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Session Saison - Cismontane Brewing Company

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Session Saison
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85
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17 Ratings
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Ratings: 17
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 6.61%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cismontane Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: beagle75 on 07-03-2012)
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beagle75

Iowa

4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Draft service into a shaker pint glass at the Cismontane tasting room in Rancho.

A: Slightly hazy, pale golden color with less than one finger of diminishing white foam head. Light lacing remains on the glass.

S: Generally mild, some base malt stands out, with enough sweaty sock to distinguish it from a similar looking beer such as kolsch.

T: Begins very dry, with bright lemon citrus and crisp pilsner-style malt. Citric acidity is high into the middle where mild phenolics are peppery. Hops are stale and herbaceous in the finish, offering a fine thread of bitterness that is well-focused but nuanced, rather than intense.

M: Thin viscosity, wet and slightly acidic on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: Another enjoyable and well-executed take on the saison style from the guys at Cismontane. Very drinkable, but with enough (perhaps more than enough for some of the session crowd) farmhouse yeast character to give the drinker pause.

Serving type: on-tap

07-03-2012 16:46:59 | More by beagle75
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silentdonkey

California

4.13/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap in a tulip at Congregation Ale House in Long Beach, CA.

A: Slightly cloudy, pale gold in color. Nice one finger white head with slight traces left on the glass.

S: Smells of wheat malt with a slight spicy note of noble hops and coriander. A nice dry funky yeast note is present.

T: Taste of wheat and base malts is present up front. Slightly sweet and very crisp at first then transitions into a nice grassy/floral hop note. The yeast presents a faint fruity and peppery character. Not very funky.

M: Very dry and crisp. Refreshing and easy to drink. Perfect for summer weather.

O: Lives up to its name. It is a very sessionable beer, but packs in a good amount of balanced flavor. Not as funky of a saison as I would prefer, not a whole lot of tart/funk/brett character. A very solid beer from the folks at Cismontane.

Serving type: on-tap

10-22-2012 21:11:26 | More by silentdonkey
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jonbonfon

California

4/5  rDev +5.8%

10-05-2013 20:47:42 | More by jonbonfon
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pkalix

California

4/5  rDev +5.8%

07-13-2013 22:04:49 | More by pkalix
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev +5.8%

09-15-2012 22:30:36 | More by t0rin0
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kornkid8600

California

4/5  rDev +5.8%

07-10-2012 07:46:08 | More by kornkid8600
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SocalKicks

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

07-04-2012 07:27:48 | More by SocalKicks
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frozenjogurt

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

11-05-2012 07:03:58 | More by frozenjogurt
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popery

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

02-03-2013 18:13:50 | More by popery
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Lucnifter

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

07-28-2013 22:30:54 | More by Lucnifter
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StrongAleSkeptic

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

09-15-2013 16:26:32 | More by StrongAleSkeptic
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mactrail

Washington

3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Slight haze on the golden amber brew. Just a slight head in the pint shaker. Tingly mouthfeel.

Sharp and tangy. Lots of the meaty, savory taste. Salty with a scrape of bitterish hops. Surprisingly, it's quite sour and taste to me like a big brettanomyces takeover. The dry yeasty Belgian flavor finishes up the show. quite a bitter aftertaste. Thin bodied, but a big mouthful of flavors. Certainly worth a try for a quaff if you like the brett taste.

Another interesting lower-alcohol brew and another interesting, non-standard beer from Cismontane. On tap at the Neighborhood in San Diego. Tasted 10/29/2012 and transcribed from notes.

Serving type: on-tap

12-19-2012 06:43:03 | More by mactrail
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Haven Gastropub in Pasadena, CA.

Pours a clear gold with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Thick foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus malt, grain, spices, and yeast. Taste is much the same with a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is drinkable but has a better aroma than flavor in my opinion.

Serving type: on-tap

08-14-2012 00:56:44 | More by UCLABrewN84
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ste5venla

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

11-27-2013 06:50:59 | More by ste5venla
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FLBeerGuy

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

08-16-2013 04:41:57 | More by FLBeerGuy
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Camjmorton

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

10-25-2013 18:54:59 | More by Camjmorton
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mhaugo

California

3.25/5  rDev -14%

09-13-2012 03:12:46 | More by mhaugo
Session Saison from Cismontane Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.