Notch Saison - Notch Brewing
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2.63/5 rDev -28.1%
A: Pours a murky color with a decent foam cap.
S: Some spice upfront in the nose. Maybe a bit of citrus too. Kinda bland.
T: Faint spice, faint cloves, slight yeast. Frankly not much here.
M- Light bodied. Light carbonation. Light Light Light seem to be the theme of the day.
O- An OK session beer in general. But as far as saisons go, this doesn't bring alot to the table besides being really low in alcohol.
08-29-2011 18:39:52 | More by SunDevilBeer
4/5 rDev +9.3%
Appearance: hazy, orange-brown in color, 2 inch head, high carbonation
Smell: funk, hay, pepper, and lemon
Taste: pepper, funk, hay, pepper, Belgian spices, and lemon
Mouthfeel: high carbonation, light bodied, dry, funky and slightly bitter
Overall: A nice, funky, light saison. I could have a couple of these. This is the best beer from Notch that I have had so far.
09-22-2011 13:11:08 | More by tigg924
3.58/5 rDev -2.2%
Grabbed this one when I was up in Boston. Review from notes.
A: Pour a hazy light yellow/straw color with a foamy 1.5 finger head. Moderate retention and a little bit of lacing.
S: A bit of bubble gum, light citrus, banana, and light spices - mostly coriander. There is some bready malt on the back end.
T: Similar to the aroma, some banana and a little lemon zest, a little bit of bubble gum, some coriander, and a bit of bready malt. There was also a very slight funk.
M: Light to medium bodied with good carbonation. Crisp and refreshing.
O: While not my favorite saison, at 3.8% and $4.50 for a 22oz bottle, this was pretty impressive. Would pick this up again just to have in the fridge.
08-09-2011 13:45:14 | More by mdaschaf
4/5 rDev +9.3%
Poured into a Notch pint glass a chunky foam head on top of a hazy yellow gold, some splotchy lacing.
Nose is a subtle clove spice blended with an airy citric apple.
A sip is brightly carbonated right off the bat - light grassy malt provides a sweetness with a dry citric zest bitterness through the end.
I think this beer is exactly what it is - an affordable, sessionable, flavorful summer beer - and for that, I give it solid marks. I think the only thing it's missing is a little more barnyard funk, but that's personal preference, and I think Notch has made a great brew.
07-22-2011 01:00:17 | More by OldIronLungs
3.7/5 rDev +1.1%
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on April 24, 2014.
The color of the pour is golden with a small fizzy white head and low carbonation. It fades rather quickly.
The aroma has a decent toasted biscuit character and a touch of pineapple of grapefruit in the mix.
The body is light to medium.
The taste has a good toasted maltiness too with a citrus and slightly tart bite. It feels bigger than 3.8% ABV
04-24-2014 23:09:46 | More by puboflyons
4.08/5 rDev +11.5%
Big thanks to cbeer88 for the tasty local treat!
Pours a nice medium sunny orange color, hazy, with a bright white head. Appearance wise, it's pretty effing sexy. Aroma has a lot of floral hop notes, with plenty Belgian, yeasty zest. Speaking of zest, there's some lemon zest qualities in there too. Mildly biscuity. Floral hops and zesty, estery yeast notes balance each other out on the taste. Light citrus and bread, slight bitter finish. Must admit that this is a nicely bodied beer for such a low ABV. Nice creamy texture, but with an authoritative carbonation bite. Light, but not water. Finishes cleanly.
I was rather excited for this one, being a Saison and a session ale, but admittedly had my concerns and assumptions, but I was very pleased with this ale. Great body, and full of flavor. I'd feel okay pounding a couple!
07-17-2011 02:20:59 | More by EgadBananas
4/5 rDev +9.3%
Poured a golden copper color with about an average amount of head and lacing. Smelled a slight funk with a citrus background, also yeasty. The taste was very pleasant; dry in the finish almost with a smack; very refrshing and easy to drink. Mouthfeel was very good, with nice carbonation up front. I enjoyed this, especially for the "low" price, and loved that it's local.
07-19-2011 14:55:55 | More by BeTheBall
3.6/5 rDev -1.6%
22oz bottle, no bottle date.
Pours a light straw color with a good sized white bubbly head, fades at a slightly quick rate and doesn't leave any lacing on the glass.
Smell is predominately citrusy with a light peppery aroma, light yeast presence.
Taste is light and crisp, I'd believe this to be 3.8%, citrus and light sweet malt hit the front, subtle spicing, not the typical Saison now and days because it is aiming for the session style, finishes dry with a decent enough bitterness.
12-26-2011 02:12:42 | More by deltatauhobbit
3/5 rDev -18%
Pale straw color with a billowing white head. Took two easy pours to get the whole 12 ounces in there. Large foamy schmear all down my glass. It may not have the heft of bigger saisons but it sure looks the part.
Smells like spritzy hay and cream soda. A smattering of musty hop.
Tastes like mildly rustic spiced cream soda. It does suffer taste and body from 3.8% but it is in the neighborhood. Mineral vanilla in back. Dry-ish?
I was really impressed with this on tap but I'm sorry to say either it's not nearly as good in the bottle or it was just having a good night that night.
07-04-2012 20:55:26 | More by donkeyrunner
3.58/5 rDev -2.2%
Glad I was logged out during my last review session, crappy web browser. Here is the short-hand version.
A- Poured into an over-sized tulip with an ultra hazy yellow-golden body. A massive white cap forms with a foamy, frothy texture. Great cap retention and a few nice patches of lace randomly around the glass.
S- Light Saison yeast profile. Notes of spices, flowers, coriander, lemon zest and yeast bread. Fades quite a bit with time.
T- Loses a bit from the nose here but still nice. Saison yeast lends spicy, floral, fruity, citrus and pepper notes. Fruit is somewhere along the lines of white grape and apple. Light biscuit and cracked grain malt notes. Hops lend spicy and grassy notes.
MF- Light -end body with big foamy, bubbly carbonation sort of like a champagne without the bite on the palate, creamy. A bit of bitterness in the finish and a very slight tart feel.
The lower ABV seems to remove a bit of the yeast complexity but it also takes any harsh spicy feel that some Saisons can develop, more drinkable than most.
12-20-2012 05:50:52 | More by cbutova
Notch Saison from Notch Brewing
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