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Liopard Oir - Lavery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

103 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 13.99%


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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brentk56

North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a cloudy honey color with a massive head (the bottle was a gusher) that leaves plenty of lace behind

Smell: Crusty bread, lemongrass and a hint of white pepper and coriander (I suspect the aroma will improve over time as the Brett does its stuff)

Taste: Bready, up front, with lots of yeasty complexity, lemongrass, white pepper, coriander and tart funk developing by mid-palate; spicy finish, with underlying complexity from the grain bill

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body (somewhat creamy) with moderate carbonation

Overall: I liked this beer quite a bit and also had it the other day on draft (no Brett in the draft version, I was told); I won't rate the draft separately but will note that it had a lower carbonation level and had a bit more toffee in the flavor profile (particularly noticeable in the finish); Lavery is a brewery to keep an eye on

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2012 21:25:58 | More by brentk56
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Thorpe429

Illinois

2.3/5  rDev -40.4%
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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metter98

New York

3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy pae yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that has excellent retention properties and consistently left a thin head covering the surface and some bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of spices are present in the nose along with notes of yeast. Hints of sourness become noticeable as the beer warms up.
T: The taste very much follows the smell and has subtle hints of sourness. The spices linger through the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a little dry and tart on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This tastes much more like a farmhouse ale than a sour beer but the subtle bits of brett add a bit of complexity.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2013 17:06:51 | More by metter98
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.63/5  rDev -6%
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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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4.51/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I have tried many beers and many saisons. American brewers have a very difficult time creating saisons like those from Belgium. The balance on this beer is phenomenal. There are equal parts of funky and earthy, and it does not cross the line. This reminds me of Dupont and Fantome. It is beers like this that are defining the craft beer movement of America.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2013 03:57:01 | More by RblWthACoz
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WVbeergeek

Ohio

4.33/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2012 21:25:18 | More by WVbeergeek
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mactrail

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Light and refreshing. A very accessible Saison or more of a Farmhouse in the lighter style. Frosty golden in the tall Petrus glass with just a slight haze. A whiff of wheat and oats in the nose.

Lovely mouth-filling mix of bubbles and yeasty flavors. The lemony tartness also adds to the refreshing quality. The Brett is certainly lighter than most beers claiming the stuff, and it really shows more in the woodsy aroma. Just a pleasant bitter twang from the hops, and not so much of the Belgian yeasty taste. All in all, it's a highly quaffable light beer but pricey at $9.50.

Nice to encounter a beer on the lighter side of the alcohol spectrum with plenty of taste. From the 22 oz bottle bought at the Foodery in Philadelphia.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2012 01:14:39 | More by mactrail
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at TJ's, Paoli, PA

The wife was served this instead of their unfiltered wheat beer. Only after the glass was half-empty did I note that the appearance was not nearly hazy enough to be an unfiltered beer. Oh well.

Served in a nonic, a slightly hazy gold-orange, with a small cap of white head. Bready yeast on the nose, spice, grass, wildflowers. More of the same on the tongue, bready, spicy yeast, toasted grains, pepper and light coriander (which is nice, because sometimes brewers tend to overdo it), citrus and floral notes, not overly hopped, but riding the edge to the point where it drinks almost like a Belgian IPA. Light-medium body and quite good overall.

Much like McKenzie's saison, this is brett-conditioned in the bottle, but not on draught.

Serving type: on-tap

06-25-2012 03:12:11 | More by Rifugium
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Draft at The Perch Pub in Philadelphia, PA.

Pours a hazy golden straw color with a 1.5 finger frothy white head that very slowly settles into a lasting ring. Streaks of soapy lacing left behind.

Earthy, slightly musty aroma with subtle barnyard farmhouse funk along with earthy hops, pale malt and crisp light fruit. Hints of grass, straw, apple, pear, faint alcohol and peppery spice.

