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Jack D'or - Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project

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Ratings: 1,319
Reviews: 602
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 145
Gots: 127 | FT: 4
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Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
First release from Pretty Things. A "Saison Americain."

(Beer added by: Paquette on 12-01-2008)
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laituegonflable

Australia

3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dayglo saffron colour, opaque with lots of haze. Head is white, just a thin film of bubbles really with slight trail of sticky lace. Looks alright.

Smells quite sweet with plenty of grain notes - pearl barley with quinoa and a good dose of white pepper on the back. Sweetness overlying with vanilla and peppermint hints. Intriguing and enjoyable, if ultimately a bit simple.

Taste is a bit odd from the get-go. Pulls you in with lots of flavour on the assault, grainy though and mild with lightly puffed rice giving way to a mostly empty front palate with an underlying citric note. Develops some vinous characters late with a touch of champagne and some mushroomy, savoury hints as well. Not bad, but I just feel there's something lacking. Bit heavier on the 'Americaine' than on the Saison flavours, but let's just say it's lacking 'heart'.

Fairly smooth, good body with a bit of a pull midway but otherwise light and pleasant.

A really drinkable beer where what is lacking in flavour adds up to genuine quaffability. Plus, it's intriguing enough for it not to be a flop.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2011 04:37:56 | More by laituegonflable
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Daniellobo

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice take on a Saison with a stimulating bitterness.

Presentation: 22 oz brown capped bottle. Another whimsical, poppy and note very clear label with a moustached grain taking a bath set in the forest? They draw their own labels and it shows… Back label notes inspiration for the brew, as well as overall feel-good intent of the brewery. Seal tape on the cap notes bottling July 2011. It shows 6.4% Alc. by Vol. Served in a tulip glass.

A - Tremendously hazy golden pour, it is almost creamy, milky… Fair frothy head, moderate retention and surface memory with small lacing. The milky look is actually fairly attractive, if only the foam were a bit stronger...

S - Citric freshness, touch of yeast, sweet hint...

T - The taste follows with the citric notes upfront woven in a nice bitterness, it is not too complex but rather likable, hints of soft fruits and bready malt with faint spiciness.

M - Medium body with medium and adequate carbonation. Nice long bitter finish.

O - Nice flow, lacks a notch in complexity to push it a level up but it is rather recommendable nevertheless. A Pretty Thing indeed.

Notes: Nothing mind-blowing here, and I'm not sure the extreme hype is deserved, but so far all I've tried from Pretty Things feels like solid stimulating quality so what is not to like?

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2011 01:01:44 | More by Daniellobo
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daveytheformer

Oregon

3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

thanks to canjeeps for hooking me up with this.

Batch 18, Aug. 2010

Pours a cloudy golden yellow with a thin bright white head that fades to mid lacing and spotting.

Smells sweet and floral. Pepper spice dominates the nose. Comes across a little metallic.

Tastes earthy and dry with a mild hoppy bite. Bready and light sweet fruit flavor start to come out to play followed by a light bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is medium with nice crisp carbonation.

Overall is really good and I would love to try this again for sure.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2011 19:12:50 | More by daveytheformer
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PDXHops

South Carolina

2.9/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bomber courtesy of jsilva bottled September 2010, consumed July 2011. A fairly aggressive pour into a Duvel tulip coaxes a modest white head atop the hazy gold body. A skim of foam sticks around, but little lacing is left behind.

There seems to be a certain woodsy quality in the nose, joining (blunting?) muted presences of yeast and spices. A touch of funk. Tastes more lively, although the thickish body seems to bog things down a bit. The hop bitterness seems to cut through the body more effectively than the spices (cloves, allspice, white pepper) or tanginess (sweetened lemon, yeast, a vague sour presence). Modest funkiness develops as it warms. I’d love to see some more of the earthy and spicy notes coaxed out of this. Compared to upper-tier saisons, Jack D’Or is somewhat lacking in ‘oomph’, but pretty tasty and worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2011 15:12:29 | More by PDXHops
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Chaney

District of Columbia

4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My first Pretty Things beer! Hell, is there anything DC doesn't get now?

Bottled July 2011 (Thank you for letting me know!)

Poured into my DuClaw Colossus snifter.

A: No see-through quality on this bad boy... it was cloudy through and through! Slightly darker than Crayon yellow, and a slight bubble formation for a head that died down rather quickly. What it had, it retained well.

