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Saison De Peche - Selin's Grove Brewing Company

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Saison De Peche
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58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 32
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Selin's Grove Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
The name refers to the "season of peach". This brew IS NOT a saison (as in the style) with peaches.

(Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 09-05-2005)
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CoolJosh

Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +2.6%

Big thanks to Adam (Akorsak) and Trey (treyrab) for sharing this with one! Poured from a growler into a tulip glass.

This beer pours a ruddy light brown with tons of carbonation bubbles lining the glass and no head. It looks alright, though the color is a little bit displeasing.

The smell is of light sweet peach. Really nice, with a decent malt sweetness to back. The taste mirrors the scent very well. Really sweet peach and very malty with almost no hop presence. This beer goes down swell. Really easy drink, could and willing to drink the rest of this growler tonight. The mouthfeel is good for the style, though I would like a little bit more carbonation but I can't blame the brewery for that. Trade for this one!!

10-18-2009 22:41:31 | More by CoolJosh
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

10-17-2013 02:54:38 | More by TimoP
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

11-07-2013 19:18:23 | More by acurtis
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mdaschaf

Washington

4.33/5  rDev +3.3%

Review from notes. Had on tap at Selin's Grove.

A: Pours an orange/peach color with a small white head on top that reduces to a ring on top, minimal lacing.

S: Very peachy aroma, ripe peaches at that mixed some wheat, a little sweetness, and a very faint tartness.

T: Again, very peachy, sort of like peach juice, and I like it a lot. Similarly sweet, slightly sugary, with a little bit of wheat and faint spice notes.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, very easy drinking.

O: One of the best beers I had on my road trip cross country, and it was the first one I had! Tons of peach flavor packed into this beer.

11-08-2012 23:13:03 | More by mdaschaf
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ASTASOLLILJA

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

09-18-2012 03:17:56 | More by ASTASOLLILJA
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev -13.4%

Enjoyed at the brewpub. Cloudy yellow, some head, very lacey. A little too peachy than saison but I am quibling about a nicely drinkable beer. Would have liked more subtly and balance, as per the aroma. Tartness as promised would have been nice too. Tweaked for chicks? Average mouthfeel, awitha drying finish.

11-15-2009 01:53:37 | More by Sammy
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4.68/5  rDev +11.7%

On tap at the SGB on 10/4/08. Served in a goblet.

Pours a hazy, deep, burnt orange with about 3/4 of a finger of brite-white head. Solid retention that flares up nicely, leaving a huge cascade of lacing that sticks absolutley to the sides of the glass. Hello? Fresh peach tartness just dominates the nose, with some additional yeasty funk that compliments the tartness and keeps things interesting.

The taste is just succulent fresh peach characacter that literally tastes like someone just squeezed some right into the glass. The peach taste is fairly tart but there is also some underlying sweetness under there that pulls some of the sour back. Much like the aroma, there is also just a tingle of funk in the back that livens things up and keeps this from becoming one-note from all of the peach taste. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a smooth and creamy feel that carries all of that tanginess well. Finishes with a smack of crisp tartness that has you licking your lips.

Wow! Wow! Wow! Another beautiful work of art of a fruit beer from the SGB. Fresh and incredibly tasty and I love how the Saison aspects gave this some extra oompth. My mouth is just salivating thinking of this stuff.

10-07-2008 17:02:52 | More by Kegatron
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sailbretthd

Pennsylvania

4.72/5  rDev +12.6%

Thanks to Deaune for providing this growler.

Pours a nice orange hue that is indicative of the large amount of peach incorporated into this ale, a small amount of lacy white bubbles persist on top.

A sniff leaves little doubt this is peach but the odor complex and not overpowering

The taste is sweet at the start but mellows with more than a hint of tartness and dryness that finish quite nicely with some residual astringency.

Mouthfeel is excellent with a crip dryness nicely balancing the sweet and tart flavors.

Drinkability--too bad I have but one growler, this is one of the few beers I refuse to share with my brother, it is just that good.

09-28-2008 04:49:42 | More by sailbretthd
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

4.28/5  rDev +2.1%

On tap 8-14-10. served in chalice.

A: A cloudy orange pour is highlighted with some brass tones, similar in color to that of those large street vendor pretzels (which I happened to have ordered along with my beer). A seashell white head, slight in statue and retention sits briefly atop before dissipating to a patchy covering. Inside lied a vibrant strong carbonation, quite visible and dominant even in the muddled orange coloring. Though the head was not as impressive, it did cling well to the sides of the glass forming a frothy large band around the perimeter.

S: The nose was slight in strength, composed of light tart tangerines and fresh juicy peaches backed by a dry wheat backing. Slightly dry but soft overall.

