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Celia Saison - Ipswich Ale Brewery

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BA SCORE
74
okay

213 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 213
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 3.2
pDev: 20.94%
Wants: 10
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ipswich Ale Brewery visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Gluten-free Saison-style beer made with sorghum and brewed with orange peel.

Previously brewed by The Alchemist, Ipswich now owns the brand and production.

(Beer added by: cbutova on 04-23-2012)
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corysmith01

New York

3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

09-12-2013 02:34:04 | More by corysmith01
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trxxpaxxs

New York

4/5  rDev +25%

09-04-2013 13:17:37 | More by trxxpaxxs
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garrisonp

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

09-03-2013 00:24:03 | More by garrisonp
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

2.95/5  rDev -7.8%

I purchased this from half-time, enjoyed chilled in a pub glass.

The color is golden with brilliant clarity with thick cream of white cap with fine bead and a lace that sticks with good retention. The smell is kind of band-aid like with a phenolic yeast and slight citrus element in the aroma. The feel is moderately carbonated and semi light body with very light sweetness, but mostly dry with a gentle warmth of alcohol in the finish.

The taste is not good, it has that slight herbal, semi-medicinal character I have encountered in other gluten free beers. The flavor has a slight citrus tinge but more pith than actual fruit with a slight grainy dry husky quality in the middle and odd earthy almost grassy and more band-aid type flavors in the back of the throat which seems to linger after the sip with a slight bitter herbal element that mixes with a light alcohol finish. Overall this is not the worst beer I have ever had, nor the worst gluten free beer I have tasted, but it is certainly not worth having again.

08-30-2013 01:25:34 | More by Slatetank
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -68.8%

08-26-2013 20:57:06 | More by dfhhead25
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Maillard

California

3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

08-19-2013 07:08:18 | More by Maillard
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mrchrisray

New York

3.75/5  rDev +17.2%

08-02-2013 23:55:03 | More by mrchrisray
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

3.24/5  rDev +1.3%

My first gluten-free beer. Interested to try it but I have to admit I am not overly optimistic.

Beer is cloudy golden with a moderately-sized white head.

Nose contains orange peel quite strongly. Yeast is there as well, and a peppery scent. Nothing gives away the lack of barely or wheat.

Taste-wise, the beer seems a bit thin. Orange and spices are upfront, as well as a strong bubblegum flavour. Yeast. Not sure what taste the sorghum gives- to me it just doesn't seem to have a big malt base. The aftertaste is not very good and tastes a bit odd- my assumption is this is the sorghum. It gets worse as it warms and becomes unpleasant.

Light bodied, strongly carbonated. Too fizzy, but otherwise refreshing. The odd aftertaste detracts.

At first I thought this beer was unexciting but pretty good, considering the restrictions placed on its creation. However, particularly as it warms, the aftertaste gets more pronounced and is really not very pleasant.

07-01-2013 21:19:49 | More by jrenihan
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jarrgal

North Dakota

3/5  rDev -6.3%

06-10-2013 01:56:48 | More by jarrgal
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EricClayton

West Virginia

3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

05-18-2013 20:35:28 | More by EricClayton
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tattoopunk031

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -6.3%

05-16-2013 15:40:22 | More by tattoopunk031
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popery

California

3.26/5  rDev +1.9%

Pours a dark orange, brownish. Quite cloudy. Not much head kicked upon the initial pour, but I was able to kick some up with a few swirls. Small, dissipating head, beige in color - kinda yellow in an odd way. Not a ton of aroma. I'm picking up the orange peel. Some mildly gummy grain sweetness. The taste is rather clean for a gluten free beer, but there isn't much character. Quite dry which probably helps avoid the off notes I've noticed in other sorghum beers. The orange peel is probably the strongest flavor, though there's also some pepper to it. Touches of other spice as well, probably from the yeast. Mouthfeel is a touch gummy but better than almost any other gluten free that I've tried. This is decent but I expected more. I feel like the orange peel is covering flaws.

05-13-2013 00:14:02 | More by popery
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krisbee

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +17.2%

05-10-2013 03:26:28 | More by krisbee
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -6.3%

05-08-2013 22:32:47 | More by Kegatron
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tuka

New York

2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

05-06-2013 04:41:29 | More by tuka
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Dave-at-TheGrog

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +25%

05-03-2013 16:47:48 | More by Dave-at-TheGrog
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -21.9%

05-01-2013 01:15:53 | More by Gonzoillini
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JLapadura

New York

1/5  rDev -68.8%

04-30-2013 01:05:13 | More by JLapadura
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Kelp

New Hampshire

2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

04-27-2013 09:01:15 | More by Kelp
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Rustle47

Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -68.8%

04-06-2013 20:28:04 | More by Rustle47
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Soloveitchik

New York

2.5/5  rDev -21.9%

04-01-2013 22:48:56 | More by Soloveitchik
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juicebox

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

03-31-2013 15:56:04 | More by juicebox
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.11/5  rDev -2.8%

Pours light golden color, nice orange tint and basically clear, with a fairly thin head.

Smells of citrus zest, black pepper, yeast.

Taste is a little odd--zest and pepper again, something oddly tangy and just slight weird about the flavor. Definitely not bad, this is drinkable for sure, just kindof strange.

Mouthfeel good, very nice carb.

6.1/10

03-29-2013 23:36:35 | More by AlexFields
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jderosia603

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

03-27-2013 14:17:27 | More by jderosia603
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mpedara429

Massachusetts

1.99/5  rDev -37.8%

A: Poured out a hazy amber color, thin white head, no real retention or lacing to speak of.

S: Booze, bubble gum, clove/spices, and a funky musty scent.

T: Similar to the smell plus hints of orange and dirty gym socks.

M: A lighter body with medium to heavy carbonation. Sharp bitter bite after the beer goes down.

O: If I didn't know any better, I would think this beer was infected. Gym socks and bubble gum are off flavors in beer that are totally unfavorable. On the other hand, I'm perfectly capable of consuming gluten so this may be a treasure for those who are gluten intolerant.

03-24-2013 00:37:08 | More by mpedara429
Celia Saison from Ipswich Ale Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 213 ratings.