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Danae - Free Will Brewing Company

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36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 9.92%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Free Will Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.90% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Yeroc on 03-21-2014)
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dgherm

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

05-31-2014 02:03:12 | More by dgherm
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07-27-2014 17:14:32 | More by jmdrpi
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07-14-2014 23:11:56 | More by wander4
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Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

06-26-2014 16:57:32 | More by KJ2013
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

06-20-2014 11:38:32 | More by tvghost
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

06-17-2014 21:47:53 | More by iL0VEbeer
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

2.91/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.25

LOOK: Pours a light bronze color with a soapy head.
SMELL: Fruity, tropical, both hoppy and ale yeast fruitiness.
TASTE: The flavor has more of a yeast spiciness and grassy notes. Some citrus, but relatively low acidity for the style. Fairly bitter and earthy. Agreeable flavors and little alcohol noticed for a beer of this style and strength.
FEEL: Light, thin body with soft, low carbonation.
OVERALL: This is a decent tasting saison, but it seems like the brewers are losing the battle of carbonation. For me, Free Will Brewing is 0/2 on appropriate carbonation in their beers.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2014 20:39:23 | More by Stinkypuss
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

06-16-2014 00:14:57 | More by let8it8grow
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

06-11-2014 13:01:52 | More by InspectorBob
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Delaware

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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

06-08-2014 18:57:45 | More by TheEvilGenius
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Pennsylvania

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Delaware

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New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.2%

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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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Pennsylvania

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New Jersey

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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Hazy light amber color. Kind of mysterious looking. Hazy. Head looks disappointing for a saison.

Musty farmhouse yeast, pale rye malt, stone fruit, citrusy hops, and white tea. A nice light spiciness.

Alcohol is present. Pale rye, melon rind, citrus hop, and herbal bitterness in the finish. If there was such a thing as tart canteloupe. Quite spicy in the late middle. Good hop presence, exceeds that of most saisons.

A little hefty and wide-eyed. Low level carbonation, thick body, and 'no secret' booziness.

I would like to try a few of their other saisons, still. They should turn out a little better than this one.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2014 22:10:14 | More by thecheapies
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.99/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appears an orange copper body with light cream colored head, fine even bands of lacing.

Aroma has dank, earthy hops I'm enjoying smelling the different varietals included on the label: copious amounts of Apollo, Chinook, and Calypso hops. That Chinook is unmistakable it's almost like an earthy vegetal spicy garlic but tamer than the Summit garlic/onion butt notes thank God. The Chinooks are actually quite pleasant, along with the hops there are great spicy rye accents that will help this beer too.

Flavor has a wave of hops riding across the palate with those rye additions bringing in a spiced bread, caramelized malts don't overpower when there's mild citrus, earthy dank hops with a spiced garlic finish that actually works in the mix of everything going on. Saison I don't know that I could tell you blindly that this was a Saison lacks Belgian yeast spice notes, maybe due to the high alpha hops covering up the yeast spiciness that I usually detect in most Saisons, there are some nice black pepper qualities going on especially on the nose.

Mouthfeel is quite smooth a bit of residual sugars but nowhere near cloying hop oils are slick and it lubricates the mouth with a bit of dry spices in the finish.

Overall, I'm a big fan of this bottled Danae, maybe because my brother's name is Dante'???

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2014 15:44:15 | More by WVbeergeek
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TTripp725

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

05-06-2014 19:00:34 | More by TTripp725
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Danae from Free Will Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.