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Danae - Free Will Brewing Company

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82
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50 Ratings
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 10.77%
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, May 31, 2014
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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'???

WVbeergeek, May 10, 2014
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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.

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Danae from Free Will Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.