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Saison Minuit - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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Saison Minuit
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BA SCORE
82
good

12 Ratings
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 14.37%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Beerandraiderfan on 06-29-2011)
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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.33/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Brown colored ale, thin light brown ring of head to it, not much lacing. Herbal spiciness and a dallop of roasty smoke to it.

Pepper, cocoa, chocolate. Mild spice from the pepper and 'vintage' hops. Substantial bitterness in a style I was not expecting to find such from. This is actually pretty complex, a saison sipper if you will. Wasn't really my cup of tea though. Didn't have any sourness, the chocolate was underplayed for my tastes. Seemed more like a dressed up brown ale. Would recommend for big saison fans, otherwise, probably not.

Beerandraiderfan, Jun 29, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

FalconA, Oct 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

jaydoc, Nov 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Smurf2055, Aug 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

WILD-THING, Sep 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

UA8, Dec 18, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Chou, Jun 09, 2012
Photo of ccrida
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On draught at Bailey's, served in an imperial pint, Saison Minuit is a dark, cola brown with a tan head leaving foamy lace.

Smell is sweet, tropical fruits. Good, identifiable saison esters, a touch of grape as well, nice.

Taste is really quite complex. It's got some of the quinine like minerality that I look for in a saison, some dry, herbal hops...but then there is a smoked malt character, not dominating, pleasantly integrated even, but surprising. A dusting of chocolate.

Mouthfeel is very dry, moderately carbonated, and medium light bodied.

Drinkability pretty high. This is an interesting, and well executed twist on a classically styled base saison. I'm impressed with their restraint, just a kiss of smoke provides texture without dominance. Worth seeking out.

ccrida, Apr 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

CheapBeerBuzz, Jul 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

twelveinches, Oct 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

AApparel, Sep 28, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -36.6%

beertunes, Oct 16, 2012
Saison Minuit from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
82 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.