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Honey Saison - Almanac Beer Co.

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Honey SaisonHoney Saison

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BA SCORE
77
okay

152 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 152
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 17.96%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | 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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KevMo84

California

2/5  rDev -40.1%

05-20-2014 00:39:20 | More by KevMo84
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oso

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

05-19-2014 16:48:32 | More by oso
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MrGone

California

3/5  rDev -10.2%

05-08-2014 07:23:44 | More by MrGone
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JavierGC

Spain

1/5  rDev -70.1%

05-07-2014 15:35:26 | More by JavierGC
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Trio2shine

California

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

05-06-2014 17:55:33 | More by Trio2shine
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elkabong

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

05-05-2014 20:31:44 | More by elkabong
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atrocity

Virginia

3/5  rDev -10.2%

04-25-2014 15:05:07 | More by atrocity
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Nage37

California

4.5/5  rDev +34.7%

04-15-2014 02:34:30 | More by Nage37
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ssgunbond

Belgium

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

04-08-2014 07:19:42 | More by ssgunbond
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FocusDave

California

3.41/5  rDev +2.1%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A - Pours a hazy golden color with a full two fingers of foamy off-white head. Retention lasts a few minutes and lots of carbonation bubbles continue to rise. Leaves thick lacing.

S - Yeast and malt with a little bit of spice. Not getting much honey.

T - Lots of spicy, earthy notes. A hint of sweetness, but it does not linger.

M - Very thin mouthfeel. Lots of carbonation. Bright and crisp on the tongue.

O - The aroma and taste of this beer are pretty good, but the mouthfeel leaves a bit to be desired.

04-01-2014 02:07:12 | More by FocusDave
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DownInToMyBelly

California

2.25/5  rDev -32.6%

03-29-2014 01:53:58 | More by DownInToMyBelly
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Guzzle_McBrew

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +19.8%

03-24-2014 15:20:43 | More by Guzzle_McBrew
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BryanCDM

California

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

03-07-2014 03:55:37 | More by BryanCDM
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Birdlegs

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

03-03-2014 05:16:19 | More by Birdlegs
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HaveUSeenMyCellar

California

3/5  rDev -10.2%

02-27-2014 23:05:56 | More by HaveUSeenMyCellar
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Maxwell

Massachusetts

4.09/5  rDev +22.5%

The beer pours a cloudy, yellowed orange, like the place in a fire where the yellow core moves into the red fingers. The beer pours with a massive head of medium sized fizzy bubbles. The head mellows to about a finger’s width with a fluffy terrain running across the top of the glass. In body, the beer is completely opaque and cloudy, yet bright in color… I suspect that the honey and ginger found in the beer have a lot to do with the beer’s opacity. On the nose, the beer smells of rich barnyard hay, grass, and smooth wildflower honey. Touches of wheat bread and definite funky spice blend over the nostril hairs quite well. I like the smell of this beer, as it is subtle, but delightfully saison-like. The honey especially adds a smoothness to the scent that really balances out the funk and makes it quite inviting. I feel like I’m smelling a fresh meadow beside a farm yard. There is even a hint of nettles in the nose. On the tongue, the beer tastes wonderfully subtle and balanced, moving from sweet honey to slight citrus acidity to grassy and herbal bitter characters. There is even a touch of spice on the yeast, and I think the ginger is adding to the spicy twang. In flavor, the beer starts grassy and then opens to herbal spice, hay, nettles, and all the while smooth honey slowly works through the flavors so that it almost feels like you’ve sucked on just a drop of fresh honey by the time you finish your sip. I don’t out right taste any ginger in this beer, but I do taste funky yeast spice, touches of pepper, and definite herbal flavors that even stray slightly towards minty freshness. Maybe it’s just because it is a cold and windy day here in winterized New England, but this beer reminds me very much of a warm spring meadow with bees, and nettles, and fresh hay, perhaps even with new grown mint leaves. It is quite nice for my winter-cold body to sit in the freshness of this beer. The finish of the beer is rich with honey and wheat malt flavors, while the aftertaste blends in spicy yeast and fresh herbal mint. In the mouth, the beer feels medium bodied with a little-too-harsh carbonation that definitely gives the beer a fresh snap, but digs into the tongue with a touch too much prickle. Mouthfeel is crisp and snappy with a slight gelling feeling, probably from the honey. Overall, I like this beer. As I said before, it may just be that I am wishing for spring, but this beer embodies that nicely for my taste buds, and though it is a little too aggressive in carbonation, it makes up for that by being superbly balanced in flavor and nuance. This is a beer to try.

02-26-2014 20:29:42 | More by Maxwell
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topdown

California

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

02-21-2014 01:07:55 | More by topdown
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

02-16-2014 19:04:14 | More by Texasfan549
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

02-12-2014 04:09:04 | More by BillRoth
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Samir79

California

3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

02-10-2014 20:30:07 | More by Samir79
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

01-25-2014 04:29:34 | More by Kelp
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random846

California

3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

01-24-2014 05:59:21 | More by random846
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warpedrevolution

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

01-16-2014 02:03:03 | More by warpedrevolution
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midnitesun11

California

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

01-13-2014 02:43:51 | More by midnitesun11
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

3.29/5  rDev -1.5%

12oz bottle, no bottling date. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass today, 1/10/2014.

Pours a light straw-orange body, with a very fluffy white head that is quite overcarbonated. Takes a long while to settle down and finish the pour.

Smells nice and spicy up front- peppercorns, lemon zest- with a solid breadiness in the back. Very pleasant nose, not too intense but not weak at all. Enjoyable.

Flavour is kind of weak, but not bad. No peppery spices are present like in the nose, and behind the breadiness there is a solid yeast spice flavour backing it up. Not a complex or particularly interesting saison, but by no means is this a bad beer.

Thinner bodied, but well carbonated and refreshing. Easy to drink, not a sipper by any means.

Decent shelf saison, not the most interesting but not the worst either.

01-11-2014 05:43:57 | More by Stevedore
Honey Saison from Almanac Beer Co.
77 out of 100 based on 152 ratings.