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S-Turns Summer Honey Saison - O'Connor Brewing Co.

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S-Turns Summer Honey Saison
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very good

13 Ratings
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 5.81%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
O'Connor Brewing Co. visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: hornsup on 07-23-2013)
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Reviews by JayQue:
Photo of JayQue
3.86/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy straw gold color with a big delicately bubbly white head. Better than average retention and thick lacing on the glass.

Aroma is of Belgian yeast, lemon and a spice (probably the Chamomile). The taste is lemon, Belgian yeast, malt and the chamomile? spice. The honey is apparent and provides a sweetness. The flavor is great but what is missing is the good old Saison barnyard/funk/mustiness.

Mouthfeel is rich and smooth. The honey contributes to the overall smoothness.

Overall a tasty brew, just right for summer. I like a bit more funk in my Saison though.

JayQue, Jul 21, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of jeffy_two_times
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

jeffy_two_times, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of Hanzo
4/5  rDev +1%

Hanzo, Sep 09, 2013
Photo of hornsup
4.11/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

#1 in O'Connor's Endless Summer Series where they intend to brew 4 different saisons inspired by 4 different areas (and local ingredients) of the world "in search of the perfect beer."

-This particular one is inspired by Rodanthe, NC's road to a famous surfing area and used local honey.

A: Pours a hazy, cloudy yellow color. About a 1/2 inch head that diminishes away and leaves a thin outer lacing around the glass while you enjoy.

S: Strong yeast, slight honeycomb, lemon, grapefruit, mild funky grass smell

T: Funky malts come thru big time. Some floral and lemon. The honey makes its sweetness known towards the end. Slightly complex here, the use of spices was well down and can be most noted at the end. Could have been a little sweeter.

M: Mild carbonation, fits the style very well since some spices are involved. Slick, slight oil coating on the mouth.

O: Had this beer fresh (I can assume) since I live 5 miles from the brewery on a hot, 90 degree day and it was incredible. Its extremely refreshing for this weather. It definitely grows on you as you continue to drink it because it is slightly funky upfront. I appreciate the incorporation of the fresh honey to mull the funk. I will be buying more for these hot days and look forward to the others in this series.

hornsup, Jul 24, 2013
Photo of cvm4
3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a cloudy golden honey body with an eggshell one finger head. Looks really delicious.

S - A bold yeast character with lemon peel and a bit of grassy funk.

T - To me, the taste follows the nose. May'be a touch of sweetness in the taste due to the honey and a spicy finish.

M - Light bodied and medium carbonation with a dry finish.

O - Crisp, funky, honey and all. It's not an overbearing saison, which is great.

cvm4, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of Frank_TX
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Frank_TX, Jul 11, 2014
Photo of VTWicked
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

VTWicked, Dec 08, 2013
Photo of AndrewMichael
4/5  rDev +1%

AndrewMichael, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of AMCPhD
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

AMCPhD, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of clayrock81
3.84/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a pale golden body with minor head and lace and has a spicy aroma that has both some yeast and touches of honey (minimal at best, though). Beer is smooth and I like balance between sweetness, more of a fruit spice then honey or sugary malts b/c the honey is barely there, and the slightly funky fruit flavors (and possible sour patches) and spiciness. I like that it is more spicy and funky than sweet and that the honey is muted as a crisp, slightly sour/spicy finish is pleasant and a good contradiction to the smoother, somewhat sweeter beer. Definitely a must-have sipper during summer days.

clayrock81, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of rbail012
4/5  rDev +1%

rbail012, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of loganpoppy
4.31/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a seasonal saison and is easily my favorite beer of the year. It is has strong hints of honey (as the title suggests) as well as a "yeasty" component in the flavor profile. I drink all of their beers, but this is one I am praying the produce again.

loganpoppy, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of Feel_the_Darkness
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Feel_the_Darkness, Aug 11, 2013
S-Turns Summer Honey Saison from O'Connor Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.