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Worker's Comp Saison - Two Roads Brewing Company

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Ratings: 223
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.9%
Wants: 9
Gots: 22 | 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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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

10-14-2013 17:34:55 | More by djrn2
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metter98

New York

3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap at Terroir Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short but dense bright white head that died down but consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of peppery spices are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of Belgian yeast and peppery spices, the latter of which linger through the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer has some refreshing properties and seems like it would be a refreshing drink during the summer months.

Serving type: on-tap

03-29-2014 23:46:53 | More by metter98
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.66/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Arrives headless so the clear golden liquid looks more like juice than beer

Smell: Rather fruity and spicy, with lychee, papaya, white pepper and clove tones

Taste: Bready, up front, with the fruits arriving first and the spices coming later; after the swallow, the beer gets very spicy

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with rather low carbonation

Overall: The flavors of this beer were rather good and I really enjoyed the spice character; the mouthfeel was a disappointment but perhaps this was an isolated batch

Serving type: on-tap

08-22-2013 01:29:09 | More by brentk56
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

12-08-2013 19:08:30 | More by nmann08
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

10-21-2013 19:46:27 | More by acurtis
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

01-23-2013 01:59:19 | More by JAHMUR
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

4.04/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light yellow color, with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains wheat, bananas, caramelized malts, Belgian yeast, some hops and some citrus.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of Belgian yeast and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. Then some mild sweetness comes in from flavors of bananas, caramel, citrus and a touch of spice. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, mild kick, very good representation of style, this is a nice sessionable beer to pound down for a long time.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2013 04:03:18 | More by TheManiacalOne
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

12-24-2012 22:09:15 | More by oriolesfan4
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.89/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I was up to NYC a little over a month ago to visit the wondrous JenRay while she was in town for work and we happened upon several bottles at a Whole Foods Market where I picked up some of Two Roads' offerings.

From the bottle: "Pale Refreshing Farmhouse Style Ale"; "Traditional End-of-Day Reward"; "The Road Less Traveled"; "Dry Refreshing Farmhouse Style Ale"; "Saisons were originally created to compensate Belgian farm workers. Give your taste buds a raise with this pale and refreshing Saison made with a blend of harvest grains - barley, wheat, oats and rye."; "Here's to taking the road less traveled, in life and in beer!"

I began my pour in an aggro manner, but I had to quickly back off when a massive amount of head began to form, threatening to overflow my glass. I could only watch as it slowly settled into a massive, puffy two fingers of bone-white head with great retention. The beer itself looked like liquid sunshine (SRM = > 2, < 4) in the glass with just a mild chill haze. The total effect was that of lemon meringue pie. The nose smelled like Juicyfruit gum laced with black pepper! Very fruiy and yet very spicy at the same time. Mouthfeel was a little on the thin side, but man, the black pepper bite was immediate on the tongue. The fruitiness that I noted on the nose translated to more of a perfume-y flavor in the mouth, more flower than fruit. Finish was bone-dry with the peppery flavor really sucking the air out of my mouth. I will readily cop to being a hophead and as such, I usually disdain this style of beer, but in this case, I was really digging it. I think that the dry peppery aspect was what I really liked.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2014 21:10:59 | More by woodychandler
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

04-13-2013 17:03:09 | More by DrunkinYogi
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DrJay

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Yellow with slight haze and white collar. Hay and wheat aroma, almost a nutty grain character, slightly spicy. Pleasant flavour, mild bitterness with wheat and grain melding well with spicy and light citrus. Medium/light bodied, moderate carbonation, off dry. Pretty good, easy drinking.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2014 20:34:27 | More by DrJay
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +7.5%

05-05-2014 02:11:23 | More by PEIhop
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.5%

02-25-2013 02:20:58 | More by rolltide8425
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

