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Liopard Oir - Lavery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

107 Ratings
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Ratings: 107
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 14.03%
Wants: 12
Gots: 10 | 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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mendvicdog

Maryland

2/5  rDev -48.1%

11-06-2013 14:25:36 | More by mendvicdog
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

2/5  rDev -48.1%

11-02-2013 18:55:35 | More by yourefragile
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vinny21bal

Illinois

2/5  rDev -48.1%

01-21-2014 21:29:22 | More by vinny21bal
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Thorpe429

Illinois

2.3/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to yourefragile for sharing. Served in a cervoise. Pours a moderate grain color with a short white head. The nose has an add aroma of bread yeast alongside a touch of spice and fruit. Flavor is a bit fruity with a touch of spice, but also has a pronounced character of instant-rise bread yeast. Medium body; dry. Didn’t get too much out of this one, and certainly nothing from the Brett.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2012 19:32:57 | More by Thorpe429
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

11-12-2012 03:02:27 | More by TheBigBoy
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Blanco

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.1%

02-19-2013 05:11:46 | More by Blanco
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -22.1%

02-07-2014 02:39:26 | More by Rhettroactive
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msimone372

Delaware

3/5  rDev -22.1%

02-26-2014 03:03:28 | More by msimone372
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BMart

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.1%

05-08-2013 18:47:18 | More by BMart
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.05/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle shared by Dr. Moll.

The beer is transparent and yellow with a thin white head. The aroma is straight apple juice. This beer is pretty much bland with some apple juice notes. Unexciting. Green apples, apple skins. A one-dimensional beer. Drive finish and lacking complexity on the palate. Meh...

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2013 03:03:57 | More by Huhzubendah
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kpaxfaq

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

08-03-2013 16:15:00 | More by kpaxfaq
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

04-08-2013 23:11:11 | More by djrn2
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MarcWP

Arizona

3.33/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Bottle into tulip.

Pours straw yellow, hazy, with huge rocky white head that has aggressive retention.

Nose is very citrusy, grass, and a touch catty. Brett is very evident. Get lime peel, prairie grass, and lemon juice.

The flavor displays a malty backbone and belgian yeast strain that showcases saison and light belgian blonde characteristics. Has a soapy nuance that harms the overall flavor profile of the beer. A metallic tinge also comes through and brings this down even more.

Mouthfeel is light and almost watery. Carbonation level is appropriate though.

Overall, just a big fail on the taste. A lingering laundry detergent taste lingers in the palate and makes you want to drink more only to get rid of it for a second. Then it returns.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2014 00:05:43 | More by MarcWP
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crc1935

Virginia

3.46/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served in a 3oz glass, part of a six-beer flight at Lavery's brewery.

Appearance - hazy yellow with a half-inch head.

Smell - fruity, like grapes or apples with herbs.

Taste - light and fruity, with herbal notes.

Mouthfeel - lightly carbonated.

Overall - a decent, but weak saison. the beer had a slightly flavorful finish, but lacks identity.

Serving type: on-tap

12-28-2013 16:38:10 | More by crc1935
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

04-09-2013 00:06:46 | More by acurtis
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qcbrewer

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

08-17-2013 00:27:15 | More by qcbrewer
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

03-23-2013 04:25:30 | More by outoffocus
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nrs207

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

09-16-2013 23:53:57 | More by nrs207
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JSkone09

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

08-05-2012 23:31:37 | More by JSkone09
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KiMiRaiK

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

03-02-2013 23:16:58 | More by KiMiRaiK
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

08-05-2012 18:24:02 | More by JAHMUR
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SGToliver

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

08-22-2013 17:25:29 | More by SGToliver
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

3.54/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: straw-white cloudy with decent head with good retention and lacing
S: yeasty with some tartness
T: yeasty lemon-lime tartness to start with a somewhat lager-like crisp backbone, transforming to some light bitter grassiness
M: carbonation is present throughout, with a barely perceptible dryness in the end
O: this is a very drinkable beer, but it's two components don't stand out. It isn't overly tart or funky, and not too dry or bitter in the end.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2013 23:38:29 | More by cjgiant
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared by yourefragile, thanks. I had good hopes on this. Thanks. Beer falls a little short but it is a decent beer.

Beer is yellow and hazy with a thin white head, small bubbles, some lacing, low retention, moderate carbonation.

Aroma is a little lactic acid and grainy.

Beer is light in body and a mix of sweet sour and grainy. Not great on the finish but overall it is a fine beer. I don't think I'd have it again.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2012 16:08:09 | More by drabmuh
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap and served in a 12 oz chalice glass

Appearance – Served a very hazy yellow color with a slight tint of orange mixed in. The head upon serving was very light and white and faded relatively fast to give way to very little lacing.

Smell – Lot of aroma are present here my friends. Fruit aromas of citrus- lemon, orange, and grapefruit, are quite strong. There are other fruits as well however with light hints of tart apple and pear. These aromas mix with a bit of biscuit aroma as well as a good helping of funk from the yeast and some more floral aromas as well.

Taste – A slightly more sour lemon and grapefruit flavor are the first detected. Some of the biscuitiness works its way in toward the middle of the taste with the hay and some of the more yeasty funky flavors. Towards the end there is a tartness of grapefruit and some pepper that begins to come into play. Up until this point the flavor is quite enjoyable, but at the end the flavors don’t meld to well and leave a tart lemon-pepper flavor on the tongue that lingers just a bit too much.

Mouthfeel – A medium body with a slightly above average carbonation level. The added carbonation suits this lighter yet complex beer quite well.

Overall – Not the best saison out there in my opinion, but none the less not bad either. It is rather dry and crisp with some nice fruity and funky characteristics, but seems to lack a harmony in the taste with some of the flavors seeming to battle one another at times.

Serving type: on-tap

04-21-2012 23:24:24 | More by Darkmagus82
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Liopard Oir from Lavery Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.