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Saison Du Pelican - Pelican Pub & Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

57 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.08%
Wants: 19
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pelican Pub & Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed with Pale Ale malt, Flaked Spelt, Glacier hops, Pure local water, Belgian-type ale yeast.

13.2 degrees Plato
Bitterness: 25 IBU
Color: 8 SRM

(Beer added by: unclederby on 03-04-2007)
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

KAF, Oct 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

zestar, Aug 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

danwho, Apr 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

iatethecloudsfor, Dec 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

beertunes, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.18/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled February 2012.

Appearance - Bright orange hazy body. Huge white head. Lots of foam. Looks overcarbonated.

Smell - A ton of pale malt. Belgian sweetness. Hint of herbal notes.

Taste - A lot of flavor covered up by carbonation. Pale malt. Sweet. Some citrus, lemon. Little bit of herbal character as it warms and loses carbonation.

Mouthfeel - Way overcarbonated. Sweetness doesn't come out as much as pale malt. Heavy.

Overall - Makes me worry about the 2010 I have. While it isn't bad, it's way overcarbonated and masks the flavor it might have.

Alieniloquium, Aug 18, 2013
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2/5  rDev -48.6%

leftoverburrito, May 08, 2013
Photo of blackie
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

halvsies courtesy of dirtylou - thanks maine

a: 750 served in a tall ommegang snifter, pelican pub saison is a hazy golden-orange hue, floating a full, persistent bone-white head that retains well

s: yeasty, grassy hops, mild citrus, cleanly malted, delicate spice, and some underripe peach - solid set of saison aromas

m: carbonation low-moderate and lively, softer on the palate with a light-medium body

t: a clean malt structure sets the scene for fruity yeasts, delicate citrus, some hints of spice and a grassy hop flavor, underripe stone fruit, and a crisp finish

o: a very well structured saison that hits all the notes one would expect from a quality version, with a little character all its own

blackie, Apr 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

claytong, Feb 14, 2013
Photo of rudzud
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from notes via a tasting event at Tree House Brewery.

A - Poured a nice clear golden hue with a light fizzy quarter inch head that fades to leave a thin wispy blanket.

S - Light funk, bananas, and faint esters. Its good, but nothing crazy.

T - Light sweet malts and floral hops along with nice funky esters here. Slightly earthy and dry as well. Not bad.

M - Mouthfeel is faintly effervescence, lighter bodied.

O - Overall, not a bad farmhouse here with light lemon and funk notes. Its well done but nothing really standout or amazing.

rudzud, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of jlindros
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Going from notes, thanks to Nate for sharing.

A: Hazy lemon color, light fizzy head.

N: light saison farmhouse, hint spices and lemon, grassy hay, citrus funk.

T: malty, light sweet straw and hay, hint farmhouse saison funk, gritty grainy bready, light grassy floral hops, light bitterness and earthy too. Finish is dry and grainy grassy earthy.

M: med to lighter bodied, decent carb.

O: not bad, nice farmhouse flavors, grassy lemony bready floral, etc. Fairly well done saison but not amazing.

jlindros, Jan 24, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Tieman for sharing this one at his tasting.

Bottled 2/2012.

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy bone colored head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, yeast, spices, and a chalky aroma. Taste is much the same with a mild spice bitterness with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

UCLABrewN84, Nov 11, 2012
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3.3/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

B-

750ml into a tulip. Pours a nearly transparent golden copper, frothy with superb lacing.

Strong expressive aroma of yeasty goodness with apple, pear and a pleasant old sock.

Taste is more simply juxtaposed sensations rather than easily identifiably flavors. Fairly herbal, phenolic and peppery. Not particularly dry nor bitter but the bitter comes forward as an inverse to the fading flavor. Medium to full bodied. Warmth does this no favors unfortunately, but pleasant enough.
cheers
jd

impending, Sep 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

slimntubbs, Aug 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

BillHilly, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of Thorpe429
3.55/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks to boralyl for getting me this bottle a ways back. Served in a Mikasa tulip.

Packaged February 2011.

Pours a clear golden color with an absolutely-massive white head. Carbonation issue here, as my first carefully-poured tulip was 95% foam, and it took a good 5-10 minutes for that to settle down. Obviously, great retention. Loads of lacing.

The nose carries some light fruity notes behind a good dose of saison yeast spice and some pepper.

The flavor is mildly fruity with a moderate dose of pepper. Some light grain in the background. Flavor is nice and crisp, but everything on the palate is very fleeting, as the carbonation on this one is out of control. Body seems quite light as a result. A bit of spice in the aftertaste.

This thing wasn't a gusher, and the cork was actually quite difficult to get out. However, the first few attempts at pouring were impossible. This isn't infected, so I'm guessing that it's possible the yeast hadn't fermented down enough and consumed quite a bit more than the sugars given for bottle conditioning.

All in all, this was a pretty enjoyable beer and something I'd be happy to have again.

Thorpe429, Apr 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

hannaho, Mar 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

hoppymcgee, Mar 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

towlea25, Feb 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

gkunkle, Feb 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

twelveinches, Feb 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

rogerthegill, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of dirtylou
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml, split shared and paired with some puget sound shellfish

2011 vintage

appearance: cool bottle, poured into my hopleaf tulip - very foamy, once the action subsides a bright straw-yellow body with a thick foamy white cap remains. nice looking stuff

smell: grass, hay, lemon rind, pear

taste: grassy, assortment of lighter fruits - pear, white peach, out of season citrus, lemon rind, pale malts and grain, cane sugar. I liked this one - well rounded and flexible

mouthfeel: foamy throughout, dry finish

overall: another nice one from Pelican

dirtylou, Jan 04, 2012
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4.45/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled Feb 2011, this thing has improved with age imo. It has such a great tartness/funkiness to it that I really enjoy.

Pours a golden orange hue with a solid 3 finger head, amazing retention.
Aroma; citrus, flowers, yeast, and a lingering barnyard funk.
Taste; great lemony tartness upfront with a hint of grains. Notes of floral hops, a mild earthiness throughout, finishing with an incredibly dry mouthfeel and underlying bitterness.
Overall; simple, solid, balanced, with a great tartness...just a bit too dry for me.

pixieskid, Jan 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

sholland119, Dec 19, 2011
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Saison Du Pelican from Pelican Pub & Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.