T: From the first to the very last sip will have you going wow. Things open up sweetly with some belgain candy and oranges set against a creamy wheat backing. Spicy hops, reminds me of goldings, add a zesty zing along with some fresh wet tropical fruitiness of pineapples, apricots followed by the guest of honor peach juice. Wet luscious peach juice which finished out dry and crisply with a supporting cast of tangerines and some orange liquor on the fade. I really enjoyed the fresh and locally utilized peaches which were perfectly balanced giving you great influences without drowning out other fine qualities it had supporting it.

M: Nice bubbly and creamy mouthful, medium bodied that finishes up with a peach tartness on the tongue. Words simply fail to describe the creamy and luscious body so i'll let the rating speak for itself.

D: As with the flavor, drinkability was very good, damn good. Juicy peaches add to this summertime quencher delivering sweet and fruity notes upfront while finishing up with a dry crisp tartness. This beer literally disappeared in the blink of an eye and can easily be mentioned in the same sentence as other greats per style such as Fantome and Saison du pont. A hefty price of $29 per growler seems steep only before you sample this but well worth it, hell I wouldn't blink at a keg price. A great experience to beat the heat that will leave you cool and refreshed.

08-23-2010 23:00:52 | More by beerthulhu
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

4.53/5  rDev +8.1%

A growler filled on 16-Oct-09 at the brewpub.

A: The ale has a difficult to describe color. It's a combination of yellow and brown, lightly golden looking like a tree in Cental PA in mid-October. A haziness pervades the ale, augmenting the color. A finger of white head from the first pour didn't lace. Nothing was conjured up on subsequent pours.

S: The nose is juicy sweet, loaded with fresh peaches. The aroma is nearly drop-dead awesome, dripping with fruit.

T: Much like the nose, peaches really drive the body of the ale. The fruit is sweet and sugary, replenishing what the yeast has taken away. Somewhere in the middle, pale malts add a bready flavor. Peach returns for the finish, a strong dose of pulpy fruit.

M: The mouthfeel is excellent. The peach isn't overbearing even though it defines every aspect of the ale. Possibly the best peach beer I've ever had.

D: Sessionable and delicious, a great one-two punch. Having multiple glasses reinforced how powerful the peach is. A well-made ale. The sweetness does get filling after a few glasses.

10-18-2009 01:18:05 | More by akorsak
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naproxen

District of Columbia

4.33/5  rDev +3.3%

Wow!! had on tap at SG on 9/25/08.

This is one damn tasty Saison, maybe my favorite that I have had to date. Not one normally for the fruit beers, this one has proven me wrong.

Poured into its goblet a hazy, slightly peachy, golden color. What I loved about the smell was the peach. As in, real peach. Just enough of it to that I assured myself I wouldn't take a sip and think I had Kool aid. The rest of the aroma was a very mild, yeast, peach, candy, and maybe some natural spiceness from the yeast. Very much standard saison fare with a peach kicker

This saison brings all the flavors together in one juicy bouquet of awesome. I could see this being an amazing saison w/o the peach as well, and the peach just adds a very refreshing aspect to the whole experience.

Now accepting all generous growler offers from lucky PA residents, because I didn't have the smarts to grab one there.

On another note, for my last beer of the night they have a short list of "popular mixes". Out of curiously I had the Peach Saison/Organic Triple blend and MY GOD I was in triple peach heaven. I highly suggest it for something different.

09-30-2008 18:01:54 | More by naproxen
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blackie

California

4.88/5  rDev +16.5%

this brewing listed on the menu as 6 percent abv

a: served in a chalice, in the dimly lit bar it shows as a golden color becoming amber towards the center, heavily hazed, and sporting a top layer of eggshell white head, great retention and lace

s: intense fresh peach pulp and loads of crusty, bready pale grain, cobbler filling, a slurry of belgian yeast but without any spice output, the base and fruit compliment seamlessly, great play between the peach and yeast while the pale malts push the fruit front-and-center

m: beautifully creamy, a luscious medium body, somewhat slick with peach sugars, and carbonation moderate, composed of tiny, smooth bubbles

t: a body of rich, bready pale grains is enveloped in a coating of peach nectar, bushels of fresh peaches, sugary cobbler with a grainy crust, peachy yeast slurry, a very mild grassiness in the finish, sugars lingering all over with each sip - doesn't bother me one bit, the peach presence here is really something else - it's pure and fresh, showcasing all the best qualities of the fruit with a base beer that works perfectly

d: just delicious, one to savor - but more out of respect than necessity, limited just a bit by the sugary nature

an incredible fruit beer, and one of the few that occupy the same realm as the New Glarus fruits

enjoyed with a Governor sandwich at the brewpub

09-02-2010 03:03:00 | More by blackie
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

03-02-2013 22:03:21 | More by Rhettroactive
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BeerCon5

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev -14.1%

Pours a clear, orangish color with decent amount of white fluffy head with little retention.

