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Crushable Saison - Brasserie de la Senne

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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 13.54%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie de la Senne visit their website

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
A collaboration brew between de La Senne brewery and Jean Broillet & Julie Foster from Tired Hands Brewing company, PA, USA. Made at de La Senne on 11 Septembre 2013. Contains : Malted barley, malted spelt, oats, hops, yeast and water.

(Beer added by: samEBC on 11-18-2013)
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Reviews by Fux:
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3.46/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: Hazy, light yellow / straw in color, with a fizzy white head. It shows a lot of carbonation, but this settles quickly to a thin film.
S: Smell is light, citrusy, with notes of hay and a faint barnyard scent, tart and bitter. Not bad but too much subdued to be great.
T: Taste is soapy and bitter, with bready / grainy malts, a large amount of spices, some tartness and a disturbing, unbalanced bitterness. Much complex flavors than perceived from the nose, but not really pleasant.
M: Mouthfeel is watery, light but not really thirst quenching due to the hardcore bitterness. Carbonation is high, a bit too much.
O: A true disappointment, I'm pretty sure de la Senne can do better, this is an unbalanced saison, watery but not really refreshing, which clearly lacks funky, sour characteristics.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2013 14:55:26 | More by Fux
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

07-30-2014 21:35:36 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

07-26-2014 23:01:15 | More by Magery
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +10.5%

07-22-2014 00:59:13 | More by d_brommer_nh
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

07-15-2014 02:22:06 | More by zeff80
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

07-13-2014 15:04:06 | More by polishkaz
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

07-11-2014 12:45:04 | More by erbu
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

07-11-2014 01:17:22 | More by Mikecap
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

06-23-2014 15:47:50 | More by SpasmWaiter
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New Jersey

3.11/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

11.2oz bottle. Bottled 10/10/2013 and best before 10/10/2014. Served in a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a pale straw yellow with 2 fingers of a white, soapy head. Excellent head retention. Body is lightly hazy with very high visible carbonation.

Smell: Lemon rind, grass, light funk, doughy, yeast spiciness and a slightly skunky smell as well.

Taste: More or less the same as the aroma. Lots of yeast spiciness, grass, mild lemon, slight breadiness in the finish. There's a strong, somewhat off putting, bitterness throughout, that lasts long into the finish and aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with very high carbonation. Probably a bit overcarbed.

Overall: I've never had anything from Brasserie de la Senne, but as a big Tired Hands fan, this was a huge disappointment. Not an awful beer, but not good either.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2014 05:23:45 | More by Jonada
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5/5  rDev +38.1%

06-19-2014 00:46:59 | More by tykechandler
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

06-16-2014 00:38:02 | More by 22Blue
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2/5  rDev -44.8%

06-15-2014 18:51:48 | More by Aisha
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

05-26-2014 07:25:09 | More by ILikeGoodCider
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4.05/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy straw color with huge soapy head that slowly settles to a quarter inch. Big chunks of lace haphazardly strewn about the place. Smell: grapefruit peel, weedy, lightly doughy, pineapple note. Taste: grass, citrus and light tropical flavors with a crackery malt backing and a little pepper in the finish. Basically a nice hop heavy APA (or, ugh, "session ipa") that's been saison-ified just a bit. Don't expect any big funky / yeasty characteristics and you'll be happy. Quite cru/ooshable.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2014 01:59:52 | More by babaracas
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

05-23-2014 23:04:24 | More by briandaube
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3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Opened 3.27.14
Bottled 10/10/13
BBD 10/10/14

A - Pours a murky, pale yellow with a huge off-white soapy head with great retention.

S - Grass, floral, skunky-funk.

T - Grass, wheat, floral, funk.

D - Tons of carbonation with a light body.

O - Light and airy, floral and light funk. Nice.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2014 04:31:17 | More by HuskyinPDX
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

05-20-2014 01:51:38 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

05-18-2014 04:08:36 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

05-15-2014 11:21:17 | More by JohnParadee
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4.29/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

330 mL bottle poured into a HF wine glass

A: A cloudy straw yellow body with a sparkling thick white foam head about 2" high that holds on for several minutes, but leaves no lacing. The head readily reforms upon swirling the glass gently. The beer has very fine carbonation with tiny bubbles.

S: Hints of citrus and Belgian pale malt with overtones of grass and hay. Notes of pepper and a touch of barnyard funk. Strong sense of aroma dry hopping.

T: Classic saison with an emphasis on lemon and grapefruit followed by a pleasant hop bitterness. A slight grassy finish that doesn't linger, but fades into a clean dry palate.

M: medium body with high carbnonation typical of a Belgian saison. No oily aftertaste..

O: Crushable describes this well...a blend of old world Belgian tradition withTired Hands new world hoppy addition. I'd drink this any day.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2014 00:38:39 | More by F2brewers
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

05-13-2014 19:02:13 | More by afsdan
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

05-05-2014 14:20:34 | More by discharmingly
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3.55/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours an orangey yellow. Very cloudy, but much of that is probably sediment - there's a whole bunch of it, and I think I kicked it up accidentally. Big, puffy white head. Lasts for a long time. Classic saison aroma. Fresh pale malt, hay, lemon, mild sulphur, earth, pepper, grass. Definitely not breaking any new ground, but it's pleasant enough. No real complaints, besides some boredom. Taste is rather dry with stronger than expected bitterness in the finish. That grassy bitter bite in the aftertaste isn't too strong, but I guess the dryness kicks it up a notch. Gentle, clean grain flavor. Minerally flavor - that sounds meaningless, but I'm going to roll with it. More pepper, mild lemon. Very refreshing. Just a tad boring, again. Mouthfeel is effervescent and light. Super easy to drink. This would be a good beer for a hot day or the right meal. On its own, it's a bit lacking in interest. It's an ephemeral experience. I'm not really sure if that's a criticism or a compliment because it is a highly quaffable (I need to use that phrase more), refreshing beer, which is a goal of the style and, based on the name, a goal of this beer. Great lunch beer for a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2014 04:40:14 | More by popery
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4.11/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle into Tired Hands stem.

Appearance is hazy light yellow converging on bright straw. Huge billowy white head forms upon first pour. Leaves frothy residue on sides of glass as it settles.

On the nose you get a citrus punch with classic saison spices and sweet herbs. Coriander, sweet lemon and orange rind, a touch of faint white pepper, far off chive character and green apple peel.

Flavor wise you get a bit of a two faced creature. Much different from the nose with a seltzer like mineral quality, grains of paradise, lime zest, salty earth (if you can imagine), and black pepper at the finish. It's a Zesty affair that maintains drinkability and is easy to knock back.

Mouthfeel is spot on for the style and the ultra dry finish is very welcome.

This is a nice beer which like everyone else mentions, lives up to the name. It's light, airy but zesty which does a nice contradictory affect on the body. Not sure how this beer had changed since bottling as it's a good half year old but it would of been interesting to have had it fresh. A bit more citrus or fruitiness and I think it would really be special. A nice saison nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2014 02:10:03 | More by MarcWP
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Crushable Saison from Brasserie de la Senne
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