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Saison Du Swamp - Swamp Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

141 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 141
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 8.2%
Wants: 130
Gots: 20 | 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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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

02-26-2013 01:59:18 | More by t0rin0
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to ehammond1 for sharing this one at MrVonzipper's tasting!

Bottle # 261.

Pours a hazy light golden yellow with an off-white head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is fruity with pepper and spice aromas and a slight funk. Taste is fruity up front with spice and pepper flavors on the finish. There is a slight bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a good carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good saison that is quite tasty and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2012 23:19:34 | More by UCLABrewN84
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

03-23-2013 23:36:05 | More by djrn2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to Humbard for breaking out this delicious saison last Saturday after the Zwanze 2011 festivities at Churchkey. Served in a Val-Dieu chalice.

Pours a nice yellow-golden color with a nice white head. Good retention and a bit of lacing on the way down. The nose starts off with a bit of straw and light spice before heading in a very fruit direction. Nice notes of pear and apple with a bit of some stone fruits. Delicate and subtle, but quite nice.

The flavor mixes the fruit and yeast spice quite well. Excellent balance and beauty in the individual components as well. Slight bitterness after a light-medium body. Crisp carbonation and a faint fruitiness through the finish. Really superb.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2011 23:54:54 | More by Thorpe429
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

hazy medium yellow color came gurgling out of the bottle, quickly coming to a head that reached a height of maybe two inches. There was then a rich coating of side glass lace that thoroughly coated the glass with some nice carbonation being visible throughout the session.

The aroma was highly charged on this one. Lots of light fruit swirling around with a healthy dose of spice in it as well. Nice touches of coriander, lemon, hints of pepper coming through, with a touch of pears warming up to it as it came up to room temperature. The initial taste was peppery, with a rush of lemon following suit almost immediately. A wonderful sense of light fruit really just ran all over this one. I was quite impressed I have to admit. Smooth mouth feel was more the adequately carbonated and really just kept the profile popping throughout. An easy sipper, the moderate ABV lended itself well to a warm late summer evening.

Serving type: growler

07-03-2011 20:57:52 | More by mikesgroove
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womencantsail

California

3.65/5  rDev -14.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2011 17:40:45 | More by womencantsail
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

03-17-2013 00:12:49 | More by acurtis
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.3%

01-13-2013 20:25:55 | More by spycow
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Single finger head with nice lacing on a cloudy bright golden body. Aroma is very fruity with mild Belgian yeast, dishwasher detergent, grains and hint if candy sugar. Flavor is pretty spicy, banana, Belgian yeast, lemon grass and pepper. Less fruity than the aroma would suggest. Light to medium body and high carbonation with a dry finish. Very nice version of the style, actually one I would use to introduce a beer novice to a saison. I would like it to be a little fruitier.

Serving type: on-tap

12-22-2012 21:40:59 | More by kylehay2004
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largadeer

California

3.95/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2011 05:59:38 | More by largadeer
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

01-09-2013 00:19:13 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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nickfl

Florida

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-16-2011 22:34:37 | More by nickfl
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Jason

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-17-2011 03:34:00 | More by Jason
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

At the time of this review, this is the #8 saison on the top saisons list on beeradvocate.com. Fun, bottle obtained by in laws at the release party, shared post Zwanze day 2011 with friends. I was worried that this beer was pure homerism but it is not, lived up to the hype.

Beer is yellow and clear with a big white head, soft, nice lacing, good carbonation.

Aroma is sweet, floral, honey, grains, good yeast nice.

Beer is light and fluffy on the palate, sweet and clean good body, nice feel, great mildly dry finish, overall a nice beer and I'd have more.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2011 02:47:46 | More by drabmuh
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oline73

Maryland

3.83/5  rDev -10.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 03:07:15 | More by oline73
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev -6.3%

03-10-2013 17:05:58 | More by mendvicdog
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beernads

Florida

4/5  rDev -6.3%

12-12-2013 06:33:01 | More by beernads
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imperialking

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

01-17-2013 19:53:09 | More by imperialking
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-18-2013 02:27:23 | More by yourefragile
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stakem

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle # 986 into a snifter. When the cap comes off, its a slow gusher. Pours a hazed light golden yellow color with a finger of white head that fades to a ring around the edge of the glass. Small fingers of lace stick to the glass.

The aroma is tart smelling with minor hints of lemon. Some sweet floral and herbal aspects. A wheat grain inclusion runs throughout with a minor touch of sulfur.

The taste is fruity and tart with lemon and floral/herbal accents. A modest bitterness lasts into the aftertaste couple with some wheat flavoring that is somewhat tart. A mild mineral/sulfur flavor with some grassy quality is evident across the back.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest level of carbonation. Overall a nice take on the style. I enjoyed the tartness/lemony almost lactic quakity but it clashed a bit with the herbal bitterness that has somewhat earthy elementts at times. My biggest gripe with this brew was the price. For how much I paid, I wouldnt buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2012 18:32:07 | More by stakem
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-06-2014 02:06:06 | More by XmnwildX12
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duceswild

Maryland

4/5  rDev -6.3%

03-09-2013 21:04:45 | More by duceswild
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

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

Thanks to maximum for this one!

Pours a white head. Color is hazed pale yellow.

Aroma: sour and spiced. Very funky. Pepper. Pears and red apple skins. Reminds me a bit of cynic. Some bready malts. Very fruity! Awesome.

Taste: I get the honey here. A little more sweet with a hint of booze. A lot of pepper and spice. Very Belgian flavored with a lot of yeast. Grape skins.

Mouthfeel: smooth and spiced. Light bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Ends a little dry.

Overall, I really enjoyed this one. It fit the style well. Thanks Corey!

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2012 01:55:15 | More by mothman
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Shared by yourefragile. Thanks Michael.

The beer is clear and sunshine yellow with a small white head. The aroma brings wine, flowers, grass, wheat, dandelions, yeast. The flavor offers pleasant spice character with delicious saison yeast characteristics. Light bodied and smooth on the palate. Nice honey taste with white grapes. White grape juice with mild sweetness. Very tasty.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2011 03:43:03 | More by Huhzubendah
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THECPJ

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

08-28-2013 19:18:45 | More by THECPJ
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Saison Du Swamp from Swamp Head Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 141 ratings.