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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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pweis909

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-12-2014 03:17:05 | More by pweis909
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cjgator3

Florida

4/5  rDev -6.3%

12-30-2013 03:11:58 | More by cjgator3
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Coldsnack

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

12-29-2013 23:19:30 | More by Coldsnack
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beernads

Florida

4/5  rDev -6.3%

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

Florida

4/5  rDev -6.3%

12-11-2013 04:39:20 | More by LambicKing
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BMMillsy

Florida

3.99/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-09-2013 22:07:40 | More by BMMillsy
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WynnO

Florida

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-18-2013 02:14:32 | More by WynnO
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dwagner003

California

4.54/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2013 01:36:27 | More by dwagner003
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drewfull

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

10-26-2013 18:38:15 | More by drewfull
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Agentveba

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

10-14-2013 12:50:48 | More by Agentveba
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BMart

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.3%

09-22-2013 19:23:37 | More by BMart
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jme015

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

09-13-2013 14:40:52 | More by jme015
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Auror

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.3%

09-06-2013 13:58:11 | More by Auror
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.3%

08-31-2013 22:56:00 | More by jaasen64
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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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hornsup

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

08-22-2013 00:45:15 | More by hornsup
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mixed_master7

Florida

4/5  rDev -6.3%

08-18-2013 22:21:51 | More by mixed_master7
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AaronDrinks

Florida

4/5  rDev -6.3%

08-15-2013 03:16:00 | More by AaronDrinks
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Prospero

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

07-29-2013 05:14:12 | More by Prospero
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MastaShonuf

California

3.5/5  rDev -18%

07-23-2013 07:39:54 | More by MastaShonuf
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Hophead717

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.3%

07-13-2013 17:51:27 | More by Hophead717
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RayUF07

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

07-03-2013 20:07:51 | More by RayUF07
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madnismo

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-16-2013 01:47:15 | More by madnismo
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TheMonkery

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

04-16-2013 20:26:36 | More by TheMonkery
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.93/5  rDev -8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2013 22:01:17 | More by Alieniloquium
Saison Du Swamp from Swamp Head Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 141 ratings.