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Saison - Rockmill Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

66 Ratings
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 13.03%
Wants: 10
Gots: 9 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Rockmill Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bluejacket74 on 12-12-2010)
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Reviews by MCDuhamel:
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MCDuhamel

Ohio

3.2/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a cork and caged 750 ml bottle into a chalice. Turbid dark orange beer, with a dense, large head that lingers. Lots of lacing; lots of small bubbles. The aroma is of orange peel, clove, maybe cardamom. These reappear in the flavor, with a vanilla like light toffee note. The finish is very dry. Some alcoholic heat seems present, a bit surprising given that this is not that strong a brew. The mouthfeel is generally light to moderate, but it does coat a bit. Overall, this is a decent enough saison, but a bit more rustic and less refined than some others. I did find it a bit tough to get through the whole bottle.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2011 23:46:06 | More by MCDuhamel
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LEdubs

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

07-16-2014 18:45:31 | More by LEdubs
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yesoh

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

07-16-2014 00:56:14 | More by yesoh
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pknyc

New York

3.54/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle date: 04/25/14

A: This one pours an attractive apricot color. There is very little head with an aggressive pour, which dissipates into a small white rim. Much less head than typical saison.

S: A lemony funky aggressive nose. Lemon is totally dominant. Little sourness.

T: Funky, lemon, and a little weird. It is unbalanced with the lemon citrus totally in the forefront. It is dry and slightly sour

MF: light and effervescent.

O: I cannot believe this is $9 for a 375ml, when Dupont is in the $5 range. It basically tastes like a pale ale with lemon concentrate.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2014 23:09:10 | More by pknyc
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keleonetti


4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

07-10-2014 05:12:06 | More by keleonetti
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BrewStarr

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.3%

07-06-2014 16:27:44 | More by BrewStarr
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Chris00710

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

06-30-2014 18:23:55 | More by Chris00710
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fastrodney

North Carolina

3.18/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Served from a 750ml bottle into a Mason jar.

A: The first thing I notice about this beer is the massive, thick head; creamy, almost like watching yeast go crazy in a starter. Color is an orange, apricot orange maybe?

S: Fruity, yeasty

T: This beer has a funkiness I didn't expect in a saison - sour and a citrusy fruitiness

M: Medium-high carbonation, thin body

O: This is miles away from what I thought a saison should be - that either makes it way more authentic than any I've had or off in left field. I can't really get past the sourness of this one.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2014 19:17:27 | More by fastrodney
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JohnnyHopps

Indiana

4.09/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - This saison is a lot darker than I am used to seeing. I generally expect saisons to be straw yellow. The sediment looked a little more like little white rocks at the bottom of the glass.

Smell - The funk of the saison has a little sweetness that brings pineapple to mind. There is something akin to bread and caramel in the aroma as well.

Taste - The funk of a sasion begins the taste, but immediately goes in a different direction. Notes of pineapple, bread, and sour fruits hit various points of the tongue. The sourness lingers in the aftertaste creating a dry impression on the roof of the mouth.

Mouthfeel - The stickiness of the mouthfeel is quite real with allowing a dry aftertaste to linger on the roof of the mouth. Immediately, I find myself thirsty for more. I really enjoyed the finish.

Overall - This saison strays from the norm in the style, which is perhaps why I like it. It is not just another funky saison, but has some interesting nuances.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2014 00:31:08 | More by JohnnyHopps
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -24.8%

06-20-2014 03:06:30 | More by mrfrancis
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tykechandler

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

06-19-2014 00:47:59 | More by tykechandler
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JRod1969

New York

4/5  rDev +0.3%

06-16-2014 20:05:44 | More by JRod1969
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alex_hart

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

06-14-2014 13:29:40 | More by alex_hart
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Greywulfken

New York

4.43/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: deep cloudy amber with a finger of ivory foam, drank fairly clean down the glass

S: citrus with herbal accents, soft orchard fruits, something drying and woodsy

T: sweet spiced orchard fruit, wet grains and drying wood; distant dank funk, forward dark citrus pith

M: medium-bodied, smooth and fuzzy at the same times; soft with a tingle of spice and herb

O: I'm elevating the ranking on this saison - this was the result of some precision craftsmanship, and while my review may not be gushing with descriptors, this is worth your while. It's pricey ($10-15?) but for a saison fan or any experienced BA, I gotta believe its worth the buy. Top-notch stuff.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2014 00:10:26 | More by Greywulfken
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rjcoy06

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -6%

06-08-2014 21:28:43 | More by rjcoy06
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Been wanting to try stuff from Rockmill for a few years now. And now I have 5 beers out of their lineup. I'm starting with this one.

Kind of an unusually dark color on it. An amber hue with a brown kind of edge on it. Mild sweet flavor on the profile. Just a touch of dark fruit. I was hoping this brewery would have their act together, and I'm very glad that seems to be the case. I'm looking forward to other beers from this brewery.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2014 04:12:57 | More by RblWthACoz
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WoodBrew

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.3%

05-24-2014 23:14:24 | More by WoodBrew
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marmstrong1212

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

04-15-2014 01:33:42 | More by marmstrong1212
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Gregvg

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +19%

03-26-2014 23:39:22 | More by Gregvg
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masterofsparks

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -6%

03-24-2014 19:53:15 | More by masterofsparks
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Bonis

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

03-08-2014 05:02:36 | More by Bonis
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AJ_Nungesser

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

02-24-2014 04:24:38 | More by AJ_Nungesser
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

02-20-2014 20:15:18 | More by ygtbsm94
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juicebox

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

02-19-2014 13:49:41 | More by juicebox
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superspak

Michigan

4.33/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 8/16/2013. Pours lightly hazy orange amber color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with plenty of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big orange, pear, apple, apricot, lemon zest, clove, pepper, light bubblegum, bread, honey, herbal, floral, grass, straw, and yeast earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great balance and complexity of big fruity/spicy yeast, malt, and hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big orange, pear, apricot, apple, lemon zest, clove, pepper, light bubblegum, honey, bread, herbal, floral, grass, straw, and yeast earthiness. Big earthy/spicy yeast flavors on the finish; with lingering notes of orange, pear, apricot, apple, lemon zest, clove, pepper, honey, bread, herbal, grass, straw, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity and balance of big fruity/spicy yeast esters with moderate malt and hop flavors; with a great malt/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. High carbonation and medium bodied; with a smooth, crisp, and moderately prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic saison! All around awesome balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, malt, and hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2014 00:53:01 | More by superspak
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Saison from Rockmill Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.