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As a teen, I spent three summers working on the old family farm. For twelve hours a day, six days a week I drove a tractor harvesting mint. After six weeks, everything I owned smells like mint and mud. Just a whiff of fresh spearmint can awaken vivid memories. 

This beer does not. This Blueberry Mint Saison claims to be extra aromatic, but I don’t get it. It doesn’t have the stink of mint leaves. It’s more a vaguely herbal smell. The blueberries as well are muted and taste less like fresh berries than frozen fruit cocktail. The yeast really overpowers any nuance.

It might all be the age, but this beer just doesn’t pay off. Is it a good fruit beer? Nope. Is it a good saison? Eh. Not really. Was it fun to drink? Yeah.

Finally had the pleasure of checking out Good Beer down on NYC’s Lower East Side this past weekend. What had I been waiting for?! With 12 taps pouring amazing craft drafts and hundreds of eclectic beers in bottles and cans, this place is pretty damn amazing!!

Flights of four beers are only eight bucks.

And Good Beer is run by an ex-DC Comics employee no less. Comics and beer collide again!

I have a feeling I’ll be spending a lot more time here in the near future…

GOOD BEER

422 East 9th St.

New York, NY 10009

212-677-4836

http://www.goodbeernyc.com