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Crushable Saison - Brasserie de la Senne

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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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3.25/5  rDev -10%

egrace84, Sep 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

emerge077, Aug 16, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev +4.2%

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.

BEERchitect, Aug 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Svendozen, Aug 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

Joecaddie, Aug 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Zimm, Jul 31, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

TheBeerAlmanac, Jul 30, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

Magery, Jul 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

d_brommer_nh, Jul 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

zeff80, Jul 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

polishkaz, Jul 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

erbu, Jul 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Mikecap, Jul 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

SpasmWaiter, Jun 23, 2014
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3.11/5  rDev -13.9%

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.

Jonada, Jun 21, 2014
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5/5  rDev +38.5%

tykechandler, Jun 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

22Blue, Jun 16, 2014
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2/5  rDev -44.6%

Aisha, Jun 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

ILikeGoodCider, May 26, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev +12.2%

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.

babaracas, May 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

briandaube, May 23, 2014
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3.93/5  rDev +8.9%

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.

HuskyinPDX, May 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

GreenMountainBoy, May 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

4DAloveofSTOUT, May 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

JohnParadee, May 15, 2014
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Crushable Saison from Brasserie de la Senne
82 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.