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Acorn Saison - Craftsman Brewing Co.

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Acorn Saison
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BA SCORE
82
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19 Ratings
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Ratings: 19
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Craftsman Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mactrail on 11-27-2011)
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Amber in color with a soapy off-white head forming on top. I don't know if it really smells like acorns, but it is somewhat nutty. It's quite estery with lots of banana notes as well as some sweet apples. A bit of toasted malt and some sweet bread, maybe a bit of yeast. A bit of yeast flavor as well as some toasted bread. Still quite a bit of banana to it, maybe some toffee and nuts. It does have a slight butter flavor as it warms.

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Seems to be actually brewed with acorns, but don't know how they prepare them to be edible for beer flavoring. Dark red amber in the tall tulip. Sweet at first sip but moves into a tangy, rich mouthful. Kind of winey, rather tart. A touch of pie cherries and persimmon flavors. Hops come out in the aftertaste with some woody flavors and a touch of tannin. Hops seem to give some fruity taste as well as bitterness.

A little more spritz on the tongue would be welcome. An unusual Saison for sure, but quite drinkable.

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Appearance: Amber in color. Pours an off-white head and moderate lacing.

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Taste: malty, nutty, caramel, toffee, oak.

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Overall: A tasty saison. I like the acorn addition. Very drinkable. The acorn is prevalent but not overwhelming.

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Acorn Saison from Craftsman Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.