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Saison De Peche - Selin's Grove Brewing Company

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61 Ratings
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 34
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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Photo of blackie
4.88/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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

blackie, Sep 02, 2010
Photo of joepais
4.8/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Huge thanks to FooFaa for sending such a rare treat my way. Growler poured into my DFH snifter produced a short lasting white head that faded away to nothing. The color of the brew was a wonderful hazy peach/orange.

The aroma of peach is right in your face as you bring the snifter to your mouth. As it warms the funk comes out in the smell as well. The flavor is really complex. Yes it fruity, of course it's peach but the tartness of the saison adds a wonderful dimension to the brew. Keeping the sweetness of the peach at bay and making this brew an incredible drinking experience. The feel is my mouth is the light side of medium with a slight carbonation present. Crisp and clean would be a good way to sum it up.

I will have no problem finishing this growler. The alcohol is light enough to drink a couple of these and it is tasty enough to want to. A great brew that I would love to have again.

joepais, Oct 11, 2009
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

The 2014 batch has more carbonation and comes off as more tart than previous batches. Extremely drinkable and very delicious.

bvdubn, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of sailbretthd
4.72/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

sailbretthd, Sep 28, 2008
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4.72/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Growler into goblet on 9/28/08.

A - Opaque peachy/salmon-colored body with thin white head that left polka-dotted lacing down the glass.

S - Subtle peach aroma with a mild sourness and a bit of funk.

T - Tastes like biting into a ripe peach with a mild tartness. Alcohol is virtually undetectable.

M - Syrupy but not viscous, with a smooth texture. Carbonation is subtle and not too fizzy. Finish is warm and dry.

D - Artful combination of peaches and a farmhouse ale. The tartness offsets the sweetness, resulting in a very well-balanced brew.

brewslut, Sep 28, 2008
Photo of ffejherb
4.72/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at SGB on 9/27/08. Served in a 14oz. goblet.

A - Cloudy peach-colored body with orange and copper hues and half a finger of creamy white head that settled into a ring of retention but flared up with each agitation. Head also left a nice coating of sticky lacing around the glass.

S - Subtle nose with fresh peaches, sugar, some funky yeast and a touch of spice. Faint alcohol presence as well.

T - The sweetness of the fresh peach and the sour tartness of the yeast really works well together. There is only an inkling of funk in the backend, and virtually no bitterness at all. Some earthy aspects emerge in the finish, but overall this brew is all about juicy peach complemented by a sour tartness. Beautiful!

M - Creamy, smooth body with just enough carbonation to provide a bit of prickly texture on the palate. Finishes with a pleasant tart sourness in contrast to the sweetness on the tongue.

D - All I can say is... FINALLY! I have been waiting so long to try this, and it definitely exceeded my expectations. Wow! The flavor of this brew is absolutely amazing. Simply one of the best fruit beers I've ever had. Huge props to Steve and Heather for creating this sweet nectar of the Gods!

ffejherb, Sep 28, 2008
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4.68/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Kegatron, Oct 07, 2008
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4.65/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Fair warning given. I LOVE this beer. Many fond memories of drinking it with my daughter and her friends from nearby Susquehanna University. Really missed it last year when the peach crop wasn't up to snuff to make this excellent seasonal, Review from 9/28/12.

Served in a tulip glass from the tap

cloudy, hazy, thick apricoty colored brew. Small head, which doesn't last. But who cares about that?

Smell? Peaches. Peaches are goooddd.

Taste. It's slightly sweet, slightly more tart, just a lovely beverage. Booze is there, but you don't notice it. Can forget you're drinking a beer. Might be worth trying as a breakfast fruit juice with your bacon and eggs

Mouthful - fulll, generous, assuming you can resist the temptation to swallow and get on to the next mouthful.

Overall, its ok.

No I kid of course. If you are within 200 miles, get your butts down to the Selinsgrove Brewpub before the Saison Peche runs out. Call ahead. I grabbed a growler, which didn't last the weekend. Will be back next weekend

MikeWard, Oct 01, 2012
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4.65/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a slightly cloudy bright golden orange/ripe banana golden yellow color with some clear golden hues when held to a light source and a one finger frothy, creamy head that slowly fades into a lasting ring. Nice sporadic chunks of soapy lacing.

Slightly earthy aroma with some nice spiciness and some subtle bready yeast. Crisp with a peppery presence and sweet crisp peach presence. There is also some other light fruit notes; apple and pear. Not much alcohol in the nose. Slight grass funk with some straw but the peach really shines through without seeming syrupy or cloyingly sweet.

This is surprisingly very full bodied with a MASSIVE amount of sweet cirsp peach flavor that dominates throughout. The body is creamy and there are some funky tart earthy notes as ell as some peppery spice that provide a nice touch but this beer is all peach. Even though the peach flavor dominates, it is a very organic natural flavor and has none of the artificial syrupy sweetness that generally is found in fruit beers. The ABV is completely undetectable, making this beer extremely drinkable. I highly recommend this to fans of New Glarus Wisconsin Belgian Red and Raspberry Tart.

corby112, Oct 06, 2009
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4.65/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed on 10/27/08. On tap at the brewpub. Pours a cloudy light orange with a thick small white head. Aroma of sour peach seeds, Beligian yeast, and lots of pulp (some orange pulp). Flavor is of sweeter peach and peach juice with a touch of orange seed, sugar, wheat malt, whipped cream, and sourness. Natural fruit, not artificially sweet. Similar to DFH Lestina Lente (but better!). This was my favorite beer from Selin's Grove and it is absolutely awesome. Wow, best peach beer there is. I also had this mixed with the Organic Tripel so if you're looking for a less sweet, less peachy version, I would recommend that. Top notch beer. If this was my local brewpub...I would be in heaven. This is worth the trip (especially so if you really like fruit beers).
9/5/10/5/18 (4.7/5)

LilBeerDoctor, Dec 28, 2008
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4.6/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a hazy straw gold with amber hues. Thin and frothy off-white head has good retention and leaves nice lacing. Smells of wheat, sugar, peaches, yeast, and spice. Tastes of sweet, tart peaches right from the start followed by a touch of cinnamon and other spices. All balanced out with a nice malt presence and some sour funk. Medium in body with good carbonation. Smooth and creamy with a nice amount of sweetness and sourness to entertain the mouth. Selin's Grove rarely disappoints with their fruity beers and this one is right up there amongst the best of them. Low in alcohol and extremely drinkable.

