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Saint Augustine Rye Saison - Selkirk Abbey Brewing Company

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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.87%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Selkirk Abbey Brewing Company visit their website
Idaho, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: leedorham on 02-07-2013

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3.82/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.28/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a deep amber color with a tiny bit of haze and a two finger head of fizzy white foam. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading to leave a nice level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer huge of a funky smell with tons of grassy and yeasty smells as well as with a big showing of acetic acid/vinegar. Along with these flavors comes some aromas of lemon and some other lighter fruit smells of orange and pear. A little bit of a rye rounds it all out, producing one very nice smelling saison overall.

Taste – The taste begins with a thick and fruity taste that has a mix of lighter fruits of orange, apple, pear, and peach. Other flavors are present from the start as well, with flavors of a light rye bread and some sour lemon and grass there as well. The yeasty tastes start out very light but develop more and more as the taste moves forward. Along with the yeast, the sour and funky flavors really increase with a big increase in the grassy, lemon, and herbal flavors. A little bit of an increase in the sweet, and a moderate increase in the rye comes at the end of the flavor profile, leaving one with a smooth and funky and very enjoyable saison flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is average in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the average side. A little bit more carbonation may have been a little bit better overall for the brew, but all in all, the moderateness was rather nice for the funk and sweet mix of the brew and made for an easy but flavorful drinker.

Overall – This is a very nicely done saison. A fantastic balance of fruit, funk, yeast, and just a little accentuating hint of spicy rye. A rather tasty brew and certainly one to try if you get a chance.

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3.82/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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2.5/5  rDev -36.9%

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

An absolute must have. seasonal, late summer release.

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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.4/5  rDev -14.1%

On tap, pours minimal head on a cloudy straw colored body.
The aroma is a nice rye smell with a little lemon.
The taste starts with a mild bitter, then rye malt sweetness with some banana and apricot mixed in. Nice.
The texture is crisp with a soft edge and moderate carbonation.
A great showcase of rye.

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%

Poured into a Gavroche tulip. A gusher; one of the sneaky ones that doesn't foam at first, but then empties itself continuously in a steady stream. Finally corralled in a glass, it appears a medium havy golden amber with a half glass of off-white foam (could have had more if I wanted..), with good retention and thick, pillowy lacing. The foam on this is remarkable; thick almost like a meringue. Aroma is Belgian saison yeast, bready malt, rye bread, light clove. Flavor follows, with semi-dry saison yeast, a hint of funk, nice rye flavor and light tartness; develops a nice lightly bready rye flavor in the finish, leaving a lingering clove and saison yeast aftertaste. Nice mouthfeel with active carbonation. A quite nicely made saison, the basic beer cleaves to style, and the rye really does add a interesting but integrated flavor. Saisons can be hit or miss for me, but this one won me over, perhaps because I'm a sucker for rye flavors. Good enough that I forgive the gusher mop up. Well done. I like this brewery a lot from the few beers I've found on my travels.

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of draheim
3.71/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz into a tulip. Pours a slightly hazy light amber/copper color w/ a thin white head. This one seems to be a little undercarbonated.

Aroma is sweet and fruity; apple and pear, a tad of grassy Belgian funk. Some floral hops that give it a perfumy quality.

Taste is mostly fruity and sweet. More floral and perfumy notes, I think from the combination of the Belgian yeast and hops. I'm not picking much up in the way of rye malt, which I usually associate with a spicy, peppery quality. It might be there, but I'm not getting it.

Mouthfeel is balanced and drinkable. Carbonation seems OK on the palate.

Overall an OK saison, not my favorite. Not sure what it is but I'm not enjoying this one quie as much as the St. Stephen I had yesterday.

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From Notes
22oz bottle purchased at the Rocket Market in Spokane for $6.99. According to the label this was bottled on August 23, 2013.

Poured a semi-clear, orangey amber color. THere was a good sized, creamy beige head. Spotty lace.

The nose was of spicy Belgian yeast notes, fruity esters and rye malt. Not exactly unexpected, and a tad bit more restrained than I was expecting, but it smelled good nonetheless.

The taste was much like the nose, but a bit more complex. There's a more fleshed out spiciness to the brew, with notes of pepper and a clove-like flavor in the background. The alcohol was well-hidden.

Medium bodied, with the correct amount of carbonation for the style.

A very tasty rye take on the saison. I'm not quite as wild about this as I am the black saison or the Infidel, but I'd still happily drink this wherever I come across it on tap.

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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Saint Augustine Rye Saison from Selkirk Abbey Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.