S: Lots of yummy spices and farmhouse funk.... potent even! Particularly, the blend of the coriander with the candy sugar was sensational!

T: Not too sweet at all. Very pleasant and highly gulpable yeastiness. Sure, the spices were present, but not as in-your-face and the nose. Bone-sucklingly dry.... probably as a result of the bleached-out sweetness.

M: Nice carbonation make-up, with plenty of bubbles to massage the palate. The lacing was non-existent, but in a style like this, I never like too much farmhouse funk to linger.

O: Token example of this style for sure. I will be seeking out lots more from Pretty Things now that they are readily available in my area.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2011 20:12:19 | More by Chaney
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avaldivia

California

3.63/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On Tap at the Coddingtown Whole Foods Tap Room is Santa Rosa.

A: Light hazy golden color. Nice head with good retention and lacing.

S: Some nice spice. A bit of citrus. Some definite Belgian yeast funk.

T: More of a hop character than I expected. Perhaps it was just more grapefruit in the flavor than I came to expect from the nose. After that, it tasted like it smelled.

M: Medium bodied. A lot of carbonation. Crisp.

O: A good Saison. I didn't know Pretty Things was distributing here, so am jumped on it. Doubt I will see it on tap again, but I would give it another shot.

Serving type: on-tap

08-24-2011 18:31:07 | More by avaldivia
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illidurit

California

3.55/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bomber poured into my Saison Dupont glass. Opaque straw color - almost milky - with a coif of white foam that settles back into more of a combover. Aroma is bright, alternatingly fruity and musty. Citrus peel and soggy hay, candied orange and cobwebs, honey, fresh laundry. The flavor seems restrained at first, like there's something vivid struggling to get out, but it's truncated by a mineral character that approaches astringency. Still, a mild unripe mango fruitiness is detectable along with some dry pale malts and leafy noble hops with a clean peppery finish. I was hoping this would come out of its shell with warmth but no such luck. The only development I get is a more lingering astringency and a little more sweetness. Palate is also a bit off. The carbonation is inappropriately low, giving this beer a soft but unsatisfying mouthfeel. Not bad but I'd say this needs some fine-tuning.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2011 07:28:17 | More by illidurit
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Purchased from Tribeca Whole Foods in NYC, and brought back to Australia to share with @LaitueGonflable and @tobeerornottobe.

Pours a cloudy but very light yellow colour, with a somewhat patchy large-bubbled white film for a head. Minimal lacing and the body looks very light. Carbonation is fine, and I like the opacity of the body, but otherwise it's a bit lacklustre.

The nose, however, is very pleasant, with an organic fragrance and a true bite of slightly sweaty saison yeast. Rather round and very Belgian in style, giving a sweetness that feels rather raw. Hints around the edges of curacao and other fruity esters.

Taste is also good, and fitting nicely in the Saison genre, with a hint of slightly peppery phenolic bite on the front and a clean and crisp finish. Very little acidity, which is a shame, because I like a hint of acidity to my saisons, and this one just peters out without giving up much else, but it's very true to style and very much in the true Belgian, round and full and slightly biting category of saisons.

A good non-Belgian saison, but far from my favourite. It feels like it paints the broad strokes of the style well, but misses the little details. It doesn't have a true complexity, it doesn't have the acidity and it doesn't have the interesting organic funk of a great example. And that's a bit of a shame.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2011 07:17:23 | More by lacqueredmouse
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notchucknorris

California

3.7/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a pale straw color with a thin off-white head.

S: Wet dog, lemon rind, pale malt and some coriander.

T: I get lemon rind, orange zest, dry champagne yeast and a little sage. The finish is super bitter with a big hit of something that tastes like aspirin. Not the most pleasant finish. This loses points for me solely on that. The rest of the beer is solid.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2011 22:25:19 | More by notchucknorris
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beerwolf77

Wisconsin

3.43/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks goes to t8000shx for this extra. Thanks Ben. Bottle split into tulips.

A: Crystal clear golden yellow. Huge fluffy bright white head. Soapy lace rings remain around the glass.

S: Full on Belgian yeast profile. Sweet with a touch of bubble gum and clove. Hints of fresh grass as well.

T: Very dry and bitter flavors. Loads of spices. The clove and coriander wash over my tongue. Banana and bubble gum. Sort of an acrid finish.

