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Apricot Au Poivre Saison - Reserve Series Aged In Chardonnay Barrels - Nebraska Brewing Company

Apricot Au Poivre Saison - Reserve Series Aged In Chardonnay BarrelsApricot Au Poivre Saison - Reserve Series Aged In Chardonnay Barrels

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BA SCORE
88
very good

125 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 125
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 9.92%


Brewed by:
Nebraska Brewing Company visit their website
Nebraska, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Saison brewed with apricot and black pepper then aged in third-use Chardonnay barrels.

This listing is for bottle reviews. The draft version is not aged in chardonnay barrels and is found here -  http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profi ... 6504/79625 

(Beer added by: RedHaze on 05-10-2010)
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

No vintage date was apparent on the label.
Poured in to teku glass.

A - Translucent bright yellow colour with two fingers of thick cream coloured head.

S - Belgian yeast, oak, peppery spice and a big bready malt base adding sweetness.

T - A big oak presence up front with Belgian yeast, peppery spice and some clove notes. Tart throughout with very light apricot and grape notes in the background.

M - Medium body. Light to moderate carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2013 20:46:05 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.58/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Picked this up, oh, roughly 2 years ago (back when it was $20 a bottle). Kind of got lost in the cellar. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Poured into a duvel tulip a nice almost crystal clear light golden orange hue with a massive, explosive three finger head. This looks like whipped cream piled up high atop this and as it slowly slumps down it leaves chunky, sticky side lacing. What kind of magic is this..completely not expecting this kind of retention.

S - Aroma, which slammed into my nostrils upon popping this bottle, is awash with a very, very appealing blend of chardonnay barrel notes and faint stone fruit. There is some old, musty, vinous funk notes. This is not light, it is assertive and complex. The peppercorn is very muted, but there. Smells incredibly promising.

T - Taste is much more sour than the run of the mill saison. Great deal of funk here mixing very nicely with generic stone fruit, lingering stone fruit. Nice light farmhouse notes, solid white wine notes. Light barrel notes, not much oak just a pleasant wooden background. The peppercorn has become a more floral taste. Malts are not too sweet, this straddles the line of sweet and dry quite nicely. Super mellow and balanced.

M - Mouthfeel goes low carb awfully fast after starting out nice and crisp and clean. By the time the tulip is done the carbonation is very low resulting in it being almost creamy. Still though, it works very nicely.

O - So, I'm not sure if this Batch 1 was just a great batch, or if 2 years made this beer into something more than it was initially. The appearance is absurd all things considered. I would like more apricot, but I understand that after 2 years this would have dropped off immensely. Stone fruit meets a very funky saison. Shocked at what this has become.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2013 00:48:40 | More by rudzud
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Etan

Wisconsin

4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml into a tulip.

A: Pours a murky dark orange with a spongy white head.

S: Definitely some lactic action, a bit of musty oak, mild apricot, some sweet grain and cloves, and a hint of pepper.

T: Taste brings bright stone fruit (peach, apricot), pleasant white wine on the edges, a bit of peppery spice and dry oak tannins, cakey pale malt.

M: Medium-bodied with crisp, almost-frothy carbonation.

O: I wasn't sure whether this would be soured or not. There's a bit of a lactic character in the nose but the taste is clean, focused on the fruit and oak and base beer. It's a nice saison, but like most things Nebraska Brewing, a bit overpriced.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2013 00:18:55 | More by Etan
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trxxpaxxs

New York

3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy apricot gold with one full finger of pure white head. The foam takes a bit to settle, and never really leaves. Huge lacing left on the glass as it drinks.

S: The nose is apricots, yeast, mild lemon, grass, and spice. It smells nice. It's very bright and inviting.

T: It starts out sweet and wet with a good helping of fruit and orange citrus. As the beer progresses I get bright lemon citrus, astringent booze, spice, and yeast. The fruit fades, and by the finish it's yeasty and dry.

