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Liopard Oir - Lavery Brewing Company

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Ratings: 112
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 13.51%
Wants: 13
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Lavery Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
A beer for the ladies, crazies and connoisseurs. A floral, hoppy and fruity French-style saison. Saisons are completely undescribable so we won't even try. Our interpretation has five types of grain, Lavery Estate hops and three different strains of yeast! The yeast is the star of this show - fruity, spicy, fragrant, alluring and simply delicious. This beer ends dry and crisp and bottled conditioned with Brettanomyces Clausenii, a wild yeast that adds fruity, tart and mildly funky aromas and flavors to ale. This beer is great young but will change considerably with time.

Named Liopard oir, Irish for 'gold leopard', which appears on the Lavery Family crest.

(Beer added by: Morey on 06-25-2011)
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5/5  rDev +29.9%

11-24-2011 05:59:22 | More by dtx00
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5/5  rDev +29.9%

12-07-2011 05:06:28 | More by Tenthousandwords
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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

08-30-2012 02:59:34 | More by 1p5v
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4.55/5  rDev +18.2%

Poured into a tulip.

A: Pours a beautiful murky straw with about 2-3 fingers of white, bubbly head. Large amounts of yeast sediment settles at the bottom of the glass.

N: Pear, doughy bread, clove, drops of lemon juice and apple juice along with some subtle barnyard and hay. There's also some underlying Brett notes. Smells fantastic!

T: Notes of apple juice, lemon juice and pear are upfront along with some tart Brett characteristics. Mid-palate brings in doughy bread, wheat and clove with hints of hay and potpourri. Finishes with very subtle notes of cracked black pepper, barnyard and lightly sour Brett.

M: Light bodied, crisp, clean and refreshing with moderate carbonation.

O: Very delicate. Very refreshing. Outrageously easy drinking. Excellent entry in the Table Saison category.

04-19-2012 23:23:01 | More by justintcoons
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

04-07-2012 06:42:35 | More by lpotter
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

A: Pours a golden yellow with a hugh amount (2 full fingers) of cloud white head. The lacing on my glass is amazing the entire drinking session.

Ar: Peppery, funky, with some crisp hop notes.

T: Wow! This is an amazing farmhouse beer. Crisp, citrus hops, Funky brett notes with kind of a grassy flavor. Really complex for the style. Nice mix of grains and funk topped off by hops.

M: Light and crisp with moderate carbonation.

Overall: An great farmhouse/Saison beer. This is one that I usually compare other beers of the same style to. I can say that I will have a few of these in my celler and can't wait for this to gain even more funk over time.

01-21-2013 16:11:12 | More by Holmes698
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

02-18-2012 01:45:20 | More by cld253
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

05-08-2013 04:00:50 | More by tommyguz
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4.35/5  rDev +13%

This beer had a good, cloudy look to it. It smelled grainy and not too funky. The spices balanced out the sourness very well. A spring beer, but awesome on a hot summer-ish day! This was a superb farmhouse ale! One of the better ones I've had from the East Coast.

06-26-2013 13:01:23 | More by hakedr
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West Virginia

4.33/5  rDev +12.5%

Overly enjoyed this beer with bright apricot golden body thick with fluffy white head, forms a dimpled texture rising above the rim of the glass. Streaming flowing carbonation follows shortly. Aroma has tart lemon citrus, with spicy barnyard funky notes, complex funky spicy yeast from the brettanomyces bringing in earthy mint and citrus herbal hop bitterness into the party. Flavor has a dry finish with cereal grain notes of complex spicy finishes in other worldly fruit and spice combination, for the record I will kill directly any SOBs that want a good shot at me. The flavor has a dry finish complex spicy tart fruit combines well in this inspired golden ale...dry white oak aging has it's moments with tart lemon and spicy brett addition flavors. High carbonation levels tickles the throat with re-fermentation throughout the bottles, this is unbelievable , at one hand it adds Belgian like effervescence on the other hand carbonation is flat as can be. Overall a complex and crazy farmhouse ale from Erie, PA you tell me if it's worth my time.

06-04-2012 21:25:18 | More by WVbeergeek
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4.33/5  rDev +12.5%

Liopard Oir
Lavery Brewing Company
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 4.80 %

LOOK: Hazed yellow with a pale white hint. Pours with a soapy head and fine lace work.

SMELL: Aroma is funky, yeasty, floral, citric, and has a bit of a barnyard element as well. Smells like a well made farmhouse ale, and is very inviting.

TASTE: Refreshing and light, with lemon peel, Belgian yeast, a funky tartness. There is also some peppery spice and earthyness. Small hop notes and mild bitterness. Very nice tart Brett notes, making the brew refreshing and quite tasty all the way through. Light bodied feel, well carbonated, and very easy to drink.

Overall, this is a very nice Saison with some earthy and Bretty characteristics. Definitely a new favorite of mine, a classy semi-sour brew with very delightful flavors. A new session staple and I highly recommend trying this. Just about world class.

