Verano Sin Fin - Freetail Brewing Company

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very good

19 Ratings
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Ratings: 19
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 9.67%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Freetail Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: wagenvolks on 06-14-2009)
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Photo of StephRai
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of chinchill
3.39/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewpub in the outskirts of San Antonio.

Hazy golden color with just a ring of head that still leaves some lacing.

Aroma: mildy funky yeast

Flavor: loaded with caramel and roasted grains, it also has a surprising chocolate tone.

Flavor: as claimed, this is "hopped ... with generous amounts of Amarillo, imparting grapefruit undertones to the pleasant spice and floral notes from traditional farmhouse yeast".

Feel: light-medium body and crisp, medium carbonation. Dry. finish.

O: a farmhouse IPA that complex but not challenging. "hopped ... with generous amounts of Amarillo, imparting grapefruit undertones to the pleasant spice and floral notes from traditional farmhouse yeast".

Photo of MatthewPlus
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of ReyG006
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of duff247
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of TOP
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of ExaltedNecrosis
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Gatordaddy
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of jheezee
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of elNopalero
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A summer saison, this pours a straw golden color with a characteristic musty, funky, estery aroma. There’s some spicing on the flavor that makes me think of chai—clove and ginger hints hiding in the back—with a pronounced bitterness midpoint. The floral notes emerge and change as it warms so give this some time to sip on. I enjoyed it.

Photo of kjkinsey
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of annawees
3.05/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A golden shade that has a bit of an orange tone to it.

S: Strong floral notes

T: An even stronger floral taste, with strong notes of rose water and orange rind. A little bit reminiscent of perfume.

M: Pleasant, highly carbonated, highly refreshing on a hot Texas summer.

Photo of tjkinate
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank this one at Freetail Brewery on July 7th 2011.

A: Nice pale golden color, one finger head that dissipates quickly and exhibited some lacing.

S: Floral smells from this hop dominated Saison variety accompanied by citrus and a bit of spice.

T: Fairly typical taste at first that is quickly changed with the rush of flavors from this high hop variety. I like the addition to the style and really think it gave this beer character.

M: High carbonation as it should be!

O: Unique take on a true classic style, would definitely order again in the future

Photo of champ103
4.58/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Pours a hazy golden/orange color. A two finger white head forms with good retention. As the foam recedes, light lace is left behind.
S: Big orange peal and zesty/tart lemon up front. Plenty herbal, grassy and floral hops. Earthy and spicy yeast. There is a light sweetness as well. An excellent and very fragrant nose.
T: Follows the nose. A big and bright hoppy character. Citrus, grassy, floral hops. Orange peal and tart lemon. Spicy yeast with an interesting peppermint flavor. A light sweetness. Again, this is just excellent.
M/D: A medium body that is perfectly crisp, dry, and refreshing. So easy to drink. I can drink this all day.

Just a wonderful beer. A really well made and excellent Saison with an American flair. One of my favorites from the brewpub. Highly recommended.

Photo of Radome
3.58/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had from the tap at the brewery on 5 Aug 2010.

This was a nice saison, but I thought a little heavy on the hops to be authentic. The beer was a pale gold, slightly cloudy and with a nice head. The aroma has nice malt and spicy Belgian yeast, as expected, but I found the American hop aroma distracting.

The flavor was nice, with peppery yeast and clean malt, but again submerged under the hops. This time the bitterness and grapefruit flavor were distracting.

This was clearly a Saison made to appeal to an American hop enthusiast. I prefer a more authentic take on the style, but this was a very well-made beer.

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this one at the Freetail and Real Ale barrel-aged festival.

The beer pours a golden color with a white head. The aroma is wheat with some citrus and yeast notes. I also get some bready malts. The flavor is a great mix of oranges, lemons, yeast, flower and spices. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Photo of spaceycasey
4.4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on my most recent trip to Freetail during 4th of July/Christmas in July long weekend.

Appearance - Hazy/cloudy pale yellow, looks almost like the wit if they were side by side, but the head is a giveaway - a fuller, longer lasting head on the Saison signals high levels of carbonation. Left beautiful lace down the pint glass.

Smell - Floral & citrusy hop notes upfront with farmhouse funk coming into to dominate. The hop character is a bit uncharacteristic for a Saison, but I was told that they intended this to be hoppier than a traditional Saison. Nonetheless, a very nice balance is struck. This is a hop-lovers Saison.

Taste - Hop flavor and bitterness giving way to that farmhouse funk again, even moreso than in the aroma. Did not detect the dead giveaways of Brett, but definitely some funkiness going on - maybe some Brett that is waiting to pounce later.

Mouthfeel - highly carbonated as I would expect from a Saison.

Drinkability - this one is a quaffer for sure. A little high on the ABV to be fully sessionable, but a highly enjoyable Saison that I made sure to take a growler of home. Well done.

Photo of BrewsCrewSA
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Freetail's farmhouse offering for the Summer (a saison).

A - Pours a velvety, hazy, clouded gold. Thin white head that receded after a few minutes. Moderate to heavy carbonation throughout with bubbles continuously rising to the top.

S - Very faint, I didn't detect much of any scents along the surface, so this wasn't a huge consideration toward the beer for me.

T - Strikes the palate bitter, then overwhelms with a welcoming barnyard funk! Very interesting through and through; refreshing funk, maybe a result of brett? A good balance of hops and malts, does not pull either way. Enjoyable.

M - Refreshing, crisp, and light. Watery characteristics as if made with extremely purified/filtered H2O.

D - Goes down smooth, no unwelcome aftertastes.

Overall, a very good, light refreshing beer. If you're in San Antonio this Summer, try this one.

Verano Sin Fin from Freetail Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.