M: Light bodied beer. Bright and flavorful up front, stinging and yeasty in the middle, dry and astringent in the finish.

O: Solid beer. Flavors are nice up front. It's a little too yeasty for the majority of the beer, but it's not terribly off-putting. I'd drink this beer again if I can across it.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2013 18:25:14 | More by trxxpaxxs
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artoolemomo

Oregon

4.14/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance- This pours up a fluffy cotton white head which dissipates rather color. The body is a hazy orange juice color. Some lacing is left behind.

Nose- Abounds with stone fruit notes- peaches and apricots that have a scent of greenness to them. Sour cherry and some lemon underneath. As these notes begin to fade, orange and other citrus notes start to take over the aroma.

Taste- Lemon is one of the initial notes as the flavor profile moves into the obvious apricot which mellows out the tartness observed on the nose quiet efficiently. This is much more mellow than I expected and I really like its subdued character. It does not necessarily tastes like pear juice but it reminds me of lot of it. Some might this beer as a bit thin and watery but I would classify it as “well composed”. This beer approaches sublimity with its mile aspects. The biggest negative is the lack of black pepper mentioned in the description.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied with minimal carbonation. It's fairly smooth as well.

Drinkability- Very easygoing and a great beer for summer. Unfortunately, it has pretty hefty price tag of 15 bucks a bottle.

Overall- Really good beer and an interesting take on the Saison style. If you enjoy subdued, slightly sour beers, you should try this one. The price, however, is a bit prohibitive. Though I really liked it, I would not repurchase.

Serving type: on-tap

08-04-2013 20:27:13 | More by artoolemomo
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Light fizzy head, hazy peach color.

Nose nice apricot, light funk, little vinous white grape, light toasty barrel, hint of floral saison and saison spices, very fruity, faint hint of pepper.

Taste plenty of apricot again, then Brett funk, farmhouse saison, light saison spices and nice peppery flavor with hint of heat, nice toasty buttery barrel, light vinous white wine, little syrupy sweet malts, candy like. Finish is little sweet, more buttery oak, Brett funk, vinous white wine, little bitterness lingering.

Mouth is med bod, little syrupy, nice effervescent carb.

Overall very nice.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2013 16:07:06 | More by jlindros
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle poured into a duvel tulip.

A: Hazy golden color. Creamy and bubbly white head retained well and leaves a thick collar of lacing behind.

S: Funky and tart on the nose with generous aromas of apricot and tropical fruits. Slight white pepper and spice. Oak provides a backbone that rounds out the nose nicely.

T: Funk and tart acidity up front. Sour green apple and sour tropical fruits. Stiff hit of black pepper cuts through the sour tastes. Juicy apricot picks up toward the end. Vinous white grapes meld into the apricot. Drying oak kicks in and rides into the finish with plenty of yeast and black pepper heat.

M: Medium bodied. Ample carbonation. Creamy. The wine barrel creates a drying and slightly tannic impression.

O: The nose is very nice, but in taste it isn't quite as refined. It almost hits that mark of excellence, but in my my mind it's a few notches below the great ones. It's a pleasant beer to drink, but for the price point Nebraska is demanding it needs to be a little better.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2013 00:01:07 | More by ryan1788a5
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Jsmick

Massachusetts

4.68/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

S: Served in an Allagash Tulip

A: Light orange and cloudy.... reminds me of an American Wild Ale

S: Funky, again like a wild ale. Notes of olive brine, apricots, and a bit of leather

T: Absolutely fantastic. Taste up front is very much like the smell. Notes of olive brine and leather hit up front just like a wild ale. The flavor fades with a bit of fruitiness from the apricot, and then finishes with a slight kiss of bitterness to even it all out. Slight heat on the back of my palate alerts me to the presence of the pepper.

M: Mouthfeel is very light, even though this is a big beer in terms of flavor. Not thick enough to linger a long time on your palate. Just right for this sort of beer.

