Brouwer's Imagination Series Saison 2008 - Pizza Port Solana Beach

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BA SCORE
88
very good

32 Reviews
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Reviews: 32
Hads: 39
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 10
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: seaoflament on 08-03-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 32 | Hads: 39
Photo of slaintemhor
3.53/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The color of this saison was golden and slightly peachy. The nose was, obviously, saison-like but with hints of funk. On the palate, the first taste I got was a bit metallic (zinc-like) and bitter then funk, yeast and citrus and medium finish. I rather expected more, e.g. something better, from this brewer (307 characters)

Photo of midaszero
4.23/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Clear golden body with three fingers with awesomely thick lacing

S - Good amount of funky farm house goodness with yeast and fruit as well.

T - A little funky and some good spice presence with good fruit presence just like the nose.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation

D - Pretty good and pretty enjoyable. (319 characters)

Photo of magictrokini
4.32/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear gold with a white film on top. Toasty nose, honey, bacon, nutmeg and other spices. Interseting taste that was full but still light. Honey ham, pineapple, lemon sugar blended with the brett. Took on a tripel-like flavor with funk and orange peel towards the end of the glass. (286 characters)

Photo of HopHead84
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice pale golden with a 1 finger head. Good retention and some lacing. Smell is some brett at first, then spices and banana. The taste is of ripe peach, banana, and apple. It finishes with a slight dry bitterness, then tartness, and finally some alcohol. A great summer beer. I wish I could get more of this. (316 characters)

Photo of Svejk
4.65/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was really surprised by this beer. For some reason I thought it was a tank of Carnavale that was dosed with brett. If that's the case, I think I need to dose every beer in my basement with brett.

At the first whiff, I could tell this was going to be a real treat. It has a floral impression that sticks with you. The taste is like a really nice saison, but it is a very dry beer so it doesn't stick around for long.

I followed this beer with Avec Le Bon Vieux, and I was surprised that I was wishing for more Imagination Series. This is one great beer. (558 characters)

Photo of illidurit
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle sampled at Lost Abbey during RBSG. Pours a clear dark gold with a watery off-white head that leaves wet lacing. Aroma is of overripe stone fruit. Flavor is sweet and yeasty, with some peach and banana esters. A slight hoppiness can be detected in the finish. High carbonation, dry finish. (295 characters)

Photo of seaoflament
4.35/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another great beer that was shared by Tomme at the RateBeer event (8/02). A bit of info given by Lost Abbey:
"Created solely for Brouwer's Café in Seattle and never released at the brewery. 43 Cases and 5 ½ bbls produced."
This beer is pretty much a non-dry hopped version of Carnevale with some brettanomyces.

Poured a light golden color with about half an inch of foam.

The smell was of yeast, earth, apples, pears and pale malt. Later on as the beer warmed up, and I got a second sample to finish my review, it started to open up more fruits like peaches and cherry.

The taste was very similar to the aroma with a touch of alcohol in the end. Sweet, fruity, and very little tartness. Later on I tasted some crackers, bread, peach and nectarines. (As for the score, this one really is between a 4 and 4.5 for me, but for the style it is pretty solid).

Very crisp and refreshing, would make a great beer for those warm days. Smooth, light, and a bit of bitterness in the finish. (985 characters)

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Brouwer's Imagination Series Saison 2008 from Pizza Port Solana Beach
88 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.