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Saison - Oast House Brewers

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85
very good

44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 9.23%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Oast House Brewers visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Sammy on 02-11-2013

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3.57/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Dianeish
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Enjoyed this with a thunderstorm! Golden with lots of head and a peppery aroma. The flavour starts with pear, ends with grapes and sweetness. Dry and carbonated, I don't often enjoy light beers but this was excellent. I'm going to get another bottle if I see it at the lcbo.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of biegaman
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oast House Saison has a foam dense enough you practically need a jackhammer to get to the golden liquid beneath it. Skip the spoon, reach for the ice cream scoop. Nevermind the backyard, you need to bury something, no one will find it underneath this mound of froth.

All that foam, however, does nothing to muffle the zestful and savoury aromatics of this yeast - even industrial ventilation is no match for bonafide Belgian strains. Notes of dried herbs (oregano) and fresh-cracked spice (coriander) compliment the the ale's straight-forwardly grainy smell.

The flavour plays out in similar fashion: simple, no frills cereal grain notes impart a dry straw- and hay-like profile that is lifted by hints of lemon zest, garden herbs, and black pepper. Faint tastes of apple and pear also run throughout, lending the impression of orchard fruits.

Saisons are traditionally farmers' beers. Indeed, with a pale, dry maltiness, underlying acidity and little peeps of tartness, it's an easy candidate for exhausted, hot weather quaffing. The only catch is the 6.5% alcohol - it's not exactly a "light" beer - but aside from the small rash of spice (fueled, really, by the yeast) it's a very chuggable beer.

Oast House Saison, though not quiet on the same level as, certainly invites comparisons to the great Belgian saisons. The only drawback is the price - something brewed an hour down the road shouldn't retail locally for almost double the cost of the highest rated offerings that crossed an ocean to get here. Still, this is a job very well done.

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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of spinrsx
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750ml Bottle from the ottawa lcbo for $12

Appearance - Gold colour with an average size fizzy/frothy white head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for 5 minutes or so before it was gone.

Smell - Cloves, lemons, floral, breads/grains

Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste floral notes, cloves and lemon juice/zest. There is also a peppery spiciness and a honey sweetness.

Overall - Not mind blowing but pretty solid stuff. Maybe tastes a little like a wit beer but still a decent effort. Price might be a touch high but worth trying once.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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Saison from Oast House Brewers
85 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.