Saison - Triumph Brewing Company
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Ratings: 6 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
4/5 rDev -1.5%
Draught in Philly location: This one pours a surprisingly darker color than a typical saison. It was a clear, darker amber color. There was also a fair amount of an off-white head on it that left some lacing. It had a lighter peppery, wheat and malty aroma. This has a very nice taste. Some clove and peppery notes, a slight malt sweetness, faint fruits. A nice brew.
01-08-2011 20:29:17 | More by Boto
4.1/5 rDev +1%
From 12/12/10 notes. Had on tap at the Philly brewpub; this beer definitely is not retired.
a - Pours a nice golden color with a hint of orange, one inch of white head, and light carbonation evident.
s - Smells of floral hops, spices, fruity malts, and yeast.
t - Tastes of floral hops, wheat, yeast, and light fruit and spice.
m - Light body and low to moderate carbonation.
d - The best beer I tried at the brewpub; a very well done saison. It smells very floral and wonderful, would certainly order again.
12-16-2010 00:38:59 | More by mdfb79
4.03/5 rDev -0.7%
Enjoyed this on a recent trip to Triumph Brewing Company. In all I had 3 different beers and this was my favorite. It was true to the saison style although missing some of the yeast and other goodness that you typically get when you buy a bottled saison. After tasting two different brews I came back to the saison to finish of my night.
08-02-2008 13:27:45 | More by tdawgydog
4.13/5 rDev +1.7%
It pours a golden orange, or an orange gold, or maybe even gold with a blush of amber, but also with a touch of haze. A full finger of tight white head sustains a bit before it dwindles slowly. Rays of lacing enlighten the inside of the glass.
In the aroma, a light berry malt sweetness joins an equally mellow wheaty tang. Soft estery fronds of clove and mild feathers of hop spice wave lazily in the breeze. A distant hint of citrus teases.
Upon tasting, the malt delivers a pale fruitiness that joins the muted tanginess of wheat. Orange zest and a shallow bitterness are balanced by a general spice note and a more poignant clove element. Crisp green apple settles over a thin bready doughiness that drops away soon to a broadly crisp and dry finish. It's maybe not what one would expect of a saison, but the interpretation is a tasty one.
A bit north of light bodied, the ebullient carbonation and crisp character leave a peppy glow in tow.
So, it's not the saison one might expect. It's got a wit-style backbone that raises eyebrows at first, but once I settled in, I found myself liking this quite a bit for what it is. And the crisp, clean essence, combined with a very nice flavor, make this a very quenching, easy drinking creation. Call it what you'd like, no matter, I'll be sure to try it again, because it's good. That's what matters most.
07-16-2008 00:15:52 | More by Foxman
4.1/5 rDev +1%
Triumph's saison is orangeish gold in appearance beneath a creamy head of white that drops steadily to a thin surface covering and wide collar. The nose is delicately spicy, fruity, and softly phenolic. They state on the menu that it's similar to a Belgian wit, and it is. It's medium-light in body, and delicately crisp with tiny, effervescent bubbles that tingle the tongue. The flavor offers a maltiness that's a touch wheaty and somewhat straw-like, and threaded through with delicately citrusy (some rind as well) and apple-like fruitiness. The yeast lends some phenolic and spicy notes that round it out and give it depth. Bitterness takes a back seat, as might be expected. It's much more of a witbier-like saison than Saison Dupont, but quenching nonetheless. Well worth trying!
06-23-2007 22:32:28 | More by NeroFiddled
Saison from Triumph Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.