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Pays Du Soleil - Saint Somewhere Brewing Company

Pays Du SoleilPays Du Soleil

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86
very good

178 Ratings
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Ratings: 178
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 15.22%


Brewed by:
Saint Somewhere Brewing Company visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Pays du Soleil is brewed as a saison and not a dubbel, although it has a resemblance to both.

(Beer added by: corby112 on 09-09-2009)
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Reviews by KajII:
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KajII

North Carolina

3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

[Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass]

The pour was a murky medium brown with a slight reddish hue and an average (1-2 finger) light brown fizzy head that dissipated in a matter of seconds, leaving behind very light puddling with a very small collar and light runny lacing.

The aroma was musty and tart with a mild grain malt and a strong funky Brett yeast with notes of green apple, pears and a strong berry odor.

The taste was tart right off the bat, with a big dose of sweet fruit which lasted throughout and had a nice sour ending. The flavor stuck with you for a good while letting the fruity sour taste linger on the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was just a tad past light in body and dry in texture with an extremely fizzy carbonation.

Overall this brew is right up my alley lately, tons of flavor and a strong sour finish. It is also made in my home town of Tarpon Springs, FL. Guess I will just have to visit this brewery...

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Serving type: bottle

09-24-2012 16:13:01 | More by KajII
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mmapes

Colorado

3.35/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bought on recommendation of local publican. Sours are not my style but I really liked St. Somewhere's Lectio du Chene.

Other reviews of funk, diaper, and other weird smells make me suspicious of this one.

Had to take cage off with pliers because the twister broke off. Cork started coming out of its own accord. Careful! Cork says 2013, and we are tasting in April of 2014.

Smells of tart apples, tart fruit -- not rotten, and only a hint of funk. Big head subsides fairly quickly. Color is as red as brown, and fairly clear, maybe a little cloudy.

First sip is bright, quickly turning astringent, with a long earthy finish. Next sips reveal more of the belgian "dubbel" character, but the dryness is still primary. Funkier on the tongue (in the finish) than in the nose.

Even later tastes are more malty, round, complex in the mouth, but the finish always reveals the drying character of the brett, which I don't like so well.

Not as good as Lectio in my book, though I admit this isn't my favorite style.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2014 00:20:26 | More by mmapes
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Brew_Bro

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

03-21-2014 00:01:11 | More by Brew_Bro
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

a fusion of styles i have not encountered before, a saison and a dubbel, and it does indeed have elements of each, although the saison funk trumps the sweeter darker malt a la dubbel. rather clear on the first pour, but gets cloudy as the bottle works down. tall off white airy lasting head. smells curious, rotten apples and saison yeast over a much richer and sweeter malt bill, raisins too. the flavor is less dominating than the nose, things are subtle here, with a definitely bigger grain bill, some sweetness but not a ton, it comes back after the swallow like some richer red wines, but is still moved forward primarily by its yeast, an interesting strain somewhere between saison and bretty, its funky enough to fit both profiles, but hangs on to the fruitiness just long enough to lean to saison. a strange beer, apples at the end too, red over ripe ones. i like it not because of its flavor specifically, but because of how different it is. well carbonated and a dry at first, then long and sweet finish that perplexes me. first from saint somewhere already has me desperate for more.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2014 00:53:03 | More by StonedTrippin
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PubRider

Florida

4/5  rDev +5%

03-07-2014 20:55:45 | More by PubRider
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ThreeFishes

Florida

4/5  rDev +5%

01-29-2014 02:12:48 | More by ThreeFishes
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

3.64/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle as a Christmas present from Florida. From notes.

A - Light brown or copperish colour. Hazy with a touch of cloud. Two fingers of fluffy off white head and mild carbonation. Spotty lace and a film of retention. Became in sanely cloudy with the yeast added.

S - Orange, a little funk, burnt sugar, caramel malts, earthy.

T - Nice flavour. Some mild hop, darkness of it shines with breadiness, some dark malts, and some faint funk.

M - Good carbonation, medium to full body, and a slightly funky finish.

O/D - Not a bad saison. The darkness and added malt depth were cool. Don't think I could tolerate the whole bottle, but it was definitely interesting. Hid the alcohol well, but in the end, it wasn't mind blowing.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2014 18:41:21 | More by tbeckett
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pisano

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -21.3%

01-05-2014 00:15:30 | More by pisano
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wiltznucs

Florida

3/5  rDev -21.3%

12-30-2013 16:07:19 | More by wiltznucs
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BAstoutsNsours

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

12-26-2013 01:59:14 | More by BAstoutsNsours
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CLanda

Florida

4/5  rDev +5%

12-17-2013 08:09:47 | More by CLanda
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KevinDixonBeer

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

12-14-2013 21:31:17 | More by KevinDixonBeer
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lupercmda

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

12-09-2013 02:02:24 | More by lupercmda
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tpaetow

Missouri

4/5  rDev +5%

12-07-2013 05:03:33 | More by tpaetow
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

10-18-2013 22:52:10 | More by Oakenator
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Beardcore

Nevada

2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

09-30-2013 20:06:04 | More by Beardcore
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

09-23-2013 16:41:04 | More by GraduatedCashew
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

09-17-2013 01:02:30 | More by Janeinma
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ncelauro

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

09-16-2013 23:43:58 | More by ncelauro
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mverity

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

09-09-2013 03:04:15 | More by mverity
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Andreias21

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

09-04-2013 00:09:22 | More by Andreias21
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barleywinefiend

Washington

4.61/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Poured a murky amber color with a dirty fizzy head. Nice head retention leaves plenty of bubbles and curtains of lacing in my glass

S: You can definitely tell there is a Dubbel base under all of this Brett. Big dates and figs with a rush of Brett funky, baby diaper and spiceiness. It smells sweet with a dash of heat to sting the nostrils

T: My first sip was delicously good. Big and bretty. That Dubbel base was perfect as I am a huge fan of the style. Loads of dates, figs and raisins with a candy syrup sweetness and pronounced spiciness. The Brett is big on this beer. There is a lot going on here..baby diaper and funk meet dark fruit galore. The finish is a warm stinging presence from the spice and the 8ABV. A bit sweet, lightly sticky with a funky dark fruity finish.

M: Medium-full bodied, well carbonated for a hybrid style. The carbonation did good to preserve the blend of styles. Not overly effervescent. Lots of funky sweetness on the palate provides a very unique and enjoyable mouthfeel

O: My first Saint Somewhere beer was a smash hit!

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2013 15:37:54 | More by barleywinefiend
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

08-03-2013 02:56:19 | More by DerekMorgan
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jwat

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

07-30-2013 14:14:07 | More by jwat
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marlinsfan4

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

07-30-2013 04:43:09 | More by marlinsfan4
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Pays Du Soleil from Saint Somewhere Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 178 ratings.