Red Rock Le Quatre Saison - Red Rock Brewing Company
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3.7/5 rDev -3.4%
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.
07-25-2014 20:02:29 | More by Jsteez
3.79/5 rDev -1%
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.
01-11-2014 01:06:49 | More by Zorro
4/5 rDev +4.4%
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
06-29-2013 16:29:03 | More by BeerAdvocate
3.59/5 rDev -6.3%
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.
02-16-2013 06:01:44 | More by JohnGalt1
4.13/5 rDev +7.8%
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.
09-18-2012 20:34:30 | More by RblWthACoz
4.03/5 rDev +5.2%
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.
08-05-2012 21:46:20 | More by ChainGangGuy
3.45/5 rDev -9.9%
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.
06-21-2012 04:13:40 | More by DavoleBomb
3.75/5 rDev -2.1%
Strong, malty aroma has a fruity overtone that is mostly apple with a hint of banana. It pours a clear golden-yellow with a decent white head that leaves only scattered lacing. Tasty flavor has a malty core and a fairly but not overly sweet fruit overtone and hints of butterscotch and hoppy bitterness. Firm texture has a good amount of fizz. A decent saison - if this is your preferred style, probably worth seeking.
06-02-2012 03:50:17 | More by Cyberkedi
4.03/5 rDev +5.2%
500ml bottle with a label that nicely illustrates the four seasons courtesy of Wasatch. Thanks John! Poured into a Bruery tulip.
A - Pours a bright golden color that immediately brought lemons to mind. Excellent clarity and extremely pale even for the style. Two fingers of fluffy white head lingers for a couple minutes leaving thick webs of lacing as it falls to the surface.
S - Quite grainy on the nose up front...lots of cereal grains, a bit biscuity too. Layered on top are some pungent saison spices and yeasty aromas - cinnamon, nutmeg, lemons, a bit of pepper, cloves, fruity esters, hints of wintergreen, doughy yeasty aromas in the background, low hop bitterness.
T - Quite a bit drier than the aroma would indicate and a good deal cleaner as well. Dry biscuity and bready malt base, a bit yeasty, a touch tart and distinctly citrusy with a sharp lemony note. Hop bitterness is noticeable, crisp and a bit more intense than I expected from the aroma and lingers into the aftertaste. Spices are actually not very noticeable, black pepper stands out, but the intense clovey, sweet and herbal aromas don't come thru with much intensity in the flavor.
M - Thinnish medium body with a strong carbonation that is quite lively and prickly on the tongue. Rather dry with a crisp hop bitterness that lingers. Not a particularly spicy saison, perhaps even fermented a bit too clean.
O - I'd definitely classify this as a saison but perhaps with a bit of a lean towards the Kolsch style. Fermentation seems a bit too clean for a saison, but the result is still a very solid and good tasting beer. Dry biscuity malt base that is a touch lemony, mild spices and very refreshing. Seems like it would be an excellent summer beer. Glad to have tried this one.
05-11-2012 22:37:02 | More by portia99
Red Rock Le Quatre Saison from Red Rock Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.