to have made this quite dry adding a hint of prickle point bitterness, they’re not really balancing anything, or adding much.

So all the action is up front, in a brief burst, when it then seems rather dead in the water.

I really wasn’t expecting such a thing.

I even waited a few minutes to see if it settled or grew into itself, if it was too cold, but nothing happened really Still looks lovely, but looks are deceptive.

A rare swing and no ding from the GP people.

The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 6 of its things from the thing. Well I found out what could have gone wrong. This, on paper, sounds great, however in a glass it’s a bit of a shambles, and emperors new clothes, which shows you that once again you just can’t like every beer.

The double dip review

  • Where did I get it? The local Liquorland had them
  • Am I enjoying it? No
  • Would I have another? No
  • Would I share with a friend on a porch and set the world to rights? No.

Music for this:  ” Glastonbury 2000 (Live) by David Bowie which I have on Vinyl, but it is on Spotify

Absolute Beginners, is a complete banger of a track, I absolutely love it 🙂

SAISON

Fruity esters dominate the aroma. Clarity is good with a large foamy head on top. The addition of several spices and herbs create a complex fruity or citrusy flavor. Light to medium bodied with very high carbonation. Alcohol level is medium to high.

Well , Changes isn’t on both side one and two. I should have not opened it would have been worth loads in about 50 years

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This entry was posted on December 31, 2018 by in Beer Review, Craft Beer, Critic.

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