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Cynthiana - Saint Somewhere Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

80 Ratings
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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 7.18%
Wants: 13
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Saint Somewhere Brewing Company visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 01-26-2012)
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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

02-19-2012 17:07:35 | More by claspada
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Florida

3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

11-04-2013 02:33:58 | More by WynnO
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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

04-12-2012 01:57:20 | More by Chisfinest84
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Florida

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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Florida

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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Dope

Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A medium orange-amber pour with an enormous effervescent head atop it. Retention is mid-range and so is the lacing.

S: Lots of orange and lemon up front, especially when cold. Some apple and grape. Bready yeast and some grass. Finally, little bit peppery.

T: Tart grapes mixed with some citrus and apples. Yeasty in the middle with some bread and cloves. Very drying like a white wine. Tartness carries well into the aftertaste with a touch of grass and pepper.

M: High carbonation, medium bodied and quite drying as mentioned above. Almost a touch chalky as the aftertaste lingers.

O: An interesting take on a saison. It reminds me of the Mystic Saison fermented in sauvignon blanc barrels but just not quite as good in any area. The tart grapes tend to dominate the saison flavors and thus it's a bit unbalanced.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2012 03:46:09 | More by Dope
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RoamingGnome

Wisconsin

3.83/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into CBS snifter.

A) This was a dark amber, that was somewhat cloudy. I was perhaps a tad aggressive on the pour, which led to a massive 3 finger head of off white foam. It settled quickly, and left some decent lacing.

S) The aroma of yeast and fruit brings out that farmhouse funk. This is earthy/grassy. There is white grape/white wine aroma. There is just a hint of alcohol.

T) Yeast and grassy hops, green apple, white grape juice. This has some citrus zest, like lemon or lime peel. There is unsweetened green tea. Then you pick up some black pepper.

M) A medium body with a good amount of carbonation. This had some zip and some zest. There is an initial creamy feel, but it doesn't last. This finishes dry. The aftertaste lingers a bit.

O) Glad I had the opportunity to give this one a try. It was quite enjoyable, no wow factor for me personally, but overall a very solid farmhouse ale.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2012 02:46:01 | More by RoamingGnome
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bbHOP

California

3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just got this from our Rare Beer Club shipment... what a beautiful bottle / label - have been looking forward to trying this.

A: 2 finger head with fairly good retention and some sticky lacing - didn't bubble down as quickly as I thought it might, given the style. Beautiful golden-orange, hazy brew.

S: Wow - you get the grape from this right up front! I read that Cynthiana grape must was added to the secondary here, and it is immediately evident in the nose - beautiful! Also get a typical belgian yeast smell - fruity esters with a bit of spicy alcohol evident.

T: Tart and crisp with the belgian yeast fruitiness at the forefront. The strength of grape that comes through in the nose is somewhat diminished here - but toward the end, there is a bit of a fermented, sweet juice flavor that comes back around.

MF: Medium mouth-feel with a light carbonation present throughout - smoother than expected (in a good way).

O: Very good beer - a great Belgian farmhouse ale. The grape incorporation really plays nicely with this style in my book - adding some nice fermented fruit notes to the farmhouse funk, but not overpowering the brew.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2012 16:48:10 | More by bbHOP
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kmo1030

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a murky amber color with a moderately sized not quite white head.
the aroma is vinous with a soft green peppercorn character, citrus, corriander, clove.
in the mouth it's a little tart and a little sweet. there's orange peel, horsey funk, grape juice, pepper, baking spices, corriander as in the nose, a certain yeastiness, fig, caramel, and some bergamot. a little residual sweetness draws out a long finish.
the mouthfeel is soft a medium bodied. the carbonation subtle.
overall a nice saison with a lot going on. my only critique would be it's maybe a little too busy. there are certainly worse problems to have.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2012 02:59:33 | More by kmo1030
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ryancl

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -4.3%

01-26-2014 04:06:23 | More by ryancl
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valkyre65

Texas

4/5  rDev -4.3%

04-13-2012 19:21:13 | More by valkyre65
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SPRichard

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.3%

04-17-2012 23:04:03 | More by SPRichard
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wilfonzo

Florida

4/5  rDev -4.3%

05-10-2012 20:32:06 | More by wilfonzo
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JamLand

Texas

4/5  rDev -4.3%

07-01-2013 23:17:25 | More by JamLand
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev -4.3%

05-15-2013 03:56:04 | More by GRG1313
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metter98

New York

4/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2012 01:36:24 | More by metter98
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy golden orange with a finger tall off-white head. The head reduces by about 50% and has a much thicker ring at the edges of the glass but the rest of the head last throughout the entire beer. Significant lacing is observed.

S: Nice amounts of sourness and funkiness in the aroma for this beer. There are also some hints of citrus - both lemon and orange - as well as some grassy and earthy notes.

T: There is some really nice tartness in the finish of this beer, likely from the addition of the Norton grape. The beer has hints of spices/pepper as well as citrus (lemon/orange), green apple, and some grassy notes.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate to high amounts of carbonation. Slightly prickly with a dry finish.

O: Very enjoyable and with a really interesting tartness + sourness from the grape - this is not the typical brett sourness that is often found in the style. Easy to drink, if you like saison and sours.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2012 01:01:06 | More by dbrauneis
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TMoney2591

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Chicago Bears shaker pint glass.

Named for the grape whose must was employed in this brew. The more you know, eh? It pours a cloudy sunset amber topped by a large amount of thick off-cream foam. The nose comprises white grapes, green apple, red apple skin, wheat, orange peel, light lemon zest, mild brown sugar, clove, sweetgrass, light fig, and a touch of donut-like sweet bread. The taste holds notes of green apple (mostly skin), spicy white wine grapes, light white bread, coriander, black pepper, clove, banana peel, orange peel, slightly bitter grass, very mild horse blanket near the finish, and a vague sense of green tea throughout. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fairly dry finish. Overall, a very nice beer, decently complex, a great take on the farmhouse ale. Good times.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2012 06:45:49 | More by TMoney2591
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DruRho

Maryland

4/5  rDev -4.3%

03-19-2013 01:07:48 | More by DruRho
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sideshowe

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.3%

01-30-2012 13:23:53 | More by sideshowe
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wmrogers11

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -4.3%

03-10-2012 05:06:15 | More by wmrogers11
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UCLABrewN84

California

4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to vacax for sharing this one at GRG1313’s tasting.

Pours a murky light orange with a foamy orange-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour and tart with malt, grain, and citrus aromas. Taste is much the same with sour citrus flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2013 03:55:40 | More by UCLABrewN84
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whartontallboy

New York

4/5  rDev -4.3%

01-28-2012 23:20:33 | More by whartontallboy
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Cynthiana from Saint Somewhere Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.