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Impasse Saison - Crux Fermentation Project

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BA SCORE
88
very good

65 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 8.61%
Wants: 10
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Crux Fermentation Project visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: raynmoon on 05-29-2013)
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3.98/5  rDev +0.8%

beertunes, Wednesday at 01:00 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

slavall, Nov 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Skew, Nov 15, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

deebo, Nov 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

BillRoth, Oct 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Shandycan, Oct 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

KevMo84, Sep 10, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev -7.8%

Geobus, Sep 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Beerasaurus, Sep 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

BDeibs, Sep 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

JoelClark, Aug 03, 2014
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4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 500mL bottle into my Selkirk Abbey tulip.

Appearance: medium golden hue with a moderate haze and a very strong effervescence. Head poured four fingers of inconveniently huge white foam. Head retention is very good and a big chunky lace is left on the glass as it slowly dissipates. Very attractive.

Smell: sweet malt with a light funk, a little bit of grassiness and just a hint of tartness. I think it is a balanced and sophisticated saison.

Taste: much like the aroma, the flavors are subtle but balanced, and the overall effect is one of well-wrought simplicity. The light, clean funk, combined with an almost wheaty malt character and the light grassiness make for a very smooth and satisfying saison experience.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a gargantuan carbonation and concomitantly large creaminess. Sha-daisy!

Overall: a very satisfying, drinkable and refreshing saison. I'm a big fan.

flagmantho, Jul 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

jswood1, Jul 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

the_hoptimist, Jul 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

KVNBGRY, Jul 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Arkay, Jun 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

SamuelR, Jun 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

jakewatt135, Jun 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

For my 3,000th review, here's one of my favorites of 2014. I have had enough clumsy, fat-headed Saisons. This one is great. It has the classic sudsy Saison mouthfeel and appearance. Golden color with a fine-grained head and bubbles streaming in the Kasteel chalice. Some light sediment that only clouds the last pour.

There is a slightly sweet, rather fruity, malty flavor. This reminds me of the perfect French farmhouse cider. Just a little sugar and a long, drying champagne finish. The yeasty taste is not overly strong but it has some sharp and tangy notes with a deep nose.

Ah, the apples. Spicy and fuming with aromatic fruit. This is just an excellent example of the style and well worth seeking out. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Wine World and Spirits in north Seattle.

mactrail, May 28, 2014
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2.63/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

16.9 oz bottle, bottled on 11/12/13. Pours hazy straw yellow with a monstrous bubbly white head that retains well and laces the glass a little.

The aroma is sweet bready malts, with some earthy yeast and spice (coriander) and some soapy floral notes.

The flavor is sweet bready malts with some earthy fruits and medium bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with sharp carbonation.

Overall, an OK saison. It's too sweet and soapy / floral for me.

Beaver13, May 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

JArmour15, May 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

mahanson08, Apr 19, 2014
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twelveinches, Apr 09, 2014
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ZachHodgson, Apr 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Kurmaraja, Apr 03, 2014
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Impasse Saison from Crux Fermentation Project
88 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.