M: Medium to light body. Loaded with bubbles. Maybe too much so.

O: This one seemed to be a bit of a let down. The bitterness sort of killed off any chance the flavors had to mesh.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2011 00:34:30 | More by beerwolf77
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber poured into a Duvel tulip. The sticker on the bottle neck reads "Batch 24, bottle 1." Love the dedicated space for dating.

A: Hazy golden with orange hues. Two finger white head. Decent retention. Thin rings of lacing. Benefits from a slightly aggressive pour.

S: Pilsner malt, clove, a touch of banana, some herbal hops. All the pieces are there, but it doesn't really pop like I thought it would.

T: Stiff hit of cloves right off the bat. Herbal, oily hop tastes dominate after that. Maybe even a touch of pine. Definitely tastes like there are some American hop varieties at play here. Pilsner malt and drier cracker malt character provide the malt backbone. Banana and some tropical fruit esters come out more as the beer warms. There is a distinct yeast presence that is hard to pin down. It is quintessentially saison yeast, but more-so. A little rustic, peppery. Something going on that I can't quite put my finger on though. Finishes very dry with cracker malt and lingering pine and herbal hop bitterness.

M: Medium bodied, creamy, and very smooth. Moderate carbonation.

O: A great beer. One of the better American-brewed saisons on the market. That's saying a lot, as the style has become quite popular of late. Supremely drinkable.

Notes: Just enough American hops to make things interesting and add to the complexity. Great beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2011 01:29:31 | More by ryan1788a5
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jman892

Massachusetts

2.8/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours a hazy, straw color, with a long lasting foamy white head. Good lacing

S - Smells of apple cider with citrus mixed in, and some spiciness, cloves.

T - Spices are right up front and center on this, there is some lemon and funk also contributing. The spices are a bit overwhelming here, and a bit of banana creeps in.

M - Mild carbonation, very dry finish

O - Glad I tried this one, but probably wont pick this up again.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2011 18:46:07 | More by jman892
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pge17

Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bomber (dated May, 2011) poured into a pint glass.

A - A beautiful, slightly hazy gold pour with a generous white head that sticks around wonderfully.

S - Aroma is of citrus and hops, with a hint of tartness, none of which are overpowering by any means.

T - Starts off sweet and citrusy, with maybe a hint of green apple. Next comes a very nice mixture of hop flavor (without too much bitterness) and and the kind of tart, earthy flavor you'd expect from a Saison.

M - Crisp, not too carbonated, with a slightly watery feel.

Overall - A very unique beer. Extremely well balanced and yet still complex and flavorful enough to be interesting. It's not overwhelming though either, and is still refreshing and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2011 04:12:21 | More by pge17
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Thads324

Connecticut

3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

batch 27, bottled june 2011
A : attractive art (weird however) nice tape with dating and batch number over the cap. pours a super clear yellow, nice light head, white, dissipates quickly to a thin layer.

S : smells of earthy and grassy grains. a bit of citrus hops and not much else.

T : starts with a slightly bitter hop that is grassy and has hints of light citrus. Some light grains that are basic body and finishes with a nice light farmhouse yeast. Bready and yeasty finish

M : light in body but full of nice flavor. An easy drinker.

A pretty good saison. easy to drink and enjoyable. I'd probably buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2011 03:16:23 | More by Thads324
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jondeelee

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Jack D'Or (batch ten, bottled November 2009), is billed as a cross between an American and a Belgian beer. The aromas hold true to that billing, with sour apple cider, bananas, and cloves rounding out the Belgian side of the equation, and a good promise of grapefruit hops hinting at the American roots.

On the tongue, the beer starts off with a Flemish-like sour kick, the sour apple cider from the nose coming in strong, buffered only slightly by tart, citrusy fruit esters (lemon, lime, sour cherry). The bananas and cloves come in mid-stream, peeking in slowly as the sour flavors die off. A third and final wave sneaks in at the end, bringing a large quantity of grapefruity hops that rest easily atop a bed of toasted biscuit-and-cereal-like grains. The aftertaste is a combination of leftover sourness and hops, and lingers for some time. Mouthfeel is medium-light, and carbonation is medium-heavy, making the tongue and soft palate tingle.