O: Overall, I love this beer. To me, it's like a saison meets a wild ale in the best way possible. If you encounter this beer, definitely purchase it.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2013 00:10:01 | More by Jsmick
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.19/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

this is a really fantastic beer, and easily the best thing to come out of Nebraska in a long time, maybe ever. who knew? not me. this pours a cloudy pale orange color with a bold off white head maybe two inches high. the nose on it is really alive saison yeast, light peppercorn, and jammy fruit preserves. its complex yet not overly aggressive. for me, the first thing I taste is the chardonnay barrel, its really left a lot of wine flavors in this beer, and it combines really well with the yeast, which is farmy, but also very light and summery. the pepper warms my throat just a touch, and excited my tongue, but it stays subliminal, not assertive. the apricots don't really make their appearance until the end, which is reverse from the norm, and I like it a lot. very fresh, and way less sweet than the nose suggests. almost dry in the finish. bright carbonation and a soft medium body makes this extremely drinkable. a very sunny day kind of brew, and an outstanding introduction to this brewery for me. I am now eager to find some of their other stuff if its anywhere near as good as this. overall a creative and well executed brew from a state I thought least likely to do such a thing. bravo!

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2013 20:21:50 | More by StonedTrippin
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metter98

New York

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is rather hazy dark yellow in color. It poured with a finger high off white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a thick collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of oak barrels are present in the nose, along with some notes of apricot and hints of chardonnay.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except that the flavors of chardonnay and apricot are much more apparent and outshine the oak. Some hints of pepper are present in the finish.
M: It feels a bit shy of medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. No dryness is apparent.
O: The barrel aging really adds complexity to this beer and makes the overall taste interesting, but does not overpower the apricot flavors.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2013 23:53:30 | More by metter98
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy golden apricot in color with some orange highlights and light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a two finger tall foamy off-white head that reduces to a medium sized medium thick patch with a thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of apricot light fruit and pepper spices along with a moderate aromas of chardonnay from the barrel aging. There are some subtle notes of oak as well.

T: There is a subtle amount of pale malt flavors upfront but then vinous chardonnay flavors from the barrel aging take over. There are some subtle notes of oakiness throughout and a pleasantly light apricot flavor towards the finish. Light amounts of pepper spiciness are also observed. Very light amounts of bitterness which fade almost immediately.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Creamy with some light to moderate amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: I think the chardonnay barrel aging and the addition of the apricot/pepper to this beer are very complementary to the Saison style and this is a very enjoyable and easy to drink example. The alcohol is very well hidden and the flavors are complex and enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2013 23:50:30 | More by dbrauneis
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle pour for New Brew Thursday's 3rd Anniversary event held at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA.

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy bone colored head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour and tart with some malt, apricot, and acidic. Taste is much the same with a fruity apricot flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some nice fruity aromas and flavors.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2013 01:22:21 | More by UCLABrewN84
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

thanks to TATURBO for sharing this bottle! Thanks Chris.

Appearance: yellow orange bodied beer with 2 fingers of white head. spotty lace.

Smell: Earthy, wheat malts, hints of fruity peach notes. peppery.

Taste: wheat and white pepper. earthy and a hint a tartness. peaches. a little bit of barnyard funk too.

Mouthfeel: light body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: really solid saison from an unexpected place... Nebraska! This is a really nice saison with nice complexity and it would drink great on a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2012 07:38:13 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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WastingFreetime

Wisconsin

4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from tasting notes.

It has the color of apricots but has some hazing and a nice two finger soapy bubbled head with pretty amazing lacing but mediocre retention time. Not only is it colored like apricots but it strongly smells and tastes of apricots as well as a light touch of belgian funk, medium-light white wine acidic tones, and a late sip dry wooden character from the barrel. The cracked black peppercorns do not show up in the nose nearly as strongly as they manifest in the flavor, where they seem to have been used as a sort of deliberate substitution for the role that noble hop spice qualities would normally have played in the Saison. I'm OK with that, because it works well and is different enough to be intriguing. Medium body and carbonation levels, with just a touch of creaminess in texture.

