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Honey Saison - Almanac Beer Co.

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77
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155 Ratings
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Ratings: 155
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 17.96%
Wants: 4
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Almanac Beer Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: RblWthACoz on 08-26-2012)
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Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Nose: ready grains, honey, spice, ginger
Pours gold with a slight haze under a persistent, rocky, 2" bone white moussey head that produces excellent lace.
Palate: fruit, light bready grains, a touch of heat from the ginger, a touch of hop bitterness on the finish for balance, very well put together.
Very creamy, medium high carbonation, medium body

pat61, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of sean_paul
2/5  rDev -40.1%

sean_paul, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of Raziel313
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Raziel313, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of Snodman
1.5/5  rDev -55.1%

Snodman, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of kvgomps
2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

kvgomps, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of portia99
3.49/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into an Idle Hands tulip.

A - Pours with a huge fluffy, off-white, 3 finger cap of foam on top of a cloudy, slightly muddied pale amber colored body.

S - Noticeable honey character up front, green, grassy and slightly vegetable hop presence, ginger , slightly tart wheaty malt.

T - Mild wheat tartness with grassy hops, honey sweetness, mild hop bitterness, gingery spice. A number of flavor components here, but overall it seems kinda hollow without any cohesiveness pulling everything together. Comes across as rather plain and a bit lacking in life.

M - Light in body, a bit watery in feel, sharp carbonation that is extremely prickly on the tongue. Spicy ginger in the middle that then lingers forever past the swallow and giving the biggest flavor impression in this beer.

O - Unimpressive...seems like it should be better reading the ingredients list. It just doesn't seem to pull it all together...big potential, but lacking a bit in execution. Drinkable but not one for me to go back to...not really saison-y to me - more like a non-descript pale ale with ginger added.

portia99, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of NorCalAussie
3/5  rDev -10.2%

NorCalAussie, Jul 30, 2014
Photo of TheSamKuehn
4/5  rDev +19.8%

TheSamKuehn, Jul 30, 2014
Photo of cletusdog
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

cletusdog, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of frlrv1020
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

frlrv1020, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of geuze_gone_wild
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

geuze_gone_wild, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of Cheyenne
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Cheyenne, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of saeh
3/5  rDev -10.2%

saeh, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of EdLerner
3/5  rDev -10.2%

EdLerner, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of BMMillsy
3.69/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Falling Rock in Denver. Pours hazy yellow with lots of fluffy head. Aroma of yeast funk, sweet honey, some light citrus and pear, a bit of spice, and more funkiness. Flavor follows the smell very closely with some additional sweetness and body, some nice finishing spice and light grassy hop character. Body is light to light medium with medium plus carbonation. Goes down pretty easy. Nothing special but worth drinking on a nice summer day.

BMMillsy, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of zestar
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

zestar, Jul 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Williaar, Jun 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

LakerLeith, Jun 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

RebornStussy, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of ArrogantB
3.6/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Hops and Pie. Orange color, alright head. Interesting aroma that has only the mildest notes of honey but then something else I can;t place. Not bad. Flavor was yeasty with a bit of honey wheat bread aspect to it. very drinkable and I liked it better than the farmer's reserve blackberry.

ArrogantB, Jun 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

TrulySlide, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of pkalix
4/5  rDev +19.8%

pkalix, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of 510a
3/5  rDev -10.2%

510a, Jun 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Gobzilla, Jun 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

rowbow, Jun 06, 2014
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Honey Saison from Almanac Beer Co.
77 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.