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Primavera Prematura - Freetail Brewing Company

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Primavera Prematura
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19 Ratings
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Ratings: 19
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 5.71%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Freetail Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Kegatron on 04-14-2009)
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Ratings: 19 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by goatgoat:
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goatgoat

Arizona

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

Reviewed on 3/29.

Pours a hazy deep golden orange. A bit of white foaming head that falls quickly. No lace.
Aroma is light. Summer fruits, banana in the front. A little bit of farmhouse character in the back.
Taste is much more confident than the aroma. Continuing the fruitiness with a very slight background mustiness. A moderate spiciness steps up. Lightly bitter in the finish.
Medium body with lots of refreshing carbonation. Nicely dry finish.

A solid, approachable saison. The proof - my mother didn't make her usual "beer" face and admitted it was pretty good though not for her. Anyway, I hope they up the farmhouse character and tartness in their future batches.

Serving type: on-tap

06-14-2009 03:31:14 | More by goatgoat
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ExaltedNecrosis

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

04-26-2014 23:44:36 | More by ExaltedNecrosis
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Radome

California

4.04/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the brewery.

A - Bright gold color; totally clear. The clarity caught me off guard in a saison. Some orange tinting. White head is minimal except for a ring around the glass.

S - Light malt nose with fresh bread and spices (cinnamon?). The cinnamon aroma was a surprise, but the smells were all fresh and clean.

T - Spicy, earthy hops. Light malt. Lots of spice, but indistinct what it is. Mint? Hot peppers? I've had many saisons, but this is a wild mix of spices to me. Not bad, just unique.

M - Light body. Prickly carbonation. Med-hi hops bitterness. No obvious alcohol.

O - Interesting, complex flavors. Spicy from spice additions and/or yeast. Thin body and high hop burn for a saison, but interesting.

Serving type: on-tap

04-26-2014 17:35:29 | More by Radome
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crobinso

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

04-20-2014 19:28:40 | More by crobinso
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tourdot

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

03-27-2014 04:07:29 | More by tourdot
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2dogbrew

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

03-25-2014 19:38:20 | More by 2dogbrew
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jl28r1

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.7%

05-21-2013 21:15:41 | More by jl28r1
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

04-20-2013 21:20:26 | More by kjkinsey
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bbadger

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

04-19-2013 22:35:55 | More by bbadger
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Magery

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

03-23-2013 02:04:40 | More by Magery
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elNopalero

Texas

4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a spring saison made with local honey. Perhaps it was meant to be a little early (hence the playful name) but I found it to be right on time.

This has the color of a golden ale. There’s a light, spring-y, floral aroma to this. I thought of flowers after a March rainstorm (and cooler weather). The flavor has more of that same estery floral flavor—with a noticeable honey taste that is definitely present on the finish. I felt like that honey taste came through in another Freetail brew I tried that night which makes me wonder if it’s part of their house ‘flavor profile.’ Clearly, further investigation is needed!

Serving type: on-tap

05-09-2012 22:09:55 | More by elNopalero
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datphoo

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

04-08-2012 22:52:28 | More by datphoo
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

04-08-2012 20:21:47 | More by Texasfan549
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duff247

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

12-18-2011 06:08:01 | More by duff247
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jdense

Oregon

3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

$2.50 pint consumed during Tuesday 'happy hour', 16 oz. (?) pour into shaker pint glass (??), 4.19.11.

No finger white head full pour over cloudy amber body, small ring of head around edge of glass, small trails of bubble rising to surface. Some coriander and orange peel in the nose balanced by floral hops. Taste mirrors nose, quite a bit of curacao profile, peppery in the middle, leading to a dry finish. Mouthfeel is medium pretty sweet for the style. Not bad, but could have used more lemony esters to balance the sweetness.

Serving type: on-tap

05-01-2011 14:13:27 | More by jdense
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass a mostly clear light gold color with a thin sheen of foam. It appears a bit too clear and undercarbonated for a saison.

Smells of mild yeast esters with a strong, sweet honey aroma. Light fruit notes smell like honeydew melons and cantaloupe.

Malty presence is noticeable with a fairly un-saison-like sweetness that I guess is attributed to the honey. Does not have the high carbonation and dryness that is typical of the style. Farmhouse yeastiness is pretty tame, but does show a flash or two of some funktification. Nice herbal hop bitterness is about perfect. Overall, it is a nice, enjoyable beer...think of it as a baby saison.

Serving type: on-tap

07-20-2009 14:35:25 | More by twiggamortis420
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Deuane

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 22 oz hand bottled bomber. Thanks to goatgoat for sending this one to me for the Secret Bunny.

A-Brilliant copper with a thin bright white head that left some spotty lace.

S-Sweet clover honey with a touch of citrus from lemon and orange. A bit of spiciness in the background.

T-Clover honey sweetness to start quickly backed up by a nice citrus pop and some supporting spiciness/hop bitterness.

M-Lighter bodied with a soft feel and a drying finish.

D-Solid and refreshing. I like the clover honey use and the light spiciness. Saisons are so varied and interesting and this one does not disappoint.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2009 15:29:19 | More by Deuane
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pwsoldier

Texas

3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a slightly cloudy gold/orange with a thin head that dissappears fairly quickly.

S - Lots of sweetness in here. Fruity aromas of orange and pear come out the strongest, with some honey and spice making a more subtle presence. Floral hops linger very subtly in the background.

T - Sweet and fruity throughout with some mild notes of spice and gentle hops coming through up front before giving way entirely to notes of fruit (mostly citrus) and honey.

M - Medium-bodied with a clean finish. Carbonation is just about right.

O - While not the best example of the style, this is still a very enjoyable and refreshing beer, and probably one of the more sessionable saisons I've had.

Serving type: on-tap

04-30-2009 11:24:27 | More by pwsoldier
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz hand bottled bomber. Thanks to Deuane for splitting this. I believe he received this in a recent BIF. Poured into a snifter.

Pours a clear copper with a thin covering of brite-white head. Solid retention that throws some good looking patchy lace up on the sides of the glass. The aroma is fairly sweet with honey character, lemon and orange zest, spices, and floral hops. Overall, this was quite solid and lively.

The taste is very similar to the aroma, with a big base of honeyed sweetness and citrus, with a spinkling of spiciness and light hop bitterness thrown in. The mouthfeel is lighter bodied with a really mellow creaminess to it that keeps this very easy feeling and drinking, especially considering the 6% ABV.

This was a nice surprise. While not overly complex by any means for a Saison, the use of TX honey in this imparted a nice fresh tasting sweet quality, that when coupled with the easy body, made for a most pleasant springtime quaff.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2009 16:53:14 | More by Kegatron
Primavera Prematura from Freetail Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.