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Saison - Oast House Brewers

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BA SCORE
85
very good

23 Ratings
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Ratings: 23
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 7.67%


Brewed by:
Oast House Brewers visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Sammy on 02-11-2013)
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Reviews by Cylinsier:
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

75 cl pour

Pours a clear golden with a white sudsy head.

Smells of banana esters and grass malts with some coriander.

Grassy citrusy malt with an estery flavor and a light floral hop.

Full body with a tingle of carbonation on the tongue.

A good but not quite great saison, still worth trying. Doesn't quite hold up to the top tier in this style.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2014 03:10:35 | More by Cylinsier
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Cadbury

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.8%

04-14-2014 11:47:23 | More by Cadbury
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alienmario

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.8%

04-14-2014 00:30:40 | More by alienmario
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

04-09-2014 00:30:58 | More by Molson2000
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Hoppy_McGee

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

03-03-2014 17:34:08 | More by Hoppy_McGee
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a dirty cloudy beige color male with a nice huge white foamy head with great retention and some very good lacing. Aroma consists of light rustic flavours with some light yeasty and bready notes. Taste is dominated by quite a peppery yeasty punch with some rustic malt flavours with light hay notes. Body is full with great bottle conditioning and some strong carbonation. Very enjoyable and easily drinkable with nice spicy and peppery notes.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2014 03:33:01 | More by Phyl21ca
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mick303

Ontario (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Oast house saison
Poured quite a cloudy light gold, good retention and film. 3.75
S is lemony, yeasty and a decent barnyard presence, horse blankets and hay.
T is good, lot of creamy carbonation which makes up a lot of the flavour, leather, lemon, pale malt and some strong saison yeast, finish is dry
Body has lots of filling carbonation, moderate body, dry finish.
A fairly classic saison, high on carbonation with a good yeast bite to it. While there's not a lot of decent saisons in ontario, so this is welcome, the price is steep at 17 a bottle. The yeast sed adds some farmhouse complexity and mustiness, some good classic pale saison farmhouse notes, stone fruit, and plentiful spicy yeasty, but complexity could be better, this didn't come across as an exceptional or complex saison, covers the profile and is balanced, I like them with less carb than this. Meh, try it if you want, I would have again if I wasn't paying.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2014 12:04:59 | More by mick303
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ssmack

Ontario (Canada)

3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750 ml bottle from LCBO

Opened with a big pop.

Lemon amber colour. Two 1/2 inch very white head of bit bubbles. Fast large stream of carbonation in the centre of the glass which gives it a cool appearance. Great thick lacing with some retention that left a dotted pattern on the glass.

Nice brett, barnyard aroma but lacks complexity.

A mild saison but shows some complexity. Malt taste at first ... toffee on white bread with a hint of bubblegum. Ends with mild grassy hops bitterness with some brett taste.

Medium dry feel with a great bit.

A well-made, interesting saison but on the mild side. Accessible but the big price tag ($10) will leave it on the shelf for me.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2014 02:23:45 | More by ssmack
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Bf_89

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

02-17-2014 05:13:37 | More by Bf_89
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -14%

01-26-2014 19:28:36 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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Spesme

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Gold colour with hazy clarity and a lasting, fizzy head. Aroma is sweet, citrus-y and clean. Taste is estery, more fruity than spicey. Silky mouthfeel with champagne-like carbonation. A finish that fades quickly and leaves much to the imagination. Would definitely consider buying another one, despite the price!

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2014 00:28:42 | More by Spesme
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leaddog

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a cloudy golden yellow with three fingers of foamy white head.

Smell - Clove, citrus, wheat, banana, spicy hops and yeast... spot on for the style.

Taste - Same as above with the aromas: spicy hops and yeast, citrus fruit, banana, clove. Spicy, peppery, and lively flavour. Touch of pleasant tartness.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with light-to-moderate carbonation.

Overall - A spot-on representation of a saison by Oast House Brewers. Hits all the right notes for aroma and flavour - very refreshing. Nice to see more breweries popping up near my old hometown.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2014 05:04:41 | More by leaddog
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lgmol

Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

12-25-2013 02:09:40 | More by lgmol
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dbaraniak

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

12-20-2013 06:17:42 | More by dbaraniak
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dipso123

California

3/5  rDev -20.6%

12-14-2013 18:54:46 | More by dipso123
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DaveBar

Ontario (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Purchased at the LCBO with an aging date of March 2013. 750ml caged bottle served at 8deg C in a tulip glass.

A- Excellent carbonation. Opened with a hearty pop, poured with a 1.5" head that stayed for almost 5mins. Slightly cloudy off yellow colour.

S- Citrus overtones.

T- Citrus shines through right away. After warming slight sourness builds to a tart finish. Light on the palate surprisingly. Yeasty

M- Pretty good. Nice, light, full body with a touch of creaminess.

O- Not bad, will not go out of my way to get another however if I saw it on tap would definitely try it again.

Interesting beer from Niagara on the Lake. New breweries are popping up all over Ontario these days and the future looks bright for some interesting finds.

Thx for reading!

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2013 12:55:34 | More by DaveBar
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Rlombardi75

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

12-06-2013 14:48:02 | More by Rlombardi75
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

12-02-2013 03:22:27 | More by andrenaline
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justme

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

11-09-2013 20:39:12 | More by justme
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Mr_Rocca

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

09-14-2013 16:27:20 | More by Mr_Rocca
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from corked and caged bottle dated March 27, 2013. Purchased at the Brewery in Ontario on 5/29/13. Nifty lookin bottles...$12 CAD
Huge pop! Pours a burnt orange color with lots of carbonation and white head. It looks a little to dark in color for the style...
Nice aromas of peppery spice, orange zest, bready malts and a bit of noble hop.
Taste is a bit over-bready, but good spicy notes of black pepper and orange. Hops are a bit over bearing and make this a bot too bitter...but a decent Saison. Not amazing...
I expected a bit more from this literal farmhouse in the middle of Niagara Wine country.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2013 18:34:45 | More by DrinkSlurm
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Scaboo

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

04-16-2013 19:52:35 | More by Scaboo
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

The Rhino winterfest. A bit funky. Not very drinkable for me today although smooth mouthfeel. Just off-putting spices and yeast that was too up front. Lasting head. This is his best effort so far, I would like to try the biere de garde which I would expect to be more understated.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2013 16:26:56 | More by Sammy
Saison from Oast House Brewers
85 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.