Crushable Saison - Brasserie de la Senne
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4.29/5 rDev +18.5%
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.
05-15-2014 00:38:39 | More by F2brewers
4.11/5 rDev +13.5%
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.
05-04-2014 02:10:03 | More by MarcWP
4.05/5 rDev +11.9%
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.
05-26-2014 01:59:52 | More by babaracas
3.93/5 rDev +8.6%
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.
05-22-2014 04:31:17 | More by HuskyinPDX
3.86/5 rDev +6.6%
Poured into a Gavroche tulip. Pours a hazy light straw amber with a one finger snow white head with great retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of slightly tart citrus, grassy hops, mild saison yeast. Flavor is intense tart citrus; lemon and grapefruit, saison yeast followed by light lemon citrus hops, developing light hints of caramel and stone fruit before finishing much like the start with tart citrus, hops and a lingering citrus rind bitterness. Medium bodied. A very citrusy saison, but there are some faint hard to describe flavors that add to the interest (perhaps the spelt?). Nicely made, bends the style while still tasting good and authentic. This would be a great summer ale when looking for a somewhat tart, refreshing saison.
03-09-2014 20:42:51 | More by LiquidAmber
3.81/5 rDev +5.2%
Poured from 11.2 oz bottle into tulip. Purchased at state line liquors in MD.
Pours a beautiful hazy golden color with massive froathy head. The aroma is not good...lots of off aromas here...diacetyl or something...very macro smelling...
The flavor however is great. really soft bready malt, wheat, and a bit of the spelt shines through. Some nice juicy hop flavors to balance the malt and wheat. Its just so soft and easy...definitely crushable. Overall, a really fantastic brew. I love tired hands and I can see brew on tap their any day...get past the aroma and you have a phenom brew.
03-05-2014 00:11:53 | More by DrinkSlurm
3.76/5 rDev +3.9%
Philadelphia's Tired Hands brewers team up with Belgium's De La Senne for an authentic yet rustic farmhouse ale that shows as much charm as it does challenge.
Crushable Saison kicks off with a bright straw appearance until the yeast folds in to create a slight goldenrod hue through its bready haze. Its tangy and grassy scent rises to greet the nose while the first sip is supportive with cracker-type breading as soft confectioner's sweetness.
But once the middle opens, its farmhouse roots show: shifting to a spicy, grassy and herbal balance, a nearly light-stricken cannabis note rises. With its trailing sweetness, the taste of citrus rinds project with lemon, orange and apple hiding behind the earthen spicy.
With sweetness fading into the recesses, a malt structure remains with a wafer-thin substrate; just enough to support its lingering bitterness, spiciness and dried fruit peel. Bouncing off the tongue with ease, its medium champagne effervescence and racing acidity finishes as much like wine as it does ale.
08-14-2014 16:31:26 | More by BEERchitect
Crushable Saison from Brasserie de la Senne
82 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.