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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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BA SCORE
82
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67 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 67
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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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -17.4%

07-09-2014 18:10:34 | More by atlbravsrno1
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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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Schlafly33

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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


4/5  rDev +10.2%

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

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

06-18-2014 05:36:23 | More by afsdan
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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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TX-Badger

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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

Missouri

4/5  rDev +10.2%

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

Texas

3.66/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: can

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

Texas

3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: can

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

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

04-30-2014 23:54:22 | More by TastyIsBeer
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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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beernads

Florida

3/5  rDev -17.4%

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

Texas

4/5  rDev +10.2%

04-11-2014 19:38:13 | More by Leschber
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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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timontheroad

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

03-24-2014 02:00:47 | More by timontheroad
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Mtn

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

03-07-2014 04:19:02 | More by Mtn
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

i had no idea these guys have been around so long. congrats to them, they have almost always impressed me, even with everyday styles, so good on them! this is a cool release, a canned saison in an affordable sixer, we need more of these for sure. this one is quite light drinking, extremely well carbonated, and more of the french saison yeast, white wine notes as it finishes, i have brewed with similar strains before and recognize it right away. the grain bill seems straightforward too, mostly wheat but something else just a bit more robust as well. maybe some torrified wheat or rolled oats for body and just a hit of sweetness. it gives the saison yeast something to cling to, a launching pad of sorts, and the result is a full flavored but light drinking beer much different from the usual sixer of pale ale or something, but familiar enough to perhaps even turn newcomers to the style on to it. not as farmed out or funkadellic as others, but its not supposed to be. quality stuff here.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2014 17:56:15 | More by StonedTrippin
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EF4

Oklahoma

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

03-04-2014 16:43:05 | More by EF4
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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

4/5  rDev +10.2%

03-02-2014 17:16:30 | More by ONovoMexicano
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bmurray10

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

03-01-2014 02:19:31 | More by bmurray10
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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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Saison '88 25th Anniversary Ale from Santa Fe Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.