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Saison Du Swamp - Swamp Head Brewery

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Saison Du SwampSaison Du Swamp

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

149 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 149
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 8.22%
Wants: 129
Gots: 22 | 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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4/5  rDev -6.1%

AaronDrinks, Aug 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Prospero, Jul 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

MastaShonuf, Jul 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Hophead717, Jul 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

RayUF07, Jul 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

madnismo, May 16, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

TheMonkery, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
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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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

JReites, Mar 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

djrn2, Mar 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

acurtis, Mar 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

mendvicdog, Mar 10, 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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4/5  rDev -6.1%

duceswild, Mar 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

valdieu2, Mar 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

t0rin0, Feb 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

pixieskid, Feb 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

SupremePie, Feb 06, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

mattafett, Jan 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

yourefragile, Jan 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

imperialking, Jan 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

spycow, Jan 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jan 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Flashyspoons, Dec 22, 2012
Photo of kylehay2004
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

kylehay2004, Dec 22, 2012
Saison Du Swamp from Swamp Head Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.