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Quelle Saison - Beavertown Brewery

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Reviews: 6
Hads: 36
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: n/a
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

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Beer added by: mdagnew on 03-01-2014

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Photo of Pedro_Almeida03
3.79/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev n/a

Photo of stephenlee
3.5/5  rDev n/a

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.56/5  rDev n/a
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A 330ml bottle with a BB of Feb 2015, so it's a little out of date.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. (1,519 characters)

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.96/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brianthebadger
4.2/5  rDev n/a

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3.5/5  rDev n/a

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3.25/5  rDev n/a

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.59/5  rDev n/a
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. (163 characters)

Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
3.75/5  rDev n/a

Photo of BrazilianAussie
3.62/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bjd88
3.71/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.75/5  rDev n/a

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.75/5  rDev n/a

Nice dryness there balancing a huge hop wall (44 characters)

Photo of mdagnew
4/5  rDev n/a
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... (999 characters)

Photo of Oakenator
4/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev n/a

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3.5/5  rDev n/a

Photo of leitmotif
3.83/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Walbert_Neto
3.83/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BDeibs
3.61/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Matty123
3.94/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev n/a

Photo of StJamesGate
3.84/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

CAN
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 (611 characters)

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.58/5  rDev n/a
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. (604 characters)

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Quelle Saison from Beavertown Brewery
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