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J. Marie Saison - River North Brewery

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J. Marie SaisonJ. Marie Saison

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BA SCORE
82
good

70 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.67%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
River North Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: hopfacebrew on 03-12-2012

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Ratings: 70 | Reviews: 15
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look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

22 oz bottle. Pours hazy golden yellow with a medium bubbly, creamy white head that goes to a thin film that leaves some lacing.

The aroma is grassy straw, bready malts and a little fruit with some funk.

The flavor is sweet bready malts with floral vanilla notes and some ripe fruit. Weirdly tastes a bit like a nitro cream ale. The mouthfeel is a bit thin and watery.

Overall, as it warms it degrades and get a bit vegetative.

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Bomber served cold into a goblet. I picked this one up in Boulder for $8.99

J. Marie is a redish amber color with a slight haze. It barely forms a head even on an intentionally vigorous pour.

Aroma is sweet and funky, which is good, but also a bit musky. Not so good.

Flavor is much the same in that it has some positives but also some unfortunate negatives. It goes from sweet, almost cloying, to bready and yeasty.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, a little too think and syrupy for the style.

Overall a real disappointment. I don't normally knock a beer but this is kind of a mess. Too sweet, too thick, too rich. A saison should really be more light, dry, crisp and should highlight the yeast. This seems to be under attenuated and maybe a bit oxidized. Hopefully the other bottle of Belgian IPA I bought is much better.

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Bottle opened on 7.29.13

A - Pours a hazy medium orange with a thin light tan head that moves to the edges slowly.

S - Saison yeast, lemons, banana.

T - Lots of banana ester, lemon, wheat, saison yeast.

D - Good carbonation with a medium body.

O - Good saison, light and refreshing with lots of banana flavors.

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J. Marie Saison from River North Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.