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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

150 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 150
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 8.22%
Wants: 133
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%

WynnO, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of dwagner003
4.54/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

dwagner003, Nov 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

drewfull, Oct 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Agentveba, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of BMart
4/5  rDev -6.1%

BMart, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of jme015
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

jme015, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of Auror
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Auror, Sep 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

jaasen64, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of THECPJ
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

THECPJ, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of hornsup
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

hornsup, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of mixed_master7
4/5  rDev -6.1%

mixed_master7, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of AaronDrinks
4/5  rDev -6.1%

AaronDrinks, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of Prospero
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
Photo of TheMonkery
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
Saison Du Swamp from Swamp Head Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 150 ratings.