Normally, I'm not one to wax philosophical on the qualités of beer. However Odonata Beer, a relatively new company in Sacramento, looks to put the city on the map. Sacramento breweries, while they remain locally celebrated , don't reach outside the city in terms of availability and exposure. I firmly believe that Odonata can make it happen, as the gentlemen behind the company have the tools: experience, connections, and desire. Most importantly their product is tops.
The first word that comes to mind when drinking Odonata's Saison Ale is balance. I won't get into the flavor hints or spice varieties or blah blah that I could pretend to have noticed. So, what did I notice? The color stood even and it wasn't murky, too thick, or too watery. The carbonation was also perfect; no where near flat but not bubbling like champagne. It's citrusy but not stringent, it's drinkable in simple sips and not a gulping drink. The Saison Ale is a drink to be savored, optimal for the summer.
For now Sacramento can count themselves lucky, being the only place in which to enjoy Saison Ale. Yet, with a little luck and plenty of good brews Odonata should be able to reach out of California's Capital.