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Impasse Saison - Crux Fermentation Project

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Impasse SaisonImpasse Saison

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BA SCORE
88
very good

54 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 9.14%
Wants: 10
Gots: 4 | 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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Reviews by DrinkSlurm:
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1.5%

01-16-2014 04:25:05 | More by DrinkSlurm
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flagmantho

Washington

4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2014 20:56:34 | More by flagmantho
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jswood1


4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-21-2014 02:20:19 | More by jswood1
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the_hoptimist

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-12-2014 05:35:47 | More by the_hoptimist
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KVNBGRY

Florida

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-07-2014 12:55:50 | More by KVNBGRY
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Arkay

California

4/5  rDev +1.5%

06-26-2014 19:54:43 | More by Arkay
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SamuelR

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

06-26-2014 05:23:29 | More by SamuelR
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jakewatt135

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

06-18-2014 23:03:45 | More by jakewatt135
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mactrail

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2014 06:06:30 | More by mactrail
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Beaver13

Colorado

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2014 04:50:31 | More by Beaver13
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JArmour15

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.5%

05-18-2014 03:56:11 | More by JArmour15
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mahanson08

Oregon

4/5  rDev +1.5%

04-19-2014 22:13:40 | More by mahanson08
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twelveinches

Washington

4/5  rDev +1.5%

04-09-2014 16:47:31 | More by twelveinches
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ZachHodgson

Washington

4/5  rDev +1.5%

04-07-2014 05:21:33 | More by ZachHodgson
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Kurmaraja

Washington

4/5  rDev +1.5%

04-03-2014 06:17:59 | More by Kurmaraja
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510a

Washington

4/5  rDev +1.5%

03-24-2014 23:48:04 | More by 510a
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

03-06-2014 06:14:20 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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dansmcd

Australia

4/5  rDev +1.5%

02-27-2014 02:04:25 | More by dansmcd
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Beerme5

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

02-26-2014 21:46:52 | More by Beerme5
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NickThePyro

Washington

4/5  rDev +1.5%

02-26-2014 07:10:59 | More by NickThePyro
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maximum12

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to HuskyinPDX for this bottle, the last glass standing from our late fall-time trade. 500ML bottle with Crux packaging that I like, cool but not overdoing it. Split with my wife.

Even with the dregs dumped into the glass, the pour leans towards clear, light yellow. The nose is Lemon Pledge & Chiquita Bananas with a backing of almost hefe-like wheat grains.

Impasse would please anything in the ape or gorilla family. Bananas explode out of the glass in a yellowish cloud: there's more banana in this than in most bananas. Plenty else in the mix. Healthy dose of off-white pepper, mild bitterness in the middle (hops?), plenty of lemon, bit of wheat, grassiness. No funk at all. Very, very dry. I could have taken the entire 500ML without any problem.

This is a very good beer. Lacking the musty funk of most saisons, it more than makes up for it with a wild variety of tastes & a drinkability rarely found in the style. I am pleased.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2014 05:29:13 | More by maximum12
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LiquidAmber

Washington

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2014 02:45:33 | More by LiquidAmber
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draheim

Washington

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500mL (bottled 10/7/2013) into a tulip. Pours a pale hazy straw color w/ a 1-finger white head, patchy lace, moderate carb.

Aroma is funky, spicy, lemony. Estery Belgian yeast and just a touch of bubblegum.

Taste follows nose. Coriander, white pepper, lemon. Pale neutral malt. Funky, grassy Belgian yeast.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, just a little prickly, semi-dry finish. Refreshing.

Overall an across-the-board solid saison. Well done.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2014 04:53:00 | More by draheim
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iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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griffeyb

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

01-03-2014 05:42:12 | More by griffeyb
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Impasse Saison from Crux Fermentation Project
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