Another good one worth trying out if you can get your hands on it.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2012 21:36:15 | More by WastingFreetime
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass from a 750ml bottle.

Pours a nice hazy straw golden color with some slight muted orange hues. There is a 1 inch tall white head that is slight dense and soapy

Aroma is immediately of funk. Tart apricot notes follow with some nice slight fruity and sweet esters. Nice barnyard and cornhusk mixed in with the tart. Spicy saison notes of pepper and some slight coriander. Nice dry vinous notes are present with some slight oaky notes as well. A bit mild on the nose.

Flavor is a different story. Very flavorful. Starts off with some nice dry funk notes. Tons of white grape vinous notes mixed in with some nice tart and sweet apricot notes. Quite vinous and dry with some nice yeasty esters and some nice earthy grain notes that play well with the slight fruit juice notes and slight sugary sweetness. There is also some nice earthy grain that flows all throughout the drink. The middle and back end are more woody and spicy with some slight hoppy grass notes balanced by the peppery notes with a dray but slightly sweet finish. Very delicious. Mouthfeel is clean and crisp with a bit of fluffy carbonation to it.

Very delicious brew. Nice combination of flavors that play well together but shine very nicely on their own.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2012 22:16:59 | More by JoEBoBpr
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Daniellobo

District of Columbia

3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice Chardonnay barrel-aged saison with a fair fruity edge.

Presentation: 750 cl brown capped bottle. Busy special release label, a bit blocky with an orange background framed with the branding and details of the brew, including a small paragraph with the main description and intent. Notes 6.8%Alc. by Vol. Served in a tulip glass.

A - Hazy pale gold pour with a nice frothy head, moderate to short retention, and lacing, with a small surface memory.

S - Yeasty sense, with a fruity touch emerging over a dry vinous touch...

T - Taste follow with a nice earthy range, spicy yeast, spicy, soft fruit, apricot… sugar. Nice soft tart hint from the Chardonnay...

M - Medium body and carbonation. Pleasing soft dryness as it finishes.

O - Worth and pleasing barrel aged take on a saison, the fruity edge is fair, but does not push down the brew.

Notes: This was pretty pleasing, not outstanding, in particular the fruity edge did not work entirely for me, and the base and barrel sort of made the brew rather solid for my liking. Still very glad to have tried it, and a good impression in terms of looking out for their brews.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2012 03:39:01 | More by Daniellobo
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jjanega08

Minnesota

3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No freshness dating I can see.

A= Pours a hazy yellowish orange color with a three finger high slightly off white head on the top. The head holds great retention and lacing on the side of the glass.

S= The smell is a slightly sour chardonnay odor with a little barrel to the aroma. Nothing over the top. I may be able to make out some pepper. I don't get too many apricots up front they may be hidden deeper in the "sour" aroma smell.

T= Tastes nice and peppery with only a slight sour note. The sour is actually minimal. The apricot comes through a little more with only a slight sourness. The pepper plays nicely with the saison yeast spice. Chardonnay is also a minimal character to it and the barrel flavor is again somewhat quiet.

M= Finishes nice and dry with a lot of bubbles. Very nice for a saison.

O= I was expecting a little more apricot to it. I was hoping for more sour notes as well but I got very very little of both. Worth trying for sure but at the price point I would not buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2012 04:23:31 | More by jjanega08
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Tucquan

Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on 2012-05-05 in Columbia, PA.

A - Straw-gold with a 2-finger bubbly white head and good lacing. Lots of effervescence.

S - Smells nice like a high-end Schlitz with apricot, lemon, light grass; and I mean Schlitz in a complimentary way.

T - Initially a good amount of pale malt followed by a nice blast of fresh tart apricot, mild-moderate hop bitterness. Dries very nicely and leaves a pleasant apricot skin taste. Well-balanced.

