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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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76 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 9.89%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | 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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chefbigjon

Arizona

4/5  rDev +9.9%

08-30-2014 04:49:52 | More by chefbigjon
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AndyBeerGuy

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +3%

08-26-2014 03:25:32 | More by AndyBeerGuy
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whipp75

Illinois

3.84/5  rDev +5.5%

08-14-2014 03:48:29 | More by whipp75
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Ajmorriso1


3.97/5  rDev +9.1%

08-12-2014 00:33:51 | More by Ajmorriso1
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev +3%

08-06-2014 05:16:17 | More by zestar
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KG710

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-28-2014 17:20:10 | More by KG710
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Hopswagger

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-25-2014 23:07:11 | More by Hopswagger
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thufflife

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-24-2014 17:33:39 | More by thufflife
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DRTBrewster

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

07-22-2014 20:46:30 | More by DRTBrewster
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -17.6%

07-09-2014 18:10:34 | More by atlbravsrno1
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miggs3030

New Mexico

2/5  rDev -45.1%

07-04-2014 05:02:20 | More by miggs3030
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Schlafly33

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

07-01-2014 12:45:37 | More by Schlafly33
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dengl004


4/5  rDev +9.9%

06-24-2014 20:30:34 | More by dengl004
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afsdan

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +3%

06-18-2014 05:36:23 | More by afsdan
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22Blue

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3%

06-09-2014 17:27:13 | More by TX-Badger
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jharris0624

Missouri

4/5  rDev +9.9%

05-31-2014 02:53:30 | More by jharris0624
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

3.66/5  rDev +0.5%

For a saison I'd say it didn't really meet the appearance standards. Not a lot of head or lace, bubbles were more like a lightly carbed ale than a saison. But appearances are not everything. It got better. And it doesn't look BAD it just doesn't really scream out "saison."

Aroma and flavor are much more what I expect from a saison. Kinda tastes like 3711 fermented quite warm, lots of yeasty flavors and aromas. Spicy too, some pepper and coriander are noticeable. A bit of bread and cracker and a portion of funk round it out.

Body is medium with less carbonation than expected, but it's still quite drinkable and tasty. Overall it's a bit odd but I like it. Would have no problem having it again.

05-21-2014 22:20:14 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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Mikecap

Rhode Island

3.54/5  rDev -2.7%

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.

05-18-2014 23:09:07 | More by Mikecap
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Pegasus

Texas

3.78/5  rDev +3.8%

Appearance: Hazy golden color, with a large, slightly coarse white head, which retains well. The lacing is thick, and scattered; the carbonation is moderate.

Aroma: Massive spicy, leafy hop aroma, with prominent notes of white pepper, grassy notes are also present, and prominent phenol alcohols. Bready malt notes round out the complex aroma.

Taste: Opens with robust phenolic flavors, leafy and grassy hops, and bitter apple rind a little later in the taste. Later in the taste, grapefruit rind and white pepper rise, with earthy hops to usher in a lingering close to the taste.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, very, very full, more than pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: A very well-made example of the style, exudes quality; an exemplar of what craft brewing should be.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce aluminum can, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

05-17-2014 10:50:02 | More by Pegasus
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Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3%

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BTHU

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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

Florida

3/5  rDev -17.6%

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

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

04-13-2014 03:29:29 | More by WDJersey
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Saison '88 25th Anniversary Ale from Santa Fe Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.