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Pays Du Soleil - Saint Somewhere Brewing Company

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85
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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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polishkaz

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-06-2012 02:35:18 | More by polishkaz
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EyePeeAyBryan

Arizona

4/5  rDev +5.3%

07-06-2012 02:29:45 | More by EyePeeAyBryan
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a very hazy to cloudy copper to garnet red to medium brown in color with some light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a two finger tall fizzy light tan head that reduces to just the tiniest of rings at the edge of the glass. No lacing is observed.

S: Moderate aromas of sweet berries and lighter floral notes, light fruits (apple, pear, grape), hints of brett, and some brown sugar sweetness. Light hints of barnyard funk and some vinous/vinegary notes.

T: The beer tastes similar to the smell though the vinous/vinegary notes are quite a bit stronger. There is a definite upfront sweet funkiness that seems to include brown sugar, light fruit, and brett. Additionally there is a strong presence of berries.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate to high amounts of carbonation.

O: This beer feels like a hybrid of a Belgian Dubbel and a Saison... Very interesting with the sweetness from the dubbel and the light sourness/funkiness from the saison and brett. Easy to drink since it is not overly sweet or sour/funky and enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2012 21:22:22 | More by dbrauneis
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mcss

New York

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

06-26-2012 20:56:43 | More by mcss
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champ103

Texas

4.43/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Avenue Pub in New Orleans, LA

A: Pours with a huge white head. Rings of sticky lace. A great bright and vibrant orange/red color.
S: Tartness up front in the nose. Funky yeast. Lots of fruits. Apples, pears, cherries. A big acidic twang as well. I love it.
T: Follows the nose with a tart , acidic twang, and funky yeast. Fruits explode with apples, pears, and cherries again. Again, I love it.
M/D: A medium body that is crisp and smooth at the same time. So easy to drink. A great beer to sip on during the hot summer.

Everything I enjoy in a Saison. A great funk, and lots of character. I think this is really well made. Something I would recommend.

Serving type: on-tap

06-25-2012 04:47:09 | More by champ103
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xzxer

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

06-23-2012 22:41:16 | More by xzxer
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fisherbray

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

06-14-2012 03:18:39 | More by fisherbray
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isaiahcutright

Oklahoma

3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a red-orange almost coffee color no head high carb but not very lasting. 2010 vintage.

Smell of sour, yeast apple cherry.

Taste is full of the sweet and sour flavor green apple and tart cherries a nice malt back bone dry finish very nice, very drinkable.

Overall a nice unique sour ale very refreshing and dry and nice after supper beverage.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2012 02:47:03 | More by isaiahcutright
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PeterOrlando92

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +5.3%

06-01-2012 03:21:39 | More by PeterOrlando92
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chocosushi

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

05-31-2012 04:01:38 | More by chocosushi
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wspscott

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

05-28-2012 00:55:41 | More by wspscott
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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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BlackBelt5112203

Michigan

3.38/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

750 oz bottle poured into a tulip at refrigerator temperature. I had this beer before at Brewvival and loved it. Finally getting around to actually reviewing it.

L - Amber-brown color with a 1-finger bubbly white head. Average retention, no lacing. Tons of carbonation bubbles. A little darker than I expected from a Saison.

S - There is the telltale barnyard funk of Brettanomyces up front, followed by aromas of caramel, brown sugar, sour grapes and apples, orange zest, and spicy Belgian yeast. Smells great and very complex.

T - Not nearly as tasty as I thought it would be considering the aroma. Still complex but not necessarily the good, “wow this has so many delicious layers” complex; more like the “I can’t figure out what’s going on and I don’t like it” complex. The funky Brett is still definitely apparent followed by a somewhat burnt sugar sweetness, a Belgian yeast spiciness, and a subtle bitter earthy hop finish. Not nearly as fruity or sour as the nose suggested.

F - Light-to-medium bodied, tons of carbonation, and a dry and slightly bitter finish.

