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Impasse Saison - Crux Fermentation Project

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BA SCORE
88
very good

64 Ratings
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 8.63%
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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4/5  rDev +1.5%

DrinkSlurm, Jan 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

dimitrov, Jul 23, 2013
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2.63/5  rDev -33.2%
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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4.44/5  rDev +12.7%
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 +1.5%

mahanson08, Apr 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

acurtis, Jul 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

switzer, Jul 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

ZachHodgson, Apr 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

distantmantra, May 29, 2013
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3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle

Heavy carbonation, pale orange body with a huge white froth. This saison is bone-dry. Light citrus from the relatively high hop levels, grass, lots of white pepper, yeasty zest. This is good, but not fantastic - refreshing but mouthfeel was a bit off.

dirtylou, Jul 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

SamuelR, Jun 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Skew, Nov 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

GRG1313, Oct 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

griffeyb, Jan 03, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a slightly hazy light straw amber with a three finger white head with good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma is spicy saisaon style yeast, light citrus; pepper. Flavor is light stone fruit, mild orange family citrus, saison yeast, pepper, coriander, starts semi dry, but finishes with a developing light sweetness and a bit more light stone fruit esters, mild hop bitterness and a touch of wild yeast. Medium bodied with peppery carbonation. A nice Belgian saison style ale with an interesting balance between dry and sweet flavors. Good saison yeast presence without an overwhelming wild yeast funkiness. This is a saison exactly to my taste, with a hint of Belgian pale fruit esters keeping things interesting. That's three for three enjoyable beers from Crux so far and I intend to keep trying them.

LiquidAmber, Feb 12, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev -7.6%

Geobus, Sep 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

jakewatt135, Jun 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

slimntubbs, Oct 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

BeerBucks, Nov 25, 2013
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4.01/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

550ml : tulip

Clear, golden yellow with a thick, foamy white head and nice lacing.

Very inviting nose, fruity, yeasty easters. Light peppery spice. The taste follows the same profile.

Medium+ fluffy body, with foamy carbonation.

I really enjoyed this saison. Bold, complex flavors without being overwhelming.

vkv822, Jul 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Kurmaraja, Apr 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Beerasaurus, Sep 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

jswood1, Jul 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

sweemzander, Sep 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

510a, Mar 24, 2014
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Impasse Saison from Crux Fermentation Project
88 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.