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Quelle Saison - Beavertown Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

25 Ratings
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Ratings: 25
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 8.52%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | 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 Matty123
3.94/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of interzen
4.3/5  rDev +18.1%
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!

Photo of leitmotif
3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.96/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.59/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

Photo of personpitch
2.96/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of olradetbalder
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of aztraz
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of cbnz
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of brianthebadger
4.2/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of stephenlee
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of brbrocc
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of akang
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of SocalKicks
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Smarty_Pints
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Mattias
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of drewone
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Nice dryness there balancing a huge hop wall

Photo of CwrwAmByth
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Andy_Luft
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of mdagnew
4/5  rDev +9.9%
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...

Quelle Saison from Beavertown Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.