M - Light body and medium carbonation. Crisp but a little creamy. My wife and I both enjoyed this one.

O - Just a easy-drinkin', good-tastin' farmhouse ale. Nice job on this one. My wife and I both like this one.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2012 21:13:16 | More by Tucquan
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homebrewhawk

Kansas

4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle served in a tulip. Bottle conditioned. Poured a pale gold with a couple of fingers of white head. Lots of carbonation. Aroma started out very yeasty. Is there some brett in there? Apricot comes out in aroma as it warms. Light bodied. A bit of tartness, dry (which is what I prefer in a Saision). The pepper comes out in the finish, but it is subtle. Also some oak, but it is subtle as well. Nice complexity in the flavor. Good beer, but overpriced IMO.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2012 14:34:36 | More by homebrewhawk
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dbmernin83

California

4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful golden straw with a big pillowy white head that lasts, leaving some lacing.
Tart, a little chardonnay, and some fruit sweetness on the nose.
Starts with tart funk, chardonnay playing, followed by nice apricot sweetness, and finishes with a light hop bite. Alcohol lightly kisses the apricot.
Great carbonation.
This is what I look for in a saison. Fruity, not overly sweet, a little funk, a touch of hop. Delicious. I need to grab another bottle for the summer.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2012 10:35:05 | More by dbmernin83
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drabmuh

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter at a recent tasting with some other dudes. Beer is yellow, hazy, wispy white head, small bubbles.

Aroma is yeasty, tea-like bitterness and some apricot-jam pops up in the nose.

Beer is light in body, creamy at times, mildly dry finish, good yeast, nice fruit, decent little saison, good, I may have another.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2012 17:13:21 | More by drabmuh
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mdfb79

New York

3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 01/14/12 notes. Thanks to drabmuh for sharing this one.

a - Pours a hazy dark yellow color with one finger of white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of apricots, brett, spices, white wine, lightly sour fruits, and fruity malts.

t - Tastes of sour fruits, apricots, brett, white wine, oak, spices, and floral hops. A tiny bit more sour than the nose, I like the taste better.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. A pretty easy to drink saison.

o - Overall I thought this was a very nice saison. Lightly sour and some nice apricots, and easy to drink. Would like to have it again.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2012 01:47:13 | More by mdfb79
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of drabmuh. Served in a Dark Lord mini-snifter.

Pours a nice peach color with a good white head and some nice lacing on the way down. The nose carries some nice apricot and other stone fruit along with light wheat and faint grain. Light yeast there as well. Flavor falls along similar lines -- the saison yeast is in the background with the apricot up front. Light, spritzy body. Good beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2012 23:53:55 | More by Thorpe429
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by drabmuh. Thanks Matt.

The beer is hazy and light orange colored with a small white head that leaves random traces of lacing in the snifter. The aroma offers apricot, as expected. Additional scents include yeast, malt, spice. Definitely smells like a saison. Good stuff. Flavorful and fruit forward. A nice white wine quality adds complexity and intrigue. Light to medium bodied. Good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2012 02:01:57 | More by Huhzubendah
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cpolking

Iowa

3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A bottle-conditioned Belgian-style saison ale that is brewed with apricots and pepper and then aged in Chardonnay barrels for six months.

The beer pours an orange-golden in color, hazy, with an inch of thick, tightly foamy head that is white to just off-white in color, and leaves thick, sticky lacing down the glass.

The aroma is yeasty, white wine, with a hint of fruit and oak.

The taste is well-constructed, the tastes of the yeast (fruit, butter, earthiness) meld into the tastes of the wine barrel (chardonnay with its fruit, buttery, and oak notes). There is then a note of the apricot. The pepper is unobtrusive.

The mouthfeel is light, with a smooth creaminess aided by the thick head of foam. A complex, interesting and tasty beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2011 01:19:35 | More by cpolking
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Apricot Au Poivre Saison - Reserve Series Aged In Chardonnay Barrels from Nebraska Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.