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Saison Du Swamp - Swamp Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

150 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 150
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 8.22%
Wants: 134
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
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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2.5/5  rDev -41.3%

bsuedekum, Jun 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

MastaShonuf, Jul 23, 2013
Photo of Shaw
3.58/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled in November 2011. Bottle No. 0638.

Pours a cloudy pale yellow, almost white, even, with a bright white head about a quarter-inch thick.

Very earthy aroma, with sour notes of vinegar and mustiness.

The taste is dry and citric fruity, no doubt due to the use of orange peel, coriander and grains of paradise. Refreshing and easy to drink. I'm not getting too much funky flavors, but there is the flavor of grass and the great outdoors.

Nice smooth body that got heft too it: In other words, it isn't watery.

A good beer, and I'm glad I tried it. But I don't think I'll have it again. I can't say it's worth $18 a bottle. There are better options out there at a much better price.

Shaw, Jan 08, 2012
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3.65/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks for sharing this, Jacob.

A: The beer pours a pale yellow color with a rather large white head.

S: Not a bad nose. A bit funky with a little bit of feet and lemon grass, but otherwise some more typical aromas with lemon, pear, apple, and pepper. A touch of coriander as well as some pale bready malts.

T: The flavor is slightly sweet and malty, but there is a lot of fruit to it. Apples, pears, and lemons are the most prominent, and there is a touch of pepper and ginger. A mild yeastiness as well.

M: Medium bodied with a medium to high carbonation.

O: Surprisingly nice. Quite light and refreshing.

womencantsail, Aug 29, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

acurtis, Mar 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

Krista_S, Aug 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

djrn2, Mar 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

pixieskid, Feb 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

t0rin0, Feb 26, 2013
Photo of oline73
3.83/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a tasting snifter.

The beer pours a cloudy golden color with a layer of off white head. The smell is a bit sweeter than I expected and it has a grape note to it. There is an herbal note behind the sweetness. The taste is also rather sweet with a strong grape like presence. Herbal notes also show up in the flavor, but I thought the grapey taste pushed everything else to the background. The carbonation was light and tingly. This was a good beer, but I would have liked the sweet flavors to be a bit more delicate.

oline73, Mar 10, 2013
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3.88/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Recommended by clerk in McK's in Daytona Beach, FL. 750ml bottle served in Hoegaarden tumbler.

A: Pours a hazy pale yellow. Clarity improves tremendously after sitting for a few minutes. Fluffy, bright white head. Very similar in appearance to a wit, just a bit darker. Attractive.

S: Very fresh floral aroma. Slightly yeasty. Underlying spiciness. White pepper. Pleasant, if somewhat muted, overall.

T: Delicate lightly sweet flavors. Yeast and spice. Green apple skin and pear. Slightly drying in mid palate and sweet in the finish.

M: Soft carbonation. Creamy feel. Medium body.

O: Quite nice. I wasn't impressed initially, but this one grew on me. Solid, American brewed Saisons aren't terribly plentiful, but this is a good entry in the category. If you have an opportunity give this a try.

My first offering from Swamp Head and it's a good one. At $19 a bottle it isn't cheap, but I am glad I had a chance to try it. I figured I wouldn't get many chances to try something from this mostly draft only brewer in the future.

AdamGarcia, Aug 22, 2011
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3.93/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a pint glass. Bottled 11/18/2011. Bottle #1038.

Appearance - Gushed when I opened it. Overflowed the glass. Slightly hazy orange yellow body. Huge white head and great retention.

Smell - Very bretty. Appley esters. Slight bready malt presence. Smells nice, if a little overpowered by the brett.

Taste - Apple esters strong here. Cider-like. Then the brett takes over. Very earthy, but still retains a fair bit of sweetness.

Mouthfeel - Pretty dry. Very highly carbonated. Medium bodied.

Overall - This is extremely bretty, but it's still good. Overpowers any subtlety that the saison had. Fresh, I feel this beer is too sweet. This is better, but a bit monotonic.

Alieniloquium, Mar 31, 2013
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3.95/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Yeasty, hazy straw capped by a thick lasting froth. Floral, funky nose, a bit salty actually. Tropical fruit, spice, mild sourness. Very characterful, yeasty aroma. Phenolic and spicy palate, herbal, lightly earthy. Some very pleasant esters, tropical fruit with a bit of lemony citrus behind it. Body feels a bit thin for the ABV, and I'd like a firmer finish. Ends on an herbal, fruity note with lingering phenols. There's a tannic astringency that may come from the spices that wears on the tongue slightly, but it's not a huge detraction. Surprisingly nice stuff on the whole.

largadeer, Dec 17, 2011
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3.99/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazy yellow with very small white head. Aroma of sweet fruits, pears, apples, white grapes, oranges, honey, some hay or straw, yeast. Flavor is a big yeasty sweetness, lots if pear and apple flavor, ever so slight spice, maybe coriander? This is a big time fruity Saison and is closer to a sweet Wit or Tripel than a musty Saison. Definitely unique with the sweetness. Full bodied, especially for the style, and medium carbonation. Overall a very nice brew on the sweet side of the style.

BMMillsy, Dec 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Freehouse, Mar 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

TKEbeerman, Apr 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

johnyb, Feb 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

cjgator3, Dec 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

mdillon86, Jun 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Hopsiam14, Sep 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

tclapper, Jan 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

mendvicdog, Mar 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

billyshears, Jan 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Hophead717, Jul 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Lasering, Apr 01, 2014
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Saison Du Swamp from Swamp Head Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 150 ratings.