Saison Du Soleil - Pipeworks Brewing Company
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4.01/5 rDev +4.4%
Acquired via trade
Slightly hazed light golden with a huge, creamy, very persistent, off-white head. Small and tight bubbles with decent stick left down the glass. Without a doubt, an appropriately pretty saison.
Good amounts of grapefruit zest and juicy flesh in the aroma, along with mild grain, some lemon, saison yeast, and a very mild mustiness. Very appropriate.
The flavor follows the aroma. Saison yeast and mild grain lead the way but are backed up nicely by distinct citrus juice/flesh/and zest. Nicely balanced and incredibly drinkable. A great summer beer.
Medium bodied with high carbonation, but nothing distracting or detracting.
Really quite tasty. Very impressed with Pipeworks' quality and range, lately. Very nice.
09-05-2013 00:54:32 | More by ehammond1
4.1/5 rDev +6.8%
(Served in a tulip)
A- This beer pours a hazy orange body that trails strands of slow moving bubbles to the half glass of rocky snow white head.
S- The mineral yeasty aroma has some ripe orange skins aroma and an orange oil and green cinnamon spice hop smell in the finish.
T- The dry juicy orange flavor blends with some fruity esters that lead to an orange pith and hop bitterness in the finish. There is a earthy slightly dank hop character that blends in the finish aswell.
M- The medium-light mouthfeel has a tight little fizz on the tongue and no alcohol heat.
O- This has a nice dry but juicy fruit flavor with a good dept that is well blended with the yeast profile and hop character. Nice twist to a good solid beer.
07-03-2014 21:23:27 | More by rhoadsrage
3.18/5 rDev -17.2%
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Golden orange body. Hazy. Big white head. Nice lacing and excellent retention.
Smell - Really herbal. Grassy all over. Citrus. Some yeastiness and pale malt.
Taste - The herbal character is diminished up front, giving way to more citrus. Grainy cracker malt in the middle. The grassy herbs come back and linger in the finish. Bitter, too.
Mouthfeel - Medium body. Well carbonated. Quite bitter.
Overall - I'm not sold on the combination of flavors, but it drinks well enough otherwise.
01-29-2014 04:01:18 | More by Alieniloquium
4/5 rDev +4.2%
Dark opaque orange, fluffy white foam that billows to the rim of the glass, settling slowly and leaving behind random patterns of lacing. Lasting surface coverage, unbroken skim after half the glass.
Huge citrus aroma, grapefruit and orange, augmented by citrusy hop overtones that seem to take over. Some yeast esters, light bubblegum and spice from the Belgian yeast strain.
Creamy feel, dry bitterness, bitter orange and grapefruit peel/zest. Medium bodied and finishes dry, light honey traces in the aftertaste. Phenolic yeast notes, dry and spicy in lieu of anticipated juicy fruitiness. Overall it's a nice saison, would like a little more juicy fruit flavors and trace sweetness, but it's easy to drink.
07-11-2013 02:28:26 | More by emerge077
4.4/5 rDev +14.6%
Smell (4.50) – very floral. Yeasty like you would expect but not simply yeast. Also has a lemony fruit or otherwise bright character to it.
Appearance (4.00) – pours a hazy pale orange. Super white head of super small bubbles that sticks around and coats the sides nicely. Super carbonated pour so the head is huge (4 fingers before I start getting my shit together) Lacing is pretty good but not great.
Taste (4.50) – floral notes from smell very present. Yeastyness is not too big and is nice. Definitely lemon in the taste. Medium sour on the finish, but not offensive at all. Sweet body to it. Grassy and earthy notes in the middle.
Mouthfeel (4.25) – big carbonation level which really compliments the flavor. Lips slightly sticky afterwards. Bitter and sour finish gives this a satisfying and quenching quality.
Overall (4.25) – Super awesome summer beer. I was actually quite surprised by the tastiness of this one. Its lemon and floralness without that summer shandy shit quality. Mouthfeel makes this perfect for someone living in chicago summer.
07-22-2013 00:43:41 | More by csparace
3.76/5 rDev -2.1%
Served in a Sweetwater snifter.
The label's text tells me this is brewed with some random "citrus" zest and juice, but the picture leads me to believe it's grapefruit in particular. I guess it could be a blood orange, but I've never seen one in person, so I couldn't tell you for sure. Regardless, this stuff pours a cloudy golden-straw topped by a short finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises grapefruit zest, light cream, light clove, very mild glass, flowers, light banana, a twinge of mandarin orange, and a slight smattering of general Belgian yeast goodness. Though the grapefruit is decidedly front and center, it prefers to be considered merely primus inter pares. The taste continues this trend, but now the grapefruit is definitely leaning heavily on its rind. The resulting bitterness mildly clashes with the spicy yeast surrounding it, but not enough to lend any real negativity to the proceedings. Speaking of, the yeast comes across earthier, more rustic, than before. Right on. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda drying finish. Overall, a pretty tasty saison, one that works fairly well with the fruit it employs.
07-03-2013 07:34:59 | More by TMoney2591
3.71/5 rDev -3.4%
Bottle opened on 9.18.13
Bottle # 155
A - Pours a cloudy medium orange with a huge light tan head that slowly bubbles away.
S - Earthy, dirty, fruit rind, Belgian yeast.
T - Saison - Belgian yeast with some citrus rind.
D - tons of carbonation with a light body.
O - Light and dirty, citrus with a nice saison body.
10-22-2013 05:20:03 | More by HuskyinPDX
3.93/5 rDev +2.3%
Appearance: Pours with a soft fluffy head of about one to one and a half fingers. Some average head retention throughout. Scattered random lacing. Above average carbonation in glass while drinking. Color and body look a lot like heady topper.
Smell: Lime and above average zest are very present. A solid year backbone but gets swallowed up by bright fruit accents. Slightly spicy hop notes from the Amarillo hops. Accents of leafy greens can be picked up as well too.
Taste: Lots and lots of lime and sweet fruits on the front. A slight bready yeast body compliments the fruity tones as well. A lot of carbonation picked up as well. Finish is a medium bodied dryness which I did not see coming. Finish has fruit accents more then a yeasty finish. Amarillo hop really brighten this beer up.
Mouthfeel: Interesting transition from creamy yeast to a hop dominated finish. Much drier then I expected.
Overall: An interesting Saison. Much more hop presence then you would expect. Limey accents stick out, and dominate the beer overall.
07-31-2013 17:05:07 | More by KFBR392
Saison Du Soleil from Pipeworks Brewing Company
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