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Petite Saison - Rockmill Brewery

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Petite SaisonPetite Saison

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very good

43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 9.35%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rockmill Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: RblWthACoz on 06-17-2014

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 43 | Reviews: 7
Reviews by bluejacket74:
Photo of bluejacket74
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml caged and corked bottle (labeled as Petite Saison, 6% ABV). Served in a Unibroue tulip, the beer pours a hazy gold color with about a half inch off-white head that sticked around for a while. There's a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like grainy malt, hay, citrus peel, yeast and some apricots. Taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes like grainy malt, peppery spice, hay, citrus peel, bananas, apricots, and some earthy mustiness. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's nice and refreshing with moderate carbonation. I thought this was good, but then I don't think I've ever had anything from Rockmill that I haven't liked. Definitely worth picking up! $12.99 a bottle.

More User Reviews:
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 7/23/14. 6% ABV per the label.

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, citrus, earth, spice, and yeast aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, citrus fruit, citrus juice, spice, and yeast flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and dry mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that smells good and has a taste that is very citrus forward.

Serving type: bottle.

Photo of GRG1313
2.87/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This beer pours beautifully with great clear color and a lovely full white head. Tastes decent with notes of straw, hay, citrus and fresh bread. Mouthfeel is a bit thin but decent.

The big detractor is the smell! It is awful. It smells like smoked skunk mixed with burnt rubber and old lime juice. I don't think that this is/was a bad bottle since the taste is pretty good. However, smell is perhaps one of worst I've ever had in over 8,000+ beers.

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed from the 750ml bottle in a snifter. This saison pours a lightly cloudy yellowish amber with a moderate white head of foam that dissipates to a thin layer and thick ring with solid lacing. Nose of lemongrass, apples, pears, light Belgian yeast, and light candy sugars. Flavors exceed the nose with a nice mellow fresh bread and apple note that blends nicely with the sweet Belgian candy sugars. Lemon zest notes come through on the sides and back and softened by the yeast at the end making for a light mellow brew with a decent sweet tartness. Lightly carbonated and creamy mouth feel finishes moderately dry. Very subtle and more complex than the nose would let on. A solid saison. Need to visit this brewery.


Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 ml bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating, labeled as 6% ABV. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy bright golden color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big lemon, orange peel, apricot, pear, apple, white grape, light banana, pepper, wheat, bread, herbal, straw, grass, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, bready malt, and earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of big lemon, orange peel, apricot, pear, apple, white grape, light banana, pepper, wheat, bread, herbal, straw, grass, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy yeast spiciness and bready tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, orange peel, apricot, pear, apple, white grape, light banana, pepper, wheat, bread, herbal, straw, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and bready malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and fairly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice saison style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and bready malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

Photo of ONUMello
4/5  rDev +3.9%

12.7oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Goldenrod color, opaque/hazy with a thin head that quickly settles
S: Bluejacket nails this: wheat, hay, yeast, citrus and apricot
T: Wheat, citrus, a distinct sourness that seems almost like it's yeast-based (more complex and distinct from just the citrus), and a bit of stone fruit
P: Light-bodied, sour, crisp and carbonated
O: Really enjoyable and complex. One of my favorite Rockmill brews to date

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Was pleased to find this one. I want to try as much as I can from this brewery, so will not pass up any chance I have to do so.

Very light and vibrant beer. Citrus tones are clearly here with lemon mostly showing. Smooth and easy to drink. Very mild earthiness on the back end (very mild).

I could drink this all day and all night. Wonderful beer.

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Petite Saison from Rockmill Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.