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Red Rock Le Quatre Saison - Red Rock Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

34 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Red Rock Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Originating in the farmhouses of Wallonia in the French speaking region of Belgium, Saison (French, "season") was brewed for field workers during the harvest season. Red Rock is proud to present a modern version of this once endangered style of beer. Moderately hopped, this refreshing ale boasts a complex style of fruity aroma and flavor, some spiciness and a hint of tartness.

(Beer added by: Wasatch on 08-21-2011)
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Ratings: 34 | Reviews: 13 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of stephensinner
4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of etreesh
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of StezIndy
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Benish
4/5  rDev +3.9%

500 ml bottle. Poured into snifter glass.

Appearance: very thick and foamy head. About 3 inches which dissipated a couple minutes later to a half inch. Bright hay and hazy in color.

Smell: instantly smell strong yeast. Very bread with some melon and faint nose of citrus.

Taste: sweet and yeasty throughout with some earthy bitterness interlaced. Mild citrus and fruity notes.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Smooth throughout.

Overall: there are no surprises in this beer but it is a solid Saison. Not overly hopped, not overly spiced; very fragrant and sweet. A very flavorful brew.

Photo of krome
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of 1jstafan
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Georgiabeer
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Jsteez
3.7/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 16 oz. bottle into a goblet.

Appearance was pale orange, white creamy head, and golden. Sticky lace left in glass. Cloudy and hazy.

Aroma was fruity, zesty, lemony, and tart; slight hop and spice presence; floral. Quite boring as the aroma was so light that at times there was no aroma.

The taste began as light, flowery, and fruity, followed by bitter/earthy hops in the backend;peppery notes and phenols, but just ever so slightly; coriander and spice very present throughout consumption. There was a long bitter aftertaste which I was not expecting for this style. Malt character was balanced throughout.

Mouthfeel was creamy, watery, and light bodied.

Overall, was an okay saison. Great for summer: thin, flavorful, spicy, sweet, crisp. It reminded me of a witbier or a German hefeweizen. Not the best beer by Red Rock, but drinkable.

Photo of Keith_R
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Zorro
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Clear chill hazed yellow colored beer with an enormous white colored head.

Smells of flowers and coriander with a honeysuckle malt aroma. Smells spicy and herbal and almost spells bitter. Powdery yeast scent almost like a witbier.

Starts out herbal and dry. Sharp bitter note in the finish. Earthy flavor of mushroom. Tastes like a field of flowers. Bitterness level is very high for the style.

Mouthfeel is full.

Overall an OK beer that is on the bitter extreme for the style.

Photo of afret97
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of IDABEERGUY
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of timsoder
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of EdelweissDad
4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Rskr4f4
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of BeerAdvocate
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #63 (Apr 2012):

Stunning at first sip. Closing our eyes and hoping that when we open them again we would be transported to Belgium … nope, but our taste buds thought they were. A real treat to quaff.

LOOK: Clear golden yellow, three fingers of head

SMELL: Cotton candy, medicinal herbs, green peppercorn, chalky yeast, peaches

TASTE: Smooth, doughy biscuits, Juicy Fruit gum, mildly peppery, kiss of alcohol, shortbread, overripe peaches, citric rind, herbal, white cherries, semidry finish

Photo of Kenzie
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of apf
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.59/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up at Bier Thirty tonight for $5.. Pricey for what it is. Poured into my HotD goblet.. 2 finger white head.. great lacing and retention.. the brew is polished straw golden.

Nose is both strongly phenolic and slightly lesser estery... peppery/light clove.. pieces of pink bubblegum... fruitiness shows more as pear and underripe apple.

Flavor mirrors the nose almost perfectly.. a bit of vinyl/plastic notes show on the finish with warmth.

Light body with a strong carbonation.

Overall, IMO it is much more of a BPA ... I get the saison qualities, but BSPA rings more true in my mind/palate.

4.25/3.5/3.5/4/3.5

Photo of im4beer
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beer #26 in my great Utah Brew Hunt.

Oh my! What do we have in here? Do we have some brett? Whatever yeast was used, we've definitely got some funky going on, in a Berliner Weisse kind of way. Citric tones are there as an accent. Tartness, through and through, but not overdone or overbearing. Refreshing, yet biting. Chewy, yet smooth. I call this an outstanding beer. Especially considering the style. This may become my go-to beer for Utah. That is, after I try the however many there are left to try that I haven't yet.

Photo of buckyp
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle - $5.98 at Sherlock's in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours out a cloudy, golden body with a large-sized, white, actively foaming head.

Smell: Most sniffs present crisp wheat and tart lemon juice, but, otherwise, you get notes of licorice, coriander seed, oranges, coarse-ground pepper, and chewing gum.

Taste: White wheat and pilsner maltiness, a small, small bit of honeyish sweetness, then a sip of tart lemon juice. Accented by coriander, Mandarin orange, snippet of fresh basil, black pepper, bubblegum. The spicy characteristic settle, allowing the lemony tartness to spring back up. Nearly spritzy, spicy, lemony finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Moderate carbonation.

Overall: It's a pretty good saison, actually. Nice range of flavors, decently carbonated, and, thankfully, not a big, slick, boozy disaster like so many American saisons.

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.45/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this at the Downtown location. Received a 500mL bottle and a pint glass.

3.5 A: Very lightly hazed dark yellow. Two fingers of frothy white head. Retention isn't great and a small ring of lacing is left.

3.5 S: Good amount of herbal and floweriness. Lightly grainy malts. Grapefruit fruitiness. Good.

3.5 T: Grainy, big herbal, earthy fresh spring. Light bitterness and grapefruit.

3.0 M: Medium body. High carbonation for the style and lacking creaminess.

3.5 D: This might be closer to an herbal pale ale than a saison, but it's still a good beer.

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