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Saison Athene - Saint Somewhere Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

429 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 429
Reviews: 293
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 28
Gots: 31 | 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.

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4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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4.01/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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I poured the beer into a pint glass. A good color and good head. I could smell citrus. A very strong citrus smell, but thankfully not grapefruit. I could taste the citrus and a hint of spice. The hint of spice grew stronger as I drank more of the beer. No sweetness. The beer went down easily.

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Saison Athene from Saint Somewhere Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 429 ratings.