Tastes similar to what the aroma suggests with a nice balance of earthy hops, funky saison yeast, bread, zesty spice and light fruit.  Pepper and coriander spice up front with grassy, earthy hops followed by bread, farmhouse yeast and bretty funk.  Finishes sweet yet dry with some apple, pear and pale malt notes. Very well balanced, refreshing  and dangerously drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

08-05-2012 02:29:28 | More by corby112
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.71/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3

Thanks to Morey for hooking me up with a bottle of this. Poured from a bomber into an oversized mug just for shits. The brew appears a hazy light golden yellow color with a finger of white that fades leaving stringy lacing effect on the glass. Rising bubbles of carbonation maintain a thin film across the top.

The aroma displays a fruited quality that is reminiscent of pez candy or sweet tarts. I can't quite put my finger on it but it is subtle and intriguing at the same time. More smells bring out a bit of a wheat or hay sort of grainy base mixed with a hint of lemon. When swirled, a robust amount of sulfur and mineral character emerges.

The flavor has an initial hint of upfront sweetness that is minorly fruity with suggestions of some sort of indescribable berry coupled with trace amounts of lemon. A bit of straw, hay or grass is evident through the middle that dries out and gets to be a bit bitter and herbal towards the finish.

This is a light bodied brew with a moderate amount of carbonation. It is crisp, clean and refreshing which totally fits the bill for the style and is totally enjoyable. However, we gotta talk about the turd in the room here. The label reads like this is going to be complex as hell. While it is nuanced enough to be interesting, in quick passing this is a rather bland brew considering the array of ingredients. The focus on yeast yeast yeast and brett just doesnt come through with it's potential character like the label would lead you to believe it is going to. Would I drink it again? Absolutely. Would I seek this out? Probably not unless the price was right and it is right infront of me at the time of consideration.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2013 02:20:58 | More by stakem
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-03-2012 20:51:52 | More by Stinkypuss
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.05/5  rDev -21%
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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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Score on this one picked this up for 3 dollars (bomber) at the Beermuda in New Ken. Even if it's a year old it would still be hella worth it!

A - Damn carbonation and head is massive, so did I just get a 3 dollar bomber of fresh stuff? Color is that of a light yellow very "lite" beer looking. Head quickly turns to a mild lace ring.

S - Well I smell fresh cut lemons, Brett of course, and a bit of yeasty funk. Should be good.

T - Well it is tart but thankfully not as much as I hoped. Body is light and fizzy with an almost champagne like consistency. I get fruity yeasts, squeezed lemons, and a wheat background. Not bad!

M - Light almost too light with every sip being fizzy and sharp.

Overall not a bad beer for 3 bucks. Might get a second if it's still around on Wednesday (if anything to see if age does it thang!). Can't believe they charge so much for these bombers and I got a hell of a deal at the Beermuda!

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2012 01:45:51 | More by DrDemento456
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FosterJM

California

3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

1381st Review on BA
Bottle to Pinot
22oz

No bottle date
Thanks to ShanePB for this one

App- The yellow of a unmixed lemonade. Bottle calls it with the unfiltered. Dirty yellow with hazy wheat color. Small one finger white head. A good amount of lace and cling.

Smell- The brett on this is very quiet. A small barnyard hay and dampness. A bit of a grainy wheat with a lemon earthy tinge. Peppery saison notes are upfront.

Taste- The flavors on this are nice but a bit small. Seems a touch watery to me. Has a lemon zest note with a small backing brett dampness. A little grainy with a good pepper/wheat combo. 

Mouth- A full light body. Touch too thin. Needs a bit more body and bubbles on it. Medium carbonation but needed a little more.

