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Impasse Saison - Crux Fermentation Project

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Impasse SaisonImpasse Saison

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74 Ratings
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 8.38%
Wants: 9
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:
Beer added by: raynmoon on 05-29-2013

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Ratings: 74 | Reviews: 19
Reviews by ccrida:
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3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of dimitrov
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Beaver13
2.64/5  rDev -33%
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.

Photo of deebo
4.43/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sourdog
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mahanson08
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of switzer
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of ZachHodgson
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of distantmantra
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of dirtylou
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.

Photo of Fatehunter
3.87/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

Photo of SamuelR
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Skew
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of griffeyb
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of LiquidAmber
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.

Photo of Geobus
3.64/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of DrinkSlurm
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of jakewatt135
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of slimntubbs
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Reidrover
4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml Euro style bottle bough from Lifesource Grocers in Salem OR. $5.99 Pours a very light gold colour with nice carbonation strings and a large frothy white head. Spicy ,peppery aromas,quite earthy in aspect.Some banana and clove. Nice. Taste is similar to the aroma and very energetic in the fusion. Nice well carbonated mouth feel with a drying finish that invites another sip. Very nice indeed....wish it wasn’t in such small bottles!

Photo of BeerBucks
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of sbauer
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nose and flavor are great but doesn't last long on the palate. A great summer brew.

Photo of vkv822
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.

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Impasse Saison from Crux Fermentation Project
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