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Saison D'Austin - South Austin Brewing Co.

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Saison D'Austin
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38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 26.1%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
South Austin Brewing Co. visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Lawl3ss on 02-12-2012)
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Photo of barbellsNbeers
4.75/5  rDev +39.3%

barbellsNbeers, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of ChrisKuhns
4.45/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into a snifter glasses

A: Clearly gold orange with no head.

S: Notes of peach, apricot, and earthy.

T: For sure, it is a Belgian beer; its taste is sweet and clean farmhousey flavors.

M: Sticky resin and interesting way to finish this beer with smooth of a nice fruit linger.

O: Very American-like style saison. Definitely wants to keep it in my cellar!

ChrisKuhns, Jul 24, 2012
Photo of twiggamortis420
3.55/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle nearly took my head off when I unwound the cage. Im still wondering if it broke my skylight 25 feet up from where I opened it. I actually have cork-burn on my forehead from this bitch. I have never, ever had a cork fly out like this one did. Use extreme caution when opening. Gushed a bit, not as much as expected for the flying projectiles, and poured 1/4 hazy gold beer and 3/4 fluffy white head. Retention lasted through that whole paragraph and still persists. Leaves some spotty lace.

Nose is a fairly pleasant blend of red apples, honey, fresh crushed grains and pears. A nice smelling brew.

Its not infected, just way overcarbonated...so the CO2 is the first thing I taste along with a fruity yeast and grainy malt. The yeast might be a bit too rampant and seems to be fermented too warm with a disappointing hop presence and an overmatched malt profile. Its not horrible and would pass for a pretty good homebrew...but more than $10 a bottle for this absurdity?? Really? That annoys me more than the flaws of the brew. I will not be buying the Golden Ale at $11 a bottle and I was hoping this would be a good local to send out in BIFs...but Im afraid I might get arrested for blowing up a FedEx truck. NOT willing to take that risk on a shiesty bottle of lackluster brew.

twiggamortis420, Jul 18, 2012
Photo of Danobold
3.75/5  rDev +10%

Danobold, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of champ103
2.98/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: And again, this is a huge gusher. Pours a dark burnt orange color. Yeast floaties all over the place. A massive white head pours out of the bottle. The foam vanishes in the glass in a second and can not be rejuvenated. Light lace.
S: Earthy yeast, phenols, pepper. I can't get much else.
T: Up front is dry earthy yeast. Phenolic, kind of plastic like. Burnt caramelized brown sugar.
M/D: A medium body with prickly carbonation. Initially the earthy yeast makes this dry, but finishes to much on the sweet side for me. Fairly easy to drink, though not coming back to this one.

Pretty much just like the Golden Ale, but a bit sweeter. Especially in the finish. Again, too expensive for what is here, and another gusher. Not something I am going to revisit.

champ103, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of duff247
3/5  rDev -12%

duff247, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +17.3%

Texasfan549, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of canadianghetto
1/5  rDev -70.7%

canadianghetto, Jun 13, 2012
Photo of zonker17
3.75/5  rDev +10%

zonker17, May 10, 2012
Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

kjkinsey, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of driftlessbrewin
4.43/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tried this at a brewery party during my trip to Austin. They were giving it away because laws prohibit the distribution brewery from selling beer on site. Lame Law very similar to Minnesota were I currently reside. Lets get these laws changed!

Appearance- Nice clean and clear golden color with about a finger of soft white head which dissipates slowly. No lacing carbonation which is sometimes common for the style.

Smell- Nice tangerine, citrusy, black pepper spice wafts out of this beer with a hint of sweet bread similar to a cinnamon toast, but not cinnamon exactly. Very nice bright aroma.

Taste- Very clean with wonderful sweet citrus flavors, hints of spice and funkiness, not brett but something reminiscent of a earthy cheese. As the ale warmed it lost a bit of carbonation quicker than expected, and a slightly tart flavor emerged which was not unpleasant. Very easy to drink at 8% there is no presence of alcohol.

Mouthfeel- Smooth with a light carbonation. The carbonation seemed to come out of this Saison rather quickly, which let to a sweet ester flavor to lingering on the tongue.

Overall- This is a delicious session 8% saison. Would be great on a hot Texas day sitting on any patio. The flavor is great, aroma wonderful, I would just raise the carbonation a bit, but that is only my personal preference. The beer is fine as is with no noticeable flaws. I look forward to trying more beers from this up and coming belgian style brewery.

Thanks for the free beer.

driftlessbrewin, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Whip In during the RateBeer Winter Gathering. My first beer from this brand new brewery. Definitely excited to give this a try.

As expected, the beer pours a hazy golden color with a large white head. The aroma has some biscuit and Belgian yeast notes, as well as a little bit of citrus. The flavor follows suit. There is a little bit of orange citrus, as well as some pepper and spice from the yeast and some biscuit malt. The beer is fairly dry. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of Lawl3ss
4.13/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(based on notes)

Had this at the brewery launch 2.11.12. Barely even managed to snag it- they were out about five minutes later, the place was packed. Served in a 9 oz. stemmed tulip.

Look- Almost clear medium amber leaning towards tangerine. Didn't have much of a head when it got to me, but there was a reasonable amount of foam coming out of the keg. Good stick, swirling brought out some soapy-looking bubbles that stuck to the sides of the tulip.

Smell- Not too bold, maybe due to the lack of head. A bit of toasty malt, light lemon, and yeasty spice. Appealing, but nothing to shout about.

Taste- Tart, mild feeling, with touches of light toast and white raisin. Fairly malty and earthy. Mild sourness to start, and a light piney aftertaste. Alcohol only shows up as another spicy note.

Mouthfeel- Medium body, smooth carb. Slick. Mild pucker towards the end. Clean finish.

Overall- Mild for a saison, but quite good and very drinkable. It's sour, but not at the tongue-curling level. Works for the style, works for me, works for my girlfriend- what more do I need to say? I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for this one when it hits shelves- It definitely deserves a more in-depth investigation.

Lawl3ss, Feb 12, 2012
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Saison D'Austin from South Austin Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.