Notch Saison - Notch Brewing
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2.2/5 rDev -39.9%
Had this beer at the Amesbury Beer Festival on Sep 22 2012.
Most of the beers were served from bottles into small 3oz plastic pixie cups.
Although I took notes on the 20+ different beers that I tried, it is difficult to remember all of the details associated with each beer. My apologies to readers of these notes. However, I did pay attention to my overall scores, and noted what I thought were unique positives and negatives w/ each beer.
Note that for me:
< 2.5 = probably would not finish the beer
3.0 = drinkable beer, but likely would not buy again or look for
>3.5 = will try to buy again in the future
My apologies to Belgian beer advocates. Just not a fan of this style. The "spice" notes really puts me off. Need to investigate more ... where do these spice notes come from? The yeast? The hops? or are additional spices being added?
09-23-2012 15:13:48 | More by KarlosT
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
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
3.4/5 rDev -7.1%
Picked up a 22oz bottle for $5.95. Chilled and poured into an Allagash chalice. No date on bottle.
A- Pours a murky hay hue that sits an odd pale dark golden color. A nice foamy white head forms and creates an good creamy cap.
S- Lots of nice spice upfront in the nose. Hay and yeast are present but in the background. The spice is light, peppery and has a slight tang. Some citrus slowly creeps in.
T- Spice, cloves, yeast. A bitter grapefruit rind comes in midway through and lingers. Taste is pretty simple and light. Some citrus zest and old bubblegum.
M- Light-Medium bodied. The feel is pretty full on palate upfront then fades to a light. Stays wet through entire taste. Carbonation can be lightly felt on palate.
O- A nice session beer in general. A light saison that is very easy to drink. The bitter rind taste is a tad overpowering for the other more mild flavors. A good simple summer beer.
07-14-2011 00:32:21 | More by busterthecat
3.48/5 rDev -4.9%
Large fluffy head that recedes leaving a lot of chunky lace on the glass. Mildly
Very sour and earthy to the nose. Stale barn aroma. There's a distinct yeast bite as well.
Thin body but with a low level of carbonation. The flavor is similar to sour mash grains. Enough hop bitterness to give some relief from the tart flavors. Think bitter orange.
10-22-2011 21:17:36 | More by smcolw
Notch Saison from Notch Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.