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Saison Athene - Saint Somewhere Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

421 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 421
Reviews: 292
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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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

StonedTrippin, Today at 04:00 PM
Photo of Giantspace
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Giantspace, Sep 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

Kimbo1318, Sep 08, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev -10.2%

whenidrink, Sep 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

muskiesman, Sep 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Tom-Peters, Sep 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

afsdan, Aug 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Funky-Brewster, Jul 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.5%

JimmyAloysius, Jul 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

orangesol, Jul 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

OnWisconsin, Jul 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

bobv, Jun 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

Brew33, Jun 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

paleoplant, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of tomordonez
1.28/5  rDev -67.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

"Handcrafted Belgian Style Ale" from the US, says the label. Although there is not much of Belgian here. It pours flat. Swirl it hard like a wine and still no head. Headless. It tastes like plain white wine. No carbonation. No flavor other than slightly bitter. This is not a beer

tomordonez, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of joegigs
5/5  rDev +27.6%

joegigs, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of SHODriver
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

cork says it's from 2013

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

SHODriver, Jun 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

dataylor21, Jun 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

mattafett, May 29, 2014
Photo of buschbeer
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

buschbeer, May 25, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

Herky21, May 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Gatordaddy, May 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Bier4all, May 17, 2014
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Saison Athene from Saint Somewhere Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 421 ratings.