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Worker's Comp Saison - Two Roads Brewing Company

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225 Ratings
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Ratings: 225
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 10
Gots: 24 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Two Roads Brewing Company visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A traditional farmhouse ale made with a very expressive yeast strain that contributes an array of tropical fruit, spice flavors and aromatics. Brewed with a variety of harvest grains including barley, wheat, oats and rye as was likely the case with farmhouse brewers of yore. The result is a complex, refreshing and distinctive example of this esoteric style. Intensely fruity (passion fruit, pineapple, mango, lychee), slightly spicy (clove, white pepper).

(Beer added by: Gambrinus1184 on 12-23-2012)
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chrispoint

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +28%

01-29-2013 19:37:19 | More by chrispoint
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DPB2262

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +28%

05-05-2013 05:27:00 | More by DPB2262
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talkingpoints

Connecticut

4.6/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Probably my favorite offering from Two Roads love the name and the alcohol level from a worker who wants to drink a couple and not be dizzy after the first beer.

This beer had the hazy saison look with a golden hue and the aroma was white pepper laced with a mild cross between a lemon and a grapefruit peel.

The taste was a light hop tang that transformed into a carboninated malt on my back palate. I seen the workers of America rising up and consuming much of these if they are indeed on Workers' Comp.

The need for more session beers instead of overtly high heat alcohol sugar bombs need not overstated. Two Roads is on the Road to producing amazing craft beer, when you pay more you expect more, I wasn't disappointed.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2012 21:23:55 | More by talkingpoints
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woosterbill

Connecticut

4.55/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

12oz bottle into a Duvel tulip. Thanks to vonschplieffen for leaving half a sixpack in my fridge.

A: Pours a brilliant, clear burnished gold body beneath an inch and a half of frothy off-white head. Retention is very good (if not quite great), and lacing is similarly impressive but not overwhelming. As beautiful as this beer is with its outstanding clarity, I usually enjoy Saisons that look a bit dirtier.

S: All right, all worries about it being a dumbed-down take on the style are immediately defenestrated as soon as I catch a whiff. This is a seriously intense, spicy, phenolic aroma. It's got some great minerality, a bit of understated earthiness, and plenty of fresh-ground peppercorn. Excellent.

T: Starts out spicy, then mellows a bit with some bready malt and just a hint of green apple fruitiness. The earthiness returns on the back end, and things close out with an extremely dry, spicy finish. The aftertaste is tart and so dry it's borderline chalky, but this is a minor quibble. It's delicious.

M: Fairly light-bodied and frothy. Nice and lively, but slightly prickly.

O: Excellent Saison, period. Doubly excellent since it's such a sessionable ABV. Triply excellent because it's a $9 sixpack. I'll be drinking lots of this beer.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2013 01:21:45 | More by woosterbill
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victory09

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

01-10-2013 21:18:20 | More by victory09
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threephase

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

04-23-2014 13:55:09 | More by threephase
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kjlester

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

02-27-2014 16:50:58 | More by kjlester
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ericlawton007

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

01-29-2013 03:05:15 | More by ericlawton007
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Snarf103

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

01-11-2013 04:46:58 | More by Snarf103
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tigg924

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at their tasting room

Appearance: minimal head, minimal carbonation, gold in color, clear

Smell: lemon, hay, and straw

Taste: lemon, hay, straw, honey, and light pepper at the end

Mouthfeel: light body, funky and sweet, moderate carbonation, semi-dry

Overall: I love the flavor combination here. Of all the Two Roads beers, this is my favorite. This one is nice, light, and complex. Amazing on draft and it still holds up well in the bottle. If I want a six pack saison, this is the beer I would go with.

Serving type: on-tap

12-26-2012 16:19:42 | More by tigg924
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dpianka

Connecticut

4.33/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

date of tasting: 3/19/2013
place of tasting: Barley Vine
beer: Worker’s Comp
brewery: Two Roads
type: Ale
style: Farmhouse Ale
glass: mug
temperature of beer: 45

Appearance: color is similar to a honeycomb or canola oil. Head froths up quick, yet dissipated just as quickly, it was thin and ended up looking like barely beaten egg white. Bubbles are few and sit around the edge of the glass.