HopDerek, Oct 06, 2008
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4.53/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

akorsak, Oct 18, 2009
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4.53/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Received this growler from Avalon68 in a recent trade. This will be my first brew from Selin's Grove and I've heard nothing but good things. Plus I love ANYTHING with peaches in it. Drank from my The Lost Abbey goblet.

Appearance- Pours a hazy peach with a small half finger fizzy head that is bright white and gone before I realize. No cap remains and a super thin collar that isn't manly enough to leave a speck of lacing.
Smell- Peaches. Seriously, I could probably just stop this review right there. Ripe and lightly sweet it's a great, intense peach smell. Maybe light white pepper spiciness as well but the peach is so dominate.
Taste- Starts with some lightly sweet peach flesh and a small yeasty spice. The peach isn't quite as dominate as it is in the nose but it's still really prevalent. Some white pepper spiciness and a bit of ginger sneak in giving the peach of bit of zing. The maltiness is light and biscuity and honestly is just enough to let the peach and spice play.
Mouthfeel- Very light and crisp but not watery with a nice aggressive zip of carbonation.
Drinkability- Man o' man. Not really sure where the Saison part of this beer comes in but I don't care. I'm not the style police nor have I ever been. This is just a freaking good beer. The peach is strong and fresh and just enough spice sneaks in to keep this from just being alcoholic peach juice. Really good stuff. Thanks Frank!

younger35, Oct 31, 2009
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4.53/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is a beautiful beverage. Poured from a growler into a large red wine glass, this beer maintains the pale orangey copper color found on the inside of an over-ripened peach. It's quite reminiscent (in color; not clarity consistency) of the canned peach nectar. A thin ring white bubbles encircle the perimeter of the glass and swirl into the middle on each sip.

The aroma is subtle but a small swirl of the glass brings up fermenting wine esters, giving off both acidic and alcohol aromas. There isn't an overwhelming peach scent.

The flavor is slightly sweet up front, and quickly turns with a tangy, tartness. There is a terrific mouthfeel to this beer - it is a little thick across the tongue accompanied by a fleeting bite of carbonation. The tartness feels dry on the teeth and a leaves an astringency feel on the roof of my mouth (not in a bad way at all!)

This is a delightful treat. My thanks to Deuane for making the extra effort to bring this home!

SierraGS, Sep 28, 2008
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

ASTASOLLILJA, Sep 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

DNICE555, Oct 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

robieobie1, Mar 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

GeoffreyM, Oct 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

iL0VEbeer, Oct 26, 2013
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4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewpub.

A - Served in goblet at the brewpub. Cloudy yellow with a nice creamy white head. Pretty typical and representative for the style.

S - A nice peach sensation in conjunction with a bready smell.

T - Just about perfect. The peach is not overpoweringly sweet and is delicious. A perfect blend of a peach, bready, and malt sensations. I can't see how they could make this better to be honest.

M - Very nice, not thin and more creamy of a taste.

D - Outstanding.

Another great fruit infused beer by Selinsgrove. As much as the Framboise and Kriek carry the flag, I actually think that this one might be the best of the lot. Make a road trip before this one is gone. You will not be sorry.

Beerisheaven, Sep 27, 2009
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4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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!

Deuane, Sep 27, 2008
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4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

hopdog, Nov 17, 2008
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4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

L- Hazy golden brew topped with a thin off white head. Head fades quickly and leaves no lacing on the glass.

S- Peaches, hints of malt, yeast, and caramel.

T- Peaches, there must be a ton of peaches used to brew this, sweet but not over the top. Slightly tart final note to keep the sweetness from becoming too much and providing a nice counterpoint. Finish is not overly sweet or dry and it has a nice feel with a lingering final note of tart peaches.

M- Medium in body and low in carbonation, goes down easy. Don't spill any on your hands it is super sticky, just like peach juice.

O- A great seasonal treat. I would not want to drink this all the time, but I could drink this for an entire night. The 5.5% ABV would make it an easy to do just that too.

ToddT, Sep 16, 2012
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4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This review is dedicated to AKorsak who was the man this weekend and swapped me this up at Penn State. Thanks Adam!

A: Pours cold from the grolwer into a tulip glass. Light, hazy yellow and peach color with a nice one finger white head that settles down fairly quickly. Carbonation bubbles are smothering the inside of the glass.

S: Smells like a bag of nice peach rings with some dry lemony flavors and slight funk. Overall, the main scent is straight up candied peach. Really nice.

T: Fresh peach juice. The peach is just remarkable, incredibly well done. Not complex here, just straight up peach with some funk on the end and some lemony/citrus flavors as well.

D: Due to the ABV and straightforward flavors, I could drink this all night. May finish the growler tonight as well.

treyrab, Oct 18, 2009
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4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

mdaschaf, Nov 08, 2012
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Saison De Peche from Selin's Grove Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.