11-04-2013 03:21:54 | More by tobelerone
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, vibrant, slightly hazed, maize-gold coloring with a steady dose of carbonation throughout the body and a fluffy, light, bright white head that starts around a half an inch and settles into an uneven surface coating. Aromas of toasted grains, floral highlights, coriander, all spice, grains of paradise, hints of bubblegum, and a touch of honey sweetness. Flavors are very roasty/toasty forward, with a very dry feel. Toasted corn, tangy honey sweetness, and a strong spice blend provide a robust flavor profile. The body is light, and slightly effervescent with the carbonation, providing an amplification of the initial dry feel. Slightly astringent, floral and tangy sweet aftertaste, with a touch of resiny characteristics. Dry, slightly sharp finish, with a linger to the spicing. Interesting brew. Very crisp and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2013 01:08:17 | More by GarthDanielson
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Durge

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A very pale yellow color with virtually no bubble activity going on, looking almost like a urine sample. The white head quickly dissipates to just a flimsy few scraps floating around on top and minimal lacing. The nose picks up a pilsner-esque wheat/cereal grain with a skunky oak edge. The flavor delivers a relatively light cereal grain, skunky bread, almond and light lemon-rice. It's a solid theme that goes down easily. The body is medium-light and the feel is effervescent and very refreshing. Though the looks are pedestrian at best, the flavor and feel makes this an easily recommended lawn mower choice with personality.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2012 07:12:25 | More by Durge
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woosterbill

Connecticut

4.55/5  rDev +22.3%
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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Boone757

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

06-08-2013 21:53:47 | More by Boone757
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Gmann

New York

4.11/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pale straw color with some honey highlights. The pure white head is soapy, has good staying power and settles into a solid cap. Not much lacing.

The aroma is of musty clove, pepper and hay. Some tart apple notes.

The taste is of horse blanket, musty dusty clove, hay and grassy hops. Nice sour bite from the rye malt. Lemon and green apple tartness and other fruitiness. Quite complex for a lower abv brew.

The feel is light with prickly carbonation. Drinks crisp like a good saison should. Good balance between sweet, phenol, and bitter. Nice grassy bitterness in the end.

This is a very impressive saison and a low abv session sucker as well. I could drink these all day. Good complexity with the malt and yeast.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2014 18:04:14 | More by Gmann
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Griffith

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

03-15-2014 04:07:54 | More by Griffith
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tigg924

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +16.4%
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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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours crystal clear and bright yellow. Glowing and clean. Mild, white head. Thin lacing.

S-Smell is interesting. Belgian bubblegum, more yeast and a defined American malt. Also some bright florals.

T-Better than the aroma. Along with the bubblegum and spice is a very deep cracker maltiness. After, comes a long grassy streak. Well hopped; I even get some tropical hoppiness too. Flavor intensity surpasses what you'd expect in a sub 5% ABV brew.

M-Light, crisp, bright and easy drinking. Dry with some mild bitterness. Inviting carbonation.

O/D-My first Two Roads experience. This was pretty cool. They put they're own mark on the Saison style. Light, well-hopped and very easy drinking. I will definitely give the rest of Two Roads' brews a shot.

Serving type: on-tap

01-03-2013 03:00:26 | More by VelvetExtract
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jaxon53

Connecticut

3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Finally some more beer from Connecticut. Served to me in a tulip, at New York Pizza in Plainfield. Let's see what Two Roads has to offer...

A: Two Roads Workers Comp Saison pours out a bright, slightly hazy golden yellow color. Looks like quite a lively beer, tons of bubbles were floating to the top of the glass. Poured from a tap this beer yields about a finger and a half of bright white, bubbly head. Head is short lived. Fades into a small white ring around the glass.

S: Nice fresh floral aromas. Grassy hop presence hidden behind some pepper and sweet malt. Hints of rye. A little yeast mixes in to round out the nose.

T: Mimics the nose pretty well. Faint citrusy fruit with some light notes of pepper. A touch of hops hit the tongue for a second. The malt flavors don't really stand up to the other flavors, but does offer a bit of balancing sweetness. Spicy.

M: Just about medium bodied. Crisp and dry. Light and easy to drink at 4.8 percent ABV.

O: Not too bad. Tasty, above average brew. I'll take the road less traveled again.

Serving type: on-tap

12-25-2012 18:16:39 | More by jaxon53
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

03-02-2013 02:33:05 | More by jfcaa193
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

07-07-2014 14:03:39 | More by ShemRahBoo
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Worker's Comp Saison from Two Roads Brewing Company
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