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Pyrus Saison - 4 Hands Brewing Co.

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Pyrus SaisonPyrus Saison

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Reviews: 32
Hads: 179
Avg: 3.72
pDev: 11.02%
Wants: 10
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
4 Hands Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: DCon on 03-26-2012

The name Pyrus originates from the genus of the pear tree. Pyrus is our Fall and Winter saison brewed with pear juice, whole white pepper corns, and the zest of fresh oranges. Pyrus pours a hazy golden hue, with aromas of pear, citrus, and spice. A perfect compliment to seasonal fare.
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Reviews: 32 | Hads: 179
Reviews by jlindros:
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3.89/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a fizzy pasty white fizzy like 1 finger head fades at a med pace at first then slows, nice lacing, very clear slight sediment haze pilsner yellow honey colored.

Nose is a typical saison, berry light funk, grainy grassy hay aromas with a bit of wheat and toasty grainy malts, light lemony aromas and lemongrass, light saison spices, a bit of bready yeasty doughy aroma, faint orange peel, very light white pepper, no pear though.

Taste starts with a semi sweet malts flavor, grainy slightly doughy malt with touch of yeasty flavor and light saison funk. Lemon zest, orange zest, lemongrass, some saison spices and hint of peppery flavor and a bit of pepper heat even. Malts also bring wheat, light grainy pilsner like, hay stalk and crushed straw dust. Some bitterness from the lemon and orange zest and light grassy lemony hops I think, and faint pear skin but not really pear juice. Finish is grainy straw hay malts and straw dust, and plenty of lemon zest and bitter slight rind with light lemony hops and light saison spices.

Mouth is med bodied, tons of effervescent carb, perhaps a bit too much.

Overall ok, nothing special, nice saison spices esp the light peppery heat, bitter rind, lots of lemony flavors, very little funk, but nice drinkable beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.27/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pure gold in color. A thin veil of Brussels lace at the top. It smells like sweet pears and the trademark Belgian yeast strain. The pear flavoring is very strong on the front of the palate. It slowly fades into that trademark slightly musty yeast strain. Very smooth, but the pear flavoring is overpowering.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of hooliganlife
4.15/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a clean golden yellow. light white thin fizzy head. light retention

light pear combined with a fresh funk. hint of citrus hops.

similar to nose, a well balanced pear to funk ratio. nothing over done here, just balance. white pepper and orange zest are very hidden. maybe a hint of burn in the finish.

mild to moderate carbonation, clean but dry finish

this was really good, better than prunus. i would and plan on drinking more of this.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.34/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Very pale yellow and hazy body. Huge white head. Pillow of foam and nice lacing.

Smell - A bit of fruit. Kinda apple-y. A ton of pale malt, at least relative to the other aromas. A bit of pepper.

Taste - Sweet malts. Some light apple fruit flavors. Grainy. More malts. Much more pepper in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Overcarbonated.

Overall - Kinda dull, but the flavors are ok.

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Photo of russpowell
3.36/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours an effervescent honey color with a sliver of beige head. Stays effervescent throughout, minimal head retention & lacing

S: Grassyness, orange peel, melony notes

T: White pepper, orange zest, pears & a little green melon up front & pear skin. Musty pear skins, a little white pepper & orange zest as this warms. Finishes with over-ripe pear, melons & white pepper

MF: Light/medium bodied, delicate carbonation, a little warming

A serviceable Saison, but not in my wheel house. if you like over-ripe pear, this is your beer

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of emerge077
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks Mark for this one!

Pale straw gold with an orange tint in low light. Huge head of white foam, slowly dissipates leaving behind a tornado flurry of spotty lace in the glass. After a few minutes the head is gone. Nice clarity.

Pepper and phenolic yeast spice mainly in the nose.

Flavor is also spice forward, pear is subdued. Dry with a light phenolic yeast note and mild bitterness. Light feel with some effervescence to it. Pear isn't too high in the mix, it's more of an aftertaste that lingers with the yeast spiciness. Overall was good to try, more spice forward if that's your thing.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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Pyrus Saison from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
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