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Nice Saison Seasonal Ale - Tommyknocker Brewery

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Nice Saison Seasonal AleNice Saison Seasonal Ale

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75
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84 Ratings
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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.24
pDev: 18.21%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tommyknocker Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ChrisPratz on 05-07-2012)
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4.75/5  rDev +46.6%

tfsimpkins, Oct 30, 2012
Photo of GiantMidget
2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

GiantMidget, Oct 23, 2012
Photo of jwil6902
1.43/5  rDev -55.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Nice caramel-amber color with full, cloudy, bottle conditioned appearance. The nose was tart, spicy and somewhat unpleasant. The taste was singularly the worst beer I've ever tasted and unable to swallow. Bitter and acidic with an overwhelming spicy lemon taste with a putrid finish. Overwhelming flavor that was difficult to clear. I have to agree with the previous review that the initial flavor could reasonably be called vomit-like, that was the first immediate reaction to the first sip.

Absolutely not what was to be expected from a Saison named Nice.

jwil6902, Oct 09, 2012
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.5/5  rDev +8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours out a heavily clouded, darkened gold body with a small, deficient, white head.

Smell: Whoa! A definitely tart nose, with sour lemon, phenolic clove-like hints, and some understated creamyish wheat notes.

Taste: Pale malted barley and wheat with some sweetness at its base, but this 'nice' ale is wild, it's vulgar. Some spiciness. This tart, sour fruit presence cut with staunchly acidic lemon juices makes up the bulk of the flavor, here.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium-high carbonation, rather crisp.

Overall: Not so raunchy it'll come sailing back out as soon as you put it down, but close. Though, it's still somewhat intriguing, like Wesley Willis.

ChainGangGuy, Sep 30, 2012
Photo of wingzing85
3.33/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer was a very mildly spiced with a light body and mouth feel. The flavors were all balanced fairly well although I feel it could have used a bit more body. I am not quite sure if they nailed their target with this one but I got a great deal on this 6-pack so no complaints from me. It was on sale for $2.99 at Johns Grocery in Iowa City so for the money I would probably grab another one the next time I am in there.

wingzing85, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of jivex5k
4.25/5  rDev +31.2%

jivex5k, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of washburnkid
2.58/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Kind of an unimpressive clear golden, with a small smattering of white lace that clears quickly. The nose is soft fruits, and I'm pulling through something else that's sweet, bordering on buttery. Thankfully, there's no butter in the taste, but it's a weird sour flavor. Light in mouthfeel and crispy, but not a whole lot going on in flavor other than old fruit and maybe a bit of grass. Can't say I'd reach for this one again.

washburnkid, Aug 31, 2012
Photo of MikalMick
3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

MikalMick, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of Bitter_Echo
3.73/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky, cloudy yellow, with weak diminishing head. Some fermented soured fruit notes, and some barny mustiness, but a not unpleasant funk. Taste is sour-ish only, not super prominent withe with curious notes that seem mildly synthetic, or treated in a way... a leather-ish quality, and with some sweetness, but bitterness is low but isn't built for it anyway. Not really any scary off notes here either...just a tiny bit 'off.' Mouthfeel is refreshing, but the carbonation is low, and not at all dry. This is complex brew and respectful of the style, at least in my somewhat limited experience...plus I can't go back to the 19th century to find out or something anyway. Maybe that's why it tastes a bit like a visit to a museum and I like museums, just not all the time.

Bitter_Echo, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of Billolick
3.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle with Best By dating printed on the label.

Pour is clouded tangerine, quickly receding tan head, goes to a spotty film and minor slippery lacing.

Over ripe fruit in the nose, wheat malts, and some moldy sour lurking in the rear.

Grape juice sweet fruitiness, some more wheat notes, and again that sour note pops in. Problem is this is not a sharp/tart kind of sour, its more of a mushy, off tasting sour note, not really doing it for me, and not really fitting in well with this beer. Ehh, defiantly not my favorite take on the style…only wish I had consulted BA before buying a six pack…

Billolick, Aug 22, 2012
Photo of PGVG
3/5  rDev -7.4%

PGVG, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of ryanpj
3/5  rDev -7.4%

ryanpj, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of Keith_R
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

Keith_R, Aug 14, 2012
Photo of DavoleBomb
3.63/5  rDev +12%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip.

3.0 A: Murky brownish orange color. Small, short lived white head.

3.5 S: Wet hay and grass. Apple orchard type funk with tart green apples. Hints of rotting log and the forest after a good rain. Red, sweet apple fruitiness to round this out.

3.5 T: Green apple-esque tartness. Hay and grassiness. It's spicy, but not in the typical peppercorn yeasty way. Rather, it's almost like a hot pepper that offers a bit of heat, but not much. Actually, it's not like that either, but it's more than just a peppercorn taste. Just try it and maybe you'll see what I mean.

4.0 M: Lighter medium body. Good spritzy carbonation. Nice creaminess and super smooth.

4.0 D: A couple categories were borderline, so here's a bit of a bonus. Tasty, solid saison. I love the tartness in here. Give it a try.

DavoleBomb, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of DrDemento456
3.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Spring release? Damn I guess I got this too late (5 or more months late)

A - Pours a bright clear yellow with some carbonation coming from the base. Head is a mere 1/4 inch that clears to nothing not even a lace ring.

S - Smell is funky with a decent tart level and sharp lemons. Malt smells pretty good and the spices smell balanced.

T - Very weird each taste is different. Some are tasty with balanced tart lemon and some coriander and others I get some weird malt or hop presence that muddles up the mid palate.

M - Light to medium spot on for the ABV.

Overall not bad but I think they could do better. Similar to the small patch pumpkin ale it's just a weird saison.

DrDemento456, Aug 08, 2012
Photo of Beaver13
2.25/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle, best by 7/30/12. Pours slightly hazy gold with a small white head that quickly goes to a thin film that leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is sweet bready malts, soapy floral spices.

The flavor is sweet malts with some odd soapy spices and a little sour old fruitiness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, it's too sweet with lots of odd spicing and some overripe fruit.

Beaver13, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of JayKay412
4/5  rDev +23.5%

JayKay412, Jul 30, 2012
Photo of facundoCNB
2.65/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

a hazy yellow-orange pour with a tiny amount of head that quickly dissipated, no sign of lacing. a very subtle smelling saison.. mostly yeast, slight citrus hints.
the taste is sour up front followed up by a yeasty / acidic flavor.. i'm not gonna lie, it initially tasted like vomit but after a sip the malts take over and balance it out.
light-medium body with a nice amount of carbonation and slight creamy feel on lips.
this is by far a longshot from being a "nice saison".. it is way too funky and acidic... the vomit-like taste is really off putting.

facundoCNB, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of DrunkinYogi
2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

DrunkinYogi, Jul 24, 2012
Photo of MacStinson
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

MacStinson, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of savagepm
3.5/5  rDev +8%

savagepm, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of phishsihq
3.68/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Tommyknockers nice Saison pours a hazy gold, and is capped with a thin white head and a moderate amount of lacing. The familiar earthiness of a saison yeast is backed by a slight citrus bouquet. Sweet and tart, a certain fruitiness dominates this brew, very tasty. Medium-light in body, Nice Saison is moderately high is carbonation. We enjoyed this brew again this weekend at the Colorado Brewers Festival, definitely a great way to beat the heat.

Cheers!

phishsihq, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of doucmehu
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

doucmehu, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

LeeryLeprechaun, Jun 25, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

jeanphony, Jun 24, 2012
Nice Saison Seasonal Ale from Tommyknocker Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.