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Saison Rustica - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

63 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 8.47%
Wants: 0
Gots: 8 | 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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BillRoth

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

07-04-2014 18:01:39 | More by BillRoth
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joegard

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

07-04-2014 01:02:55 | More by joegard
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

07-03-2014 18:20:44 | More by Dave_Treat
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PTEdelman

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

07-02-2014 21:54:54 | More by PTEdelman
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reefa

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

07-01-2014 01:27:10 | More by reefa
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2014 01:23:11 | More by smakawhat
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HoppyBastard2

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

06-30-2014 00:32:38 | More by HoppyBastard2
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Lehighace06

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

06-29-2014 21:04:39 | More by Lehighace06
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timothybarney

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

06-28-2014 14:48:14 | More by timothybarney
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DubCo21

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

06-23-2014 00:25:05 | More by DubCo21
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Aubs723

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

06-19-2014 21:41:40 | More by Aubs723
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Guden

Maryland

3/5  rDev -18%

06-18-2014 11:47:58 | More by Guden
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CreoleWilliams

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

06-16-2014 17:21:11 | More by CreoleWilliams
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CRV334

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

06-15-2014 20:34:05 | More by CRV334
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PGVG

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

06-15-2014 20:25:55 | More by PGVG
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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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billab914

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

06-08-2014 22:11:09 | More by billab914
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

4/5  rDev +9.3%

06-08-2014 05:19:57 | More by Gatordaddy
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Badger6

Virginia

3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18%

06-05-2014 04:46:07 | More by oglmcdgl
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2dogbrew

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

06-05-2014 02:06:23 | More by 2dogbrew
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JasonMccuen


4/5  rDev +9.3%

06-04-2014 06:39:36 | More by JasonMccuen
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BradMacMullin

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -18%

03-21-2014 23:54:34 | More by BradMacMullin
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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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jaymo18

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

02-17-2014 19:52:08 | More by jaymo18
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Saison Rustica from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.