After a long day brewing, and a fun day at the Oregon Brewers Festival Brewmasters Dinner, one of the guys from Full Sail took me to the EastBurn, a pub there in Portland. It was a cool place with some nice Oregon beers on tap, and after trying the Deschutes Miss Spelt, I was brought a Full Sail Saison a Pleine Voile. I was told it meant, Saison of Full Sail in French. Since I thought the Miss Spelt tasted a bit like a Saison, I was ready for a real Saison.
When it arrived it was hazy and had a yellowish-orange tint to it. The head was thin, but creamy. I noticed some light bready, lemony, and malty aromas.
It had a light body and had a bit of a tingly mouthfeel with a good amount of carbonation in it. I first noticed a bit of a lemon-malt flavor, and in the aftertaste, it was a bit of a peppery clove flavor. It was a lighter flavor than I was expecting for a Saison, but perfect for a hot night on the patio.
If I had to pair this with a food, I think it would go very well with some shrimp on the grill. I think the lemon and clove flavors would complement the lemon and buttery flavors well. Overall, this was a pretty good beer for a hot summer night in Portland.