06-03-2012 20:51:52 | More by Stinkypuss
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4.28/5  rDev +11.2%

Review from notes. Had at a Pittsburgh tasting a bit ago.

22oz bottle split and poured into a Stone taster.

A - Pours a cloudy, hazy goldenrod with about a finger's worth of white head. Retention and lacing are both decent.

S - The nose is full of spicy and somewhat herbal notes. I'm getting a good amount of lemongrass, citrus, and maybe some coriander as well. Slightly funky with some earthy notes.

T - The taste at the start has a lot of floral, grassy hop flavors, before transitioning into lemon, orange, and a melange of different spices, like clove. It's hard to put a finger on this since I am getting lots of different notes here. The yeast doesn't help matters, but it definitely makes things interesting and fresh.

M - Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with high carbonation. This beer finishes bone dry and rather crisp, which is always nice to see from a saison. Long-lasting fruit and spice leaves a very nice finish.

D/O - Drinkability is high. Excellent mouthfeel and the hops add a nice layer to an already solid saison base. I have seen Lavery bottles a few times, but have never pulled the trigger, but I will definitely pick this beer up again and keep an eye out for their other offerings.

11-16-2011 03:16:45 | More by nhindian
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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New York

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

09-29-2013 19:57:14 | More by laxer8811
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4.23/5  rDev +9.9%

Poured from a 22oz bottle.

I didn't realize that this was a beer for the ladies until after I picked it up, not sure I would have randomly picked this one had I know that before. Either way though this was a pretty good beer.

Beer pours with a generous head which took a little bit of time to go down. Once I was finally able to get to the beer with, it smelled of lemon and earthy tones. The bottle notes to pour this beer carefully leaving the sediment at the bottom of the bottle. I noticed very little sediment.

This beer was very drinkable at which can be expected at 4.8%. This was my first time trying something from Lavery Brewing and would definitely experiment with other offerings from them.

03-27-2012 02:15:33 | More by duceswild
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4.22/5  rDev +9.6%

Bottle states that this is brewed with barley, wheat, rye, oats, and corn...and that it is hopped with locally grown Cascade hops. It's also bottle conditioned with Brettanomyces (an old British yeast strain known for it's fruity and tart characteristics).

Poured out of the bomber and into my glass very gently. This beer produced an insane amount of fluffy white foam which quickly filled my entire glass. I patiently waited for it to settle, and now I'm onto the review...

Hazy yellow/orange color with plenty of carbonation bubbles. Head has finally settled to a thin lace. Impressive head retention.

Very pleasant aroma filled with the normal characteristics of the style, but perhaps a bit cleaner with just a hint of sourness.

The tartness from the Brett hits you up front. Not too much though, just the right amount...and then in come the familiar and refreshing wheat & fruity flavors of a good Saison.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. I feared this one may be a little heavy on the carbonation, but not so.

A solid example of the style. Actually I'd have to say that it's among the better ones that I've had.

Morey's Bottom Line: This may be Lavery's best beer in my opinion. It's between this and the IRA. Nice job guys! I prefer this one in the bottle. I don't think that he used the Brett in the draft version (I could be wrong), but the tartness comes through much better out of the bottle.

06-25-2011 19:57:05 | More by Morey
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4.2/5  rDev +9.1%

Poured from the bomber into a goblet.

Appearance: The beer pours a cloudy golden/yellow color with a finger of fluffy white head that leaves a good size layer on top of the pour. There is a real small amount of lacing.

Smell: This beer is very light and quite earthy. I'm getting the brett, but there is no sourness showing up.

Taste: Just like the smell, this is a very light beer. Earthy with some herbal and funk notes, but again no sourness. Reminds me a bit of a pilsner. The finish is very crisp.

Mouthfeel: The body is on the light side of medium with tons of fluffy carbonation and a slightly dry finish.

Overall: I enjoyed this more than I would have guessed. The finish could have been drier, but that is my only complaint. I'd definitely have another.

08-15-2012 22:05:55 | More by oline73
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North Carolina

4.2/5  rDev +9.1%

Huge thick frothy foamy white head floats on top of the glass on top of a super cloudy dull straw color.

Smell is loaded with peppery yeast esters, an odd touch of clove/banana, and a dry grassiness I normally associate with Brett. The Brett smell reminds me of Brux.

Complex taste for a saison. Initially sweet, which I think really helps the rest of the beer. Strong peppery yeast (almost has some heat to it). Slight bit of coriander, and oddly a touch of nutmeg. The Brett is so dry, its almost bitter. Odd coming from a Brett beer. I think thats the hops, but I get no dry hop notes whatsoever.

Finishes clean, with that light slippery sweetness coating your mouth late. Light bitterness gives way to one last flash from the peppery yeast.

Very well done, and I bet with some age the Brett will shine even more.

07-19-2012 23:56:18 | More by VncentLIFE
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Liopard Oir from Lavery Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.