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Pays Du Soleil - Saint Somewhere Brewing Company

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85
very good

194 Ratings
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Ratings: 194
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 15.26%
Wants: 5
Gots: 12 | 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:
Beer added by: corby112 on 09-09-2009

Pays du Soleil is brewed as a saison and not a dubbel, although it has a resemblance to both.
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Photo of JeffreyJDavis
3.82/5  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.

Photo of Arsenal0328
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of AngusOg
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of yourefragile
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of JasonSiedman
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of wilfonzo
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of tbarris
4.75/5  rDev +25%

Photo of Danny1217
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of pathman
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of ToastySteve
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of bklynj
4.75/5  rDev +25%

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.67/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of brockdidntslide
3.45/5  rDev -9.2%
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.

Photo of SupremePie
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of mychalg9
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of morimech
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

Photo of tobelerone
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of nightcelt
5/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of CJS
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of ckollias
4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

Photo of LambicKing
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of brez8791
1.75/5  rDev -53.9%

Pays Du Soleil from Saint Somewhere Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 194 ratings.