Saison Man - Trinity Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
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51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 16.49%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Trinity Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BdubleEdubleRUN on 10-25-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

A 'Pre-Industry Session Saison', brewed with pilsen, rye, flaked wheat, flaked oats, spelt, coriander and grains of paradise. Fermented with a blend of Farmhouse yeast and Brettanomyces, dry hopped, and aged in Chardonnay barrels.
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Ratings: 51 | Reviews: 8
Reviews by BdubleEdubleRUN:
Photo of BdubleEdubleRUN
3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Growler courtesy of Quirkzoo

Pours fairly opaque and bright golden color with a frothy white sticky head.
Quite a bit of brett in the nose with it's distinct funk and a bit of pepper and lemon.
A nice earthy flavor all up in there with the typical saison spice, pepper and lemon combo. This one happens to be extremely refreshing, with a fairly wet mouthfeel. A solid medium body.
Solid beer that I'm very pleased to have a growler of.

More User Reviews:
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.06/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

saison man is downright delicious, they always seem to be out of it the brewery, so nice to get on this finally. ancient grains with brett, always fun. the oats and rye and spelt and all give this a lot of sturdy body and a unique base for the brett to launch from. tart and fruity the brett comes across, i get as much malt as i do yeast, and this is really full of flavor for a low alcohol offering. impressed by the use of brett, its almost tangy but not in a lemony way, and the grains keep it a little sweet without being too much on the back end. layers of flavor, this is a solid four season saison, given its more substantial grain bill and not in your face brett complex. dry as can be, but still fuller bodied and beautifully carbonated. one of trinitys best saison types, one of the most drinkable, and one of the most affordable. dont pass on this one. great use of brett to finish it off.

Photo of bluejacket74
3.62/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12.7 ounce bottle. Served in a tulip, the beer pours a slightly hazy light gold color with a half inch white head that didn't stick around for very long. There's a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like green apples, vinegar, white grapes/wine, and some funk. I think the taste is pretty much the same as the aroma, but with the flavors being less intense in comparison. There's also a bit of a grainy/bready malt and herbal flavor noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's coating with a low/moderate amount of carbonation. Not a bad beer at all, but I thought it smelled better than it tasted. $6.49 a bottle.

Photo of metter98
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is hazy light yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a two finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface, a collar around the edge, and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of funky yeast and Chardonnay are present in the nose along with hints of vanilla from the oak barrel aging.
T: The taste follows the smell, except that no vanilla is noticeable and there are notes of spices towards the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a little dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This saison is very easy to drink and has some refreshing properties, and the Brett and Chardonnay add some interesting properties to the aromas and flavors.

Serving type: bottle

Photo of mactrail
2.26/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Light vinegar smell. Mouthfeel is the kind of acidity that makes your teeth feel like they are eroding. But some jolly bubbles in the glass. It tastes exactly like the raw apple cider I let ferment with wild yeast in the garage, only I forgot about it for a few weeks. Thin and harsh with the ghost of cider. Watery in a bad way.

This is the 2013 bottled version and the lactic acid bacteria have eaten its lunch. Nasty chemical bitter aftertaste. No hints of oak, vanilla, or any other barrel flavor.

How is this a Saison? If that's what it's supposed to be, Trinity should keep track of their barrels so they don't infect all their beers with Lactobacillus. Don't we have categories for sour beers? And if it's supposed to be a sour it's the kind of spoiled dregs that give sour beers a bad name. From the 750 ml bottle purchased at Grapevine Liquors in Denver for a stupid price.

Photo of Griep
4.72/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Crisp and bright looking.
Saisonney/white wine smell
Well rounded spring flavor, good quiet malts, and light refreshing feel.
I could drink so many of these. It doesn't sit heavy in my belly.

Photo of birchstick
4.26/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Saison aged in oak barrels with Brett...yes, please!

A - pours a pale, straw yellow without much of a head. However, a small white ring forms around the glass

S - nose is funky, really lemony, and a touch of grains

T - starts off with lemon tartness, which moves on to more intense sour flavors, namely lemons again. The Brett funk is hanging over everything, but really makes its attack on the taste buds about 3/4s of the way down the palate. End funky and sour...nice!

M - smooth and creamy...not much carbonation

D - overall, this one was awesome. Wasn't expecting it to be this funky and sour. This was recommended by a local, and what a great call! Looking forward to having more from these guys very soon!

Photo of denver10
4.07/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy whitish yellow with a big white head. Aroma is funky and a bit woody from the brett giving off some tartness, and some nice grapefruit, grainy, and just a kiss of some hops. Flavor is also wonderfully funky and woody from the brett with again some slight tartness, some great grapefruit offering up its sugars and rind, and just the slightest bit a bit of graininess and spice. A thinner, crisp, active, mouthfeel. Overall, a fantastic beer here. Loved it, not sure how it only generates an 80 rating here.

Saison Man from Trinity Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.