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Crushable Saison - Brasserie de la Senne

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63 Ratings
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.98%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie de la Senne visit their website
Belgium

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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emerge077

Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.5%

08-16-2014 23:01:34 | More by emerge077
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

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
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Svendozen

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

08-09-2014 17:08:14 | More by Svendozen
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Joecaddie

Delaware

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

08-07-2014 19:13:41 | More by Joecaddie
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Zimm

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

07-31-2014 23:52:34 | More by Zimm
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -17.1%

07-30-2014 21:35:36 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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Magery

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +10.5%

07-22-2014 00:59:13 | More by d_brommer_nh
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zeff80

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

07-15-2014 02:22:06 | More by zeff80
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polishkaz

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

07-13-2014 15:04:06 | More by polishkaz
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erbu

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

07-11-2014 12:45:04 | More by erbu
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Mikecap

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

07-11-2014 01:17:22 | More by Mikecap
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SpasmWaiter

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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

New Jersey

3.11/5  rDev -14.1%

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.

06-21-2014 05:23:45 | More by Jonada
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tykechandler

Indiana

5/5  rDev +38.1%

06-19-2014 00:46:59 | More by tykechandler
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22Blue

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

06-16-2014 00:38:02 | More by 22Blue
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Aisha

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -44.8%

06-15-2014 18:51:48 | More by Aisha
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ILikeGoodCider

California

3/5  rDev -17.1%

05-26-2014 07:25:09 | More by ILikeGoodCider
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babaracas

Florida

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
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briandaube

Delaware

4/5  rDev +10.5%

05-23-2014 23:04:24 | More by briandaube
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.93/5  rDev +8.6%

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.

05-22-2014 04:31:17 | More by HuskyinPDX
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GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

05-20-2014 01:51:38 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

05-18-2014 04:08:36 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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JohnParadee

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

05-15-2014 11:21:17 | More by JohnParadee
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F2brewers

Massachusetts

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
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Crushable Saison from Brasserie de la Senne
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