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Notch Saison - Notch Brewing

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BA SCORE
83
good

86 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Notch Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  3.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 05-10-2011)
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Thorpe429

Illinois

2/5  rDev -45.4%

01-17-2013 22:56:06 | More by Thorpe429
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KarlosT

Massachusetts

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
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SunDevilBeer

Massachusetts

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
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bruffco

California

3/5  rDev -18%

11-29-2011 18:20:27 | More by bruffco
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

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
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erlenmeyer

Maine

3/5  rDev -18%

06-03-2012 20:06:47 | More by erlenmeyer
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jbertsch

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -18%

02-10-2014 14:07:10 | More by jbertsch
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alamode

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

01-24-2013 15:54:21 | More by alamode
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Psychmusic

Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

06-27-2012 02:55:48 | More by Psychmusic
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gonzo000

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

07-24-2014 02:32:48 | More by gonzo000
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Thomas_Picton

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

07-04-2012 18:43:51 | More by Thomas_Picton
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shehateme

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

04-16-2013 23:25:42 | More by shehateme
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beertardis

Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

03-17-2013 23:42:50 | More by beertardis
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busterthecat

Massachusetts

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
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smcolw

Massachusetts

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
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juicebox

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

07-07-2013 00:36:35 | More by juicebox
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snowmaggedon

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

11-01-2012 22:18:34 | More by snowmaggedon
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HattedClassic

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

06-08-2013 14:09:26 | More by HattedClassic
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lesdemonsamaporte

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

02-03-2014 16:52:46 | More by lesdemonsamaporte
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Dat

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

03-25-2013 03:40:41 | More by Dat
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polishkaz

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

06-01-2012 02:36:14 | More by polishkaz
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HawkIPA

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

11-11-2013 12:52:11 | More by HawkIPA
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jkeefe1800

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

07-16-2014 23:29:13 | More by jkeefe1800
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Lawnboy33

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

01-30-2012 04:21:59 | More by Lawnboy33
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TTTBeer

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

05-26-2014 02:19:03 | More by TTTBeer
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Notch Saison from Notch Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.