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Saison Du Swamp With Brettanomyces - Swamp Head Brewery

Saison Du Swamp With BrettanomycesSaison Du Swamp With Brettanomyces

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72 Ratings
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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 8.98%


Brewed by:
Swamp Head Brewery visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: macrosmatic on 07-08-2013)
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Reviews by macrosmatic:
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macrosmatic

Florida

4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from notes. Had on-tap at the Swamp Head tasting room. Served in a snifter glass.

A: Hazy deep yellow, with a half-finger of white head and a few big bubbles crawling up the sides of the glass.

S: Tart, earthy, yeasty and funky. Lemon and wheat with some grass and herbal notes.

T: Tart Brett presence dominates up front. Some juicy lemons, a nice light malt with wheat and some grainy character, then more grassy barnyard Brett funk at the end. Dry finish.

M: Light body, good carbonation sensation, low alcohol presence.

O: This is really quite good as it is, but I think it's going to need a little time to let the Brettanomyces presence meld with the other flavors. It has some room to grow - so I took home a couple bottles.

Serving type: on-tap

07-08-2013 19:18:41 | More by macrosmatic
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Big thanks to cubanbeerguy for the bottle. Tasted 28 Feb 2014.

Pours clear pale golden yellow (until I stir up the yeast at the bottom). 1.5 fingers of white head, good retention, decent lacing.

Smell is awesome. Spicy saison yeast, earthy brett funk, and honey sweetness. A light floral touch in the back. Lovely.

Taste is bright and varied, with all sorts of interesting things going on. Peppery spice, floral lightness, fruity sweetness, and a soft bitter touch in the finish. Fantastic.

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App- bright yellow, hazy and juicy looking. Effervescent with a very large head that takes time to dissipate, still has very good retention and never truly disappears. Lots of lacing.

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Saison Du Swamp With Brettanomyces from Swamp Head Brewery
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