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Seson - Piccolo Birrificio

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BA SCORE
87
very good

29 Ratings
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Piccolo Birrificio visit their website
Italy

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: John_M on 03-28-2008)
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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

djrn2, Aug 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

603BeerMe, Aug 03, 2012
Photo of rfgetz
3.28/5  rDev -16.8%

Pours a lightly hazed golden straw, big plume of prickly white bubbles, good retention. Scent is mild with some lemon and lime, light tartness, faint musty grain, light pear, white pepper. Taste follows suit with little notes of various fruits, kiss of lime and pear, floral, lightly spiced, faintly medicinal, fresh malted grain and some musty dried grain. Lighter side of medium bodied, very dry finish. Sort of meek and mild, some positive notes don't shine through enough.

rfgetz, Apr 23, 2012
Photo of Rifugium
4.14/5  rDev +5.1%

First had: on tap at TJ's, Paoli, PA

Served in a tulip glass, a slightly cloudy golden yellow color with a small cap of white head that exhibited nice lacing. Aroma of toasted grains, honey, light fruit notes, yeast and a touch of spice. Taste was excellent, with flavors of sweet malts, fresh floral hops, key lime pie, white wine, candi sugar, mineral, and a mild yeast spice. Drinkability was tremendous, with a light-medium body, full flavor, yet crisp and light, smooth across the whole palate. I would've ordered another, but there were too many other things on that I had to try (welcome to TJ's).

Rifugium, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of clayrock81
3.78/5  rDev -4.1%

Poured a slightly cloudy golden body with large fizzy head and had a light, floral smell, not much in yeast or citric spice as I've noticed in saisons but more of the spices which I can only really detect juniper. A great light beer to relax with as it passes smooth and clean thanks to a sublte yeast/wheat twang, and has a good and flavorable balance of spice and citric hops. Finish is sharp and distinct w/ a mellow sweetness, but the beer is less sweet than sharp/tart one could say.

clayrock81, Apr 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

gvacca, Mar 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

TeamD, Feb 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

JAHMUR, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of timtim
4.47/5  rDev +13.5%

slightly hazy golden color with a white head that holds and leaves lace. nose is surprisingly acidic and floral with juniper berry and spice standing out as well as some yeasty notes, lime/citrus and maybe a slight twang from wheat. taste is pleasantly (and very mildly) spicy-tart/acidic (like the kind of tart that comes from spice, not sour) with a good (kind of like wet-rock) minerality. very well integrated flavors of citrus and spice lead the way on a medium body that is plenty creamy for a saison. just tart enough to make me want another with a low enough abv to render it fairly sessionable. i was very pleased to find that this is quite a good beer, and i would imagine that i would order it again in a heartbeat.

timtim, Jan 22, 2011
Photo of DoubleJ
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%

On-tap at Beachwood BBQ, the last one of the day. On to the beer:

Here's a nice breakaway from Belgian saisons. The clean bodied yellow color with sparking carbonation makes one think it's a pilsner, but it's not. The aroma is full of juniper and a little edge of lime. Other spices also work into the nose, and it balances out well. To taste, there is a little citrus, juniper, and lime. The spices are overbreaing as they can be in Belgian saisons, so it, along with its light, smooth carbonated body, make it easy to get down.

DoubleJ, May 07, 2010
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4.65/5  rDev +18%

On-tap at Beachwood BBQ,

A: Pours a lightly cloudy gold, with soft white moderate lace.

S: Citrus, lemon peel, Bourgogne Chardonnay.

T: Tastes a bit like lemon-lime Gatorade beer on the first sip; it's just so unique - has to be from the chinotto. But it gets more complex with heavenly lime and floral citrus, tastes great.

M: Smooth and spritzy with an easy drinking light body.

D: This is just great easy drinking saison, an ideal summer beer. Worth the $18 for a 750 in stores for this as opposed to the Chiostro, I want this in August by the pool.

Halcyondays, May 06, 2010
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4.2/5  rDev +6.6%

Picked up a 750, crown-cap finished bottle of this Italian Saison style beer at one of my favorite local shops and brought it home hoping for, even expecting, great things. Why? Well, because I'm a Saisonophile, I've really enjoyed the Italian artisanal brews I've tried to date, and the price was, well, more than twice that of a DuPont, nearly three times a Hennepin.

As I popped the top about five bucks worth of beer gushed onto the countertop with an impressive "pop" from the bottle. Well carbonated? Check!

Began to pour and quickly piled up a mountain of rocky, meringue-like foam. Check!

Color is a slightly hazy light orange-amber...very appropriate for Saison. Check!

