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Madrone - The Commons Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

46 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 7.65%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

05-02-2013 23:06:51 | More by xnicknj
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Florida

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

07-29-2014 14:58:30 | More by suckaj
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2GOOFY

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

07-29-2014 01:55:09 | More by 2GOOFY
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smekermann

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-19-2014 03:22:53 | More by smekermann
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New York

4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-01-2014 20:51:35 | More by timotao
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Kurmaraja

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

06-26-2014 05:49:17 | More by Kurmaraja
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.5%

06-25-2014 01:05:55 | More by Rutager
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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

06-22-2014 17:20:47 | More by chickenm
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sneaks2210

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

06-21-2014 21:11:32 | More by sneaks2210
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

06-17-2014 22:32:29 | More by DrBier
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zeledonia

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Picked up this bottle at one of the shops in PDX. Tasted 5 June 2014.

Pour is eruptive, but a gentle touch controlled it. Medium orangey amber, cloudy. Three fingers of white head, great retention (not so long that I'd get impatient), and outstanding lacing. Leaves a cap and a ring of foam on top.

Smell is bright and floral, with some light herbal hops to complement the typical floral notes of a bright saison. I like it, but I do wish there were more of it - more potency or more variety.

Taste is good. Very orange (the color, not the fruit), and fairly sweet; reminds me a bit of some kind of delicate fruit-infused soda. Great floral presence here, too, like sucking on sweet flower petals. Yummy.

Feel is really good. Medium-bodied, smooth and light in the mouth thanks to the bright, fizzy carbonation. Lasts exactly as long as I want it to, allowing the flavors to all come through, then as it tilts bitter, it fades out at just the right time.

A very tasty saison. Bright, floral, and lightly fruity. Perhaps the best balance I've encountered between those two aspects of saisons: flowers and fruit. Good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2014 03:07:25 | More by zeledonia
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.54/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle pour at the post-FWIBF bottle share held at the Adelaide Inn in Paso Robles, CA.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour malt, grain, fruit, and spice aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, fruit, and spice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a solid taste, but I think the smell on this one is slightly better.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2014 18:40:37 | More by UCLABrewN84
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jpd7374

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

05-26-2014 16:07:52 | More by jpd7374
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highTempo

Oregon

3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a pint glass.

Pour carefully! This one picked up a big, fat 3-finger ivory head from a casual pour. The head is big and 'fluffy'. Retention is high. Many minutes later, I still have a good head on it.

The color is great - deep yellow-orange / amber. Definitely unfiltered and cloudy. Smell is fresh and full - lemon and grapefruit but on the sweet side. The yeast comes through which I like in a saison.

I went through the full bottle and took some time and the change over that time was noticeable. It came out of my fridge a little cold (it's set at 37F) and my initial sips were not as favorable as what I got once it warmed up a bit. When it did warm up it was dry at first, then filled and and finished sweet and buttery, almost like butterscotch. Nice. The yeast comes through here as well.

You might want to gently turn the bottle over before you cap it to mix the sediment, or pour gently and leave it at the bottom if you prefer that route.

This is a really nice beer. I've been trying a bunch of different local saisons lately and this is not the very best of the bunch but it's definitely good and I'd pick it up again.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2014 23:30:39 | More by highTempo
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jakewatt135

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

04-30-2014 21:58:13 | More by jakewatt135
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thewimperoo

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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emerge077

Illinois

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
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dipso123

California

4/5  rDev +5.5%

01-15-2014 00:32:59 | More by dipso123
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Kylemif

Oregon

4/5  rDev +5.5%

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CoryR

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

10-26-2013 15:32:13 | More by CoryR
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ccrida

Oregon

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
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leftoverburrito

Oregon

4/5  rDev +5.5%

10-11-2013 00:02:47 | More by leftoverburrito
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George1799

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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beerloverofbham

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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strongaf

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

09-21-2013 08:09:57 | More by strongaf
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Madrone from The Commons Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.