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Reprieve French-Style Ale - Jailhouse Brewing Company

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Reprieve French-Style AleReprieve French-Style Ale

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very good

44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jailhouse Brewing Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mavajo on 05-23-2011)
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

chinchill, Apr 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

ltdantheman, Apr 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Zach136, Apr 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Keith_R, Apr 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

afksports, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of AlexFields
3.61/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to AtlCarl for sending me this as an extra. Always greatly appreciated when traders take the time to read my profile and know to send me saisons as extras. :)

Pours a very bright but hazy lemon, sunshine yellow with astoundingly tall and resilient head. Didn't even give this an aggressive pour at all and it filled the whole glass with a pure white foamy head that refuses to go anywhere. Beautiful.

Smell is tart lemon, orange peel, bright flowers, spices, champagne like yeast

The taste is a little less complex than expected. Lemon again but it's not as bright or tart as in the nose, more orange flavor than the nose, mild floral notes. Spice and yeast is subdued. Solid but I expected better after appearance and nose.

Strangely, despite the remarkable head, the mouthfeel is slightly watery. Very bubbly but it's just thin and doesn't quite come together. Not bad, but disappointing still.

Overall, a solid saison, but better to look at and sniff on than to drink unfortunately. Still pretty good though!


AlexFields, Feb 11, 2013
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4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I do enjoy me a good Farmhouse saison, so let's hope this is good, thanks to cpinto6.

Pours a fast rising huge 3+ finger pasty white fizzy head that fades semi quickly but not as fast as I expected, lots of spotted lacing, initial pour (sans sediment) yields a crystal clear pilsner straw color. I was only able to stir up the slightest haze with almost no sediment surprisingly.

Nose starts a little floral and effervescent, lemony straw and hay, grassy, citrusy, light sweet malts with hint of wheat like character, light saison spices, hint of a grassy hop character I think as well.

Taste starts crisp and quite straw like, almost German pilsner like, with light sweet malts, a little wet hay and some farmhouse characters but not much for funk, and just a bit of wheat again. The straw characters really go strong and turn a bit grassy, and that's when the grassy slightly earthy spicy hops kick in with a med to milder bitterness but enough to let you know they are there. Light saison spices in the middle, with plenty of citrus, little lemon zest, lemon grass, and just a hint of orange peel citrus. Finish is drier but sticky, lingering straw and hay malts, little more farmhouse with hint of funk, lots more citrus, lemon, grassy earthy hops and bitterness lingering.

Mouth is med to a bit lighter bodied, tons of effervescent carbonation.

Overall pretty good, a straight up saison with very little farmhouse funk but a nice malt profile and light but nice hop character, quite drinkable.

jlindros, Jan 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

sendbeer, Nov 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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buckyp, Aug 07, 2012
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4.45/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The Reprieve is a traditional french Saison. The Saison is a summer beer, traditionally brewed in the winter to be enjoyed as the weather warms. The style is quite popular now in the states where initially homebrewers, then microbrewers, pulled the near extinct style from the brink. Like most complex tasting things, the recipe’s ingredient list is very thin. This hazy offering has a mild apple or pear taste, with a light citrus sharpness. The lingering sweetness is almost honey in character and the flavor is complex.

Dudeletter, Jun 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

GRG1313, Jun 16, 2012
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Reprieve French-Style Ale from Jailhouse Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.