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Saison Rustica - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

77 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 8.2%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 05-17-2013)
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Rihup

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

06-14-2014 17:14:52 | More by Rihup
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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Jason

Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev +3.3%

750ml caged and corked brown bottle with no freshness date, there is a vintage date of 2013 on the label.

Decent looking head, dissipates quicker than anticipated. Hazed orange straw color. Spicy aroma with hints of anise, lemongrass, yeast, cracker-like maltiness. Semi-crisp, mild creaminess with a moderate sized body. Yeast and dried grass to start, mild herbal phenols, peppery spice, lemongrass, faint anise, ripe pears, rounded maltiness, modest hopping, semi-dry finish.

Love the flavor and aroma here, was hoping for a bit more dryness and for it to pop a bit more. The lemongrass does add that feigned element of a mild tartness, a bit more tartness from somewhere else would have been welcomed. Regardless of all of the nitpicking, this is a good quaff.

05-17-2013 01:53:29 | More by Jason
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jtladner

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

09-01-2013 00:14:14 | More by jtladner
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

07-11-2013 13:26:27 | More by stereosforgeeks
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timfore

Virginia

4/5  rDev +9.3%

11-20-2013 23:10:49 | More by timfore
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HuntDaddy540

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

07-24-2014 02:51:04 | More by HuntDaddy540
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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VeganUndead

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

03-01-2014 18:44:06 | More by VeganUndead
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.73/5  rDev +1.9%

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

A very light and pale yellow body, almost watery and translucent. Small rising column of carbonation in the middle, with very very fine bubbles rising through a bit of an opaque body. Head is very soapy and bright white, but easily makes three fingers tall and a decent one finger puck while slowly settling.

Weird nose. THere is big ash quality to this, like cigarette smoke. Small hints of light and tart fruit peach and apricot, and a bit of spice. At first very alarming, but sweetness kicks in with the fruit after some time, and really grows on me.

Palate is very dry and light body. Hints of fruit, but very wet finish and a classic mild pepper heat a bit on the finish. Some good brut crackery dry sensations, but misses a lot of malt depth and Belgian character. There's also not a lot of the spice or lemongrass coming through this very much

Overall, it's the lack of depth in this beer compared to most saisons that seems to be lacking. It does have a great flavor profile and big dry quality however.

07-01-2014 01:23:11 | More by smakawhat
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Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

06-23-2014 00:25:05 | More by DubCo21
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Badger6

Virginia

3.54/5  rDev -3.3%

750mL bottle, marked 2014 release, into a tulip.

A: Orangish yellow color, white head that diminishes fast, decent lacing.

S: Clearly funky. Malty, with citrus, stone fruit and a hint of anise. Seems to be unbalanced toward the malts, with the yeasty characters just laid on top.

T: Malty and funky. Lemon citrus, more stone fruits, lightly spiced, with a yeasty note. Finishes slightly bitter.

F: Medium body, carbonation is balanced and matched. Dry, feels crisp on the palate.

O: It's saison. But in a style that is increasingly popular, this falls in the realm of average. It's not bad, but it isn't great.

06-08-2014 02:20:40 | More by Badger6
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New York

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Virginia

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Saison Rustica from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.