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Harbinger Saison - Sixpoint Brewery

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Harbinger Saison
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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:
Beer added by: metter98 on 03-20-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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3.2/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

on tap at pope in philly

Pours a completely clouded dark straw yellow with lemon tones. A decent sized white head froths up and retains well with some patchy lacing on the glass.

Lemon peel with some peppery tones, fruit juiciness and faint yeasty funk. A heavier dose of citrus as well.

Citrus forward with lemon and fruit skin. Slight juiciness, some grapefruit as well with some peppery hop presence. A bit sweet but more dry and lemony than anything else.

Lighter medium body, higher carbonation, dry and spritzy. I really like Sixpoint but this was a bit of a disappointment. The lemon and citrus pretty much overpowered anything else I should have been able to taste.

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3.26/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From notes taken at the Armsby Abbey on 5/9/11.

A - Light cloudy straw coloured pour with one finger worth of head that faded at an average rate leaving minimal side lacing.

S - Aromas are pretty standard and light. Little bit of funk, little bit of lemons. All in all its far to light.

T - More of the same with very light citrus and even some funky brad/yeast qualities. Needs more brett and citrus.

M - Feels a little thin and watery. Not that really crisp saison that I like.

O - This is just your average, run of the mill saison. Really not worth the price paid.

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3.29/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is light yellow in color and extremely cloudy. It poured with a finger high bright white head that faded away rather quickly leaving only a ring of bubbles on the surface around the edge of the glass.
S: The smell is rather faint and has some notes of sourness and hints of spices.
T: The overall taste has a light amount of sourness--no other flavors are perceptible.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation. There isn't any dryness in the finish.
O: Nothing special stands out about the smell or taste of this beer but it isn't that difficult to drink and has some refreshing properties. I might consider getting a growler of this for a summer picnic.

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3.43/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy golden dirt color with a small pure white head that settles into a light ring. Very murky looking for a saison.

The aroma is fairly non-descript. A bit bready with a hint of honey and clove. There is a touch of grassy hop. No bad aromas just doesn't smell like much of anything.

The taste is of a light bready malt, grassy hops and hints of clove. There is some belgian like flavor. I picked up some lemon as well. The yeast doesn't stand out as much as it should and it is a bit malty for the style.

The feel is light with tingly carbonation. Fairly sweet on the palate but does have a grassy hop bitterness. Good balance.

Not enough traditional saison flavors to be a good saison. It still tastes good and is sessionable (I think, don't know ABV)

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had a sixteen ounce draft of this at the Amsterdam Ale House on Manhattan's Upper West Side. It was a hot day, perfect for the style, but not my favorite Saison. Not bad, just not great.

Color was a light, cloudy straw with a surprisingly inactive head.

Aroma was bready, some esthers, no hops to speak of.

Flavor had some citrus as well as a bready character.

Overall, a pretty good beer, just nothing to write home about.

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