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Table Saison - Cigar City Brewing

Table Saison
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87
very good

82 Ratings
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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.02%


Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This saison pours hazy to clear straw in color with notes of honey and tropical fruit. Flavor has tropical fruit with a lemony bitterness and hints of clove in the finish. Sorachi Ace and Citra hops add lots of flavor to this small, sessionable beer.

20 IBU

(Beer added by: babaracas on 11-27-2010)
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BrownNut

Florida

2.8/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is disappointing because it's the first bad beer I've ever had from Cigar City, the first one that's less than really good. From the very first sip it tasted like a cheap, generic macro that somebody had spilled a little bit of saison in. I checked the ABV thinking maybe it was an attempt at a session beer but not really: 5%. The other people at my table felt the same. We didn't want to finish them and waste stomach space.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2012 00:41:53 | More by BrownNut
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CampusCrew

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice saison.... golden glowing body. Lots of fast rising bubbles but low head retention. Nose had a little saison yeast aroma. Taste was more noticeable. Very solid saison flavor, bigger body as expected than typical style. Driking this on tap at speckled hen and pairing it up with some seared scallops.

Serving type: on-tap

08-05-2012 23:08:13 | More by CampusCrew
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mdfb79

New York

3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 06/22/12 notes. Had on tap at the Blind Tiger in NYC. Served in a pint glass.

a - Pours a hazy golden yellow color with moderate carbonation evident and one inch of bright white head.

s - Smells of bananas, spices, cloves, pepper, yeast, bready malts, light citrus hops. Very nice nose.

t - Tastes of pepper, spices, bananas, yeast, citrus hops, yeast. More pepper than the nose and less hops; a step down for me.

m - Medium body and moderate to high carbonation. Pretty easy to drink.

o - Overall a pretty nice beer, though the taste was a little lacking and had too much pepper for me. I was hoping for more hops overall after seeing the description, but it still has a nice nose and is very easy to drink. Good for a summer day, would have it again.

Serving type: on-tap

06-26-2012 15:20:44 | More by mdfb79
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chickenflea

Florida

3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

World of Beers - UCF, Orlando. Musty yeasty aromas with sweet malts. Pours a hazy yellow orange with a thick white head. Funky malty with citrus notes and sweet bready malts with spicy yeast flavors, coriander and nutmeg with hints of cinnamon. Clean refreshing finish. Great session brew!!!!

Serving type: on-tap

06-01-2012 13:27:23 | More by chickenflea
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metter98

New York

3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Rattle ‘n Hum, New York, NY

A: The beer is hazy pale yellow in color. It poured with a finger high white head that gradually died down and left some lacing on the surface and a ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of lemon and nondescript malts in the nose.
T: The taste has some initial hints of sweetness and is followed by flavors of bready and grainy malts along with lemon from the Sorachi Ace hops.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. There is some dryness in the finish.
O: This is an average saison but has some interesting properties imparted by the Sorachi Ace hops.

Serving type: on-tap

05-25-2012 22:12:21 | More by metter98
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macrosmatic

Florida

3.4/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on-tap at CCB tasting room. Poured into a pint glass.

A: Light copper color, fairly clear. Medium head.

A: Belgian yeast aroma, with some apples in the background. Not a bunch of the typical banana aroma though. Overall seems a bit muted.

T: Mildly fruity flavor (bit more banana here) over yeasty belgian flavor. Some more lemon flavor as it warms somewhat.

M: Light bodied and low carbonation.

O: I went into this with high hopes. Honestly, though, it really struck me as a purely average saison. Nothing bad or off-putting, but nothing exceptional. In this area where St. Somewhere brews are available, they need to have brought more to the Table *rim shot*

Serving type: on-tap

05-09-2012 01:29:08 | More by macrosmatic
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illidurit

California

3.48/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Growler courtesy of markwise, shared at the March iteration of the Santa Cruz tasting series. Pours a dusty bronze color, neither clear nor quite opaque. Aroma is wheaty with pale malts and a nonspecific tart fruitiness. flavor is similar, banana esters recall hefeweizen, while watery maltiness proves somewhat refreshing. Somewhat tart but not crisp on the finish. Drinkable but more wheat/blonde than saison.

