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Liopard Oir - Lavery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

116 Ratings
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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 13.28%
Wants: 14
Gots: 12 | 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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Peyton5410

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-02-2013 21:22:59 | More by Peyton5410
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.2%

04-09-2013 17:11:21 | More by DaveHack
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

04-09-2013 00:06:46 | More by acurtis
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

03-27-2013 23:21:54 | More by vande
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.2%

02-28-2013 14:26:11 | More by Seaba
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Blanco

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.9%

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

Pennsylvania

4.01/5  rDev +4.4%

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 nice. Citrus and mild funkyness. Kind of a dry tone to it there as well. I like it. For me, it is beers like this that are defining the craft beer movement of America.

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

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

02-04-2013 05:39:00 | More by mportnoy
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Holmes698

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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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patm1986

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

01-15-2013 02:26:13 | More by patm1986
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-13-2013 08:43:47 | More by RedneckBeerz
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marine1975

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

01-12-2013 21:54:32 | More by marine1975
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Thorpe429

Illinois

2.3/5  rDev -40.1%

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.

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

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

12-07-2012 05:02:53 | More by tobelerone
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

11-12-2012 03:02:27 | More by TheBigBoy
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

10-19-2012 02:58:56 | More by rolltide8425
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brendaniel

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.2%

10-14-2012 18:05:18 | More by brendaniel
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sideshowe

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.2%

10-12-2012 13:10:18 | More by sideshowe
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redliner8

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

10-06-2012 23:10:13 | More by redliner8
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1p5v

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

08-30-2012 02:59:34 | More by 1p5v
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev +5.5%

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.

08-26-2012 21:32:28 | More by ColForbinBC
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oline73

Maryland

4.2/5  rDev +9.4%

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.

08-15-2012 22:05:55 | More by oline73
Liopard Oir from Lavery Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.