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Saison De Aviator Royale - Aviator Brewing Company

Saison De Aviator RoyaleSaison De Aviator Royale

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BA SCORE
83
good

30 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 30
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 14.25%


Brewed by:
Aviator Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: atsprings on 03-17-2009)
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darrmitchell


3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

11-23-2012 07:04:51 | More by darrmitchell
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oberon

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3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice lighter amber shade into a large tulip glass with a large blooming white head that left alot of lace as it settled,a few chunkies and floaties at the bottom pour.Aromas of toasted wheat and spiced phenols,nothing out of the ordinary here.Flavors of toasted cereal grain and wheat malt with some light pepper spice and even more mild funk,a bit of citrus-like fruitiness is there as well.Not bad but it's a little predestrian for the style wich isn't a bad thing for me,i like the fact it's not overl "funky",but it lacks more to it.

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03-23-2013 01:24:57 | More by theleechster
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fastrodney

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3.43/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served from a bomber purchased at Grapes and Hops (represent!) and poured into my Sam pint glass. Disclaimer: I have no idea what "Royale" denotes and to the best of my knowledge, the only take on this I have had is only labeled "Saison de Aviator," as is the case of the beer being reviewed.

A: Copper. Nice head that dissipated slowly. Streams of sexy CO2 making their way to the top. After a few minutes, yeast can be seen accumulating on the bottom of the glass.

S: Wheat, alcohol, yeast, some non-specific spices.

T: Belgiany? Yeast, wheat, alcohol, malty sweetness, and again with some spices I can't put my finger on.

M: Medium-bodied with medium carbonation.

O: This was always one of my favorite of Aviator's offerings prior to them bottling and I decided to revisit it when I saw it available in a bottle. This isn't a style that I'm overwhelmingly familiar with, but I can say that on a broader scale, this is a satisfying beer. Certainly not a sessioner by ABV determination, but it is fresh and bright and reminiscent of spring.

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tdm168

North Carolina

3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Growler purchased at Whole Foods

A - copper with a half of an inch of soft, white head that has decent retention. There is a lot of carbonation rising to the top

S - funky yeast, faint coriander, a hint of white grapes

T - yeast, white grapes, faint coriander, alcohol, faintly piny hops, mildly bitter finish

M - crisp, warm, medium bodied

This is a decent representation of the style. The alcohol is a bit intense and slows the drinkability a bit, but overall this is a nice saison.

Serving type: growler

06-02-2012 19:20:01 | More by tdm168
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03-09-2012 01:20:38 | More by carrollmel7
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North Carolina

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daliandragon

North Carolina

4.2/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a fresh growler today at Sam's Blue Light in Durham and poured into my Ommegang goblet. Full disclosure: the label identifies this Saison as only packing 6.5% heat. Murky golden in hue, with a thin cap but attractive lace. Nose is malty with touches of honey and dark fruit. All nicely ringed with booze, I might add.

Complexity is key to this one. Thick malt backbone with that familiar Belgian yeast and a wild card full of spices. Hops are what stick, though, with strong and persistent old world hops again laced with alcohol. Mouthfeel is delicate and tapered and fits the flavor well, but could maybe drop a smidge of carbonation.

Definitely different and worthwhile. I wouldn't say sessionable but I also wouldn't say I'll have any problem knocking back this growler by the end of the weekend.

Serving type: growler

03-13-2011 02:38:17 | More by daliandragon
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

tap

Pours a hazy amber color with a white lacing.

Smells tart and citrusy with some yeasty esters.

The taste is a tad hoppy and mostly citrusy tart with some fresh grain malt flavor.

Medium body with mild soft carbonation.

A nice taste farmhouse ale, good showing from an American brewery and a bit hoppier than the style is normally. All around good thirst quencher.

Serving type: on-tap

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hendecatope

North Carolina

4.6/5  rDev +26%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was a very solid beer. Had on tap at the Aviator Brewery during the brewery tour.

Had a bit of a head that stayed with the beer for a while.

What I liked best about this beer was the taste. It was well balanced between the hops and malt. Very complex hints of other flavors as well.

I would absolutely have this again.

Serving type: on-tap

10-17-2009 20:19:35 | More by hendecatope
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Saison De Aviator Royale from Aviator Brewing Company
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