Mike Goldfuss

The Collective Brewing Project Tropic Thunder Saison

As I have mentioned in previous reviews saisons are one of my favorite styles of beer. To me the saison can represent such a wide range of flavors from hoppy to funky to sweet and even sour. But the one thing that most saisons have in common is that earthy yeast driven flavor that I can’t get enough of. Generally, when wandering the isles of my local bottle shop I tend to lean towards saisons that are finished with brettanomyces over offerings that are brewed with brewers yeast alone. I find that many of the “clean fermented” saisons tend to finish a little sweet and lack complexity. I am not saying this is always the case but just a very general observation that tends to guide my beer purchases. This preconceived notion led me to be a touch hesitant when penciling in today’s review.