Serving type: growler

04-15-2012 07:08:32 | More by illidurit
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mntlover

Tennessee

3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pale yellow with a finger sized off white head that laces well.

Aroma is light tropical fruits with a good dose of spice lots of peppery notes. Nose is not really funky as some Saison's but still nice and refreshing.

Taste is like the nose bready malts with lots of fruity notes. Lots of spice here big on pepper notes mixed with some lemon grass.

Mouthfeel is spot on for style light carbonation is a little mellow but I like that.

Overall not a complex Saison but very thirst quenching and tasty. Would not mind having this on my table every night while its warm out. It would be perfect if it was a little funky but not complaining.

Serving type: on-tap

04-05-2012 00:09:46 | More by mntlover
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GallowsThief

Florida

3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the House of Brews, Jensen Beach.

A – Poured out a cloudy golden hue with one finger of stark white fluffy head. Really solid lacing all down the glass.

S – Heavy fruit smell with banana, clove and pear with just a touch of spiciness.

T – More spiciness than expected out of the gate. I get a lot of clove and banana. The floral qualities and tastes run through next. Finished with the funky saison like yeast you would expect. Light sweetness.

M – Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation. Crisp and dry mouthfeel.

O – Nice tasty saison and a very easy drinker. A solid example of the style. Well done.

Serving type: on-tap

11-13-2011 03:49:52 | More by GallowsThief
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enzocc

Florida

4.58/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tasted at the Grovetoberfest in Miami, Fl.

A - Hazy to clear straw in color. Light orangy, honey color. Nothing of head.

S - Honey, tropical fruits, floral essences, and some spices are around on the smell of this beer. Very complex and heavy smell, but not a repugnant smell.

T - Lemony bitterness, spice hints like coriander, cloves. Hops with strong flavor are also in this beer. If I were master brewer I would tell you which hops this beer has. Also, honey and fruits are on the flavor.

M - Non sticky, smooth, and light, but with a lot of body.

O - Excellent beer with lots of flavor going around. A really unique beer.

Serving type: on-tap

11-11-2011 22:03:44 | More by enzocc
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One2Remeber

Florida

4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz poured into an over-sized snifter

A: Over the top head, thick as could be, probably resulting from the end of the keg. Quickly dissipates to leave a lacey film around the edges. Body is a light honey yellow that is the slightest hazy appearance.

S: Crisp, refreshing malts with hints of bready notes. Quite enjoyable, smells of potent toasty malts. Some herbal, spicy hops but really subdued.

T: Crisp bitterness starts off on the lips transitioning into a welcoming fruity, herbal hop notes. Fresh earthy taste lingers around.

M: Carbonation bitterness all the way around mixes with a slight fruityness this Table Saison incredibly drinkable while full of flavor.

O: Excellent beer for the hot summer days, outside / tailgating. One you could take a sip and come back to an hour later like you never left off. Very impressed. I can appreciate this a little more with out the Belgian yeast I am accustomed too with Farmhouse ales.

Serving type: on-tap

10-22-2011 05:41:18 | More by One2Remeber
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lazjuarez

Florida

3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a growler into a tumbler. I picked this up at Cigar City Brewing during the Hunahpu release event. Growler is 14 days old

A: Pours a golden hue with a slight haze cloudiness. Head was about 2 fingers worth of bright white fluffy foam, but recedes very quickly to a ring. Even after 2 weeks in a growler, carbonation was streaming off the bottom of the glass.

S: Nose Is very floral, big citrus notes, and a hint of peppery spice. Nice barnyard/wet hay funk notes as well.

T: Taste is of grains, light hop notes, and then a light sour note hits at the end of the tongue.