The scent is of dominant peach, some wheat is apparent also.

The taste is not as strong as the nose led to believe, it is of significant peach but not overwhelming. There is also some notes of wheat.

Light body, pretty crisp feel with moderate carbonation.

This was a pretty decent beer, not really one of my favorites here, but not bad.

12-05-2012 17:19:30 | More by BeerCon5
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev -9.8%

Picked up a growler of this at Selin's a few weeks back.

Pours a somewhat cloudy light apricot color with a white head. Smell is of sweet peaches, very reminiscent of a peach Jolly Rancher with a touch less sweetness. Somewhat one dimensional, but this is one of the things that they do best--great fruit beers that offer up exactly what their name tells you they will. Taste is similar to the nose, although the peach flavor is just a tad bit cloying in these concentrations without much else backing it up. Mouthfeel is light and refreshing. Very drinkable. Very nice and refreshing during the hotter months.

09-28-2010 10:55:51 | More by Thorpe429
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grub

Ontario (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev -3.3%

lantern corps beer summit 2010 - day 2, oct 9/2010. Jw347 contributed this one. thanks john!

64oz growler.

pours hazy pale yellow. a small white head forms, dropping quickly and leaving a bit of spotty lace.

aroma is good. peach. white bread and cracker. caramel. light alcohol. bit of apple. honey. a bit earthy.

taste is good. sweet. peach. white bread and cracker. caramel. bit of apple. light earthy character. pretty much zero alcohol. low bitterness level.

mouthfeel is great. light body. just above medium carbonation level.

drinkability is good. good balance. a bit sweet, but it shows almost zero alcohol aside from a hint of warmth. good stuff!

02-04-2011 15:05:16 | More by grub
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hopdog

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +5.7%

On tap at the Selins Grove Brew Pub.

I was going to get a growler of this, but it kicked on my pour (at least I had the change to get some!).

Poured a medium and hazy golden color with a small sized white head. Aromas of peaches with some citrus. Tastes of peaches (lot more than the aromas), citrus, and some spiciness. Started out sweet and ended in a nice peach tart finish. I usually hate peaches, but this one worked for me and damn, I wish I was able to get a Growler of it.

Notes from 10/26/08

11-17-2008 01:24:54 | More by hopdog
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nh2032

New York

4/5  rDev -4.5%

10-19-2012 22:58:43 | More by nh2032
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DNICE555

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

10-18-2013 21:17:13 | More by DNICE555
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Deuane

Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +6.2%

A-Brilliant golden orb of hazy Tequila Sunrise colored beer. Thanks to Jeff for the T.S. reference.

S-A faint and slight mustiness and then nothing but the zing of peaches.

T-WOW! Fresh, tart peaches. Almost like a peach lambic but not quite that tart. Nowhere near as sweet as last years offering. I am wondering if a little bit o' Brett got thrown into this batch!

M-Light bodied and super crisp/tart. A nice underlying fruit sweetness keeps everything in check.

D-R U Kidding? The tartness in this years batch only adds to it's crack-a-bility! A stellar beer I have been waiting with baited breath for all year. Thank goodness it did not disappoint!

09-27-2008 06:04:32 | More by Deuane
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robieobie1

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

03-05-2012 19:47:03 | More by robieobie1
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TheLongBeachBum

California

2.58/5  rDev -38.4%

Presentation: Available On-Tap at the Selin’s Grove Brewery during a quiet Saturday afternoon visit. Shared this one with BA Erica, sampled from a Goblet as this was listed as a ** on the Menu which meant that it was a Special and not available in the larger glass sizes or even growlers.

Appearance: Pale gold body with finely attenuated bubbles which cling to the surface but never completely disappear. Minimal carbonation but enough to lend life.

Nose: Reminded me of the hit you get when you open a Tin of Peaches for the first time. Fruit salad finish with a little sweetness.

Taste: The entrance is clean and pretty crisp but soon the fleshy peaches completely take over this brew, they just totally annihilate anything that was previously there. I managed to some grain and breaded yeast but it was fleeting. Akin to drinking a carbonated version of the sweetened juice from a tin of peaches. I’m sure some will really enjoy this but the sweetness of the peaches just put me off this one.

