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Zaison "Super" Saison - Brewery Vivant

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Zaison "Super" Saison
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BA SCORE
85
very good

40 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.76%
Wants: 7
Gots: 3 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brewery Vivant visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brew3crew on 07-26-2011)
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1.68/5  rDev -55.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

I wonder if I had a skunked can of beer? I was surprised in that most (all?) BA reviews had Zaison rated much better than I thought it was.

It poured flat, very little carbonation. Lacing quickly dissipated. Golden yellow color, slightly hazy.

Smell was sweet, the only scent I could clearly place was grapefruit.

It had strong stale-sweet taste and an almost 'chewey' mouth feel.

This beer was about as poor tasting as it could be for me to finish, any worse and it would have been poured down the drain. I would only try it again to see if maybe I did have a can that was old, it had no date.

CopperMtnPlowboy, Jan 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +19%

Brad7132, Dec 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

rolandboy, Nov 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

smalenberg, Oct 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

amishbooze, Jul 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Steimie, Jun 05, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

thebigredone, May 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

jmich24, May 26, 2012
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Bytez8888, May 18, 2012
Photo of superspak
3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16 ounce can into tulip glass, no canning date. Pours slightly hazy golden amber color with a 2 finger fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Some slight spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas of lemon, apple, grape, pepper, clove, bread, orange zest, grass, wet hay, slight funk, and yeast spiciness. Some nice and well balanced aromas with good complexity. Taste of lemon, pepper, grape, apple, apricot, clove, coriander, bread, grass, hay, tart earthiness, light funk, and yeast spiciness. Tart spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, grape, apple, pepper, hay, clove, coriander, earth, and tart fruitiness on the finish for a good bit. Some pretty good flavor balance; but there is a bit too much bready earthiness for my liking. Flavors are minimally cloying, and are not an issue with enjoying this one slowly. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a fairly creamy and slick mouthfeel. Pretty easy to sip on at 9%, with only a slight alcohol warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a nice imperial saison. Some nice flavor complexity; and quite smooth for such a big beer. Enjoyable stuff.

superspak, May 10, 2012
Photo of warnerry
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a hazy orange-tinged golden brown with almost two fingers of white head that quickly settle into a thin cap. Not much lacing left behind.

S - Smell is initially grain and citrus, with some yeast funk and a bit of spice coming through as well. Has a sour edge to it.

T - Tart citrus, combined with wheat and yeast. Desent funk presence. More tart than I expected, with some pepper and other spice coming through as well. Pretty tasty.

M - Pretty full bodied for a saison, but I guess it's about right for an imperial saison.

O - An enjoyable brew from Vivant, but I think I'd rather have a regular saison on most occasions. This just feels a bit too heavy and lacks the refreshing qualities I like from the style.

warnerry, May 06, 2012
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Zaison "Super" Saison from Brewery Vivant
85 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.