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Danae - Free Will Brewing Company

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82
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46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 10.86%
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 +4.5%

05-31-2014 02:03:12 | More by dgherm
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TTripp725

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

05-06-2014 19:00:34 | More by TTripp725
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KOP_Beer_OUtlet

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

08-20-2014 16:53:05 | More by KOP_Beer_OUtlet
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briandaube

Delaware

3/5  rDev -16.4%

06-04-2014 19:11:13 | More by briandaube
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.99/5  rDev +11.1%

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'???

05-10-2014 15:44:15 | More by WVbeergeek
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wander4

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

07-14-2014 23:11:56 | More by wander4
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whatname

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

04-08-2014 22:02:54 | More by whatname
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let8it8grow

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

06-16-2014 00:14:57 | More by let8it8grow
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Bdel34

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%

04-12-2014 20:43:43 | More by Bdel34
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JT99125

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

08-07-2014 14:04:29 | More by JT99125
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Caddant

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

08-27-2014 20:16:37 | More by Caddant
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psmithmkt

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

08-11-2014 00:05:09 | More by psmithmkt
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FeDUBBELFIST

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

05-03-2014 12:28:25 | More by FeDUBBELFIST
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

04-25-2014 00:50:04 | More by IdrinkGas
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salthemonster

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%

05-25-2014 18:24:18 | More by salthemonster
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

04-20-2014 20:07:34 | More by ShanePB
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tviz33

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

05-27-2014 03:46:37 | More by tviz33
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tvghost

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

06-20-2014 11:38:32 | More by tvghost
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

08-30-2014 22:44:21 | More by nmann08
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

2.91/5  rDev -18.9%

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.

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

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-27-2014 17:14:32 | More by jmdrpi
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

05-23-2014 00:21:49 | More by Houser
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DeadWalkerAir

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

08-03-2014 19:21:54 | More by DeadWalkerAir
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Yeroc

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%

03-21-2014 23:38:31 | More by Yeroc
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Danae from Free Will Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.