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Pays Du Soleil - Saint Somewhere Brewing Company

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85
very good

183 Ratings
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Ratings: 183
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 15.53%
Wants: 5
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
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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lpotter

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -73.7%

11-14-2011 12:43:01 | More by lpotter
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

1.75/5  rDev -53.9%

09-30-2012 19:28:47 | More by brez8791
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Blanco

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -47.4%

11-19-2011 03:26:54 | More by Blanco
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jmathis

Florida

2/5  rDev -47.4%

06-27-2014 12:59:53 | More by jmathis
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DawnL

New York

2.25/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

This was a sample. I did not go for a pint.

The beer was cloudy blond with a cap of white foam that dissipated into sticky lace.

The aroma was of chutney - apricot chutney with some funk. It was a little musty.

The palate just screamed ketones! Finished with an acetone-like flavor that was pretty off-putting.

I've had one of Saint Somewhere's brews before. I found it to be very much like drinking an Indian chutney. They are heavily spiced beers with almost a pickled fruit quality that I kind of enjoy. This one just seemed a little off to me.

I would try it again - but not for some time. I want my memory of this brew to fade so that I can give it a better second try.

Serving type: on-tap

10-16-2009 15:17:02 | More by DawnL
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drpimento

Wisconsin

2.42/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Hmpf. Trying to remain objective here after the cork blasted out on its own and startled me causing me to break my old Schlafly ( the brewpub not the psychobitchfromhell) coffee mug. So. Poured with a huge head that quickly faded to none and a bit of lace. Color is a hazy medium amber. Aroma is very yeasty, malt, spice, cider, shellac. Flavor is similar but with an intrusive chemical thing. I have not the faintest idea of what a Palmetto Berry tastes like. The body is ok and ditto carbonation. the chemical thing lingers much to long. I'm dumping this.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2010 01:57:01 | More by drpimento
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ctwinne


2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

09-08-2012 21:13:24 | More by ctwinne
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Beardcore

Nevada

2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

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

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

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

Rhode Island

2.73/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served from a 750ML bottle to a tulip glass.

A: A deep hazy amber brown with significant carbination. This one is alive.

S: Wow! Very alcoholic..almost smells like nail polish remover.

T: A very bitter sour start with an upleasant finish. Some sweat notes.

M: Very alive on the tounge.

O: Did I get a bad batch? I usually like this style beer but something is off tonight... Ill try it again from a differnt store at a later point...

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2011 02:18:04 | More by BeerBoss
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KCM

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

05-13-2012 04:58:43 | More by KCM
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lupercmda

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

12-09-2013 02:02:24 | More by lupercmda
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aepb1

Florida

2.95/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A- Reddish orange body with a HUGE airy off-white head.

S- Sour, metallic

T- Tart up front, moving into an odd metallic taste but the malt is a decent balance to it all

M- Medium bodied and overly carbonated

D- I will try it again because it's local...

The over carbonation lead to a surprise... as soon as I twisted the pin on the cage one revolution, the cork exploded out the top so beware!

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2010 19:12:47 | More by aepb1
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13esd

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -21.1%

12-20-2011 13:15:27 | More by 13esd
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pisano

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -21.1%

01-05-2014 00:15:30 | More by pisano
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -21.1%

01-31-2012 09:02:12 | More by ygtbsm94
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SupremePie

Vermont

3/5  rDev -21.1%

12-27-2012 04:48:10 | More by SupremePie
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Rempo

Indiana

3/5  rDev -21.1%

05-05-2013 21:50:45 | More by Rempo
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wiltznucs

Florida

3/5  rDev -21.1%

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

Pennsylvania

3.08/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On cask at Tap and Table in Emmaus PA. The beer appears a hazy brown with little head. This really reminds me of Victory's Wild Devil, but I don't think that's a good thing. The brett dominates the beer in an earthy, tangy mix of bitter greens and lemon rind. I like sour beers, but I failed to finish this one. I think it might better be classified as an American Wild Ale.

Serving type: cask

10-04-2009 14:56:41 | More by tempest
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

3.13/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

750ml bottle purchased as a single from Yankee Spirits, Sturbridge, MA. Corked & caged, cork dated 2009 on top.

Ok, after uncaging, but before uncorking, I set down the bottle to type for a minute, and then out of nowhere the cork blew of it' own volition. Scared the sh*t out of me...

Poured into a DFH tulip, formed a 1" tan head above the cloudy coppery red brew. Head is fizzing away and being rejuvenated at the same pace for a long time, with loud fizzing. Lacing is slow-falling when it starts to show up late in the experience. Aroma is a bit funky, maybe off fruits and sweetness.

Taste is fruity from the start, perhaps tangerine, that same off musty flavor in the middle, tartness at the close. Mouthfeel is sort of slickery and small bubbled, with drinkability being alright. Cannot get by that flavor that seems to be everywhere.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2010 01:24:11 | More by ppoitras
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aasher

Indiana

3.23/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I received this beer as an extra in a recent trade with Avagadro. Thanks Aaron!

When first grabbing the cork it quickly shot off and really didn't require any effort. It pours a dirty dark orange, almost a dull bronze in color with a one finger head which devoured itself within second. The beer continued to bubble from below for several minutes. The aromas consist of sweet berries, interesting almost mint like spice, and red wine notes. I definitely didn't expect that. The flavors are full of sweet, fruity malt with light alcohol. It doesn't have much complexity. It doesn't really feature much yeast or funk and isn't what I'd call "traditional". To me it is over carbonated for the style. Aside from the cork popping off and the self destructive foam, it has the mouthfeel of a Rose Brut or other carbonated wine, yet with a little more body. It's an interesting drink but not something I'd revisit.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2011 03:37:30 | More by aasher
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

08-03-2013 02:56:19 | More by DerekMorgan
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Swim424

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a palm tulip

A-pours an amberish orange. Sort of glows up to the light. Fat bubbly head that falls instantly.

S-Smells very fruity. Sort of a yeasty fruitiness to it. No hops. More fruity than malty. Has sort of a clean, crisp, carbonation scent.

T-very fruity. Again sort of a yeasty fruitiness to it. Has some apricot and tart apple flavors. More fruity than malty. No hops.

MF-very carbonation. Very thin feel. Could use more body and a bit less carbonation.

O-Pretty good. Nothing exceptional. Wouldn't mind having this again though. Tastes like a mix between a dubbel, tripel, saison, and sour. Pretty good still. Decent price as well.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2012 04:02:11 | More by Swim424
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Marty30

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

750 ml bottle served cold and allowed to warm up. Cork says 2010. Poured into a Duvel tulip.

A. Body is a clear ruby red when held up to the light. Off-white two finger head that disapated extremely quickly. Very well carbonated.

S. Slight acidic funkiness, sour grapes,green apples,wet grass. There is an almost astringent alchohol smell.

T. I kind of wasn't expecting this, I get some fig and caramel and toffee and a slight fruitiness like you would find in a tripel. I get a touch of rye spiciness. I can really taste the booze.

M. Very light bodied and extremely carbonated. A slight tart dry finish.

Overall the aroma didn't match the taste,which wasn't bad but I felt it was kind of all over the place. I am certainly glad I got to try this, but this will probably be my last.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2012 22:45:22 | More by Marty30
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Pays Du Soleil from Saint Somewhere Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 183 ratings.