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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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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

12-19-2013 12:51:31 | More by Thorpe429
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -17.1%

02-15-2014 21:45:36 | More by nmann08
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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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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

12-26-2013 03:45:37 | More by ygtbsm94
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

05-01-2014 04:54:29 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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emerge077

Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.5%

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

Colorado

3.59/5  rDev -0.8%

i liked this more than others, but its a strange beer. had no clue it was spelt in the bill before i logged in to this one, so maybe that was it, but it didnt have a peppery earthiness like i usually get from spelt, it had more of a lemongrassy aromatic, a little bit bretty really, the yeast was cool and unconventional, but it had some flaws too. perhaps a bit light struck, it smells a bit skunked out, and that comes in just a bit to the taste. so many of these cool euro beers end up not right when we get them here, but im still glad we do, i can what its meant to be anyway. the citrus is robust, but so is the bitterness. its almost bitterness not from hops, or not hops alone, but i cant place it, and with the almost total absence of any hop flavor profiles outside of bitterness, its a strange flavor, especially in the finish, where this is most intense. i find myself wishing for one more layer, be it fruity or yeasty or something, but its almost like the middle is missing for me. love the carbonation, love how dry it is, love the herbal quality to the yeast and the subtle spice hit, but its a little short of the "crushable" moniker it ascribes itself. two or three of these would be plenty. crushable in my book starts around five, but thats details. cool beer to try, but at five bucks a bottle, crushability is also hampered, unless money grows on trees in your yard, and if it does, email me...

03-27-2014 04:43:08 | More by StonedTrippin
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.59/5  rDev -0.8%

Bottle poured into a De la Senne tulip. Clear, but cloudier as I got closer to the yeasty bottom of the bottle, straw-yellow color, with a huge four-finger, white head, which eventually sank to a thick frothy layer, lacing the glass nicely. At first, the nose on this was extremely funky and sulfurous, lots of wet hay, almost like an old bottle of Saison Dupont that's been sitting in the sunlight. Eventually it grew on me though, the sulfur mellowing and more grassy funk coming out. More funkiness in the taste, grass and hay, earthy and floral, leafy, with a little peppery spice, Belgian yeast, light notes of citrus. Again, this was kind of dirty at first, but after it breathed in the glass for a few minutes, I liked it a lot more. Light-medium body, crisp, dry mouthfeel. Decent overall. I'd go for it again.

04-14-2014 20:53:52 | More by Rifugium
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oline73

Maryland

3/5  rDev -17.1%

01-12-2014 19:08:15 | More by oline73
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mendvicdog

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -24%

01-25-2014 02:48:29 | More by mendvicdog
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.5%

03-01-2014 15:53:18 | More by BARFLYB
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afsdan

Colorado

4/5  rDev +10.5%

05-13-2014 19:02:13 | More by afsdan
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

04-12-2014 19:10:40 | More by DrBier
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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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LiquidAmber

Washington

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
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popery

California

3.55/5  rDev -1.9%

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.

05-05-2014 04:40:14 | More by popery
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

02-12-2014 04:08:08 | More by Axnjxn
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -17.1%

07-30-2014 21:35:36 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +10.5%

03-23-2014 20:59:32 | More by tom10101
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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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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

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
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SadMachine

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +10.5%

03-22-2014 05:40:36 | More by SadMachine
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st9647v3

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -17.1%

05-02-2014 03:11:15 | More by st9647v3
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hooliganlife

Missouri

4/5  rDev +10.5%

05-03-2014 03:31:05 | More by hooliganlife
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Crushable Saison from Brasserie de la Senne
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