Pappy Legba Saison - Trinity Brewing Company

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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 15.32%
Wants: 11
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Trinity Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  13.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: rye726 on 01-30-2010

As 'Pappy Legba' is the guardian to the crossroads, this special Belgian beer releases the first Friday of each New Year. Brewed with just a touch of flaked maize for a seductively creamy texture, post fermentation this special Belgian is aged on a grip of pie cherries, lending it more of a Kriek profile rather than Saison.
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Ratings: 43 | Reviews: 10
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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

this is a mighty tasty brew, full of beautiful saison yeast and sweet cherry flavors, but it has no business being 13% abv, it just doesnt add anything, and can really sneak up on you in a dangerous way in a beer this drinkable. the color is tinted pink, hazy, and heady in white. the nose is subtle cherries, more of the heavy handed grain bill here, maybe some oats, and lots of body as a result, but carbonation is also robust, and this drinks refreshing. the cherry flavor is also subtle, but persistent all the way through. it starts on the slightly tart end in combination with the funky yeast, but turns to more of a sweeter ripe fresh cherry in the finish. its nowhere near as heavily fruited as i expected it to be, and i would have liked to see trinity use the same restraint on the alcohol, which makes this a rough bottle to polish off. well made beer though, expensive, but well done. recommended to the saison freaks out there.

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.09/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Belgian tulip from a 375mL bottle.

Lots of carbonation spits from the bottle and it requires multiple pours to get an eight ounce serving. The massive head is airy and pale white and resembles soap suds but more delicious. A dark amber body shows some cloudiness, robust carbonation, and a tint that reminds me of fruit, although not necessarily cherry.

Cherry? Yeah, it's there, but there's a sweet toasted coconut aroma that dominates the presence here. Further examination and I start noticing more floral aspects to the coocnut flavor and a touch of lemony zest. The overall aroma is sweet and malty, so I'm really expecting something thick and full-drinking, but we'll find out. 4.25

As on the nose, toasted coconut is big, but the cherry is more assertive and tart. Plenty of sweet malt arrives mid-palate and joins a big floral flavor and a touch of lemony zest. The flavors are a bit busy and disparate but I find myself enjoying this brew. 4

Lightly tart, minerally sweet and finishes with a bit of yeasty carbonation and feel. It's a bigger bodied beer and doesn't quite have the light refreshing flavor of a saison, but it isn't burdensome to drink either.

All this toasted coconut flavor reminds me of Unibroue Trois Pistoles, but the tart cherry flavor adds another, very nice, dimension.

Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured this unique brew out of a champagne bottle. The aroma was a curious malty floral mix that played well with the nose. The beer was a pink red color and had a thousand tiny bubbles running up it to replenish a nice white skirt.

The beer was crisp and refreshing and somehow covered up the 13%. Medium body with a little sour hint at the finish.

Beer is very sweet, almost cloying.

Photo of emmasdad
3.87/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Once again, thanks to Ratman for pulling this one out. Poured a light pinkish/amber color with a dirty white head. Aromas of tart cherries, yeast and bread. On the palate, this one was light bodied and slightly tart, with flavors of pie cherries, bread and light yeast.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.72/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle pour at the post-FWIBF bottle share held at the Adelaide Inn in Paso Robles, CA.

Bottle # 12.25.13.

Pours a murky light reddish-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour with malt, spice, and cherry aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour malt, spice, and fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with an interesting combination of spice and fruit qualities.

Photo of claytong
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

13 percent, really? didnt know that nor feel it.

appearance - pink/ruby raspberry color, off white head, with okay lacing.

smell - sour cherries, spicy yeast, grains, hoping for a bit more of something here especially when finding out its 13 percent

taste - cherry again, minor tartness, spicy yeast...not incredible but certainly not bad

mouthfeel - dry and crisp, light carbonation and medium body to light for the abv

Photo of beergoot
3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Looked dark gold in the glass and had a creamy, white head. The aroma exhibited spicy scents like cinnamon, coriander, and white pepper. The flavor came across peppery with hints of grapefruit and warm orange juice; nice alcohol warmth. Medium bodied; smooth yet tingly and with a dry finish.

Very good saison with a wild mixture of flavors and scents that all seem to come together and work out well. The brewers did an excellent job of keeping the relatively high ABV in check with this crazy mixture of flavors and scents.

Photo of rye726
4.4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a ligt, hazy pink with a thin white head. The nose has wheaty malts, tart cherries and fresh citrus fruits. Flavor is crisp and refeshing. Wild cherries, wheat and honey. Clean body is nicely carbonated. A great Saison, drinks way to easy for 13 percent.

Photo of Harvest06
4.27/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Hazy pink.
S: Saison spices from yeast, tart cherries, sweet malts.
T: Starts sweet, Medley of spicy yeast, tart cherries, and sweet malts. Finish is dry and tart.
M: Full body, low carbonation.
O: Delicious. Mix of flavors hides the high ABV. Smooth drinking.

Photo of MighHighBrewer
2.93/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

I wanted to like this beer, but my bottle was woefully undercarbed. I dont know if it was a production issue or what, but it basically poured flat. Very disappointing at $17/btl.

Taste was a little bit of a cluster too. Cherries mixed with some funk....although I'm hesitant to comment fully on the taste due to the carbonation issues.


Pappy Legba Saison from Trinity Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.