Crushable Saison - Brasserie de la Senne
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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
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
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
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
Crushable Saison from Brasserie de la Senne
82 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.