Overall, this is an interesting beer, especially considering the tripartite nature of the mouthful as the flavors change. True, the combination is a bit strange, and did leave me wondering what I was drinking, but the result was immensely flavorful, and worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2011 02:58:13 | More by jondeelee
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superspak

Michigan

4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into wine glass, batch 25, bottled May 2011. Pours hazy golden amber color with a 1 finger foamy white head with decent retention that reduces to a small lacing ring. Some lacing on the glass as well. Aromas of lemon, grass, pepper, spice, a bit of funkiness and hay as well. Pretty nice and standard saison aromas here. Taste of big pepper, grass, spices, lemon, and a bit of funk as well. Some lingering notes of spice, lemon, and grass on the finish that linger for a bit. Medium carbonation and body. No alcohol noticed in the taste or finish. Overall, an excellent well made saison, with great drinkability and tons of flavor!

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2011 03:49:54 | More by superspak
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HaysAmerica

Kansas

3.6/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to HoptualBrew for this one in my first trade! Bottling date is May 2011. Pours a pale golden straw yellow. Has very little head and not too carbonated. Decent white head though.

The nose is a nice citrusy-orange. Mix that w/ some clove & pepper. I picked up some yeast as well in this. A decent hop presence is there but nothing special.

As for the taste, I picked up some peppercorn and nice floral hops. Decently balanced saison here. Not as big of a presence w/ the orange/grapefruit as I'd expect. Could be a bit more in your face & the lack of carbonation would be a likely culprit. A bit off the mark for me. It's ok but not overly refreshing. Something is missing from this to take it to the next level.

Overall, this is a decent beer. Pretty drinkable & body is on the light side to maybe a medium. Not delicious though. Prosit.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2011 03:14:29 | More by HaysAmerica
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Wisconsuds

Wisconsin

4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jack D'Or by Pretty Things out of that great little NE state Massachusetts. Many thanks to ba Kelp for picking this up for me.

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a mini-nonic Saison Dupont glass. Slightly dated - Batch 21, bottled December 2010.

A hazy lemon-colored ale filled the glass & attached a brilliant white, billowy head that exited as fast as it came. A constant stream of bubbles can be seen rising to the surface. Minimal, spotty lacing.

Smell is a bit lacking with my brew here. Perhaps from storage, it may not be as exciting as it once was? I'm getting a little grass/straw characteristic, with orange & lemon rind floating here and there. Slightly above average, but nothing remarkable.

First sip has me smiling - don't ever judge a brew by the aroma! It has a wonderful dry finish to it, citrusy notes coat the tongue and stay there awhile. Piney hops and a light toasted backbone give this light-bodied beer a high mark from me. With how lacking it was in aroma, it dominated my palette with a vengeance. A bright Summery farmhouse ale.

Highly carbonated, it makes for a great warm weather sipper. Kick back, enjoy.

Overall, I'd like to get more - a lot more. For generally being a porter/stout guy, I really enjoyed this. Ship some to WI...I'll be waiting.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2011 23:06:31 | More by Wisconsuds
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LaCoursiere

Minnesota

3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch 23 bottled in March 2011. Thanks to trxxpaxxs for this in trade.

22oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a slightly hazy straw yellow color with a one finger white head that dissipated to a thin covering. Thin lacing is produced when swirled and dissolves quickly.

S - Strong yeast on the nose that is clean and fresh with notes of lemon and banana.

T - Faint honey sweetness momentarily in front. Bready malts and lemon zest mix in the middle with peppery spice. An aggressive citrus hop punch in the finish.

M - Medium bodied and smooth with pleasant light carbonation. No alcohol presence.

O/D - I haven't had many Saisons but I would venture to guess this is one of the hoppiest. I'm a fan of strong hop flavor so I thoroughly enjoyed this one.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2011 02:29:40 | More by LaCoursiere
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BigCheese

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle, batch 27 bottled in June. Fresh to death...

Poured into a Pint glass(all we had a beach house_, would have prefered more appropriate glassware but i'm just being picky/snobby.

A: A very hazy golden/yellow/orange-y. Quite cloudy, actually appeared like a mix of orange juice and pineapple juice and a tad of water. Huge white head formed.

S: Very lemon/citrusy centered, also pick up hints of that unique belgian yeast scent. Very faint hop aroma. Think whit-bier scent.

