Saison D'Austin - South Austin Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 37 | Reviews: 9 | Display Reviews Only:
4.11/5 rDev +19.5%
22 oz bottle
Served in a tulip glass
A - As with other reports this was an explosive opening and a gusher. This is the first beer i have had trouble pouring as each pour caused a massive head in the glass. Constant stream of carbonation from the bottom of the glass so the head remained thinly across the beer the entire time. Slightly hazy golden orange color.
S - Definitely a Saison. Belgian yeasts. Sweet smell of light fruits like nectarines, peaches and apples.
T - Very sweet rich flavors that follow the nose. Apples and peach. A little bit of spice but not much.
M - Sticky oily feel but not really thick. The carbonation is there but it is a smooth easy drinker.
O - This is sweeter than others of style that I have had. But I like sweet beers so that is good for my tastes. Not a session beer though. I got this mislabeled at Specs for $1.99. The beer girl actually pointed out the price so I could grab one before they corrected the label. I really like this beer and would definitely drink this again.
06-30-2013 02:14:20 | More by vcoggins
3.76/5 rDev +9.3%
Appearance: Explosive pop when the cork finally gave up the fight. Half glass of foam but the bottle didn't gush and it settled down to a thin cover that held and left spotty lace.
Smell: Like a Saison, over ripe peach nectar esters on a light tonic bitter base. Not particularly farmy (which I like) and smells like it means business in the alcohol department.
Taste: Rich flavor, very sweet, fruity must, the alcohol drives a lot of the punch, all the volume knobs are turned to 11. It's a bit much after a while, this is going to be a slow sipper as the sweetness is almost candy like.
Mouthfeel: Thick viscous texture, heavy body slowly fades out. Starts oily and rich, then the alcohol vaporizes taking most of the finish, then it transforms into a bone dry puckering demand for the next sip.
Overall: A flavorful rich beer, but this is outside the Saison range. It's a double Saison, an Imperial Saison, something, but the style is generally a lawn mower beer. Something to refresh after working on the farm. This is just too heavy, like drinking syrup rather than water. Yummy syrup, just not what you want right then.
So, recommended just as a good bold tasting beer. The bottle conditioning seems a bit strong, I'd recommend taking reasonable precautions if cellaring, but this could stand up to some aging.
First taste of a new Austin brewery; Good luck! This is a fine howdy, I'll be looking for more.
06-07-2013 23:25:55 | More by HardTarget
3.54/5 rDev +2.9%
A passable saison. Thanks Steven Beerenberger. Lots of head. A tad of funk. Very overcarbonated. A little rye taste, some banana yeast, otherwise not all that spicy. Still good drinkability. Too much alcohol for the taste gained. Needs more delicacy to get at the herbs.
04-07-2013 04:37:24 | More by Sammy
Saison D'Austin from South Austin Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.