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Saison '88 25th Anniversary Ale - Santa Fe Brewing Company

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Saison '88 25th Anniversary AleSaison '88 25th Anniversary Ale

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69 Ratings
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Santa Fe Brewing Company visit their website
New Mexico, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: beergoot on 07-22-2013)
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miggs3030

New Mexico

2/5  rDev -44.9%

07-04-2014 05:02:20 | More by miggs3030
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ZoomanCru

Colorado

2.2/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Saison 88 – Saison (5.5%) - Santa Fe Brewing Co. (New Mexico)
☆☆

App: Slightly hazy, rich golden yellow color that's spot on for the style. Two finger rocky white head that settles slowly and retains well with a nice one finger head. Steady effervescence that maintains head. Slight lacing, but not remarkable.

Smell: Primarily grain in the high nose with a slight tropical fruit sweetness and soapy character. Not as pungent as some other saisons. Slightly yeasty with a little chalk.

Taste: Dry and somewhat earthy. Some notes of fruity esters of passion and dragon fruit. Lacking that slap of wallop yeastiness that I want in a Saison. Some slight herbaceous notes as the brew warms. Tiniest amount of alcohol in the background. Slightly sour with a lingering sour and bitter flavors after the swallow that is pleasant, but unremarkable.

Mouth: Medium thin body with somewhat light carbonation. Easily drinkable saison with nothing too special to recommend.

Home tasting, 12oz can into Tulip Glass. 1/3/14.

Serving type: can

01-03-2014 22:13:11 | More by ZoomanCru
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -17.4%

07-09-2014 18:10:34 | More by atlbravsrno1
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beernads

Florida

3/5  rDev -17.4%

04-15-2014 00:35:22 | More by beernads
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Beaver13

Colorado

3.15/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz can. Pours slightly hazy yellow with a monstrous bubbly white head that retains well an leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is earthy yeasty wheaty malts with some spice.

The flavor is sweet bready malts with some spice (coriander, clove) and a little banana. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, an OK beer. More wheat than saison.

Serving type: can

08-28-2013 23:38:05 | More by Beaver13
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kwkdmk

Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

05-09-2014 20:47:26 | More by kwkdmk
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Schlafly33

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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EF4

Oklahoma

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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DRTBrewster

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

07-22-2014 20:46:30 | More by DRTBrewster
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NuclearRich

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

09-27-2013 01:15:33 | More by NuclearRich
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Tiernan

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

12-18-2013 02:47:56 | More by Tiernan
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ToMakeEndsMeet

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

01-09-2014 18:38:07 | More by ToMakeEndsMeet
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JohnBender

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

03-30-2014 04:21:05 | More by JohnBender
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JSchock7

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

11-12-2013 09:08:58 | More by JSchock7
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sd123

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

02-27-2014 02:55:30 | More by sd123
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jtoledo04

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

01-11-2014 19:29:46 | More by jtoledo04
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marct

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

08-25-2013 17:27:08 | More by marct
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BTHU

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

04-24-2014 01:19:23 | More by BTHU
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

10-07-2013 20:26:43 | More by Whiskeydeez
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

01-12-2014 23:43:43 | More by Texasfan549
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22Blue

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

06-10-2014 00:39:57 | More by 22Blue
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WDJersey

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

04-13-2014 03:29:29 | More by WDJersey
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Gagnonsux

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

12-19-2013 03:21:39 | More by Gagnonsux
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

09-23-2013 15:59:19 | More by GraduatedCashew
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Mikecap

Louisiana

3.54/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. can into a snifter.

A: Pours a hazy gold with a thick two finger whitish foamy head the fades to a splotchy lace.

S: Some earthy notes, a good amount of bread and yeast, some spice, notably coriander come through as well.

T: Very similar to the nose - some spice and coriander, bready yeast and mild hop bitterness. Was hoping for a bit of tartness but don't find it here.

M: Medium bodied and smooth, refreshing and easy to drink.

O: A pretty tasty saison and quite refreshing on a hot day. Love the cans, and I'd drink it again for sure.

Serving type: can

05-18-2014 23:09:07 | More by Mikecap
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Saison '88 25th Anniversary Ale from Santa Fe Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.