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Impasse Saison | Crux Fermentation Project

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87
very good
20 Reviews
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BEER STATS
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
95
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
18.89%
 
 
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Impasse SaisonImpasse Saison
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Crux Fermentation Project
Oregon, United States | website

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by raynmoon on 05-29-2013

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Reviews: 20 | Ratings: 95
Reviews by ccrida:
Photo of ccrida
3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of kiki3drt292
3.11/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It's like if a hefe and saison scissored each other while Kayne watched and poured syrup and hop cones all over the bed.

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Photo of DahWag
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dimitrov
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Beaver13
2.64/5  rDev -33.5%
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.

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Photo of deebo
4.43/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sourdog
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mahanson08
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of switzer
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of InfernoBoss
4.16/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Covocali
2.7/5  rDev -32%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Not a big fan sweet after taste

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Photo of ZachHodgson
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of distantmantra
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of dirtylou
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.87/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a finger of head on a hazy straw body.
The aroma is bright lemon, flowers and spice.
The taste is mild spice, lemon bitter and water.
The texture is light, soft and airy.
Good.

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Photo of SamuelR
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of Highbury09
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Skew
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of griffeyb
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of tjcamm
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

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Photo of Geobus
3.64/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of frasergrove
3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Impasse Saison from Crux Fermentation Project
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