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Sunshower - Trillium Brewing Company

Not Rated.

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

19 Reviews
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Reviews: 19
Hads: 174
Avg: 3.96
pDev: 8.84%
Wants: 13
Gots: 20 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Trillium Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Chris00710 on 10-05-2013

Sunshower is our Super Saison, a high-gravity farmhouse ale inspired by the ethereal refreshing mid-summer moments when we experience both rainfall and the heat of the sun in New England. Similar to our flagship Trillium, the mouthfeel is light and effervescent with a bright, golden hue. We allow the fermentation temperature to free-rise that favors the saison yeast strain’s in the blend to realize its full attenuation potential which results in a dry beer with strength and complexity. Layers of pepper and earthy characteristics that play nice with the crisp, smooth backbone of a pilsner and wheat malt bill.

MALT: Pilsner, White Wheat, Flaked Wheat

HOPS: Columbus
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Reviews by neophilus:
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4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

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Photo of hail_seitan
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Gonzoillini
4.07/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.22/5  rDev -18.7%
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.

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Photo of Phenwayphrank74
4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

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3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.52/5  rDev +14.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of Shaymus
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
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!

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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Sunshower from Trillium Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.