Le Sexxxy Saison - Catawba Brewing Co.

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86
very good

30 Ratings
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Catawba Brewing Co. visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  9.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: John_M on 05-31-2010

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Ratings: 30 | Reviews: 10
Photo of jaswilson2
3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I hate this feature on Beer Advocate. I shouldn't have to justify my rating on any beer. Taste is subjective!

Photo of tlema1
3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I didn't get as much fruitiness as I hoped, but overall it's a nice beer

Photo of Dave1999
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy yellow with a bright white head.

The smell is yeasty,cloves,pepper.

The taste is yeast,pepper, very bitter for the style.

The mouthfeel is light with medium carbonation.

Overall not my favourite saison but not too bad.

Photo of metter98
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Thirsty Monk, Asheville, NC

A: The beer is clear amber-yellow in color. It poured with a thin white head that dissipated and left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of Belgian yeast and spices are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but has notes of spices and hints of the underlying malts.
M: It feels nearly medium-bodied and dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I found this beer to be a little maltier compared to other saisons, but it still had some refreshing properties due to the dryness.

Photo of chinchill
3.55/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Hazy golden body with an excellent head. Smells floral, fruity and quite pleasant. Virtually no funk in this saison but seems a bit hoppy. Somewhat unusual aroma also due, most likely, to the "exclusive blend of five Belgian yeast strains". A modicum of funk in the flavor, along with some bread, honey, and earthy hops.
This beer has a light body and finishes dry.

O: a refreshing and relatively clean and hoppy saison.

Photo of AlexFields
3.28/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a medium light wooden color, light head but very pretty color.

Smells of dry peppery yeast, some banana and flowers.

Taste is moderately sweet, floral and mild farmhouse yeast, notes of light fruit. Tasty, nothing special.

Mouthfeel is good--good carb, fairly creamy, pretty full body.

6.5/10

Photo of rangerred
3.47/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap at the thirsty monk.

Pours a hazy dark orange with a smallish head and just a little bit of lacing.

Aroma is full of bubblegum and clove and reminds me more of a Belgian pale than a Saison. Not really any fruity or funky notes.

More of the same bubblegum/banana/clove yeast esters in the flavor. It is quite muddled and not very refreshing or thirs quenching at all which is what this style is supposed to be. Mouthfeel is pretty thick and sticky which only detracts from the drinkability even more.

Overall, not a good effort from Catawba Valley. This beer is pretty messy and not a good representation of the style whatsoever.

Photo of tdm168
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Barley's Taproom in Asheville.

A - hazy orange golden color with a thin lacing of head.

S - yeasty, Belgian funk, faint coriander, faint fruitiness

T - bready, mild fruit, belgian yeast, faint coriander, earthy

M - medium bodied, warm, smooth, good carbonation

This is a decent beer. It has a solid flavor, it's smooth, and it's drinkable. It's worth trying.

Photo of TheKingofWichita
3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the String Bean in Belmont, NC.
She pours a hazy orange color with a thin yellowish white head and rings of lacing throughout the glass. Smells of orange peel, ginger, and some pine. Tastes much the same: ginger, orange, malts, piny hops and interesting spices. Mouthfeel is medium with a light carbonation. Overall its another good brew from the boys at Catawba Valley.

Photo of John_M
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Barley's the other day.

The beer pours a honey orange color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is kind of odd, showing light honey and considerable ginger. The combination makes me think of liquid soap, which is something I assume the brewer was not going for. The beer is much better on the palate, fortunately, showing honey, melon, cherry, and a slight bitter skunkiness on the finish. The skunky finish isn't all that great, but otherwise this is an attractive, moderately sweet, medium bodied beer. Drinkability is OK (except for the odd finish), and I found this to be one of the more interesting beers I sampled this weekend.

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Le Sexxxy Saison from Catawba Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.