Impasse Saison - Crux Fermentation Project

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Impasse SaisonImpasse Saison

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BA SCORE
87
very good

20 Reviews
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Reviews: 20
Hads: 87
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 9
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Crux Fermentation Project visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: raynmoon on 05-29-2013

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Reviews: 20 | Hads: 87
Reviews by zhanson88:
Photo of zhanson88
4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Rbald42 for sending this my way.

Appearance: Pours a light, slightly hazy straw color. Tons of carbonation apparent. A solid 2" eggshell white head forms which has great retention and lacing.

Smell: Banana, cloves, esters, yeast character. Very refreshing smell and right for the style.

Taste: Banana, cloves, a bit yeasty, wheat malts. Very light and very refreshing. Extremely drinkable.

Mouthfeel/Overall: Great mouthfeel. Light, highly carbonated, does not drink remotely like 7% ABV. Again, extremely refreshing. Overall this is a very enjoyable beer. Definitely worth a try. I need to try more Crux. (619 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of kiki3drt292
3.11/5  rDev -21.9%
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. (120 characters)

Photo of dimitrov
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Beaver13
2.64/5  rDev -33.7%
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. (467 characters)

Photo of deebo
4.43/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sourdog
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mahanson08
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of switzer
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Covocali
2.7/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Not a big fan sweet after taste (31 characters)

Photo of ZachHodgson
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of distantmantra
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of dirtylou
3.94/5  rDev -1%
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. (265 characters)

Photo of Fatehunter
3.87/5  rDev -2.8%
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.
Good. (182 characters)

Photo of SamuelR
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of Skew
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of griffeyb
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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. (844 characters)

Photo of Geobus
3.64/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrinkSlurm
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of natfiedler
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of wlynch
4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jakewatt135
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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Impasse Saison from Crux Fermentation Project
87 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.