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Saison Athene - Saint Somewhere Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

415 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 415
Reviews: 291
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 12.76%
Wants: 26
Gots: 28 | 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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Barnsley

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%

04-07-2014 19:01:16 | More by Barnsley
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msquared36

Ohio

3.06/5  rDev -21.9%

Corn yellow with a little haze. Minimal head and lacing.

Herbal aroma, rosemary and thyme. Hint of fruit, maybe apricot. Lingering funk.

Taste is predominantly a lemony funk. Herbal taste is noticeable but not as much as the scent.

Carbonation best described as fizzy.

Wasn't a fan at first, however, it grew on me as I worked my way through the bomber. Glad to have tried it. Not sure I'll find my way back to it though.

04-06-2014 01:19:07 | More by msquared36
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2%

04-05-2014 23:37:40 | More by Stinger80OH
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bcsbeer

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

04-02-2014 02:24:48 | More by bcsbeer
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MrWilliams

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

03-23-2014 20:26:41 | More by MrWilliams
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thkrb99

California

4/5  rDev +2%

03-13-2014 18:02:29 | More by thkrb99
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Brinks

Alabama

4/5  rDev +2%

03-13-2014 17:45:07 | More by Brinks
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beer-me-please

Washington

4/5  rDev +2%

02-07-2014 04:04:33 | More by beer-me-please
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mobius387

Florida

3.8/5  rDev -3.1%

appearance: bright golden yellow, big bubbly white head, looks amazing

aroma: funky funk funk, its a heavy hitter, unfortunately not much else there, lacking any fruity or citrusy tones i was hoping for.

palate: medium body, medium carbonation, medium booze, very drinkable for a 7.5% saison

taste: much lighter than the nose, i do get some rosey flavors, grassy notes too. decent finish

overall: an enjoyable experience, a decent amount of robustness, and pretty drinkable overall

02-03-2014 18:29:50 | More by mobius387
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MikeCactusGordon

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

01-25-2014 16:13:28 | More by MikeCactusGordon
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Chaosfiend

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

01-25-2014 00:42:02 | More by Chaosfiend
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jmsedgwick

Mississippi

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

01-24-2014 10:54:49 | More by jmsedgwick
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Schlafly33

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

01-20-2014 13:11:06 | More by Schlafly33
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pisano

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

01-05-2014 00:16:45 | More by pisano
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gatorlove

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

12-26-2013 05:54:01 | More by gatorlove
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bennetj17

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

12-22-2013 05:37:13 | More by bennetj17
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BillRoth

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2%

12-11-2013 03:02:48 | More by BillRoth
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thudean

New York

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

11-25-2013 03:07:37 | More by thudean
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TheDoak

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

11-17-2013 02:19:54 | More by TheDoak
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zeledonia

Minnesota

4.1/5  rDev +4.6%

A brewery specializing in saisons? How can I say no. Picked up on a trip to Florida, though I realized after that this is distributed to my state. Tasted 30 September 2013.

Pours a hazy pale golden-straw yellow, with a massive frothy white head that would overtop the glass if I didn’t stop my pour. I can see just far enough into it to make out the eruption of bubbles throughout the glass. Head lasts and lasts (come on, I want to drink my beer!). And the lacing is more like a coating of foam sprayed onto the walls of the glass. Wow.

Smell is fantastic. Funky and floral, oh, man. This is about as good as it gets, with different aromas dancing with each other. Like mixing a bouquet of flowers with the earth they were grown in. Stellar.

Taste is more straight-laced, without the spunk and funk of the smell. Crisp and clean, grainy with a heavy dose of flowers, like sucking on petals. Mildly bitter in the finish. Nice.

In line with the appearance, bubbles are the name of the game. But they’re not overdone, like just enough of them got released in that explosion on the pour. Light-bodied, quite light actually, and that high carbonation is just right, sizzly and then fading to a slick finish.

This is a really solid, heavily floral saison. Reminds me somewhat of Upright’s Flora Rustica, but with better balance. I'll be drinking more of this.

11-02-2013 03:02:07 | More by zeledonia
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Danny1217

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

11-01-2013 04:38:48 | More by Danny1217
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RBorsato

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

10-22-2013 16:50:20 | More by RBorsato
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draheim

Washington

4.01/5  rDev +2.3%

750mL into a Hennepin glass. Pours a hazy straw color w/ a big fluffy white head that settles to a quarter-inch layer of foam sustained by lively carb. A good coating layer of lace is left behind on the glass. Nice.

Aroma is floral, grassy, earthy. Really nice relaxed saison qualities.

Taste likewise is floral almost to the point of perfumy (looking at the description now, that must be the chamomile), with a nice bready pale malt backbone and a good amount of yeasty funk. Old world hops. Good balance. Easy drinking.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp, very drinkable and refreshing for the relatively high ABV.

Overall a really well put together, enjoyable saison.

10-22-2013 00:18:03 | More by draheim
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -23.5%

10-12-2013 22:21:10 | More by millerbuffoon
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

10-12-2013 22:19:22 | More by jzeilinger
Saison Athene from Saint Somewhere Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 415 ratings.