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Quelle Saison - Beavertown Brewery

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Quelle SaisonQuelle Saison

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11 Reviews
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Reviews: 11
Hads: 50
Avg: 3.76
pDev: 16.76%
Wants: 1
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Beavertown Brewery visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  4.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mdagnew on 03-01-2014

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Photo of bark
3.38/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

The colour is pale yellow (4 EBC), the liquid is clear. The three finger head is white and airy; it sinks slowly leaving some lacing on the glass.

The smell is sweet with lots of unripe fruits and floral notes. Hints of alcohol and citric peels, ripe bananas and honey.

The taste is semi-sweet and soda-like. Floral notes, unripe fruits and some earthy yeast. Light to medium body. The aftertaste is bitter-sweet with phenolic spices and exotic fruits. The finish is mild and short with some floral hops.

The carbonation is strong, the short-lived large bubbles are fresh. The light liquid is a bit sticky.

A pleasant modern Saison, but a bit too sweet.

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Photo of rolltide8425
4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The first word that comes to mind is clean. A very clean, grainy smell followed by very clean citrusy, grassy taste with a very dry finish appropriate for a saison.

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Photo of Hoppsbabo
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Nice and champagne-like. Light straw body. Almost colourless with a large white head.
T: Same profile as Brewdog IPA but less intense. A bit of chlorine. More like a pale ale than a saison. Nice hoppy earthiness.
O: Quite nice. Wish I refrigerated it longer.

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Photo of captaincoffee
3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A fine looking beer. Pale with a good fluffy head and solid lacing (and my glass wasn't really that clean to be honest). The dry hop comes through cleanly on the nose along with dry grass, and citrus notes. Flavor is clean with a bit of astringent lemongrass. Sweeter with a bit of fruitiness up front, dry toward the end. Refreshing. Carbonation is solid for the style. Overall, a pretty fine beer, although the nose outperforms the palate. Could be tweeked to something really special.

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Photo of craftbeersweden
3.47/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Hazy, yellow, beer with a two finger high, offwhite, head.

Nose: Grass, hay, earthy hops, orange, citrus, lime, lemon and caramel.
Taste: Fresh lemon, grass, citrus, yeast, earthy notes, fruity hops, tart and a light bitterness.
Body: Light body with high carbonation. Dry ending.

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Photo of StJamesGate
3.84/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Clingy white cream that rims over muddy tan-lemon. 3.75
Oily Sorachi-type lemon with herbs and cream o'wheat. 4
Cream crackers and kumquats, some canteloupe, an herbal hit, and tangerine hops. 3.75
Appley ester finish and oily hop linger.
Light round, slight cling, dry. 4

Hops hide the zesty lemon-pepper saison yeast and yeast mutes the hops - odd, because this is often a great combo. It's essentially Neck OIl with a French (does that matter?) saison yeast. No brightness, which keeps it from being quenching. Nice idea, but a bit sour, sharp, and aimless in practice.

Below par for Beavertown. 3.75

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.56/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A 330ml bottle with a BB of Feb 2015, so it's a little out of date. Picked up a while back from Trembling Madness in York. Described on the label as a dry-hopped saison and features a very bizarre image.

A: Poured into a cervoise. Bottle conditioned. A hazy pale-gold hue with fine sediment and medium carbonation. Yields a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before subsiding to a patchy surface layer. Nice lacing.

S: Aroma of bright, fruity hops with hints of white grape, lime, citrus, mild tropical fruit, saison yeast, earthiness, subtle grain and faint stewed hops. A satisfying blend - lovely.

T: Tastes of subdued yeast notes with a lingering, bone-dry finish. Notes of fruity saison yeast, earthiness, subtle citrus, a hint of white grape, mustiness, faint grain and stewed leaves. Highly attenuated, followed by a twinge of sourness and a delicate bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and very dry, with prickly carbonation and light body. Quite astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of earthy yeast, subtle fruity hop notes and stewed leaves/cardboard.

O: A pretty good effort. Looks alright, while the aroma is a great blend of fruity yeast and hop notes. The flavour lacks character; the yeast dominates and little else comes across. Body is OK. Perhaps suffering a tad from hop fade but otherwise a rather nice brew. Shame the hops don't hit the palate hard enough. That said, an easy-drinking saison that is worth sampling if you stumble across it.

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Photo of interzen
4.3/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle poured into a Delirium Tremens tulip glass

Look: Slightly cloudy, golden yellow with a mass of white, fluffy head. Some sediment from the bottle but nothing major. Considerable head retention and lacing.

Smell: Hops? Check. Citrus? Check. There are also some combined sweet/musty notes that I've come to associate with saisons, but really the hops are well to the fore in this one.

Taste: Hops with fruit and some herbal undertones. The herbals are subdued but definitely there, ditto the fruits. However, as is the case with beers like this, hop flavours dominate.

Feel: Very, very dry feel - not unpleasant by any means just different, possibly due to the carbonation. Hop flavours dominate, of course, and there's a long, dry finish where the resin/fruit flavours kick in. I've been 'training' my palate on hoppier brews of late and I rather like this one.

Overall: First beer I've had from Beavertown and it won't be my last - compares well with some of the other saisons I've had of late (Saison 1900 , St.Feuillien and the like) and stands pretty well on its own. I still have no idea what the bottle art is meant to represent, though!

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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.59/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours gold with a large head.
Nose shows pineapple, saison farmhouse notes and spicy hops.
Very dry flavours with some mineral notes competing with the spicy hops.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Expires December 2014.

Pours a hazy light orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, spice, and yeast aromas. Taste is much the same with spice, yeast, and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice citrus zest presence in the taste.

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Photo of mdagnew
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle bought from Lighthouse Wines, Jordanstown

Poured a nice light golden orange colour with a slight haze. White head poured pretty big, thick and fluffy with a pock marked topping then faded slowly to patchy covering... quite a lot of carbonation rushes to the surface... some good patchy lacing...

Aroma - Nice light toasted biscuit malts, spicy tart fruits (apples, pears, light lemon zest), some brett hints, grassy, hay notes, light nuttiness, metallic notes, quite floral, some talcum powder, quite yeasty, light caramel sweetness, faint rubbery hints...

Taste - Quite a lot of spicy yeastiness, tart (also overripe?) fruits (apples, pears, light grapefruits), again some brett, slight vegetal notes, metallic, some chalkiness, salty notes, light toasted biscuit malts, bready, light floral honey sweetness, faint caramel, grassy hops...

Feel - Pretty sharp and dry... Light body... Very quaffable...

Overall - A pretty good saison. Nothing groundbreaking but well worth a try...

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Quelle Saison from Beavertown Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.