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Saint Stephen - Selkirk Abbey Brewing Company

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Reviews: 5
Hads: 9
Avg: 4
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Selkirk Abbey Brewing Company visit their website
Idaho, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.90% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MDDMD on 03-25-2014

Saint Stephen is our take on the classic Belgian saison. Traditionally brewed in the winter months for drinking during the heat of the summer, these farmhouse ales feature a complex flavor profile. Spicy yeast aromas combine with the finest European malts and noble hops to produce a beer with uncommon depth of flavor.
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Reviews: 5 | Hads: 9
Reviews by MDDMD:
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4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-slightly hazy golden color with a nice white head and decent lacing/retention

S-grain, light lemon, yeast, hint of caramel, little fruit

T-toasted grain, Belgian yeast, light caramel, lemon, light pepper, light apricot, mild bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp

O-well-made Saison with good flavor and true to the style

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Photo of socon67
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

This beer pours a clear copper color and a thin wit foamy head. Initial scents are of some fresh fruit; I got some pear, green grape, and melon notes.

The yeast gives a tangy tartness which really complimented this beer.

Really an easy drinking saison that is true to style. Smooth body and light feel makes it a breeze to drink.

Selkirk nails Belgian styles and this is no different.

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Photo of NotHoppedUp
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.97/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle picked up at the COOP... Poured into my small Teku... slightly hazed orange brew with a pillowy white head that dies back pretty fast... phenolic forward nose with some background orange essence and lesser apricot.. pepper and clove move slowly across the palate, light pale malt with hints of dry toast help bloom a slight fruity essence that reminds me of pears.. Pretty proper saison... Very well done.. Good bubble and light body.. Even for a nearly 8% saison, this drinks nicely.


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Photo of LouZ
3/5  rDev -25%

Photo of draheim
3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz into a tulip. Pours a hazy pale copper w/ a loose white head, good carbonation.

Aroma is fruity and grassy, delicate; pear and apple, spice, Belgian yeast, floral hops.

Taste is likewise fruity and floral, subtle. Just a touch of grassy funk that increases as it warms. Bready. Not sure if wheat malt was used, but it has some of the characteristics of a wheat beer.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, balanced, drinkable. Refreshing.

Overall a really nice saison with a nice juicy, citrusy, floral twist.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.84/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I had this beer on-tap in a Selkirk Abbey pint glass at the brewery.

Appearance: light golden hue with a strong effervescence and a thin layer of white foam. Not bad!

Smell: lightly funky with a nice sweetness which has a good fruity element which almost reminds me of plums. There's a little spiciness too, which rounds out a nice subtle complexity.

Taste: very sweet with a lot of that plummy fruitiness. There's a light funk too; it lacks balance, though. Just a bit sweet for my taste.

Mouthfeel: rich body with a huge carbonation and very good creaminess. I like it!

Overall: good; but a bit sweet for me.

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Photo of GolfingGq
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of Bloodgood
4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

Saint Stephen from Selkirk Abbey Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 5 ratings.