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Three Flower Saison - Trinity Brewing Company

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Three Flower Saison
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Reviews: 7
Hads: 37
Avg: 3.78
pDev: 9.79%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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Trinity Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: rye726 on 04-05-2010

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Reviews: 7 | Hads: 37
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with one finger of white head.

The aroma is very flowery, lavendar, sage even a little bit like roses up front. This mixes together with some herbal hop aromas. Some spicy Belgian saison yeast in the background with pepper and cloves.

The taste is very well balanced, definitely more of the lavendar up front with some other less discernible flowery flavors, more like a bouquet of fresh cut flowers that doesn't have one dominant smell. Just enough spiciness from the yeast to cut through the flowery taste.

Mouthfeel is excellent, really smooth, just enough body but very easy drinking.

Overall this is an interesting saison, worth trying if you like the style but I probably won't be getting it again.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

This was a very interesting beer with a very strong flower smell, like a lavender.

The beer was hazy and light in color and must have had at least a little wheat in the mash.

A flowery sweet taste went very well with the aroma that was present while drinking.

The beer had a medium body.

Aftertaste was a little bit of flowery/hoppy taste

A decent beer but not something I would want to have more than occasionally.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

"Three Flowers Farmhouse-Style Saison." "Bottle Number 2/131323." (I find this hard to believe since I just bought this casually off a shelf, but it looks handwritten.) 7.0% ABV per the label. 2013 vintage. 1 pint 9.3 fl oz brown glass bottle with yellow-grey (ecru for the pretentious) wax-ed over pry-off pressure cap and amateurish label acquired at a local CO bottle shop last week and served into a Belgian Independence Day stem-tulip in me parents' gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are above average. Cost was something like $20.00 USD.

Served cold - straight from the fridge - and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: No bubble show forms as it's poured.

Pours a four finger wide head of white colour. Fairly thin. No real creaminess here. Complexion isn't all that soft, and the consistency is far from even. Head retention is good - about 7-8 minutes. No lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes.

Body colour is a clear slightly cloudy yellow of average vibrance. Appears adequately carbonated. I'm a bit surprised it isn't hazy given it's meant to be a farmhouse ale/saison. It's also a bit too clean looking for a traditional offering in the style; there's no visible yeast particles or sediment.

Overall, it's an appealing appearance in general for a beer, but doesn't quite fit stye conventions. I'm optimistic.

Sm: Clove honey, wheat, Belgian style pale malts, flowery notes, floral hop character, hints of biscuity brettanomyces with a light trace of meagre funkiness, ample malty sweetness, and clean barley. Seems a bit too sweet. For a purported saison, it's pretty lacking in terms of funkiness and spices. There are also no milky notes like you'd find in some of the best brews in the style (e.g. Saison Dupont).

I can't say I'm impressed overall. There isn't anything unique or special here, nor is it consistent with the best aromas I've experienced in the style. It's a pleasant aroma of mild strength.

No alcohol or off-notes are detectable.

T: Very flowery, but I don't pretend to be able to identify which flowers they used based on taste. There's also some floral hop character, but the two different flower tastes are quite distinct yet complementary. The body is a fairly predictable Belgian pale malt/clean barley build. I don't pick up much in terms of spicing, but I do find some generic clove/clove honey. Maybe some coriander. Nectary. Pollen-y. There is some biscuity yeast character as well as a touch of brettanomyces-induced funkiness, but the funkiness feels strange and unbecoming. Overall, I find it a bit too sweet, and the flowery notes don't feel particularly balanced to the rest of the flavour profile. I'm also not finding the lees mentioned on the label.

It's pleasant and enjoyable, sure, but there's nothing unique or special here. Not a gestalt build. Complexity and subtlety are below average for the style, as is depth of flavour. It's got the nuance of the flowery notes, but - while interesting - those notes aren't stellar. It's not a real intricate beer, especially considering the style. Compared to the best saisons, it's painfully simple. I do like it in a general sense and it hides its above average ABV well.

There are no off-notes per se.

Mf: Perfumey, lightly oily, smooth, and wet. It's strangely slick on the palate, and has a weird body. Presence on the palate is awkward; there's something about it I don't like that I can't quite put my finger on. Well-carbonated. Medium-bodied. The texture fits the flowery nectary vibe well, but overall it's far from stellar for the style. Good thickness. It's also somewhat soft, which I like.

Not gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, or harsh.

Dr: A decent stab at a saison from Trinity, but overall it really misses the mark not only in terms of complexity and subtlety, but also in terms of the basics - where's the brettanomyces yeast presence? Why isn't there any real discernable spicing? I think it's an inspired attempt at a farmhouse beer, but I'm not convinced of the brewers' skill. I certainly wouldn't pay this price for this beer again, and there's no excuse given the best beers in the style are readily available for around $15.00 (see Fantome). I'll easily kill this bottle alone, but I wouldn't recommend it to friends and I remain unimpressed with Trinity. That said, it's above average - at least for an American attempt at the style.


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3.32/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pour is pale straw yellow, faint haze, tons of pure white fluffy head. Nose is heavy farmhouse and pepper with a fair amount lemon and coriander. Taste loses a bit of the farmhouse, still quite peppery, strong sweetness. Lemon, touch of candied sugar, sweetness lingers on a light body and crisp assertively carbonated finish.

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3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle pour at the Protest Bottle Share For LA Beer Week held at Red Carpet Wine in Glendale, CA.

Thanks to vurt for sharing this one.

Bottled 2/2013. Bottle # 1450.

Pours a murky light yellow with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, floral, herbal, and spice aromas. Taste is much the same with floral and herbal flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of yeast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some nice floral and herbal aromas and flavors.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy tan with a nice tan head. Good lace and retention.

Nose has earthy flowers, wheaty malts, citrus fruits, cloves and spicy yeast.

Taste is sweet, but well balanced by by herbal flowers, cloves and tropical fruits.

Clean, crisp body is refreshing an well carbonated.

Nice Saison.

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Three Flower Saison from Trinity Brewing Company
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