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Sunshower - Trillium Brewing Company

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Ratings: 133
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 8.09%
Wants: 2
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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Reviews by neophilus:
Photo of neophilus
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy golden straw color with decent lacy white head. Aroma is slightly rustic, earthy with lemons, a bit catty at the edges. Very classic saison yeast strand characteristics in the nose with a bit of american hop citrus.

Crisp bite up front, good hop bittering. Very dry. Earthy lemon flavor dominates, more of that classic Dupont yeast flavor. Then in the aftertaste a good dose of juicy citrus american hop flavor, a bit of sweetness mixes well with the hop juice. Finishes dry and bitter at the end, lingering saison yeast esters mixed with a bit more lingering citrus hop character.

The citrusy hops mixed very well with the classic saison style. This is a very well done version of a classic saison with something extra that adds to the character and flavor profile.

neophilus, Oct 12, 2013
More User Reviews:
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 JakerLou
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

JakerLou, Aug 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

alienlifeforcecube, Jul 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

ccurrid, Aug 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

doremite, Oct 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

mdaschaf, Oct 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

snowmaggedon, Nov 11, 2013
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
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Phenwayphrank74, Sep 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

bouncepass, Jul 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

Keene, Jul 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Kmlund, Oct 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

Spigs, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of garrisonp
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

garrisonp, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of Shaymus
3.91/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

pours a hazy orange that clears up a bit,

some piney notes but overall not very strong

I enjoy Saisons very much and this is an interesting mix. The first sip definitely has that saison yeast thing, give it a second and the hops aren't to far behind. not the norm but enjoyed it!

mouth feel is nice, carbonation is decent and flavor/taste hangs around, some resin towards the end.

overall I quite enjoyed this brew and will definitely be consuming it again...

sorry for the short review... Cheers!

Shaymus, Jul 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

trevorpost, Oct 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

wesley14, Aug 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

liquorpig, Jul 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

ivyman, Aug 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

Abaz, Aug 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

OnryAndMean, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of angrybabboon
3.76/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Review from notes dated 8/2/14

Cheers to Bilco for sharing this

A: Solid, honey gold with some yellow - pours with a medium-sized, off-white head, fades to a few wisps, leaves some lacing

S: Yup, that's a saison - very yeasty, with some spice, cloves, and grass - some citrus notes as well - light farmhouse funk, with some tartness - some pale malts, sweetness

T: Some nice saison flavors, but the notion of a "super" saison may be a bit much - earthy tartness, with a lot of sweetness - banana, clove, spice, and some yeasty flavors - pale malts and some wheat - too sweet, and booze is oddly noticable

M: Medium body, nicely carbonated, finishes a little wet

O: Well that's just super

There is nothing wrong with this take on a saison; it's just not what I am personally looking for in the style. It's a bit too sweet, a bit too boozy, and not as dry as I like my saisons.

angrybabboon, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of Kevin89065
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Kevin89065, Jul 19, 2014
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Sunshower from Trillium Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 133 ratings.