M: Medium bodied; Good mouth feel, cracker-like matiness coats the tongue just enough to let you savor the notes. The carbonation then cleans the palate and refreshes. Overall a good saison with some light hoppiness.

Serving type: growler

10-10-2011 04:23:39 | More by lazjuarez
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hopking311

Florida

3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a golden haze, half finger frothy white head, Very Nice lacing

Smells fruity, banana crisp, clean, slight hefeweizen appeal.

well carbonated, light bodied

Light, fruity, slight souring towards the very back of the tongue as the last flavor

Very nice, favorite saison Ive had thus far.

Serving type: on-tap

09-30-2011 17:46:54 | More by hopking311
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mocktm

Virginia

3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First beer at World of Beer, Fort Myers, FL - 9/28/2011.

Into a tulip, this appears cloudy and golden with two fingers of billowing white head that retains adequately while also displaying some clinging abilities.

Nose is yeasty, full of lemon peel and spice with some breadiness to it as well. Not as robust as other Saisons, but this is called a "table saison", so the mild nature is to be expected.

Lemon and tropical pineapple dominate out of the gate, giving way to clove and some herbal presence, finishing with a moderate hop bitterness. Grain and malt permeates throughout the beer, contributing balance to the ever so light sour tang from the citrus.

Light bodied, this is obviously easy drinking and quite sessionable at 4.5%.

Not a bad Saison; I get what they were trying to do and I think it works. This is a crisp, refreshing and affordable beer for those who really enjoy the style, but don't want to break the bank on bolder options. Cheers!

Serving type: on-tap

09-29-2011 15:18:16 | More by mocktm
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adam42381

Florida

3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes at World of Beer - Fort Myers on 9/17/11.

Poured on draft into a tulip.

Appearance: Cloudy medium gold with a 3 finger foamy snow why head. Excellent lacing.

Smell: Wine grape hulls with a touch of vinegar.

Taste: Light grains up front followed by a touch of sourness ending with a decent hoppy finish.

Mouthfeel: Light-to-medium-bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

Drinkability: Good drinkability. The low ABV% means you could drink several of these.

Overall: Pretty good beer overall. It's below the very high standards of Cigar City, in my opinion, but it's still a solid beer. Not my favorite saison by any means, but it's worth a shot.

Serving type: on-tap

09-25-2011 15:49:51 | More by adam42381
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.22/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: cloudy and golden. Minimal head.

S: lots of lemon. Some spice.

T: lots of lemon throughout. Sweet start and sour finish. Little of the spicey saison yeast with bread and light malt notes.

M: light body mild to moderate carbonation.

Overall: reminds me of a lemonade beer like I had in vienna but much better. Different from other saisons. A little off from the typical saison but very enjoyable.

Serving type: on-tap

08-22-2011 01:28:55 | More by kylehay2004
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a treat i got to try in tampa, and i have to say their lighter beers impress the hell out of me.

Nice head of three inches or more caps off the top of the glass and falls down effortlessly into a broken and rocky cushion of foam. Light aroma of bananas and pears, hints of light peach and a floral, albeit light hop note to it. Warming brings out a touch of grain that serves to balance it quite nicely. Smooth, elegant flavor. Light notes of fruit, touches of grass and a slight floral flavor all combine quite nicely.

Serving type: on-tap

08-19-2011 02:06:44 | More by mikesgroove
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Retail1LO

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had the pleasure of enjoying a snifter of this at Capone's during their recent saison event. As other's have stated, this did strike more as a hefeweizen than a saison. It was straw colored, yet cloudy to the point of being both blonde and opaque. Crown was a creamy, two-finger thick bluff. The nose was fairly muted. Tastes of vanilla, lemon, and wheat permeated throughout, with a grapefruit type finish. Perfect summer beer, and the kind you can drink all day without tiring from its premise. I wish this stuff was bottled.

