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Pyrus Saison - 4 Hands Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
84
good

159 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 159
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 7
Gots: 10 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: DCon on 03-26-2012)
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Ratings: 159 | Reviews: 26 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

zestar, Oct 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

nmann08, Jul 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

jaydoc, Nov 08, 2014
Photo of emerge077
3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

emerge077, Jan 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

JAHMUR, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of zeff80
3.94/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a golden-yellow color with a two-finger, white head of foam. It left sticky rings of lace.

S - Smelled of pears and white peppercorns.

T - All the great qualities of a saison with a touch of pear flavors and some peppery spiciness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale.

O - This is a really unique spin on the saison. I like it. Another really tasty brew from 4 Hands.

zeff80, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

not as good as their prunus cherry saison, I would never know this was made with pears unless the label told me so. it pours pretty yellow in color, more clear than expected, with a tall and lasting white head over an inch tall. I smell saison yeast and wheat malt, pretty straight forward, no pear or spice at all, very little funk or tart. the flavor is also fine for a normal saison, even quite good, but I cant pick out any fruit, which really hurts this beer to me, especially after how much the cherries added to its sister brew. yeast is nice though, and there is a light crackery malt body to this which lends serious drinkability. carbonated more like a soda than a beer, its a little gassy. overall a fine saison, but I wish the pears came out more. maybe on tap at the brewery is the go for this one, ill have to give that a shot next time through the city...

StonedTrippin, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of Jason
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Jason, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.74/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Forgot that I also had picked this up recently. Was happy to see it upon pulling it out of the box.

Heavy citrus on this one. Lots of it. The pepper is there, but the citrus hijacks the whole ride. Not sure that I really get any pear juice off this one. Feel has a pretty full carbonation going on. At least it fills the mouth with a somewhat soft bubble. Nice drinker. Wouldn't say that it's well rounded, but it's pretty good. Especially considering the style.

RblWthACoz, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of jlindros
3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

jlindros, Apr 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

oline73, Jun 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

MarkyMOD, Jan 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

beernads, Oct 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

imperialking, Apr 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

ejimhof, May 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Gonzoillini, Oct 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

brandoman63, Apr 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

ShanePB, Apr 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

rolltide8425, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.31/5  rDev -10.3%
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.

Alieniloquium, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of Tone
3.53/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy, pale gold color. 1/2 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of coriander, wheat, slight yeast, hop, hint of banana?. Fits the style of a Saison / Farmhouse Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of slight banana, pale malt, slight sweet malt, slight yeast, and a hint of hop. Overall, good appearance, aroma, and blend.

Tone, Apr 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

scruffwhor, Jun 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

vfgccp, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of rudzud
3.95/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to JLindros for sharing this bottle.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a crystal clear golden hue with a fluffy two finger head that leaves light side lacing and a thin blanket.

S - Aromas of lots of peppercorns faint citrus zest light barnyard funk. Quite nice, but where's the pear juice?

T - Taste is fairly nice light and funky with faint malt sweetness. Lots of peppercorns, faint citrus don't get much pear juice at all. Quite unfortunate.

M - Mouthfeel is very solid. Higher carbonation makes this super drinkable.

O - Overall I was somewhat let down by this beer. Wish there was more pear in this....or any at all.

rudzud, Apr 23, 2013
Photo of ColForbinBC
4.03/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap, served in a tulip

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a foamy, paper white cap that rises to fill the glass and falls slowly. Some spider web lacing.

The aroma is classic saison. Clean, bright spice, earthy hops, mild funk, lemons, with pear juice undertones. The pear is a little soft, but a nice addition. I don't know of any other beers using pears.

The pears come out a little more in the flavor profile, lending a soft, fruity complement to the classic saison flavors. Coriander, tangerines, grassy hops, dry hay, and a touch of bubble gum.

Clean, crisp, and sharp. Light body with strong carbonation. The finish is fairly dry with the lingering flavors of pear and spice.

This saison is welcome in my glass anytime. Sharp flavors, clean, strong elements of the style with the unique addition of pears. Well-crafted on all fronts.

ColForbinBC, Jun 10, 2012
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Pyrus Saison from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 159 ratings.