Put the snifter to my nose--of course I used a snifter!!--and drew in the sweetest, freshest breath of noble hops. Light and complexified with spicy yeast notes and citrus. Very appropriate, and very nice. Check!

STarted drinking and quickly progressed to quaffing. Light-medium body, clean dry finish, delicate hops and spice and a refreshing wheaty acidity. Check and double-check.

At 6% ABV, this is a very drinkable, refreshing, moderately complex, nicely balanced, and highly refreshing ale. What else would I want from a Saison?

What is missing? Well, not a lot of malt complexity. Not the caramel candy tones of some Belgian Saisons, but a clean, refreshing wheat beer character. Very restrained and refined hops.

This is a beer I could drink lots of, all summer long, except I can't and won't because it cost me $22 a bottle. Damn shame about that! I suppose the expense is in the importing and distribution, but this beer costs at least twice as much as it should. It would be very very nice at half the price.

Worth trying and enjoying, but unless you have way more discretionary funds than I do, don't think about it as the best summer refresher to come along in a while. But if your rich, this just might be the lawnmower beer you're looking for.

danmouer, Mar 02, 2010
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3.48/5  rDev -11.7%

My first saison. I was lucky enough to have it on tap on a beautiful fall evening in Washing DC, enjoying beer under a patio heater. Pizza Paradiso was the establishment and this beer was a good start to the evening and a great match for my meal.

I remember it poured like apple cider. Dark and light brown specks floating about in a cloudy haze. There was no head and no lacing to speak of but when I smelled it and found it had a nice spiciness to it with a sour finish. The taste was hard to pin down.. so turbulent in the beginning but without much flavour though it ended in slightly sour notes. I enjoyed it but could not understand why.

The mouthfeel was easier though.. light and pinpoint carbonation made it refreshing. I also found it went down well and that another, although not in the cards because of the large selection of other beers, would be welcome.

Ralphus, Oct 17, 2009
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4.1/5  rDev +4.1%

Pours a hazy yellow orange in color. Quite pretty - with an off white head that turns to a ring. Smells of citrus, some caramel. The taste isthat of caramel, some citrus with an earthy finish. It has a medium body and is a smooth somewhat slippery beer. I enjoyed this ale quite a bit. Very drinkable.

ThirstyBird, Mar 03, 2009
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3.45/5  rDev -12.4%

Pours a cloudy dark orange color with a huge foamy white head that settles into a lasting lacing. Spicy and floral aroma with some citrus fruit as well as a crisp apple and pear presence. Very quaffable if not slightly watered down with a flowery, bitter hop flavor with hints of apple, pear, banana bread and a lingering fruity and yeasty aftertaste.

corby112, Dec 07, 2008
Photo of dedrinker
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Hazy golden color with a dense two-finger off-white head. Slightly metallic mineral aroma with a touch of cherry. Acidic and lightly floral taste with bitter yeasty notes. Very light impact overall, but retains some substance. Aside from the metallic/ steely flavor, I found myself growing bored rather rapidly with this. Quite drinkable though, so tell your buddy to pound it while you order another beer.

dedrinker, Dec 04, 2008
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4.2/5  rDev +6.6%

bought this at the foodery (2nd and poplar) great place but over priced

didnt realize how exspensive it was

bought it mostly cause i have been reading/heading about how awesome beer in Italy is getting
just a good saison, very interesting... can taste the corriander and juniper
great session beer

would love this beer going camping or on a nice day

def check it out

gdfan47, Nov 05, 2008
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4.18/5  rDev +6.1%

Served from a 330ml bottle called Sesonette. Everything about this beer is enticing. Dark apricot color, quite cloudy, tons of bubbles, relatively nice lacing w/ healthy halo. Aroma is sweet, honeyish, a bit maple-like. Some fruit smell lingers as well, reminiscent of white grape juice. Flavor is quite complex. Semi-dry, champagny, delicious. Everything finishes off with a toasted flavor. It's all puckering, granny smith apple acidity, even maybe some cinnamon.

This is a very nice beer. I would guess it's 6 mos to a year old. I could drink it all day if it hadn't cost me close to $9 for the small bottle.

clickpush, Oct 20, 2008
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3.78/5  rDev -4.1%

Didn't know how expensive this was until after I bought it. Golden colored but not pale. Aroma is pleasant but light and little zesty consisting of some light fruits, chardonnay and some yeast. Citrus coriander and lemon flavors, a bit of white wine with some yeast and a oaky note towards the finish. Light and refreshing but maybe just a little too light. Interesting but good, I enjoyed it quite a bit, but wow is it too expensive.

changeup45, Aug 27, 2008
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Seson from Piccolo Birrificio
87 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.