Saison Du Swamp - Swamp Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

171 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 171
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 8.75%
Wants: 136
Gots: 29 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Swamp Head Brewery visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: CampusCrew on 01-02-2011)
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5/5  rDev +18.2%

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5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

An outstanding farmhouse ale from the emerging Gainesville brewery. It pours a golden straw color, with fruitful notes of banana and other citrus complimented by sweet malt, honey, and peppery spices with a semi dry finish. There’s a hint of rye in the backbone as well, and this ale has a nice zesty character throughout. The brewery’s best offering to date.

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5/5  rDev +18.2%

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4.8/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Swamp Head's Saison du Swamp is a wonderful summer beer, balancing dryness from rye and grains of paradise with lots of very pleasant and complex fruit esters. The appearance is wonderful as well - pours a light golden color with a thick, dense head. In my opinion, this is the best beer this young brewery has produced to date.

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4.8/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 to a tulip glass.

Aroma - Tons of yeast character. Peppery, citrus and tropical fruit, pear and apple. Low spicy and earthy hop aroma. Light Pils malt sweetness in the background. Can't keep my nose out of the glass.

Appearance - Pale gold with a slight haze. Huge thick moussy white head that won't quit. Continuous streams of bubbles rise from the bottom of the glass.

Taste - Just like the aroma. Lots of yeast character as both spice and fruit. Quite peppery, a character I like in Saisons. Some tartness, but stops well short of sour. Medium high hop bitterness. Light Pils malt graininess and a low alcohol sweetness.

Mouthfeel - Crisp, dry, and tart. Medium-high carbonation adds a prickly sensation. Low alcohol warmth. Very thirst-quenching.

An outstanding example of the style. The best of the Swamp Head beers I've had to date. Can't wait for the next release.

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of my top reviews ever was for Saison Du Pont. It was one of those experiences where the beer was in the right place at the right time and every thing clicked for me. My Saison du Swamp experience was similar. Very close to perfection for me. I lost my notes on this beer but I remember thinking it was almost note for note similar to Saison du Pont. Some characteristics that come to mind are fruity and nutty. The best American saison I've ever had, unless I count Swamp Heads Brett Saison.

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4.6/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle #254 hand written on the side of the bottle...pretty cool

"Caution: Cut cork then use wine opener"...this is new to me!

...ended up being quite an ordeal to open, but that's okay, it built up some anticipation

A-cloudy dark yellow with a nice thick white head.

S-very aromatic! smells like tart citric peel and corn. smells really good! strong scent.

T-best saison i've ever had. in and out this is such a smooth drink. it comes in with a very mellow taste of slightly tart pale belgian malts and cooked corn. Before the after-taste there's a slight bitterness that quickly vanishes. The after-taste is quite complex with spicy pale belgian malts and sweet fruits. there's a subtle tartness that sticks to the tongue. this is good.

M-high but creamy carbonation with a creamy finish

O-wow this is a great saison. i've never had a belgian style that was this smooth, let alone a saison this smooth. it tastes so good. a 750 mL bottle isn't enough for one person! i'm impressed with the drinkability and the higher ABV as well. this just needs to be cheaper!

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4.54/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Whoa, what a treat.. Pours a cloudy, amber yellow with a minimal head. The smell is all Brett. It's awesome. The back of your jaw gets a slight ache just anticipating the tartness that's to come.

But the tartness is so perfectly subtle. You get a ton of lemon up front, with a tart, effervescent finish. The Brett is there, but it's balanced with the citrusy, sweet goodness.

Great beer. I wish it was more readily available. I'd buy it a lot.

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Saison Du Swamp from Swamp Head Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.