Taste: Wow, lots going on. Sweet yeast/breads up front, not so much malty but sweet, some citrus hops come through in waves, quite a dry taste, has a refreshing crisp finish yet the dry hop flavor lingers on the palate for quite some time if that makes sense. More hops than you would expect from the smell or style.

M: Good deal of carbonation, quite a dry beer, very rich as well. So good.

O: Really Really quality ale from Pretty Things, they continue to impress. A great beer for a hot summer night on the porch. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2011 20:59:58 | More by BigCheese
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billshmeinke

California

3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip.

Sightly hazy with massive carbonation bright golden color and a three finger white head that sticks around forever. Smells floral and rustic. Yeasty and bready as well. The tastes follows the nose, but with a lot more complexity. Floral, fruity, and spice. White peppercorns, dry rustic bread like yeasty notes, hints of apple, and husky malt. Also, the finish is really hoppy, bitter and citrusy for a saison. Mouthfeel is dry with loads of carbonation. Medium bodied. Smooth and slighty rustic, very dry. A really nice and refreshing saison. Glad these guys are finally getting distributed out west. A really solid brewery from eery thing I have tried so far.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2011 21:58:31 | More by billshmeinke
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scoots511

California

3.68/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Golden and slightly hazy yellow with a touch of amber.

S: Slight lemon/citrus and subtle yeast smell. Smells like it will be a clean refreshing beer.

T: Taste a hop bitterness washing in and out with the citrus notes. It has a surprising amount of bitterness without much hop aromas coming through. A slight bitterness resides on the tongue for up to a minute. Not much remains of residual sugars, very dry beer.

M: Mouthfeel is right on, the amount of carbonation is high but as expected with a saison. Extremely minute bubbles coming out of solution as the beer sits.

O: An ideal saison if you are looking for one of the driest saison out there although there is not much residual hop aroma (which is OK) and not much being added by the yeast. The residual bite/bitterness was not as pleasing as many saisons but I know a lot of people who would really like this beer.

The beer was bottled in May 2011, batch 26, and was tasted on 13 Jul 2011.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2011 03:55:09 | More by scoots511
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ToasterChef

Maine

4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A recent purchase, I picked this up at Julio's on July 3rd. It was bottled in May 2011 (batch 26). It is served at cellar temperature in my Smuttynose Big Beer Series tulip.

A nearly clear golden yellow liquid fills the glass. Atop it rests a small head of pure white foam. A good amount of tiny carbonation bubbles can be viewed within. Swirling the beer brings the head back and coats the walls with a god amount of film and foam.

The aroma on this beer reminds me a lot of a wit. There's banana and clove, as well plenty of funky farmhouse yeast. It may not be the standard scent for this style, but I like it a lot.

There are a lot of complex flavors going on here. It starts out with Belgian candi sugar, but this is quickly eclipsed by some banana and grassy hops. The banana is even more prominent as I swallow. Crisp sweetness lingers on for a long time after the beer is gone.

The beer is a bit ticker and offers more coat than I expected; I think I'm a little disappointed actually. I prefer a crisper saison.

I like this beer. It is a bit heavy on the banana, but I don't mind that. I would definitely drink this one again.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2011 00:52:15 | More by ToasterChef
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Halcyondays

California

3.73/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bomber, batch 26, May 2011,

A: Pours a sparkling goldenrod with a small white head, good lace, solid retention.

S: Lots of citrus and lemon, peppery spice.

T: Very dry and hoppy flavour for the style. Grapefruint, melon rind and lemon zest are heavy with only a slight yeastiness.

M: Medium-bodied, crisp and clean, soft carbonation, a bit thin though at times.

O: A very servicable saison, above average, but not the standout I expected. Still a nice brew, but a bit overpriced.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2011 02:54:49 | More by Halcyondays
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marqoid

Arizona

3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bottle into Bruery tulip.
A: Slightly hazy pale brew and wow, this has a fantastic huge white head with fair retention.

S: Citrus, light funk, and I got a floral quality that makes this seem very refined.

T:Much like the smell, but unexpectedly sweet. I was expecting a dry saison, but this has some honey sweetness remaining.

M: Highly carbonated, but fairly thin. This is filling due to the carbonation.

O: This is a pretty beer that tastes and smells very refined, but is not what I typically expect from a saison. However this would be a good beer to convert wine drinkers to craft beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2011 05:01:50 | More by marqoid
Jack D'or from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
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