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Saison Harvest Ale - New Belgium Brewing

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83
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190 Ratings
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Ratings: 190
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 10.08%
Wants: 1
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: gbontrag on 08-14-2006

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Ratings: 190 | Reviews: 92
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3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fuzzcherry
3.4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JoelClark
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pegasus
3.56/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Hazy medium golden body presents a huge, somewhat coarse white head with superb retention. The lacing is, appropriately, in the Belgian style. Profuse streams of minute, slow-rising bubbles drift lazily to the surface.

Aroma:Spicy, peppery notes, white bread, earthy yeast, and phenols dominate the aroma.

Taste: Opens with pronounced pepper and phenol notes. Bread flavors are also present, reminiscent of a rustic home-made white bread. As the taste progresses, the phenols dominate, along with some slight alcohol flavors. At the close of the taste, there is a lingering, mild white pepper flavor, and pronounced grassy hops.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, very full, with only a hint of carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: A nice, very drinkable example.

Presentation: Packaged in a custom twelve-ounce brown glass long-neck bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice. "Best before:" date is 04 JAN 2015.

Photo of wgourlay01
4.13/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The first time I tried this Saison I was drinking it blind, pulled one out of a variety pack in the dark by a campfire, and didn't cleanse my palate beforehand from whatever else I was drinking. The flowery bouquet from the hops "slapped me in the face" the way I described it at the time. The second one was better, quite good actually, and now I rather enjoy this beer.

Photo of DerwinWentworth
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JeffTheJuice
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of misterrobot
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Birdlegs
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DenverHopHead
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.93/5  rDev +7.1%

Excited for this baby.

Appearance (4) : A musty, hazy orange yellow body with a bubbly 3 fingered head. The bubbles first are tight knit and then expand out a bit. Not sure what that's all about. It's a living beer! Opacity is about 70%. I love the haze.

Aroma (4.25) : Hop, strawberry jam candy (the stuff in the wrapper that looks like a strawberry), yeast, bread dough, biscuit, spice, honey. A nice bouquet and volume of flavors.

Flavor (3.75) : Flavorful, much like the aroma. Hop hits first, then a light punch of fruit (strawberry, banana, orange), white raisin, some yeast and biscuit malts, finishing with a hop bite and tangy aftertaste. Not too easy to drink, but it is flavorful.

Mouthfeel (4) : Yeasty zing. Medium bodied. Smooth, creamy, rich.

Overall (3.93) : A nice harvest style saison with fruity and zingy flavors. Not quite as good as the Sam Adams' version, but good nonetheless.

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3.49/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jufu07
4.08/5  rDev +11.2%

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4.2/5  rDev +14.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of sozz2
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Tasty but not my favorite saison. Should be an every fall brew by NB.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Jerm2401
3/5  rDev -18.3%

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Saison Harvest Ale from New Belgium Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 190 ratings.