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Madrone - The Commons Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 7.65%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | 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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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.8%

07-17-2013 22:11:36 | More by Knapp85
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

07-18-2013 22:21:25 | More by DaveHack
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

07-17-2013 22:12:13 | More by millerbuffoon
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jcjerabek

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

08-07-2013 15:29:03 | More by jcjerabek
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thewimperoo

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

03-17-2014 13:24:27 | More by thewimperoo
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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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strongaf

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

09-21-2013 08:09:57 | More by strongaf
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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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barleywinefiend

Washington

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
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

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
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

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
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mactrail

Washington

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
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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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jessicapreuss

Brazil

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

09-20-2012 17:54:14 | More by jessicapreuss
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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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jakewatt135

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

08-09-2013 06:26:43 | More by Kopfschuss
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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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CoryR

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

05-24-2013 11:17:15 | More by twbeecher
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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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kscaldef

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

08-12-2013 20:29:11 | More by kscaldef
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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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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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Madrone from The Commons Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.