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Cynthiana - Saint Somewhere Brewing Company

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89
very good

26 Reviews
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Reviews: 26
Hads: 114
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 16
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

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Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 01-26-2012

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Reviews by Chaney:
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4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up at Knightly Spirits in Orlando based on the reviews.

Served in a DC Brau tulip.

A: Cloudy tangerine orange color with a slight head on top. Chill haze cloudy.

S: Sour funk and then some. Love the bright farmhouse quality here.

T: The finish was the most amazing thing about this: So, so ridiculously fluid in its disposition. Citrus (orange peel), Belgian yeast, and ultra fresh filtered water on the end.

M: Very well carbonated, but that was part of its charm. This was almost a sour (wild) ale, but not quite. No reportable lacing left on the glass.

O: Best saison I've had so far in 2013. I really, really need to visit this brewery at some point: Pretty much all members of my wife's Greek family are from Tarpon Springs. Opa!!! (754 characters)

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4.7/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My second Beer of the Month club review! I've been wanting to try the Saint Somewhere beers for awhile now. Poured from bottle into Jester King Farmhouse Ale glass. Pours a gorgeous golden copper/bronze color that is somewhat cloudy. A rich white head leaves about 1 finger of tight white bubbles on the top of the beer. A really great looking beer! Smell- incredibly complex. I get almost a vinous tart quality that reminds me of over ripe guava or mango melded with chardonnay grapes. Next, I get some sort of dark fruit presence- figs, dates, raisins. Reminds me of something I would smell in a trapist ale. A very interesting mix of flavors that works well. Taste- almost the inverse of what I just smelled. First noticeable taste is a jammy appearance of figs, dates, raisins. Next is a tart, borderline sour and sweet flavor that coats the roof of my mouth and teeth. On the end, at the back of the throat some bitterness that manifests itself in a light liquorice taste. Just so complex, so many twists and turns this takes you on. For 8%, you can tell the booze is there, but its not overly done. This is a really special beer, that I am glad I had the chance to try. (1,175 characters)

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Saint Somewhere Brewing Co. "Cynthiana"
25.4 oz. green bottle, corked and caged. Cork marked "2013"
$9.99 @ Whole Foods, Tampa, FL

Appearance: Cloudy yellow gold body beneath a thick head of white that slowly fades to a solid 1/4 inch surface covering, and then a very thin but solid surface covering. Tiny bubbles can be seen rising along the side of the glass to take their place at the base of the head. Wide splashes of lace are left behind on the glass.

Smell: Brett character: slightly tart, some wet leather, citrus pith. Golden malt. Sugar. Juicy fruit.

Taste: As the aroma indicates but fuller and more complex. Added notes of anise, flowers, grassiness, lemon, coriander, and white pepper appear. It's mildly bitter but still very dry. The alcohol is there, but it's not readily apparent. Some mild chalkiness from the yeast is present as well.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and crisp, but readily softened as it warms and foams up in the mouth.

Overall: Quite an enjoyable saison! It's complex but still readily accessible. It's interesting to keep my attention throughout, but also straight-forward enough that I can just let go and enjoy it as well. (1,162 characters)

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I had this not to long after bottling. I can tell you that this was an excellent beer. I wish Saint Somewhere would make this again!

Appearance: Nice amber color.

Smell: This smells fabulous. There is a hint of the grape at the end. Not a grape juice smell, nor a wine smell. But the grape is there!

Taste: a little sweet at the end. I think that if I lager this beer it will really pull together.

Mouthfeel: This was nice. Like a lot of Saint Somewhere beers there is a lot of activity going on here. So lots of little bubbles that fill the mouth and enhance the overall experience on the pallet.

Overall: This is a great beer, and rare. It is my understanding that this is a one time release so if you can get your hands on it you need to do so and fast! (766 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is cloudy dark yellow in color and poured with a finger high white head that died down but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There are aromas of vinous grapes in the nose along with notes of sourness and hints of yeast.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of grapes along with notes of yeast.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and slightly tart on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. There is also a bit of dryness in the finish.
O: The sourness of this beer is interesting and makes it unique compared to other beers in the style. It is rather easy to drink because the alcohol is well hidden from the taste. (681 characters)

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3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.07/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 750 mL bottle into tulip.
A: Pours a murky burnt orange-amber with 2-3 inch light tan bubbly head. Good retention. No lacing.
S: Banana, clove, cinnamon, funky grains, citrus, and spice. Very inviting, nicely complex, and makes me think of some sort of odd but beguiling mix of Belgium and Cuba.
T: Blood orange, mild banana and clove, hint of beglian spice. Notes of white wine, lime, and astringent tea.
M: Light-medium body. Smooth with a pleasant spicy tingle. Dry white wine finish.
D: An interesting, nicely complex, and easily drinkable brew. Very pleasant. (576 characters)

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Cynthiana from Saint Somewhere Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.