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Trillium - Trillium Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

230 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 230
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 16
Gots: 19 | 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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4/5  rDev +1.3%

nmann08, Aug 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

acurtis, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of brentk56
3.49/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Arrives with a goldenstraw color capped by a mighty impressive head; great stickage and lacing

Smell: Vague tones of banana, honey and white pepper

Taste: Opens bready, with banana, honey and floral tones; the peppery element arrives in the middle; after the swallow, there is a surprisingly hoppy finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: There is a lot going on here and others have clearly enjoyed this; I just didn't particularly enjoy the range of flavors this beer presents

brentk56, Oct 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Texasfan549, Jun 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

kjkinsey, Jun 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

spycow, Aug 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

SocalKicks, Apr 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Jason, Jan 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Kegatron, Oct 29, 2013
Photo of jlindros
4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Like a band that self-titles their album, this brewery self-titled their beer, I really hope this lives up to it. Esp since I love a good farmhouse saison and can be quite critical.

Over carbonated pours 3 fingers of head and only 2 fingers of beer and forces a small pour, fades semi slowly too with splotty lacing bubbles, although a mostly clear lemony straw yellow color.

Nose is pretty nice though, a nice farmhouse aroma without a big funk, nice grassy aromas, straw like, fair lemony aromas, lemongrass, effervescent and pretty floral, mild appley fruit and tree fruits, a bit of a yeasty funk, and some decent grassy floral hops in there but not a lot, some mild esters, hints of phenols as well, and a bit of a grainy toasted malt like.

Taste brings nice grainy malts out front, lots of toasted malts, straw, a little toasted wheat like, straw malts, mild husky with a little syrupy like sweetness, and fairly grassy as well. A mild lemony cereal grain like touch in there, with a mild saison funk, farmhouse yeast flavors, even a touch of the yeast itself, with a mild funk note, some phenols that increase as it warms, cereal flavors, lemongrass, etc. A mild grassy floral hop note, with touch of lemon and citrus like notes, and mild to fair bitterness. Finish is dry, a little sticky note, more lemony flavors, mild farmhouse yeast lingering, more grassy floral hops lingering with mild bitterness, bit of straw and grainy malts lingering. The phenols get a little hot as it warms a bit more but still pretty nice, and starts to get more farmhouse funky like, and more like I wanted from it. Interesting...

Mouth is med to lighter bod, fluffy effervescent carb.

Overall not bad, nice farmhouse saison, not big funky but nice grainy wheaty toasty straw malt base with little dry bready yeasty funk and some lemony notes, little floral citrus hops, and effervescent carb. Tasty, fairly drinkable and enjoyable, although not as funky as I want in a typical saison but still nice as not all saisons can be crazy funk.

jlindros, Aug 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

oline73, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of Rifugium
3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Light amber color, hazy, with a finger of frothy white head that sank to a wispy layer, coating the glass with lace. In the nose, grassy funk, light fruity esters, peppery spice, pretty standard stuff for the style, all where it should be. The taste reflected the nose, notes of pear and banana, wet grass, moderate funk, peppery spice, with a crisp, herbal hop quality, and an earthy finish. Light-medium body, nice drinkability. There's nothing new and amazing going on here, but it's a very good bottled saison, and a good representation of the style overall.

Rifugium, May 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

mendvicdog, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of mdfb79
4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From 07/21/14 notes. Have had this a few times, all on draft, but now reviewing it out of a 22 oz. bottle thanks to jslot38; thanks Justin. Poured into a mini-snifter.

a - Pours a hazy bright yellow color with two inches of bright white head and moderate to high carbonation evident. Looks good.

s - Smells of Belgian yeast, sweet fruits, honeysuckle, grains, spice, floral hops, citrus hops, oranges, and apples and bananas.

t - Tastes of spices, pepper, Belgian yeast, floral hops, apple brandy, grains, wheat, and citrus hops.

m - Medium body and low carbonation, smooth and crazy easy to drink.

o - Overall great nose and very drinkable. Nose has a lot of fruit and good stuff going on, a very good house beer.

mdfb79, Sep 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

yourefragile, Jul 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

BARFLYB, May 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

mdaschaf, Oct 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Kelp, Feb 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

DrBier, Apr 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

PEIhop, May 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

ShanePB, Jul 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Gobzilla, Apr 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

BGsWo22, Mar 11, 2014
Photo of mynie
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
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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3/5  rDev -24.1%

mhaugo, May 18, 2014
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Trillium from Trillium Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 230 ratings.