Mouthfeel: Reasonably carbonated but a little low on life. Has a shallow feel at first but the peach sweetness just takes control, this does help to bolster this one in the backend.

Drinkability: Tried a couple of tastes, but I got to grips with this one first time around. Distinctive but just too “Peachy” - is that a word!?

Overall: Glad I shared this one. The idea of a Peche Saison sounds great, but whilst this one had plenty of Peche it was lacking in the Saison, so ultimately this one failed to live up to my expectations, it was just too sweet for my liking. Not bad, but a little girlie, if that doesn’t sound offensive.

09-05-2005 20:13:23 | More by TheLongBeachBum
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kkipple

South Carolina

3.98/5  rDev -5%

First off, big thanks to Deuane for shooting this my way for my birthday, no questions asked! Best growler packing job I've ever seen, too...

Cracked this one up in the mountains with friends, the general consensus from beer geeks and noobs alike was: "good!" From notes:

A. Pale, unfiltered yellow. Half inch white head falls a bit too fast, leaving no lace, and eventually flattens out entirely, leaving only spots on the surface. No active carbonation present in the beer... then again, this WAS mailed to me from PA.

S. Mmm, peaches! Wet, fresh, semi-sour, a tad bready. Quite peachy, really, these are sweet and juicy and front and center. No Belgian character, spice, or estery complexity... but the peaches are there in spades.

T. Wet, juicy peach all the way. Rather simple (which is not to say not good) and VERY fruit-forward, this is a tasty beer. No real hop character here, just fresh, tart white peach and sugar, perhaps a hint of lemon-funk. The finish is peachy-pit and a perfect blend of tart and sweet, quite refreshing. The whole thing has a sort of kid-like innocence about it and is a bit too approachable, if that makes sense. I think a "real" Saison would be using a different yeast, but then, no one asked me.

M / D. Soft, wet, thin, really tastes like carbonated juice. Quite drinkable, assuming you don't tire of peach.

Selin's Grove has a fine beer here, but I can't help but say that it is misnamed. Peach Saison lacks any real Belgian Saison complexity, and at 5.5% is probably something else entirely. Ultimately, this a wonderful peach beer, but not a good Saison. Still recommended.

10-20-2009 03:24:44 | More by kkipple
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +2.6%

Served on-tap at the Brewpub.

A - Pours just like a fuzzy peach would look with a very small white head, dissipating down to a thin ring around the edge of the glass, leaving very little lace down the glass.

S - Smells of fresh, ripe peaches from start to finish. Hints of pale malt, spicy yeast and some light sugary sweetness round things out. This one is all about the peaches, making a bit one dimensional in the nose.

T - Starts off with a ton of juicy, ripe peaches that never really fade away. Hints of spicy yeast, pale malt, sugary sweetness and some orange marmalade. Balance of tart to sweet is pretty good from start to finish. Finish is sweet with some lingering dryness, not sticking around for very long.

M - Medium body with moderate to low carbonation. Smooth, sweet feel from start to finish. It goes a touch watery toward the end of the glass.

O - The two year wait was a grueling one but it was worth it, I could drink this beer all day. If you like peaches this is your beer. It is very easy to drink and packs a TON of flavor into a small package. Get some while you can!

10-21-2012 23:17:10 | More by orangesol
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -6.9%

And its back. SGB's peach fruit beer that was MIA last year due to an unfavorable peach harvest. Poured from a growler into a couple goblets and shared with the family. It appears a hazed golden orange with a white frothy cap that is quick to fade (just like the other SGB fruit offerings.) Faint patchy lace sticks to the glass and a swirl revives a finger of bubbles back to the surface.

The smell is strikingly strong with a spice of clove. Peach juice with earthy quality like grass and yeast mixes with a touch of alcohol. The fruit is certainly there in the nose with a complenting complexity brought forth by a yeastiness that is similar to their triple.

The taste includes spices similar to clove coupled with fresh juicy peaches. It integrates with a mild earthiness and tart wheat flavor. More sips bring out a tartness similar to peaches that arnt quite ripe enough while other sips are contrastingly sweet and seemingly over-ripe to caramelized. There is a minor herbal hop touch with some fusel tinges of alcohol and lots of yeasty quality filling the void and confirming this as a fruited beer.

This is a heavier side of medium bodied brew with a light level of carbonation. It is creamy smooth and nicely drinkable. I really enjoyed the layering of peach flavors here but found myself distracted a bit by the clove which seemed over-done and out of place. This was long awaited for me as it was not available last year and I missed it the year before. Has it really been 3 years since I last tasted this? Ouch.

09-05-2012 15:26:44 | More by stakem
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Saison De Peche from Selin's Grove Brewing Company
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