Serving type: on-tap

07-18-2011 14:41:27 | More by Retail1LO
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: A frothy pale white head forms atop the hazy amber liquid; clumps of lace stick to the side of the glass on the way down

Smell: Pear and floral perfume, with an herbal spice aspect

Taste: After a toffee sweetened start, the floral and pear elements add additional sweetness that is balanced out, by mid-palate, with bitter, herbal undertones; the finish has both the pear fruit and herbal bitter flavors

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with low carbonation; a bit watery

Overall: A bit sweeter than I prefer but still a nice saison, overall; like the low abv but the body does suffer, as a result

Serving type: on-tap

06-15-2011 14:08:35 | More by brentk56
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Capone's.

Pours a clear yellow with a moderate white head and some spotty lacing on the way down. The nose brings some light saison yeast and a bit of light straw. Mildly earthy. The flavor kicks it up a notch with a good dosing of slightly-spicy and earthy saison yeast along with some straw and grain. Light all around, though the yeast takes the front seat. Good flavor. Light and crisp with high carbonation. Nothing too eventful, but really drinkable and a nice all-around brew on a hot summer day.

Serving type: on-tap

06-12-2011 14:08:33 | More by Thorpe429
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woosterbill

Connecticut

3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

32oz growler into a Weyerbacher tulip.

A: Clear pale gold body with a finger of coarse white foam that settles into a ring. Nice.

S: Light and fresh. Biscuity malt, lively esters, spicy phenols. Dry minerality. Good.

T: Spice up front, followed by some lightly bready malt. Very clean, but this is where the low ABV hurts it - it's pretty watery.

M: Light and lively, full of creamy carbonation. Great.

O: I'm scoring this a bit higher for overall than the average of the other categories, just because I'm so pleased to see a great brewery producing a beer that combines classic Belgian flavors with session-strength ABV. This beer, while clearly lacking the intensity of practically all normal Saisons, nevertheless provides a classic and refreshing twist on the style. I'd gladly quaff a pint of this after mowing the lawn.

Cheers!

Serving type: growler

06-12-2011 13:10:38 | More by woosterbill
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.53/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured on-tap at the Cigar City Brewing tasting room in Tampa. The beer was served in a pint glass, and it poured a very light, bright copper coloring with no head to speak of. Wine-like aromas of grape and date, with slight souring, but overly sweet. Flavors are tart citrus/grapefruit initially, with a smooth and slightly smokey transition. The aftertaste is slightly grapefruit, which dries and puckers on the finish. Good, rich flavors.

Serving type: on-tap

06-11-2011 18:46:11 | More by GarthDanielson
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PorterLambic

Florida

3.4/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear and a bright golden with a nice white head 2" high. Dissipates to a thin film leaving no lace.
Smell is wheat, citrus and hops.
Taste is all hefewiesen. Hops, citrus, wheat and a hint of vinegar.
Medium body, medium effervescence. A good brew but really seems less a saison than weisen. Good, but off style in my opinion.

Serving type: growler

05-29-2011 22:10:46 | More by PorterLambic
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Great saison on a hot day. Rated 5% abv. Wild yeast aromas are yummy. Cloudy yellow with tons of lace, only a little head. Carbonation right there. White pepper and a tad of cayene. Great drinkability, refreshes in the early summer weather.
On tap at the brewery.

Serving type: on-tap

05-15-2011 18:48:32 | More by Sammy
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Gtreid

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery. Poured into a tasting glass.

A: Clear straw yellow color. I would have thought this would be a bit cloudy, but I digress. Small pure white head, nice retention and lace.

A: Belgian yeast, light malts, and small citrus. Absolutly no hint of alcohol.

T: Again, much of the same. Yeasty malts, with a small earthy hop profile. The yeast is distinct and welcomed. Finishes dry.

M: Light body, good carbonation. Pretty crisp and clean.

O: Nice, light session strength saison. One that I would love to have a few of by the pool or the ocean. Skal.

Serving type: on-tap

05-12-2011 17:52:56 | More by Gtreid
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Table Saison from Cigar City Brewing
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