Pyrus Saison - 4 Hands Brewing Co.
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Reviews by zeledonia:
3.81/5 rDev +3.3%
Thanks to shebby for the bottle. Tasted 3 February 2013, reviewed from notes.
Pours a translucent golden yellow. Like looking through gold wax paper. Half-finger of white head, gone fast, little lacing. Nice column of bubbles.
Smell is bright and flowery, with a touch of funk and a hit of sweetness. That juicy sweetness is thanks to the pear juice, I assume. Very mild peppery spice. Definitely on the floral end of the saison spectrum, and I think it'd be better with a little more funk.
Taste starts out rich and juicy, half floral, one quarter buttery, and one quarter earthy. But that lasts only a second, before it turns to bitterness that washes all that other niceness away. Good, but would have been much better if that initial burst had lasted.
Feel is a bit blah. Medium-bodied, low carbonation that just provides a soft fuzz. Needs more carbonation, IMO. Lasting flavor. Fine, could be better.
A pretty good saison, solidly in the upper-middle tier. It's flowery, but not clean enough to be a pure floral saison. It's stuck in the middle of a couple places that really work, but it's not quite solidly in any of them.
02-10-2013 04:40:09 | More by zeledonia
More User Reviews:
3.28/5 rDev -11.1%
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.
06-30-2013 03:35:13 | More by Franziskaner
4.15/5 rDev +12.5%
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.
06-19-2012 23:37:19 | More by hooliganlife
3.31/5 rDev -10.3%
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.
09-09-2013 23:40:19 | More by Alieniloquium
3.78/5 rDev +2.4%
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.
01-21-2013 02:20:18 | More by emerge077
Pyrus Saison from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.