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Pays Du Soleil - Saint Somewhere Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

184 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 184
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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Andreias21

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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

Washington

4.61/5  rDev +21.3%
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 -14.5%

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

07-30-2013 14:14:07 | More by jwat
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

07-30-2013 04:43:09 | More by oriolesfan4
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ib21

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-20-2013 18:16:01 | More by ib21
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jsanford

Georgia

4/5  rDev +5.3%

07-02-2013 22:37:20 | More by jsanford
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beernads

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.3%

07-02-2013 07:49:51 | More by beernads
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KVNBGRY

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.3%

06-05-2013 17:23:32 | More by KVNBGRY
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WynnO

Florida

3.29/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Lots of love for Saint Somewhere but...ehh...this really isn't a Saison folks.

It's too dark---yes, throw a 100 watt bulb behind it and you might see some gold if you squint, but that doesn't make it so.

The nose is quite good. Put a blindfold on and you might say it's got that familiar barnyard quality.

Tastewise I get an underpinning of cherry juice. It just won't go away. Nothing wrong here but I just don't get much "farmhouse".

Overall? If you are a SS fan you must try it. The brewer has worked very hard to create a great catalog of Florida-eqse brews. If you are a stickler for details though prepare yourself for a "urban" version of Saison.

No disrespect intended here. It's a nice beer. I would drink another one.

Serving type: on-tap

05-24-2013 02:24:05 | More by WynnO
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BKBassist

New York

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

05-21-2013 17:37:31 | More by BKBassist
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mixed_master7

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

05-10-2013 01:59:44 | More by mixed_master7
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Rempo

Indiana

3/5  rDev -21.1%

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

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

05-05-2013 19:57:22 | More by DRBiser
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impending

California

4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-

750ml into a tulip, the cork says 2009. As soon as the cage was loosened the cork rocketed away alarmingly. Pours a deep nearly clear orange amber garnet, orange tinged massive head recedes to a cap that lingers, ok lacing.

Aroma is a mosh pit of clanging scents. Sometimes a thing can smell somewhat unpleasant but you can't stop wanting to sniff, this is that. The dubbel and the saison are clearly present but it seems a forced pairing, the dubbel is slightly dominant. Nonetheless I keep returning it to my nose.

Strong dubbel initial flavor, light figs, caramel and date. Tart on the cusp of going sour. Very nicely dry, strong vinous notes. Deep grape cherry mineral aftertaste. Between thin and medium bodied creamy mouthfeel. Absolutely odd, if this was nearly dead still I would think BFM was the brewer. unique
cheers
jd

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2013 04:45:54 | More by impending
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JeffreyJDavis

North Carolina

3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 750ml into a Riedel Stemless Goblet. 2012 vintage purchased in Florida, I think it's pretty fresh.

A: Doesn't really look like a Saison at all, deep copper orange color, mildly turbid, very expressive head which subsides very quickly with a residual carbonation stream.

N: Lovely nose, plenty of funk up front with floral, apple and sweet berry scents. Smells pretty complex and inviting.

T: Slightly disappointing based on the nose. I get the funk and the sweet citric fruitiness, but it doesn't really have a lot of complexity. Malt emphasis is stronger than would be expected for a farmhouse ale. Not bad in any way, but not quite as involved as a top shelp Saison. No Peppery finish, etc.

MF: Very light and refreshing, I would classify the body as light to thin. Strong carbonation which keeps the palate clean. Very little clinging at the tail of the sip. Not as crisp as a full on Saison but no lingering coating feeling either.

O: My first Saint Somewhere, and I'm not disappointed. Not world class in any way, but nicely done. I'm anxious to explore their range more fully.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 02:02:38 | More by JeffreyJDavis
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Arsenal0328

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

04-23-2013 22:40:14 | More by Arsenal0328
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AngusOg

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

04-08-2013 22:36:36 | More by AngusOg
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-27-2013 13:42:14 | More by yourefragile
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JasonSiedman

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

03-22-2013 02:16:15 | More by JasonSiedman
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wilfonzo

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-06-2013 01:53:49 | More by wilfonzo
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tbarris

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +25%

03-05-2013 07:12:52 | More by tbarris
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Danny1217

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

02-28-2013 04:40:36 | More by Danny1217
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pathman

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

02-23-2013 19:44:34 | More by pathman
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ToastySteve


3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

02-23-2013 18:14:58 | More by ToastySteve
Pays Du Soleil from Saint Somewhere Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 184 ratings.