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Saison Athene - Saint Somewhere Brewing Company

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very good

431 Ratings

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Ratings: 431
Reviews: 293
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 28
Gots: 30 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-29-2007

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.
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smells funky and lemony tart.
drinks dry and refreshing with a nice different spice bill
that i can't put my finger on
tart and prickly on la palate
very good in my opinion

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i like all of the beers i have had from saint somewhere, they are authentic and rustic and just different enough to be memorable. this one is really clever, the wild funky yeast is subtle and secondary to a very belgian strain that is the backbone of this brew. mostly wheat on the grain from what i gather, and an almost berry smell from the botanicals. i dont get rosemary right away, i get it in the finish. but it seems more fruity than spicy to me, even with the black pepper and the spicy belgian yeast doing double duty. striking carbonation lightens a pretty hefty body, and fruity esters hang out in the finish. alcohol is invisible, but the stature of this beer remains apparent. i like its wild nature, just funky enough, and beautifully dry. definitely worth picking up if you see it around.

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Saison Athene from Saint Somewhere Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 431 ratings.