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Saison Athene - Saint Somewhere Brewing Company

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420 Ratings

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Ratings: 420
Reviews: 291
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 27
Gots: 29 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Saint Somewhere Brewing Company visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Saison Athene is a bottle conditioned Saison brewed with chamomile, fresh rosemary and black pepper. A dose of wild yeast at bottling adds to the complexity.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-29-2007)
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A: poured into an oversized wine glass to a slightly cloudy light orange with a two finger dense and rocky white head that is slow to fade
S: smells of lemons, dry crackers, black pepper, and slight funk
T: taste is slightly tart, very spicy with pepper and rosemary, some funky horseblanket and some malt flavor. swallow is heavy band aid and medicine
M: this beer is medium on the mouth with soft and slightly prickly carbonation
O: Overall it's pretty funky, the finish is so strong it keeps shouting over the rest of the drinks that I take. It's drinkable if you like this kind of thing. It tastes like a beer from Fantome

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750 ML bottle
Served in a tulip glass
2012 vintage

A - It is a cloudy golden beer with pale yellow highlights. It is topped by a mountain of eggshell head.

S - It has a spicy smell with some tangerine. There is a some dank basement as well.

T - The taste follows the nose. I get some mellow spices to start. Then I get some orange flavors. It finishes with some funk.

M - Moderate and highly carbonated.

O - This is a very good saison on a warm spring day. I am really enjoying this beer. I will have to seek out some more Saint Somewhere beers. This was my first try. I am very impressed.

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I dig the cloudy golden color. It's very hazy, think of a dark witte. The head is thick and a sort of light yellow or dirty white. Good retention, no lace.

The scent is all over the place, but nice. Lots of stuff going on, you can smell complexity. Green grape and white pepper, orange and honey, faint candied sugar and European hops. Smells like a funky saison should.

As usual, the white pepper dominates. It pushes right up to the edge of 'too much,' and I think it eventually crosses the line. Green grape should be there and is. A splash of honey, then a bunch of spices. Actually, there are too many herbs for me.

It's sweet but immediately turns tart. It's tangy, but turns immediately spicy. It's got an extreme amount of carbonation. The head never fully dissipates, and the bubbles are sharp to the palate (and expect to burp a lot). This completely lacks sophistication. My throat is on fire after just a few ounces, and each sip makes it worse.

The attractive look and smell can only help it so much. This thing is extremely aggressive on the taste buds and palate. I can deal with tart and funky, but the spiciness and carbonation are just too much to enjoy.

RickS95, May 12, 2014
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Saison Athene from Saint Somewhere Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 420 ratings.