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Philosophizer - Adelbert's Brewery

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68 Ratings
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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 10.99%
Wants: 5
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Adelbert's Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mora2000 on 06-20-2012)
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Reviews by BryanCarey:
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BryanCarey

Texas

3.69/5  rDev -1.1%

Golden orange in color with a cloudy body, this beer has a nose of cloves, grain, spice, and a touch of honey. Foam level is slight and it doesn’t last very long. There is no lacing left on the glass as you drink.

This beer offers a cornucopia of flavors such as citrus, apple, pear, yeast, and lemongrass. There is some alcohol in the finish, but not as much as I expected, given the percentage of abv. The beer is only moderately spiced, a little peppery, and generally refreshing with a dry finish. The Belgian yeast imparts a certain candy- like character but the other ingredients help to dry out the flavor, leading to a good taste and balance overall.

This beer is sold in a wine- size bottle and is capped with a cork. It took me some effort to pull the cork off, but I like that, once popped, the beer doesn’t explode out of the bottle. I made the mistake of storing the bottle on its side, due to its height, and that caused the small amount of sediment to end up resting on the side of the bottle. But it was nothing that a little agitation couldn’t resolve.

Overall, I found this a good tasting farmhouse ale/saison that is definitely worth a sample. It isn’t easy to find, but Adebert’s just recently expanded into California and continues to add more states to its distribution. Grab a bottle if you can find it- it’s worth the effort.

03-07-2014 05:02:57 | More by BryanCarey
More User Reviews:
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Mora2000

Texas

3.2/5  rDev -14.2%

The beer pours a hazy golden-orange color with a white head. The aroma has a good bit of sweet citrus notes, with some Belgian yeast, some wheat and a little bit of floral quality. The flavor is similar, with the orange citrus notes and Belgian yeast coming through the strongest. There is a little bit of spice mixed in, as well as some wheat. Everything starts off fine, but the finish is a little bit muddy, which detracts from the overall flavor. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

06-20-2012 03:30:26 | More by Mora2000
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Meyers1023

Texas

3/5  rDev -19.6%

08-07-2014 04:22:33 | More by Meyers1023
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awalsh

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.2%

08-08-2013 20:27:51 | More by awalsh
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hsus0225

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

06-09-2013 23:02:36 | More by hsus0225
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Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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Texas

4/5  rDev +7.2%

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vickersspitfire

Texas

4.04/5  rDev +8.3%

Pours out a nice dark golden color, the body is slightly hazy and the head, thick and frothy, is white and is at least three fingers thick. It also creates a thick lacing around the ale. The aroma is light, but you can pick up some floral notes mixed in with plenty of citrus fruits, apples and berries. Is a semi-dry ale with some mild phenol flavors and a hint of lemon zest, it’s a little spicy as heads towards the back of your mouth and is mildly tart over all. The mouthfeel is light-to-medium and goes down well, the aftertaste is sweet and only a hint of alcohol is present. Overall, this is a really good saison.

07-01-2013 04:35:55 | More by vickersspitfire
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XicanoBeerRun

Texas

3.15/5  rDev -15.5%

Cork popped out easily. pours a hazy golden yellow. Smell booze, saison yeast, pepper, band aid. I do not pick up on the booze as much in the taste. Pick up on straw or grass, pepper, nice saison yeast taste. Clean and dry finish.

I ejoyed their Tripel and Biere de Garde more than this one, but it is still a good beer. A little overpriced though as I can get other saisons for the same price that are better.

09-09-2012 20:54:47 | More by XicanoBeerRun
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Texas

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California

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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Texas

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Texas

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Texas

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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Texas

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Texas

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Philosophizer from Adelbert's Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.