I never had the opportunity to taste Celia Saison while it was being brewed by the Alchemist, but I do know that it was relatively early in the gluten-free beer market, so that quality wasn’t so important.
The Celia Saison website says that it tastes like Orange peels and Irish Moss. But this beer isn’t as subtle as these flavors imply, and it isn’t nearly as good as it should be.
I’m not saying that this beer is low quality, but I am saying that when I taste this beer I can’t help but think that it’s not what it should be. Honestly, something about it tastes off. In my opinion, this beer is not very drinkable and isn’t worth pursuing.
Look: Pours pale golden yellow with a foamy one finger white head.
Smell: strong citrus and hoppy smell
Body: thin and bubbly
Taste: starts off with a strong sour and citrus taste and leads way into yeasty flavors and ends with a distinct sorghum aftertaste
6.50% Alcohol by volume