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Silo - Lucid Brewing

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83
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25 Ratings
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Ratings: 25
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 12.81%


Brewed by:
Lucid Brewing visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: morimech on 07-06-2013)
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Reviews by alphagnome:
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alphagnome

Iowa

3.08/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance:
Cloudy, light brown colored body with a fantastic, white head that remains thick for quite some time. Decent amount of carbonation.

Aroma:
The aroma has a nice funk that is ripe with earthy spices and a distinct Belgian character, yeast I believe. Clove and ground pepper with plenty of sweet citrus notes and subtle hints of banana.

Taste:
Doesn't quite live up to the aroma.. Bitterness hits upfront and ride this one all the way through and unfortunately it isn't very pleasant. Through the bitterness, you can detect dull orange peel which provides some much needed tart and sweet notes. Funky aftertaste that lingers.

Mouthfeel:
Medium body. Carbonation is good but fades fast if not consumed quickly. Semi-dry finish.

Overall:
Not a bad for the style as it does check most of the right boxes. That said, it's just not enjoyable once move forth from the aroma. If more character could break through the bitterness, this could be a stellar entry.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2013 21:57:17 | More by alphagnome
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billhelm

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

04-18-2014 17:09:19 | More by billhelm
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garymuchow

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

03-23-2014 15:13:49 | More by garymuchow
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BuckettOfBeer

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

03-12-2014 15:30:48 | More by BuckettOfBeer
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

01-15-2014 04:34:51 | More by mattmarka1
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle opened on 10.28.13
Thanks L!

A - Pours a hazy dark orange with a huge foamy light tan head that fades slowly.

S - Spices, malt, sweet gumballs.

T - Spices, saison yeast, gumballs before a very spicy finish.

D - Tons of carbonation with a light body.

O - Spices and a sweet gumball presence.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2013 06:17:47 | More by HuskyinPDX
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sgttibbs

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

12-12-2013 03:52:18 | More by sgttibbs
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Dave2234

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +9%

12-02-2013 03:59:36 | More by Dave2234
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Localdrinklax

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

10-19-2013 01:29:56 | More by Localdrinklax
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Bighorn

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

09-24-2013 00:16:47 | More by Bighorn
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.11/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy golden orange with a lot of rising bubbles. Huge four finger off white head with decent retention. Leaves a lot of clingy lacing around the glass.

Smell: A yeast driven Belgian style aroma with hints of fruit and spices. Upfront Belgian yeast with some farmhouse funk, clove, and peppers. Bright and zesty citrus fruit presence with hints of orange, lemon zest, pineapple, and apricot. Sweet bready malt presence with hints of caramel, straw, grains, and cracker. Also some light sweet candied sugar hints. Hops are pretty subtle. Solid aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a bright and zesty yeast driven taste with citrus and spice notes. Belgian yeast with notes of farmhouse funk, peppers, and clove spicing. Juicy citrus fruit taste with notes of orange peel, lemon zest, pineapple, apricot, and peach. Notes of candied sugar. Sweet bready malt presence with notes of grains, straw, caramel, oats, and cracker. Subtle earthy hops in the background. A nice juicy taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a fairly high level of carbonation. Juicy, spicy, and very smooth.

Overall: A pretty solid take on a Saison. Not as funky as typical for the style but there is a pretty good citrus taste.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2013 07:37:43 | More by MattyG85
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drop6301

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -18.3%

09-19-2013 01:15:16 | More by drop6301
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maDUECEgunner

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +9%

09-05-2013 20:27:22 | More by maDUECEgunner
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atomicskier1889

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

09-05-2013 00:56:56 | More by atomicskier1889
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dbriesemeister

Minnesota

2.84/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

On tap at a local beer bar.

Look - honey yellow color, cloudy appearance, limited head and modest lacing

Smell - sweet malty smell, some note of lavender

Taste - bitter flavor overpowers the usual saison sweetness

Feel - smooth start, medium carbonation, medium body, lingering bitter aftertaste

Overall - disappointing version of a saison

Serving type: on-tap

08-28-2013 22:22:51 | More by dbriesemeister
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NWer

Washington

4/5  rDev +9%

08-26-2013 23:45:51 | More by NWer
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sacrelicio

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

08-18-2013 17:41:10 | More by sacrelicio
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zeledonia

Minnesota

3.94/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I can't pass up a local saison, so when I saw this in bottles, I had to pick one up. Tasted 17 August 2013.

Pours a hazy medium amber, slightly orangey. Half-finger of fizzy off-white head, little of it and styrofoamy. Okay retention, little lacing. Not the best.

Smell is a varied bundle of saison smells, all good. Yeast and fruit are most prominent, peaches and other stone fruit. There are also earthy and spicy aromas, adding nice depth. I really dig the smell of this.

Taste is duller, but still not bad. It's warm, earthy and lightly fruity, with a touch of spice. Has a bitter fade in the finish. I like it, and it all works well together, but somehow it feels a little empty.

Feel is excellent. Medium-bodied, eruptive fizzy carbonation that backs off just as it needs to. It brings out the best of the flavor, then disappears at exactly the right time.

This is a really solid saison. It's got all the pieces, in mostly balanced amounts. There are two main things holding it back: there's no element that's particularly impressive, and the pieces don't quite come together to a synergistic whole.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2013 01:36:03 | More by zeledonia
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Cooper

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

08-15-2013 17:25:02 | More by Cooper
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +9%

07-28-2013 00:15:08 | More by bigbeers84
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Tucquan

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9%

07-20-2013 02:14:33 | More by Tucquan
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PieOhMy

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +9%

07-17-2013 23:29:38 | More by PieOhMy
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jimmah120

Minnesota

4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

20oz pour on tap. poured into a hefeweizen glass.

look is an extremely cloudy golden orange. smell is like the flavor, but subdued: malt, yeast, pepper, clove, and root beer. feel is a light medium with plenty of carbonation.

very flavorful saison, comparable to surly cynic.

Serving type: on-tap

07-09-2013 00:10:56 | More by jimmah120
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pisomojado8

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

07-07-2013 00:59:04 | More by pisomojado8
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morimech

Minnesota

3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy golden color with one finger of head that quickly settled to a thin cap. Spotty lacing is left down the glass.

Yeasty aroma of cloves and phenols. But what I like is the citrus, fruity aromas coming off the beer.

This is a spicy saison without being too phenolic in flavor. The fruit that I smelled also comes into the flavor which balances the peppery, clove yeast elements. A little bit of sweetness from the malt also adds some nice balance.

Light body that could use just a tick more carbonation. Lays a little flat in the finish.

A good beer. Maybe not my first choice to satiate a thirst after some hard labor in the summer heat as it is a little too sweet and does not finish crisp and clean. But it does have good balance of flavors in a lower ABV package.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2013 20:05:45 | More by morimech
Silo from Lucid Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.