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Saison - Chama River Brewing Company

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Reviews: 2
Hads: 2
Avg: 3.99
pDev: n/a
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Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Chama River Brewing Company
New Mexico, United States | website

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Loki on 09-16-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 2 | Hads: 2
Reviews by Loki:
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3.95/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled on draft at the main Albuquerque location.

Appearance: Deep copper color, slightly darker than the copper bar, with a thin head that fades quickly. Light lacing around the glass throughout the sampling.

Smell: Deep and rich Belgian and caramel malt with hints of spices. The spices were subtle with aromas of clove, hints white pepper, and whiffs of other scents I could not discern.

Taste: Sweet, Belgian malt. Light caramel flavors, followed by subtle spices. When the food arrived the beer complemented the food and the spices seemed to come out more. Finishes with a slight bitterness, very good with food.

Mouthfeel: Starts sticky and finishes a little dry.

Drinkability: Very good session beer, and as most Saisons great with food.

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4.03/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I tasted this in a 10 oz. pilsner glass at the brewery/restaurant on June 15, 2007. It was listed on the menu as CRBC Saison, 6.5 % AVV, and it sounds like it may have been a different beer than the previous reviewer had in 2004. Mine was clear light golden with a thin white head that left a spidery lace up the glass. The smell was very subtle - light malt with a hint of honey. The taste was much more flavorful than I expected based on the smell. It was nice and malty with a light sour yeast initial flavor and had a hint of spice. The aftertaste was similar and medium lived. The beer was light to medium bodied with a nice dry finish. It is a smooth and refreshing, very drinkable summer bear that is surprisingly flavorful. I would definitely recommend it if you like this style.

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Saison from Chama River Brewing Company
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