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Sunshower | Trillium Brewing Company

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89
very good
27 Reviews
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States | website

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by Chris00710 on 10-05-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
233
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
24.69%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
37
For Trade:
3
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Reviews by neophilus:
Photo of neophilus
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
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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More User Reviews:
Photo of hail_seitan
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%

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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Photo of JakerLou
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Jason
4.39/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml brown bottle, purchased at Gordon's Wines in Downtown Boston.

The froth on this brew is nothing short of epic, hazy within its straw golden hue. Fresh citrus zest in the nose, suggestions of peppercorn, ripe pears, grass, bread crust, and faint marmalade as well. Semi-dry with a little bit of body, warmth from the alcohol hits in the middle but seems pretty mellow. Spicy, herbal, & citrusy flavors layer on top of the sturdy malt base. I very happy to know of a brewery that knows how to brew a Saison, a hefty strength and American minded hopping this Saison just keeps on giving as more layers peel back with each sip. Quite drinkable for its size. A real treat.

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Photo of alienlifeforcecube
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of ccurrid
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of doremite
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of acurtis
3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mdaschaf
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of brother_rebus
3.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Ace1117
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Gonzoillini
4.07/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BigMFDaddy
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of snowmaggedon
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.22/5  rDev -20.5%
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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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of rhong187
3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mmurphy
4.52/5  rDev +11.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Barracudas
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kmlund
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Spigs
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of garrisonp
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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Sunshower from Trillium Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.