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Harbinger Saison - Sixpoint Brewery

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Harbinger Saison
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88 Ratings
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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.35%
Wants: 4
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: metter98 on 03-20-2011)
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Photo of StamfordB
5/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I love the Sixpoint Harbinger. Great beer from a great brewery. Mild sweetness mixed with the smooth malt notes make it a great selection for any warm spring day! A fruity blend of spicy and floral notes. Sixpoint Brewery creates a product that maintains the classic flavor of a Farmhouse but with a light twist that truly makes it their own.

Photo of renegadeburger
4.68/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

i got to try this beer when visiting my bro down in philly, had it on tap at Tria with some good cheese as well

beer came in goblet glass it had a nice pure white head of foam on it, it stayed all the way down the glass, the beer was bright yellow/orange with a murky haze to it, definitely looks like a farmhouse ale nice and rustic

aroma was very unique it smelled like hops but not like the american hops you usually smell more like some floral and spicy hops

same in the flavor there was nice sweetness and then a unique hop flavor no citrus in this one but an herbal character it went absolutely perfect with the cheese i had at tria it was real rustic and spicy tasting

mouthfeel was good it definitely was not as bright as the bottled hennepin i tried or the saison dupont perhaps because they were bottle conditioned? i don't know but i will do more research on that i think the bottle conditioning changes the beer but on tap i think it changed the mouthfeel of saison for sure

overall i really liked this beer its another good example of the american saison, very tasty

Photo of Immortale25
4.54/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a Sixpoint Resin snifter at The Local Miami.

A- pours a very hazy light golden color with a 1/2 inch white head that retains a bit before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and very light specs of surface foam. Very resilient pattern of thin lacing.

S- Effervescent vapor of rich saison yeast and crisp, almost buttery wheat. One of the better noses on a saison that I've smelled recently.

T- The taste translates beautifully with fruity esters from the yeast and hops plus tons of luscious wheat flavor. There's a slight tang that provides a nice punch of flavor to compliment the subtleties of the yeast and wheat malt.

M- A bit soft but tight from the medium-high carbonation and hops. Light body that's substantial only due to the high wheat content.

O- Marvelous. Was a bit skeptical on how a sixpoint saison would taste since the rest of their stuff is either hoppy or malty but this is one of the better versions of the style I've ever tried.

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Photo of fmccormi
4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Straight pour from a 1L flip-top growler—filled less than two hours ago at the Syracuse Real Food Co-op—to my nice Tired Hands oversized wineglass. I asked, and was obliged with a kegging date of February 20, 2013 (which happens to be my birthday, coincidentally). So, not quite three months old.

Appearance (3.5): Two fingers of thick white head rises off the pour, capping a very hazy, straw-colored body. It leaves only modest spots and suds here and there as the beer goes down. Gorgeous body, underwhelming head, but not so far out of line for a non-bottle-conditioned saison.

Smell (4.25): Warm hay, citrusy coriander, musty, earthy, wet straw, some orange peel . . . very light, but clear tones of passionfruit juice and wildflowers. Sure does smell good.

Taste (4.0): Wonderfully rich, musty grain character, like oats and wheat in a silo; there’s some varied spice character, with good coriander and subdued white pepper notes, some almost starchy-dry mixed grain, some light honey sweetness, and a light, but solid citrus peel bitternes on the back end. There’s a zingy, tangy, candied orange peel note that carries through, too. In the end, maybe the most notable component is a flowery, not-quite-sweet, not-quite-bitter, kind-of-grassy, kind-of-citrusy character that I can only think of as floral. Dry, but not parching, when all is said and done. No alcohol detected.

Mouthfeel (4.0): Carbonation is modest, with a solid tingle around the tongue and a soft, moderate foaming feel on the way down. The body leaves a dry feeling, despite having a relatively rich body with that mild honey sweetness . . . but it’s not quite quenchingly dry, given the size of the beer, but it makes a very nice, medium-weight drinker.

Overall (4.0): This is a pretty solid saison. I certainly dig it. I could easily imagine this being quite a bit brighter and zingier when the hops are fresh and juicy. For a long time I’ve wished someone would make a respectable saison that came in reasonably-priced packages. Now if only Sixpoint would CAN this one, finally, and place a $10ish pricetag on it, I’d buy the shit out of it :-) . . . that’s not so much to ask, is it?

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap 2/17/2012 at Track 84 in Warwick, RI served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a cloudy gold color with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains spices, wheat, Belgian yeast and light caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of Belgian yeast, wheat and hearty but not too heavy malt character. Then some mildly sweet flavors of spices and citrus come in. The hops presence is also mild but brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a nice poundable Saison to drink for a long time.

Photo of Reagan1984
4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tonight’s first beer at Armsby Abbey this evening. Always a fan of trying new offerings from Sixpoint.

Came served in a pint glass with a very light and fluffy head that was about 2 fingers thick. I was shocked how much lace was left behind in the glass. Almost a full sheet that covered the entire inside of the glass. A very light and slightly hazy dull gold color.

Spice, lemon and ginger in the nose here.

Flavor followed suit here. A bit of white pepper was added to the lemon and ginger. Very light bready flavor just below the spice. A bit of yeast as well.

Very delicate body and feel.

Decent little beer to start the night with. Not amazingly complex, but quite refreshing.

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Harbinger Saison from Sixpoint Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.