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Illumination Gold - The Shed Restaurant & Brewery

Illumination Gold
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4 Ratings
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Ratings: 4
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 1.77%


Brewed by:
The Shed Restaurant & Brewery
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: weeare138 on 05-04-2006)
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Ratings: 4 | Reviews: 4
Reviews by NoLiberty:
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NoLiberty

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Illumination pours into the glass from an unmarked, unlabeled, brewer-filled bottle. A straw-colored, almost lager color, very clear. There's a strong fluffy head with persistent bubbles. Clean white full-lasting head.
The aroma is bready, slightly yeasty with some possible oxidation which could be dut to the bottle. It's certainly crisp, but light.
The taste is surprising considering the light nose; it's full flavored and much more present than the aroma. It's sweet, full bodied with hints of candied fruit, alcohol and that beautiful funkiness that makes a saison a saison. It's strong though, maybe even above the typical 6-7 percent. Has characteristics close to that of a triple.
Mouthfeel is nice, good carbonation that has stayed well kept in the bottle-conditioning. It's liquidy and round and completes the flavors of the beer by carrying all throughout the mouth.
I'd certainly have another for the sippin'.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2006 17:38:57 | More by NoLiberty
More User Reviews:
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hopdog

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sample courtesy of weeare138 (via a trade). Thanks!

Poured a medium and cloudy yellow color with a smaller sized white head.

Aromas of yeast, citrus, and spices. Tastes of citrus, light yeast, lemons, and spices.

Lively body. I enjoyed this a lot more than the Hoppy Illumination we had on the same night.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2006 19:37:17 | More by hopdog
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egajdzis

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy golden color with a small, white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus fruits, some orange peel, coriander and some cardamom. Taste of more citrus, some vanilla, yeast, with some white pepper, and alcohol in the finish.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2006 11:57:40 | More by egajdzis
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Much thanks to grassrootsvt for the hand bottle...
Appears a super hazy cloud of light gold with a small white head...in mentioning this to Shuan Hill, the brewer, he mentioned that I may not have let it settle enough b/c it should have been a clean, clear pour like his own bottles. Scattered lacing is left around the glass.
Smell is of creamy vanilla, pils malt base, barnyard funk, and some leather.
Taste is of the same aromas. Definitely a saison. Decent stuff.
Mouthfeel is creamy, sugary, sweet, semi-dry, with vanilla hanging on to the palate.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2006 18:49:38 | More by weeare138
Illumination Gold from The Shed Restaurant & Brewery
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