Harbinger Saison - Sixpoint Brewery
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Ratings: 88 | Reviews: 21 | Display Reviews Only:
3.18/5 rDev -13.4%
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.
04-05-2011 02:01:23 | More by xnicknj
3.28/5 rDev -10.6%
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.
03-20-2011 14:56:07 | More by metter98
3.28/5 rDev -10.6%
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.
05-24-2011 15:40:36 | More by rudzud
3.45/5 rDev -6%
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)
05-01-2011 02:09:00 | More by Gmann
3.5/5 rDev -4.6%
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.
05-03-2011 19:54:00 | More by david18
Harbinger Saison from Sixpoint Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.