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Impasse Saison - Crux Fermentation Project

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Impasse SaisonImpasse Saison

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BA SCORE
87
very good

55 Ratings
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 8.93%
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 ccrida:
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ccrida

Oregon

3.76/5  rDev -4.1%

1/2 liter bottle poured into my Bier Stein snifter, Impasse is clear light gold with a big white head leaving light foamy lace.

Smell is fruity esters and lightly herbal, a brightness too it.

Taste is spicy, phenolic, tropical fruits. Bold.

Mouthfeel light bodied and very foamy, dry.

Drinkability is pretty good, the flavors are good, just a little too exaggerated for my taste to be too drinkable.

07-24-2013 03:27:14 | More by ccrida
More User Reviews:
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dimitrov

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

07-23-2013 06:01:41 | More by dimitrov
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Beaver13

Colorado

2.63/5  rDev -32.9%

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.

05-22-2014 04:50:31 | More by Beaver13
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mahanson08

Oregon

4/5  rDev +2%

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

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

07-06-2013 18:53:43 | More by acurtis
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switzer

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

07-23-2013 05:33:27 | More by switzer
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ZachHodgson

Washington

4/5  rDev +2%

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

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

05-29-2013 16:29:15 | More by distantmantra
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dirtylou

Washington

3.94/5  rDev +0.5%

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.

07-09-2013 00:12:11 | More by dirtylou
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SamuelR

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

06-26-2014 05:23:29 | More by SamuelR
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GRG1313

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

10-31-2013 15:18:57 | More by GRG1313
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griffeyb

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

01-03-2014 05:42:12 | More by griffeyb
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.96/5  rDev +1%

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.

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

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2%

01-16-2014 04:25:05 | More by DrinkSlurm
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jakewatt135

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

10-26-2013 04:23:19 | More by slimntubbs
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BeerBucks

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

11-25-2013 23:04:16 | More by BeerBucks
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vkv822

Oregon

4.01/5  rDev +2.3%

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.

07-28-2013 08:03:27 | More by vkv822
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Kurmaraja

Washington

4/5  rDev +2%

04-03-2014 06:17:59 | More by Kurmaraja
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jswood1


4/5  rDev +2%

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

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

09-16-2013 14:07:57 | More by sweemzander
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510a

Washington

4/5  rDev +2%

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

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

10-18-2013 07:09:06 | More by drewone
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

12-08-2013 23:02:57 | More by DaveHack
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.11/5  rDev +4.8%

Bottle opened on 6.13.13

A - Pours a hazy very light orange with a large foamy light-cream colored head with good retention.

S - Strong spices, some black pepper, strong saison yeast.

T - Strong spices, yeast, lemon.

D - Lots of carbonation with a light body.

O - My first Crux. Light and very spice heavy. Solid, but improves greatly as it warms.

06-20-2013 04:29:29 | More by HuskyinPDX
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Impasse Saison from Crux Fermentation Project
87 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.