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

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BA SCORE
83
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82 Ratings
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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 9.89%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | 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:
Beer added by: beergoot on 07-22-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 82 | Reviews: 19
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3.16/5  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.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of woodychandler
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hello, New CANned Beer Sunday! I am proud to be only the second reviewer and the first in the CAN. I am acCANponied by The Old Lady on the Colorado version of The CANQuest (TM) this evening.

From the CAN: "25 years if brewing. 12 ounces of thank you. Enjoy!"

We are across from one another at her kitchen table and the initial Crack not only sent a spurt of liquid flying, but it gave me an opportunity to show her the brimful craft CAN phenomenon. The Glug produced a finger of puffy, bone-white head with decent retention. Color was a slightly hazy pale yellow, SRM = 3. Nose had what I refer to as a musty scent that I find indicative of Saison yeast, however, The Old Lady says spicy and that musty suggests oxidation. I am not postulating oxidation, plus I agree with her on the spiciness which we agree is yeast-driven. Mouthfeel was medium and the taste was of black pepper, which she characterizes as soft, not sharp. Finish had a lime citrusiness along with a cheesiness, like sharp cheddar. I mark it as somewhere between a Biere de Garde and a Saison, but closer to this site's style description of a Saison.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of beergoot
3.81/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pale, straw yellow color with a very lively carbonation and a thin, white head. Spice and citrus aroma; lemon and coriander; bready. Initial flavors are like the aroma with peppery flavors and a touch of hop bitterness added to the mix. Light bodied; crisp, clean, and dry finish.

A very nice, easy drinking anniversary ale. Tart and lively, nice depth and complexity for a light-bodied beer, and would go well with some Mexican or sea food dishes.

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Saison '88 25th Anniversary Ale from Santa Fe Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.