Smell: Like a farmhouse. Sweet, slight herbal, almost shampoo like. A bit of pine and hibiscus. Not bad balance slightly more hops which is what I would expect for the style.

Taste: apple sauce really quick up front then flowery-hibiscus, slight rose and heavy clove.Hops are there yet not huge, good balance.

Mouthfeel: Not bad, neither smooth nor coarse. Slightly dry and medium to heavy bodied. tingly lingering carbonation that traps that flavor in and lingers on the tongue.

Overall Impression: Not bad, the clove was huge but not unpleasant. Just different I suppose. A good beer overall. I could see myself drinking this watching the snow melt and waiting for Spring to come.

Food Pairing: hotdogs with relish. Taleggio cheese and parmigianno crackers. Grilled swordfish. For dessert, rum braised mango and some kind of vanilla cream

Serving type: on-tap

03-20-2013 01:54:44 | More by dpianka
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kjfinnerty

Massachusetts

4.31/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Poured a 12oz bottle into a small snifter. Hazy, straw body. Thin white head develops and fades quickly. Little lacing.

S - Amazing. Strong fresh ground pepper.

T - Follows the nose with pepper, but it is complimented by sweetness, ripe banana, ever so light malt. They've got a winner of a yeast strain here.

M - Medium body, but highly carbed so it moves past the palate. Slightly sweet aftertaste. Dries out between tastes.

O - it might just be my progression into the Saison category, but I am really into this beer. It has a ton of flavor and complexity for a beer weighing in at 4.8%. Definitely try this one.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2014 16:30:41 | More by kjfinnerty
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KTCamm

New Jersey

4.3/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Twelve ounce bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours brilliant golden yellow with thick inch of white foam. Like a snow drift. Strong citrus yeast nose. Wheat too. Taste opens with a wall of citrus, tart, then drops off leaving some yeasty tasting remnants. Lemon stays on the tongue with some minor bittering. Extremely refreshing. Damn good saison, nice job by the new guys on the block in Stratford CT.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2013 14:42:42 | More by KTCamm
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socon67

New York

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Cloudy golden color. High white foam head with great retention. Minimal lacing.

S - Notes of banana, cloves, and a bit if bubblegum. Very similar to a Belgian style.

T - Crisp and refreshing saison. Some spice notes initially. Light grains and a mild hop presence make this a very clean tasting beer.

M - Easily sessionable and leaves a bit of a raspy grate on the tongue. Light body to the beer, and pairs well with just about anything.

O - Really good beer and one of the best saisons domestically.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2013 18:47:25 | More by socon67
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trentbent

New York

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

04-05-2014 02:17:26 | More by trentbent
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BTVflatlander

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served in a Unibroue pint.

A: Clear and golden. Fantastic white head.

S: Very Belgian, yeast, clove, coriander.

T: Akin to the smell above. Much more spice heavy than any other saison I've had. Give's the illusion of being higher in alcohol content despite its sub-5% nature.

M: Crisp, clean, refreshing.

O: I must admit I was both pleasantly surprised and rather suspicious when I heard about Two Roads' work in Stratford. Having had two of their bottled offerings, I must say I am pleasantly surprised. At almost $10 a sixer, however, it is only Worker's Comp that I will return to in the future.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2013 23:30:48 | More by BTVflatlander
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kinchdedalus

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

02-04-2013 04:37:30 | More by kinchdedalus
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balinor

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

08-01-2013 14:12:19 | More by balinor
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phishfoolme

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

12-30-2012 04:03:28 | More by phishfoolme
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mholland

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

01-09-2013 02:41:59 | More by mholland
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oldedog

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

05-14-2013 21:23:32 | More by oldedog
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arnulfooxblood

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

10-21-2013 00:39:36 | More by arnulfooxblood
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Juice-O

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

08-18-2013 00:51:25 | More by Juice-O
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wtighe03

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

09-03-2013 04:16:54 | More by wtighe03
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RDHerm

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

10-21-2013 16:27:17 | More by RDHerm
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Worker's Comp Saison from Two Roads Brewing Company
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