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Trillium - Trillium Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

235 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 235
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.35%
Wants: 17
Gots: 20 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Trillium Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 01-12-2013)
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5/5  rDev +26.3%

dannyvee, Mar 23, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

Phenwayphrank74, Sep 23, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

ThrashMaster, Aug 08, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

DelicateDelirium, Oct 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

thesarahfuller, Feb 14, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

vonnerbeer, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of rbschult
4.65/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a hazy golden color, with a light head. Left very little lacing

S- Lots of yeast esters on the nose which can come from the higher fermenting temperatures which Saisons are known for. Slight citrus aroma from the dry hops which are added to Trillium

T- Once again the esters from the yeast take over along with some great spice.

M- It could be that I travelled back to New York City with my growler, but the carbonation was pretty light. I generally like my saisons with slightly more carbonation, but considering I have sampled this beer during test batches, I'll take the carbonation level as a fluke.

Overall, Trillium is a very easy drinking beer which I can see myself drinking regularly. Can't wait for the sours to be ready, because I know what J.C. is capable of when it comes to sour and barrel-aged beers.

rbschult, Mar 30, 2013
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4.56/5  rDev +15.2%

DeadRinger, Sep 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

mmurphy, Aug 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

ford0626, Jul 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Mmcdonald79, Mar 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

bostonryan, Sep 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

rdonofrio86, Oct 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

maxhock, Apr 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

n0rmann, Mar 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

guezarka, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of PHBoiler
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

The nose is absolutely fantastic. Hay, flowers in a field, stone fruits, and much more from what seems like Brett or at least a very interesting saison yeast. Finish is nice and dry while the carb is perfect. This is one of the best farmhouse ales I've had quite frankly. It's slightly more interesting and drier than a well aged Blvd Saison Brett. Really impressive beer.

PHBoiler, Aug 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

vonnegut21, Mar 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

jbeaulieu59, Apr 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Screper, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of mynie
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Titular beer from an insanely friendly, slightly buzzy brewery in Boston. When the friendly brewer heard that my traveling companion was a microbiologist, he allowed us to sample straight from the barrel some funk-aged concoction of this very beer. Accordingly, politeness dictated that I simply had to take home a growler.

The result... underwhelming, according to hyper-contemporary tastes. Meaning it's not soaked with grapefruit, brett, and/or crushed up Shock Tarts.

Granted, my first sip was a little bit of a letdown. But that's just because of my moronic expectations--it has nothing to do with the objective quality of the beer. Taking a few more sips, I realize this is a classic, dry saison. And that's saying something, because American normally capital-S suck at making dry saisons. Usually the back end of an American dry saison is like you've just poured a bunch of silica gel into your mouth. This--this is more like the sensation you get from drinking a nice Brut champagne, only it's better because it's beer instead of wine.

As it warms a bit, fruit nodes become more pronounced. Light prunes, light lemon zest, but mostly fresh bread, a nice brush of yeast spiciness and then a dry, yeasty finish. Very good.

Also, side note, why don't more breweries have titular beers? Repetition is cool as hell. One time I seen the video for the Black Sabbath song "Black Sabbath," which is from the album _Black Sabbath_. The title at the end of the video read

Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath

And that was cool as hell. Trillium, by Trillium, is the beer world's version of that.

mynie, Sep 11, 2013
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4.38/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Brewery is in a pretty cool location in Fort Point. Nice people.

Clear golden yellow with a big fizzy white head. Not much lace or retention. Nice spice and funk in the nose. Fruity and crisp. Some yeast. Same with the flavor. Barny, dry, and a bit of funk. Nice dry fruit and spice. Very enjoyable drinking experience. Great cold or at room temperature. Smooth and slightly sweet. Great feel and body. I didn't learn to truly appreciate this beer until the last glass of the growler. And you gotta love local beer! Delicious stuff.

Gatch, May 12, 2013
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4.31/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Fantastic farmhouse beer. Lots of spices/ fruit and a bit of funk in the nose. Tastes slightly sweet with a bit of spicy yeast mixed in. Hides the alcohol well. Friends of mine who generally don't drink farmhouse ales loved this beer when I brought them a growler.

I would compare this to Fantom's Saison.

DrugsDelaney1, May 30, 2013
Photo of Maxwell
4.29/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer pours a hazy, straw yellow, almost green, with a nice little head of eggshell white bubbles that fizzles quickly into a tight scrim. In body, the beer is nicely hazy and appealingly pale with little of the other side of the glass coming through. On the nose, the beer smells of crisp, stale crackers and fresh hay, a touch of funk, and a light lemon pop on the end of the whiff. As you stick your nose deeper into the glass, the hay moves more towards freshly cut grass, pepper, and a faint and appealing brass scent. This beer smells wonderfully like a saison. On the tongue, the beer tastes nicely wheat-malt sweet with a medium bitter finish. A light, acidic pop comes throughout the taste and gives the mouth a nice bite. In flavor, the beer begins as light wheat flake flavors which slowly blend into a beautiful bitter flavor of fresh cut grass and peppers that dips towards lemon bread with a bright citric pop on the tongue. The finish brings a light caramel into the flavor, which blends beautifully with the wheat flake and grass flavors to crescendo in a dry, yet refreshing snap on the tongue. The aftertaste is softly bitter with grass and hay, with a lingering hint of wheat flakes. On the tongue, the beer feels on the light side of medium in body with a crisp, snappy carbonation that cuts lightly across the palate, scrubbing the tongue dry and leaving the mouth begging for another sip. The sides of the mouth, meanwhile, pucker slightly and wet with acid canceling saliva. Overall, this is a hugely refreshing saison with some beautiful complexities. It has some similarities to Mystic’s Saison Renaud, but this beer brings more of the grassy hops into the flavor and puts a nice balance between the malt, the hops, and the yeast. The mouthfeel is a little rough but the balance is hugely impressive, and very tasty, proving some major skill on the brewer’s part. I like this beer and I can’t wait to try more!

Maxwell, Aug 11, 2013
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4.29/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy yellow into the large Duvel tulip, with an appearance somewhere between lemonade and clouded honey, topped by thick, meringue-like suds. The beer has a muted lemony aroma, with no acidic edge; instead, it almost leads to an expectation of mild sweetness. What's actually delivered to the palate, however, is an unusual, crisp, vegetal freshness--not lemony at all, but more suggestive of al dente yellow squash or juicy, raw kernels of just-picked corn. This unlikely combination of smell and taste works very well, resulting in a pleasant and quaffable brew that is further distinguished by its rich, unexpectedly smooth texture. Quite good.

Altrurian, Apr 28, 2014
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Trillium from Trillium Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 235 ratings.