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Sunshower - Trillium Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

148 Ratings
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Ratings: 148
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 8.09%
Wants: 3
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Trillium Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Chris00710 on 10-05-2013)
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Photo of hail_seitan
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%

Poured from 25 oz. bottle into pint glass

A - The body is a pale straw color with a white head of medium thickness.

S - Banana, clove, black pepper, orange, and graden herbs all mingle to desirable effect.

T - A super-fresh tasting beer with a sizable hop presence for the style! The hops bring orange, peach, and even berry flavors to the tongue. Then spicy yeast esters dance over the cracker-like malt. The finish is fairly dry and bitter with lingering spice and a hint of alcohol.

M - The mouthfeel is just a hair over medium-bodied.

O - A very tasty beer. The Amarillo hops bring a pleasant fruity element to the Saison. Worth checking out.

hail_seitan, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of dheldman
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

dheldman, Sunday at 03:23 PM
Photo of Jofroi
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Jofroi, Sunday at 12:39 AM
Photo of IowaBiertrinker
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%

IowaBiertrinker, Nov 22, 2014
Photo of BColton1
4/5  rDev -2%

BColton1, Nov 17, 2014
Photo of mmurphy
4.52/5  rDev +10.8%

mmurphy, Nov 09, 2014
Photo of ChrisinRI
4/5  rDev -2%

ChrisinRI, Nov 03, 2014
Photo of mirish72
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Picked up a bottle of this a few weeks back. Very solid saison. Good amount of funk which I always like in the style. Pretty boozy for a saison, but they mask it well.

mirish72, Oct 28, 2014
Photo of KVNBGRY
4/5  rDev -2%

KVNBGRY, Oct 27, 2014
Photo of Lovely85
4.16/5  rDev +2%

Lovely85, Oct 26, 2014
Photo of nickfl
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%

nickfl, Oct 26, 2014
Photo of kylehay2004
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

kylehay2004, Oct 26, 2014
Photo of petermethot
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

petermethot, Oct 26, 2014
Photo of muskiesman
4/5  rDev -2%

muskiesman, Oct 25, 2014
Photo of Ace1117
4/5  rDev -2%

Ace1117, Oct 25, 2014
Photo of rlee1390
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%

A-Cloudy orange, highly carbonated, two finger head that leaves nice lacing.

S-Wheat, some spice and a good deal of hops.

T-Starts with wheat, some orange, a little bit of grass and rather hoppy for the style. Some bitterness.

M-Medium bodied, nice carbonation.

O-The balance wasn't there for a saison, the hops were a tad too much.

rlee1390, Oct 18, 2014
Photo of Kelp
4/5  rDev -2%

Kelp, Oct 18, 2014
Photo of nkelley77
4/5  rDev -2%

nkelley77, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.21/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Very light hazy yellow. Medium white head that doesn't last, but retains a few surface wisps.

Smell - Grassy and herbal hoppy aroma. Kinda yeasty and some pale malt.

Taste - Again, grassy and herbal. Much stronger pale malt. Yeastiness is intense here and kinda overwhelms. Bitter yeasty finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium heavy and pretty malty. Kinda bitter and medium carbonation.

Overall - This doesn't work so well. The pale malt and yeast are a little intense.

Alieniloquium, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of mattycasey
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

mattycasey, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of Kruja5
4/5  rDev -2%

Kruja5, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of Kmlund
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Kmlund, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of dubdrop
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

dubdrop, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.06/5  rDev -25%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Slightly hazed bright yellow gold. Starts with a large clumpy bright-white head. Drops to a small collar and wispy cap in relatively short order. Minimal lacing. Moderate carbonation on the pour.

Smell: a ton of saison yeast. Esters abound. Banana candy and clove - it's minimal. Some solid bubblegum as well. A moderate pale malt sweetness adds a bit of balance to the heavy yeast presence. Some bready elements with a solid floral push as well. Juicy fruity, a touch of peach with some earthy hops. A touch of wheat thrown in. Mild hints of hay and grass.

Taste: Juicy fruit right up front. Peach, pear, and apple. A touch of tangerine with a punch of yeast. Clove is a bit heavier than the nose would indicate. Solid ripe banana and a pinch of bubblegum. Pale malt base adds some biscuity elements with a mild sweetness. Bubblegum builds as it warms and takes over a bit. Some grassy and herbal elements as well. A touch of hay and grass. A touch of citrus with a creeping pithy bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Light side of medium body with a moderate carbonation. A touch dry on the finish after an initial juicy sip.

Overall: Bulbasaur used Sunshower, it's not very effective.

A good but not thrilling saison. Slightly over sweet and the yeast almost hits stronger on a Belgian style than a saison. Still good, but not quite on par.

Goblinmunkey7, Oct 05, 2014
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Sunshower from Trillium Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.