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Madrone - The Commons Brewery


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very good

32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 8.71%

Brewed by:
The Commons Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: vkv822 on 06-04-2012)
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Photo of emerge077


3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to Dan for hosting and sharing this one :thumbup:
Quick review from written notes.

Dark gold color, slow gusher, sudsy head of foam with spotty lace present.

Floral aroma of cascades presumably. Lemony tart yeast flavors, clove in the aroma, crisp dry finish with a lightly lingering bitterness. Fairly utilitarian but well put together. Not sure of the age, dry hopping seemed a little muted. Thanks Dan!

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2014 03:01:42 | More by emerge077
Photo of ccrida


3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance burnt gold with a big white head leaving chunks of foamy lace.

Smell is light skunk and citrus, banana esters, touch herbal.

Taste is more estery than hops, there's a slightest bit of sourness, cut by a bitter finish. Little bit of maltiness accentuates the citrus notes similar to an English ale.

Mouthfeel is dry, light.

Drinkability is ok, a solid saison, with a little more malt and hops than classical compositions, which is my preference.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 22:59:06 | More by ccrida
Photo of mactrail


3.66/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden orangey color in the glass. Some big foam at first couple of pours. Very sprightly on the tongue with clouds of bubbles melting in the mouth.

Some malty sweetness on the lips, followed by the drying yeasty sensation. Something of a mineral taste with woody hints. There isn't much in the way of fruit in the flavors, but a hint of plums perhaps. Overall this is rather sweet with caramel and winey. It's balanced by the scratchy Belgian yeast and the bitter aftertaste.

Quite pleasant, but more of a hot evening quaff than something to savor. From the 750 ml bottle bought at Market of Choice on 29th in Eugene.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2013 05:48:20 | More by mactrail
Photo of draheim


4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL into a tulip. Pours a slightly hazy copper color w/ a 1-finger eggshell head, some nice sticky lace.

Aroma is a blend of bready pale and fruity caramel malts and floral PNW hops. Spicy and earthy Belgian yeast.

Taste follows nose. Fruity, floral, musty, earthy, spicy. Crackery pale malt with more sugary caramel malt underneath. Very nicely balanced and refreshing.

Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with a nice bitter finish.

Overall a rock-solid hybrid between a classic saison and an old-school Northwest pale ale.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2013 00:15:25 | More by draheim
Photo of EgadBananas


3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: dark orange, hazy, white finger of head.

Aroma: floral, yeasty, earthy, musk hints, lemon, herbs, bread.

Taste: floral, earthy hoppiness, moderate bitterness, hints of lemon, yeast, white grape.

Mouthfeel: moderate carbonation, could be a bit more effervescent, style wise. Light body, clean.

Overall: solid Saison with nice hop notes, though I don't think the choice of hops mesh 100% with it. Still, quite enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2013 22:04:17 | More by EgadBananas
Photo of LiquidAmber


3.86/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a 3 Monts tulip. Pours a clear, medium golden amber with a fine three finger white head with good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of spicy saison yeast, hints of caramel malt, light citrus, slight earthiness. Flavor follows with semisweet, light caramel malt and citrus quickly drying out to reveal the saison yeast, wood and a hint of wild yeast funk. Light bodied with pleasant active carbonation. A light, fairly subdued saison, but there is a lot going on in the subtle flavors. Interesting flavor progression from lightly sweet to quite dry in the finish. The dry hopping is also lightly done with light grassy hops notes in the finish. This is quite a bit drier than the ales I usually prefer, but I really enjoyed this start to finish and will be sampling the other beer from this brewery. Possibly not for traditionalists because of the unusual dry hopping.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2013 03:10:39 | More by LiquidAmber
Photo of barleywinefiend


3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a lightly hazed golden color with great carbonation leaving a big beautiful billowing dirty white cap. Tere is a lot of foam here, not like infected home but proper head and retention for this style. A lot of lacing present long into this beer.

S: Pretty mundayne and standard for the style. I'm getting a good amount of light citrus notes with underlying grass and light horseblanket. A little bit of banana is detected as well.

T: Upfront I get a little bit of astringency with a light spiciness and banana. A subtle citrus comes in afterwards. I can tell the dry hopping presence with its light citrus and light to moderate bitterness.

M: This beer has good carbonation, light-medium body, a dry presence and finish with a nice bittering.

O: Not to shabby.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2013 23:25:42 | More by barleywinefiend
Photo of jzeilinger


3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a murky light caramel tan color with a thin, even white head and sticky lacing.

S - Musty straw, light funk, bready, light citrus. Overall it's subdued and subtle.

T - Barnyard funk, light citrus tang, spice, somewhat grassy, lemon zest, and finishes with some bitter citrus rind that's bone dry and lingering.

M - Light medium body and incredibly dry.

O - Descent, doesn't particularly stand out in any way and sits somewhere in the middle of the pack.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2013 22:23:08 | More by jzeilinger
Photo of HuskyinPDX


3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the brewery.

A - Served a cloudy medium orange with no head at all.

S - Subtle citrus, malty and spices.

T - Malted pale with subtle citrus, wood and spice. Pretty muted and mild.

D - Light body and low carbonation.

O - Muted crisp citrus and light.

Serving type: on-tap

04-26-2013 02:04:25 | More by HuskyinPDX
Photo of vkv822


3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

on-tap at Belmont Station.
from notes.

Medium orange with foamy, off white head.

Floral notes predominately, blends into lightly spicy, clove yeast notes.

Medium body, foamy, prickly carbonation.

A good saison, nothing too memorable overall but still enjoyable.

Serving type: on-tap

06-04-2012 05:56:13 | More by vkv822
Madrone from The Commons Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.