Drink- I find this to be a saison to pair with food. I had it with a thai spiced chicken and made everything more cohesive.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2012 04:06:24 | More by FosterJM
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oline73

Maryland

4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2012 22:05:55 | More by oline73
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
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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DIM

Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: Mostly clear, very pale straw color, pours with a very sticky, fluffy white head.

s: Grainy minerals, candy like berry and grape, pithy lemon, and some peppery spice.

t: Candied fruit flavor (fun dip?), lightly sweet earthy grains with a hint of citrus. The finish is minerally with a light lingering funky yeast.

m: Light and airy.

o: Nice table strength, bretty saison.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2014 19:56:42 | More by DIM
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap

A golden yellow body with a fluffy two finger cap. Decent retention with some lines of lacing inside the glass.

The nose is inviting, nothing too overpowering. A touch of mustiness, lemons, damp hay, and some spicy clove. Some fruity esters come to the front as this warms a bit.

Grainy backbone. Hay and musty earthy with some fruity/lemon overtones. The finish is sharp and crisp. Almost biting, with a lingering brett barnyard flavor.

Light body. Amazingly crisp and dry. Excellent for a hot summer day when looking for something with a little extra punch.

This saison is welcome in my rotation any day. Clean flavors with a god amount of complexity. No real complaints here. A solid beer.

Serving type: on-tap

08-26-2012 21:32:28 | More by ColForbinBC
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AdamBear

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found on tap at the Jean Bonnet Tavern in Bedford, PA

A-light gold with a thin white head

S-crisp corn. almost funky. hint of green apple. smells fairly close to an adjunct lager actually.

T-comes in with a very crisp taste of pale grains and green apple. it lasts a bit and ends with a semi-bitter matching after-taste. drinks very light.

M-slightly watery medium carbonation with a slightly watery finish

O-this is a very refreshing and a very drinkable saison, which isn't very common. for a micro brewed saison, i'm sorta impressed with this. simple yet satisfying.

Serving type: on-tap

05-26-2012 00:27:28 | More by AdamBear
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dogfishandi

New York

4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle at fridge temp poured into a snifter. no bottled on date, website lists this as 4.8%. purchased at U-pick 6 in erie, PA.

popped the cap and this baby was quite a gusher, should have guessed that wouldve happened, it being bottled with brett and all. lost maybe a 1/4 of the beer, had to grab another glass and decant it all this thing would just not stop.
pours out a slight lemonade like yellow, very cloudy, lots of sediment visible. huge fluffy, billowy head, pure white, amazing retention and some nice lace. looks great!

the aroma is very effervescent and bretty. lots of lemon zest and citrus, barnyard and musty, a slight wheaty, corny grain, the brett pretty much rules the aroma. smells slightly tart.

brett is definatly there, but not as much as the aroma suggests, nice range of complex flavors. earthy, musty, barnyardy, tart, lemon citrus, wheat, grains, finishes almost like macro with a corn taste.

way overcarbonated at first, but settles. a light, very airy feel on the palate, almost a bit watery at times.

a very interesting beer, love what they did with this, local ingredients, brett. a brett beer almost anyone would enjoy, yet enough funk to keep a geek satisfied. you can almost pick out each seperate ingredient they used. id buy this again, and ill definatly be looking out for more lavery brews.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2011 22:51:58 | More by dogfishandi
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

4.55/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2012 23:23:01 | More by justintcoons
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VncentLIFE

North Carolina

4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2012 23:56:18 | More by VncentLIFE
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ONUMello

Ohio

4.01/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a tulip
A: Light yellow, tons of carbonation and even with a slow pour this forms a 2.5 finger head
S: Green apple, wheat, citrus, spice/herbs. Subtle at first, they definitely came out more as the beer warmed up
T: More green apple, citrus (mostly lemon, a hint of lime), wheat, pepper
M: Light bodied, lots of carbonation
O: I can taste the brett on the finish but it's not as prominent as I expected. Overall this is a solid Saison, definitely worth trying. My only gripe is that the label suggests trying it with age but there's no date on the bottle to confirm how young/old it is

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 05:41:38 | More by ONUMello
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nhindian

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2011 03:16:45 | More by nhindian
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Morey

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2011 19:57:05 | More by Morey
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Liopard Oir from Lavery Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.