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Pays Du Soleil - Saint Somewhere Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

184 Ratings
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Ratings: 184
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 15.49%
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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Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

kjkinsey, Feb 13, 2013
Photo of bklynj
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

bklynj, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of Gonzoillini
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Gonzoillini, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of DrDemento456
3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

It appears that the version I picked up is the 2010 vintage. Not much to loose since it was 5 bucks for the bomber

A - Very bubbly an lively yet I only get a 1/4 inch of head that fizzes to a constant flow lace ring. Color is quite dark for a farmhouse ale kind of a hazy deep cherry wood oak.

S - Funky with sour dough notes and cherries. Maybe some dark fruits. Might be some Brett and funk too with some hazy. It's not very offending for 2 years old.

T - A tad bit of skunk is delivered from the sour dough like bread body. Notes of apple cider vinegar and tart lemon mixed in with some hay. Earthy and bitter grapefruit yet not from hops. Not bad.

M - Not as bubbly as I figured still quite popping with the carbonation.

Overall I am pretty sure I don't like old farmhouse beers. Still quite a cool label though.

DrDemento456, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Texasfan549, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of brockdidntslide
3.45/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

bottle had a nice "pop" like a bottle of bubby might. the beer is light, somewhat fruity and sparkling wine-like with a quickly dissipating head. it has saison characteristics and develops into a semi-interesting, if not remarkable, combination of flavors. if it's really 8% ABV as the label says, it does an amazing job of hiding it.

on the downside, it's very thin (almost see through) and not especially memorable. glad i tried it but not one that i would necessarily seek out again. it's more bartles and james than i want in my beer.

brockdidntslide, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of SupremePie
3/5  rDev -21.3%

SupremePie, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of mychalg9
4/5  rDev +5%

mychalg9, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of morimech
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Cloudy copper color with a large head that quickly disolves into a thin skim. Acts a lot like a sparkling wine. Not much for lacing either.

Smells very Belgian like. Fruity yeast esters and Belgian quality malt and candied sugar.

Strange combination of flavors but it works in this beer. A lot of yeast esters with the malt profile of a darker Belgian beer. Sweet, fruity flavor with caramel and earthy qualities.

Feels very light and thin for an 8% ABV beer. Carbonation seemed to have lost all its spirit during the pour as it is now relatively flat.

Interesting enough beer. Did not execute in all areas but was good were it really mattered.

morimech, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of tobelerone
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

tobelerone, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of nightcelt
5/5  rDev +31.2%

nightcelt, Nov 28, 2012
Photo of CJS
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

CJS, Nov 08, 2012
Photo of ckollias
4.23/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this 750 bottle out of a pint glass.

A: Hazy copper hue with a fizzy, white, solid persistent lace with trail down the glass.

S: Strong sharp fruity aroma.

T: Fruity flavor with a slightly Belgian yeast taste. Dry grapefruit and finishes on the dry side of sweet.

M: Feels like a bubbly Champaign. Medium body and high carbonation

O: Excellent Belgian Ale – great flavors and aromas.

ckollias, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of LambicKing
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

LambicKing, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of brez8791
1.75/5  rDev -54.1%

brez8791, Sep 30, 2012
Photo of KajII
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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KajII, Sep 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

Magery, Sep 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

jivex5k, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of ctwinne
2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

ctwinne, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of BrownNut
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - 4.0 - Medium amber, darker than other saisons I've seen. Loudly fizzy off white head that disspiates quickly but then keeps replenishing itself with lots of carbonation to maintain a solid cap for most of the glass.

S - 4.0 - Fruity but mutedly so. Faint funk. There's almost a fabric kind of thing going on as I sip slowly with my nose in the fresh head, inhaling.

T - 4.0 - Funk, refreshing, sharp nectarine initially that teeters on the edge of green apple later, that familiar Belgian candi taste, moderately tart.

M - 4.5 - Medium bodied, just a bit viscous, and pleasantly so. Contrasting that is tiny bit of a citric sting in the back of the throat after you swallow and a bit of carbonation zing on the tongue. Doesn't seem like it should be able to have the properties of thick and thin at the same time but it does. Very interesting. Finishes just at the edge of dry.

O - 4.25 - A very interesting and delicious beer. It's just tart enough to make you keep chasing it with another sip and another sip. But its body makes each of those sips substantial and satisfying. Really a well done beer. I consider it very good for the style and would rate it higher except other styles reach loftier heights.

BrownNut, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of GreenMountainBoy
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

GreenMountainBoy, Jul 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

savagepm, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of bobv
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

bobv, Jul 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

djrn2, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of mrfrancis
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a murky, hazy brownish amber with a thin, lingering white mousse.

S: Aromas of clotted cream and oak from the brettnomyces are immediately evident on the nose, but are quickly followed by scents of candy sugar, milk chocolate, and caramel.

T: Notes of milk chocolate, earthy hops, leather, candy sugar, caramel, dried fruit, oak, herbs, and clotted cream fill the mouth. The finish is tart and funky with brettanomyces flavors completely taking over.

M: Medium in body, smooth, creamy, milky, and silky. Carbonation is present, but is not distracting. There is no alcohol burn whatsoever.

O: An earlier reviewer noted that this tastes almost like a cross between a dubbel and a saison, and I have to say that his analysis is spot on. With all of the toasty malt character of a dubbel and all of the earthy, yeasty funk of a saison, this is beer is an interesting and fantastically executed hybrid. Try it if you're a fan of quirky Wallonian ales.

mrfrancis, Jul 09, 2012
Pays Du Soleil from Saint Somewhere Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 184 ratings.