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Twisted Pine La Petite Saison - Twisted Pine Brewing Company

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Twisted Pine La Petite SaisonTwisted Pine La Petite Saison

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BA SCORE
85
very good

25 Reviews
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Reviews: 25
Hads: 82
Avg: 3.78
pDev: 21.96%
Wants: 7
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Twisted Pine Brewing Company
Colorado, United States | website

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale | 5.30% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mpyle on 08-02-2010

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Reviews: 25 | Hads: 82
Reviews by brentk56:
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4.45/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: A Belgianesque looker, with a massive foamy head perched above the hazy goldenrod colored liquid; plenty of lacing sticks to the side of the tulip

Smell: Bisquity malt, with a touch of banana, coriander and white pepper; some grassy hop and barnyard touches, too

Taste: Biscuity sweetness, up front, with banana and a hint of honey; in the middle, the spices emerge, bringing coriander and white pepper as well as some grassy bitterness; in the finish, however, the sweetness re-emerges (along with some tartness) to provide balance

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with crisp carbonation

Overall: Having had some mixed experiences with this brewery, I wasn't expecting anything quite this good; very pleased with this unusual Saison

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

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #46 (Nov 2010):

Hazy pale-yellow color, decent lacing wrapped around the glass. Fresh herbs, nutty yeast, ripe pears and plums, and some fresh-cut grass is the collective of a very complex aroma. Crispness struggles to snap though the moderate body, which finally yields. Lemony, herbal and floral ... from bite to phenol to pleasant. Mild tartness is short but has enough muster to stand up to the malt. A little wet and malty in the semisweet finish. Pretty damn amazing, from a brewery not known for Belgian styles.

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Photo of SD-Alefan
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of gregdwulet
4.72/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

On tap at the brewery.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Sammy
3.87/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Thanks JMBH for a spot-on saison. Opaque fruity colour, modest head. Spicey saison, very drinkable and nicely malted.Some yeast more fruit including berry. Good balance, with significant taste.Only minor drawback was a bit much carbonation.Also a bit sweet bannana.

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Photo of justalexis
5/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer has a light crisp flavor. Color is perfect. Reigning Australian Beer Cup winner beating out the Saison from Europe. The refreshing flavor adds to the delight of drinking this summer beer. Great way to beat the heat. The Saison is my favorite farm house style beer that Twisted Pine has offered.

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Photo of kkrez
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of 40ontarget
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of James_Stahl
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drone
2.64/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Very clear, crisp Saison. It is, however, rather boring on the Farmhouse ale side of things.

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Photo of Eaglefan344
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of janplund
5/5  rDev +32.3%

Photo of mdillon86
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of ocelot2500
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy, pale golden color with a soapy white head that leaves chunks of lacing.

Smells of some grassy hops, light fruits, and grainy malts.

Tastes of the grainy malts with plenty of saison goodness. Malts lead off with a grainy sweetness. This gives way to some banana and apricot fruitiness. Spicy yeast notes of clove and coriander add in next. Touches of funk come in towards the end. Finishes with more sweetness.

Mouthfeel is medium with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a nicely done saison and worth checking out.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of maxwelldeux
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of JamnesCameron
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tumbler glass. Pours a clear, very light straw wit a big, stark white head. Head is slow to drop, leaving some chunky lacing.

Aromas of lactic sourness, peppery yeasty spice, and grainy malt.

Flavors of honeyed malt, peppery spice, mashed grain, mild bitterness. Finish is short, with honeyed malt and black pepper spice lingering.

Mouthfeel is light, dry, carbonic bite and yeasty bite. Good level of carbonation.

Overall a different take on a saison. Honeyed sweetness makes a nice touch.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of deac83
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of silverking
3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A- pretty much spot on for a saison. Bright, hazy golden brew. Two fingers of frothy, pure white head. Lots of visible carbonation.

S- barnyard, citrus, banana, grains.

T- grainy, lots of citrus. Sadly, not as much funk as the aroma.

M- light bodied, lots of carbonation. Refreshing, watery finish.

O- it's a solid domestic saison offering.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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Twisted Pine La Petite Saison from Twisted Pine Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.