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Saison Blanc - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
85
very good

164 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 164
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.08%
Wants: 5
Gots: 19 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed w/ green raisins & white pepper.

(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 02-13-2011)
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Photo of Samp01
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours hazy golden blonde with a medium white fluffy lasting head, some lacing. Aroma is sweet fruity notes, yeast, mild dried fruit and citrus notes Taste is sweet fruit notes, yeast, mildly zesty and peppery spiced hops. A medium body on the palate with good lively carbonation. Finish is mildly sourness and sweet fruity flavors,yeast, some wildly mild sour notes of white grapes with a mild peppery hops bitterness for balance. A very good flavorful brew.

Samp01, Tuesday at 04:29 PM
Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

spycow, Monday at 04:43 AM
Photo of carlos_fleico
4.35/5  rDev +15.4%

350ml bottle poured into a wide-mouth snifter.

A: Pours a hazy golden color with about three fingers of a white foamy head. Good retention - dissipates quickly leaving lacing behind. You can't see a whole lot of carbonation because of the beer haziness. (4.25)

S: The smell is incredibly amazing. Very spicy, peppery, orange zest, citrusy, very refreshing. The smell is also dry and has a slight faint malt aroma on the back of it. (4.75)

T: Follows the nose on many aspects. Belgian spices stand out, peppery notes and the dryness also do. Orange and lime zest suit this brew incredibly well. Taste is very yeasty, really interesting. Slightly bitter. (4.25)

M: Light-bodied, very light but rich in taste. Extremely refreshing, very dry and it has a little bitterness to it. Even though you can't see the carbonation (due to the beer's haziness), you can definitely feel it. Very carbonated. (4.25)

O: This is definitely among my favorite saisons. The aroma is absolutely great, so is the taste. Definitely recommended. (4.25)

carlos_fleico, Saturday at 02:54 AM
Photo of Dweedlebug
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Dweedlebug, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of Haybeerman
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Haybeerman, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of kjrod20
3/5  rDev -20.4%

kjrod20, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of rhoadsrage
4/5  rDev +6.1%

(Served in a teku)
A- 4.5 This beer pours a golden yellow body that is 3/4 of a glass of white foam that pushes above the rim. The second pour is quite murky. There are columns of microbubbles traling up the glass.

S- 4 The dry hint of club soda has some clove qualities with a sweet yeasty note and some white tea leaves to finish. There is a soft floral aroma with some field corn and herbaceous qualities as it opens.

T- 4 The dry club soda blends with yeast esters and the finish is dry. Growing more dry as it opens. There is some green peppercorn bite that grows as the beer opens in the aftertaste.

M- 4 The light mouthfeel has a crisp tight fizz with no alcohol heat

O- 3.5 The nice flavor is cut by the really too dry finish that is made worse by the bitterness of the peppercorn. It would be nice to have more yeast character or raisins to balance that flavor.

rhoadsrage, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of MrPlayboy
4/5  rDev +6.1%

MrPlayboy, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of billab914
4/5  rDev +6.1%

billab914, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of malfunxion
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

malfunxion, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of apasternak
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

apasternak, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of draheim
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

375mL into a tulip. Pours a pale hazy yellow w/ a bright white head.

Aroma is intriguing. Lime? Chamomile? Cilantro? Pepper? Orange? I'm getting a lot of surprising smells but the label just says golden raisins and white pepper. Curious...

Taste is likewise complex and unique. Citrus, spice, blood orange, pepper. A rustic, earthy, grassy quality holds it together. Nicely juicy.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, balanced.

Overall a very different saison, and enjoyable.

draheim, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

zestar, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of anabar
4/5  rDev +6.1%

anabar, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of GClarkage
3/5  rDev -20.4%

GClarkage, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of PTEdelman
4/5  rDev +6.1%

PTEdelman, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of Swedgin
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Swedgin, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of Walkerjgt
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Walkerjgt, Jun 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

GregDuB65, Jun 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

TKEbeerman, Jun 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

tclipse, Jun 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

f_raud, Jun 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

spoonsock, Jun 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Chingringo, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of little_star
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

little_star, Jun 18, 2014
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Saison Blanc from The Lost Abbey
85 out of 100 based on 164 ratings.