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Table Saison - Cigar City Brewing

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Table Saison
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87
very good

89 Ratings
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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.02%
Wants: 4
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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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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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Gatordaddy

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

04-01-2012 16:35:25 | More by Gatordaddy
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

4/5  rDev +2.3%

03-26-2012 02:29:01 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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jonathaniler

Florida

5/5  rDev +27.9%

03-25-2012 23:01:14 | More by jonathaniler
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mhaugo

California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

01-19-2012 01:21:54 | More by mhaugo
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umopuew

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

01-11-2012 14:53:00 | More by umopuew
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tugg407

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.3%

01-06-2012 07:33:51 | More by tugg407
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.3%

01-06-2012 00:35:02 | More by imperialking
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Stiggy

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.3%

12-29-2011 02:06:59 | More by Stiggy
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christoj0818

New York

5/5  rDev +27.9%

12-07-2011 06:13:40 | More by christoj0818
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bob727

Florida

5/5  rDev +27.9%

11-21-2011 17:28:47 | More by bob727
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urwithdave

Florida

5/5  rDev +27.9%

11-16-2011 09:51:58 | More by urwithdave
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nickfl

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-16-2011 05:47:57 | More by nickfl
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +27.9%

11-15-2011 23:00:55 | More by HopStoopid120
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Stankonia

Idaho

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-15-2011 04:46:40 | More by Stankonia
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awalk1227

Georgia

5/5  rDev +27.9%

11-14-2011 16:44:43 | More by awalk1227
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tchaos

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-14-2011 11:25:53 | More by tchaos
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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
Table Saison from Cigar City Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.