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Myrtle - The Commons Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

82 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 9.27%
Wants: 12
Gots: 5 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
The Commons Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Sarlacc83 on 03-31-2013)
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Reviews by HuskyinPDX:
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3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 5.6.13

A - Pours a hazy medium orange with a active foamy two and a half inch head that fades slowly.

S - Bready, tart citrus, lemon rind, slight funk.

T - Tart lemon zest, earthy, oaky finish.

D - Tons of carbonation with a lighter body.

O - Tart citrus with a earthy funk/dry finish. Perfect for the moment, and should develop a bit more. I enjoyed it.

HuskyinPDX, May 15, 2013
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acurtis, May 26, 2013
Photo of dirtylou
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle, split, hill farmstead stemware

Lovely beer - apricot-orange body, full creamy white head and strong retention. Aromas of tart lemon, sugar, metal. Tart, very lemon-forward, lemonade-beer hybrid concoction, dough, pilsner malt. I like this bottle much more than the tap versions consumed down in PDX

dirtylou, Jun 03, 2013
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3.66/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy golden yellow. Nice big white head. Lasts forever.

Smell - Lemony and estery. A bit of hay.

Taste - Lemony again. Lemon acidity, too. Wheaty in the middle. Very musty with a slight white wine finish.

Mouthfeel - Very light. Coats the mouth with sour aftertastes. Well carbonated.

Overall - Flavorful, but not complex.

Alieniloquium, Jan 21, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance. Pours a hazy gold with three fingers fluffy white head.

Smell. Sweet wheat, a little lemon and dry saison yeast.

Taste. Lots of lemon juice, quite sour, some wheat and a bit of saison yeast.

Mouthfeel. Medium-light body, fairly strong carbonation.

Overall. Nice (and very sour) saison.

Rutager, Jul 25, 2013
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3.86/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a tulip. Pours a light gold color with a foamy head.

The aromas are well balanced with notes of lemon peels, spices, florals, citrus, and some tart notes as well.

Medium/light bodied with very nice flavors of lemon peels, spices, and citrus notes. There is a real nice tartness on the back end that is very refreshing.

This is a very nice and refreshing. It's on the lighter side and is a well drinking saison.

KDawg, Jul 26, 2013
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4.24/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

thanks to M4ttj0nes for this awesome extra!

poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: pale straw yellow to a light peach bodied beer that is mostly translucent with slight bit of haziness noted. A moderately slow pour massive head easily 3 fingers tall; ya gotta pour slowely gently with this beer just like most saisons! Head has good staying power and leaves a chunky head for a long time that eventually drops down to a thin uneven cap. Thick lace coats the glass.

Smell: Fresh baked sourdough bread and tart citrus notes. Plenty of fruity yeast that balances the bready malts and a hint of white pepper. The malts are a big player in the nose of this beer more so than the tart citrus notes. Mild earthy and faint oaky notes, maybe even some funk, but that might be a little bit of a strech with the funk.

Taste: mildly tart lemons and orange zest, a nice mix of citrus. In the middle of the beer, I get a decent amount of cheesy and greek yogert flavors that mix with wet straw and wheat malts. Slight hint of fruity yeast, earthiness, and white pepper. Slight metallic twinge as this beer warms up. Also, get just the slightest bit of a buttery taste. The tartness builds up nicely in this saison and it has a bigger tart presence towards the end of each sip thats not overdone. I get a hint of bananas, cloves, and anise in the aftertaste mingling with the now almost moderately tart citrus notes. Lingering honey sweetness in the aftertaste as well. Really unique saison with alot going on.

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with high end of moderate carbonation. The carbonation is very soft and delicate. The tartness makes the beer feel slightly clean and its semidry. Really drinkable saison.

Overall: 2nd beer from The Commons! These guys are going to be a force to recon with in the craft beer world. I think that I enjoyed Urban Farmhouse just a little bit more than this Myrtle and the main factor is the buttery and metallic off flavors found in Myrtle. Yeah, they are fairly mild and not really all that distracting, but they did slightly hold the beer back from being over the top. With that said I would glad have this beer again and I would love to try other beers from The Commons I really dig what they are doing! So far both beer I have tried from them are wonderful and I would say that this brewery is under the radar right now.

Paired this beer with some Farmers Cheese from WI and it paired very nicely with this saison!

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Myrtle from The Commons Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.