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Cynthiana - Saint Somewhere Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

84 Ratings
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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 6.95%
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 01-26-2012)
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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

UCLABrewN84, May 07, 2013
Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev -4.1%

zestar, Oct 16, 2014
Photo of Thorpe429
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Thorpe429, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of nmann08
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

nmann08, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of metter98
4/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

metter98, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev -4.1%

GRG1313, May 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

kylehay2004, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
4/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

TMoney2591, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of NeroFiddled
4.21/5  rDev +1%
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.

NeroFiddled, Jul 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

oline73, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of beernads
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

beernads, Jul 02, 2013
Photo of yourefragile
4/5  rDev -4.1%

yourefragile, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of dbrauneis
4/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

dbrauneis, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of Georgiabeer
4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A beautiful beer- mine was also a touch overcarbonated with a big head that took a while to settle, but not ridiculously so. Creamy white head with nice lacing. Smells a bit funky and sour, with sour fruit, apples and pears, a touch of barnyard, but not all the way to stinky cheese yet. Complex tastes of tropical fruit, lemon, a touch of spice, some sweet banana, a bit of light funk, and a light funky bitterness- but no bandaid- that underlies it all. Complex, but not necessarily deep, and certainly not heavy. There is an impression of lightness here, and it goes down easily- perhaps even a touch lighter in body than it could be. Not super sour, and not broodingly funky- just well balanced and interesting if a tad light.

Georgiabeer, Dec 02, 2013
Photo of claspada
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

claspada, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of RBorsato
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

RBorsato, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of tectactoe
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

tectactoe, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of whartontallboy
4/5  rDev -4.1%

whartontallboy, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of rfgetz
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a copper/amber color, hazed with chunks of sediment, big plume of cream colored head. Scent brings big notes of tart green apple, light notes of prune, bread and brown sugar, lightly floral. Taste much more subdued then the big scent lead me to believe.... Tart green apple, almost Brett like sharpness on the tounge, finishes bready with light spice, notes of plum, finishes with a light vinous quality. Dry through out, creamy and smooth. Unique across the board, good Belgian ale notes blend with solid farmhouse style.

rfgetz, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of AlexFields
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a thick golden apricot color, large fizzy white head.

Smells of sharp funky brett, some grass and hay, mild tartness, some pears and other light fruit with a moderate fruity sweetness too.

Taste opens with funky grass and hay again, pretty bright and pretty funk, good among of brett, a little sour but not aggressively so, some banana and pear and white grape. A bit of hop bitterness. Good stuff.

Nice very well carbonated mouthfeel, soft and a bit creamy, pretty refreshing.

A very nice light sour, funky and lots of interesting stuff going on but refreshing too.

8.2/10

AlexFields, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of st9647v3
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

st9647v3, Mar 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

deapokid, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of Dope
3.78/5  rDev -9.4%
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.

Dope, Feb 08, 2012
Photo of Chaney
4.4/5  rDev +5.5%
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!!!

Chaney, Aug 30, 2013
Photo of JamLand
4/5  rDev -4.1%

JamLand, Jul 02, 2013
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Cynthiana from Saint Somewhere Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.