O - I’ve got to say I was disappointed by this one. I remember this beer being a lot better, and the aroma suggested that I was going to be in for a treat. That simply was not the case. I had another Saint Somewhere beer at Brewvival (Athene C) that I loved, so I’ll have to try some more of their beers soon before I write them off.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2012 20:50:50 | More by BlackBelt5112203
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tfsimpkins

Florida

5/5  rDev +31.6%

04-23-2012 16:12:31 | More by tfsimpkins
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Goulash

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

04-21-2012 20:38:28 | More by Goulash
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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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gatornation

Minnesota

4.23/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

corked and caged 750ml bottle 2010 vintage

A- pours amber orange color with a 2 finger off white head a touch of lacing

S- was tart fruit with barnyard musty funk some sour apple with some sweet toffee

T- unique for a saison as i got some dark fruit tastes with some sweet toffee then some sour apple notes and musty funk

M- mine was nicely carbonated it had a tart and fruit sour mix with a dose of sweetness

O- another great brew from tarpon springs, these brews seem to age excellent thier taste is outsanding

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2012 21:51:14 | More by gatornation
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PorterLambic

Florida

4.45/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Drinking with the owner and staff of the brewery at the brewery. Does it get any better? No, it doesn't unless you are the brewer. This beer can't get any fresher, it hasn't even left the building yet!
Arrives a beautiful coppery orange with a nice white head. Retention is minimal, dropping to a thin film in a few moments. Clear and bright.
Smell is full of malt, yeast, orange and a wee bit of spice (light).
Taste is tart with malt, yeast and orange and grapefruit notes.
Medium-light body, effervescence is sharp to start but falls off nicely. Slightly drying with a light coating. A nice grapefruit/yeast aftertaste. A really nice, tart brew.

Serving type: on-tap

03-12-2012 16:43:44 | More by PorterLambic
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Immortale25

North Carolina

4.26/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter. No freshness date...wait a minute. After removing the cage, the top of the cork says 2009. Hopefully they just had an overabundance of corks that year and still use them to this day.

A- Pours a medium brown color with more than two fingers worth of off-white head (from a slow pour) that retains a good while, yet surprisingly leaves little lace behind it.

S- Funky yeast smells that border on medicinal but bear enough sweet fruitiness to not indicate a full-on sour. Some alcohol fume.

T- A powerful glass taste at first that mellows out after a few sips to let in the rest of the flavors which include a restrained tartness, barnyard-type yeast and some faint malt tones. Also some cinnamon and clove spice.

M- High carbonation and a slight drying from the tartness.

O- A very easygoing sour that's not that sour. Seamless combination of flavors. One of my new favorite breweries.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2012 04:53:09 | More by Immortale25
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01001111

California

4.65/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Cloudy, warm copper.

S: Fresh, green apples and raspberries. Crisp, tart, and bright.

T: Fruit forward with a building tartness. The slight sour flavor dissipates and gives way to yeast and malts, like fresh, whole wheat bread.

M: Carbonation gives the initial impression of lightness and crispness but, as the bubbles settle, this gives way to a full bodied mouthfeel.

O: Another exemplary Belgian inspired ale from St. Somewhere. Great balance in flavor; a clear, sunny spring day distilled into a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2012 01:43:48 | More by 01001111
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jsurfs82

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-06-2012 01:27:13 | More by jsurfs82
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -21.1%

01-31-2012 09:02:12 | More by ygtbsm94
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seans86

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

01-26-2012 22:38:24 | More by seans86
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danedelman

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A-copper color with little head.

S-smells great with a nice funk smell, slight sourness too.

T-I get a sour kick at first that turns into a maltyness with some off flavors that I cannot pinpoint. After the smell, I was hoping for much more. smell did not dictate at all the flavor.

M-light and bubbly. not much going on in this one.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2012 19:02:35 | More by danedelman
Pays Du Soleil from Saint Somewhere Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 183 ratings.