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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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BA SCORE
85
very good

44 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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JayEvans813

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

08-21-2013 22:16:33 | More by JayEvans813
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VeganUndead

Virginia

3/5  rDev -21.1%

08-29-2013 05:35:55 | More by VeganUndead
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100200300

Georgia

3/5  rDev -21.1%

08-08-2013 02:15:19 | More by 100200300
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

04-29-2013 14:24:43 | More by chinchill
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Phelps

Arizona

3.35/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

22-ounce bottle into a tulip.

Pours the hazy light orange of pineapple juice marred by stringy fog. A full two fingers of white froth caps it for a bit, but pops away after a time to a soapy top layer.

The nose is marked with pear juice and a distinct grainy cracker malt quality. There’s also honey, some clove and both herbal and floral notes.

Notes of pears and some white pepper mixed with hints of tangerine peel and just a bit of vanilla, perhaps. Dryness cleans the sweet notes right off the palate, replacing them with crackers and toasty biscuits.

The cotton-soft body breaks out in big fizzy bubbles and prickles the tongue with moderate carbonation. Light, pillowy and refreshing.

I’ve been enjoying a lot of heavy brews lately, and Reprieve is a welcome reprieve. It’s simplistic, but refreshing. A good summertime brew.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2011 05:59:17 | More by Phelps
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womencantsail

California

3.45/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared by Bobby. Thanks.

A: The pour is a pale and cloudy straw color with a finger of white head.

S: Like with their stout, there is a bit of diacetyl on the nose. Some mild spice, primarily pepper, with a bit of earthy hops. Light fruits (mostly apple), with some pale malts and bread.

T: Starts off with a bit of sweet malt and bread. Pears and apples give a bit of sweetness as well. A fair amount of yeast contribution such as pepper and spice. Just a bit of earthiness.

M: Light to medium in body with a medium level of carbonation.

O: Surprisingly okay after the nose, which didn't excite me much.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2011 05:30:42 | More by womencantsail
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HopsHopenstein

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

11-17-2013 18:27:24 | More by HopsHopenstein
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memphischas

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

06-19-2014 14:28:45 | More by memphischas
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Mlawrence

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

05-24-2014 21:59:52 | More by Mlawrence
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PthPndr

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

03-26-2012 23:01:53 | More by PthPndr
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

10-17-2012 01:48:02 | More by t0rin0
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jekemp

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

01-17-2012 04:11:27 | More by jekemp
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AlexFields

Tennessee

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!

7.1/10

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2013 23:27:34 | More by AlexFields
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ltdantheman

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

04-10-2013 14:04:27 | More by ltdantheman
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reaganrvltn

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-23-2014 23:37:57 | More by reaganrvltn
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Keith_R

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

04-04-2013 22:38:30 | More by Keith_R
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Martinecu

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

06-24-2013 14:13:38 | More by Martinecu
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Drknight

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-15-2014 15:47:07 | More by Drknight
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sendbeer

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

11-12-2012 20:37:18 | More by sendbeer
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OldTime

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

08-10-2013 01:45:50 | More by OldTime
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FosterJM

California

3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

841st Review on BA
Bottle to Parra Tulip
22oz

2011

Thanks to @Thehughbachi(via twitter) for this one. Had a bet my Bears would beat his Falcons.

App- A very light medium yellow with some lemony colors with soft golden wheat. A gigantic three finger head and took forever to fall to a medium marshmallow fluff color. A bit of nice cling and lace as well.

Smell- A very subtle spice with a strong yeast background. A little wheat with some lemon zest. A bit thick on the aromatics but still nice and pleasing. A little bit of earthy floral grass to round it out.

Taste- Again, subtlety reigns on this one. The yeast is the first to open on this one but not over peppery or spicy. A timid wheat note comes next with a small bit of earthiness and some grass. Its a bit floral to add a little bit of layer to the yeast.

Mouth- Lighter medium bodied with a lighter medium carbonation. A little bit of bubbly yeast with some small spices and earthiness.

Drink- A tasty saison with a bit thicker aromatics and flavors. aA semi-good balance with some soft lemon notes.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2011 17:59:16 | More by FosterJM
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BeerDawgs

Georgia

3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A 22oz bottle into a pint glass

A - A golden straw color. A thin white head with nice bubbles throughout.

S - Pears and oranges. Not too strong, but good none the less

T - Sweet up front, citrus and spicy at the end. Very good

M - Medium bodied, fully carbonated.

D - A great summer time beer. Just what the doctor ordered after a hot day! Very good beer. Liking this new Atlanta brewer.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2011 05:33:58 | More by BeerDawgs
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lnashsig

Texas

3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Many thanks to Ahlthe3rd (Hugh) for the chance to taste this one. Poured from bottle into Jester King Farmhouse Ale glass. Pours a very light cloudy yellow color, thick tight white foam bubbles. They dissipate over time, leaving a little lacing on the glass. Smell- coriander, orange peel, herbaceous spices, lemon zest. Some nice citrus notes from the hops. Nice aroma. Taste- cracked pepper, lemon citrus, champagne dryness, a light airy saison. The carbonation makes this a bit stingy, but its on par for other good examples of the style. This is a pretty solid Saison- light and airy, I really like it for the low (relative) ABV too. I would have this one again- a very nice brew.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2012 00:48:46 | More by lnashsig
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Quite a nice Saison, really nice to see this produced locally. Pours a hazy straw color with a clean white head that is a little looser than I'd like. Nice banana and pear in the aroma with a hint of spice. Not quite the aromas I expect from a Saison, and I'd like a pepper note, but it's pleasant enough. The taste has more citrus and spice, along with an earthy note and more of that banana. Definitely not typical, but the melange of flavors works. Sort of a lightly peppered fruit salad. Clean and smooth in the mouth if a little short on the finish. A somewhat curious beer, but I have to say I enjoyed it.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2011 21:19:37 | More by Georgiabeer
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Snamnoum

District of Columbia

3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - hazy light acorn color, billowy white head, and lots of sediment.

Smell - initial funky licorice/star anise aroma mingling with big tangy wheat and yeast esters. Some hints of lemon, cut grass, and floral hops

Taste - begins sweet and fruity from the wheat, then some light tang and a dry slightly tart finish. Faint butterscotch, booze, and savory/saltiness as the beer warms.

Mouthfeel - very soft from the wheat and at the same time bubbly and bright.

Overall - drinkable, well-balance and unique offering from a young Georgia brewery. Wish the best of luck to these guys in the coming years.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2011 20:35:07 | More by Snamnoum
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Reprieve French-Style Ale from Jailhouse Brewing Company
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