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River House Saison - Martin House Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

11 Reviews
THE BROS
87
very good

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Reviews: 11
Hads: 71
Avg: 3.81
pDev: 33.07%
Wants: 1
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Martin House Brewing Company
Texas, United States | website

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale | 5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: J_Dub on 05-18-2013

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Yeasty, Effervescent, Refreshing, Poundable

Touted as a “Texas Saison made in Texas by Texans,” the 16oz can pours a slightly hazy straw color with a great head; foamy, white, and lacey. Aroma is packed with yeaty nuances, herbal, floral, and peppery. Lively, crisp, and effervescent on the palate with a light and creamy body. Opens up to a touch of malt sweetness, faint ripe banana, soft yeast and bread flavors, herbal tea-like suggestions, some pepper, and a drying, chalky edge. This is a very refreshing, balanced, and easy drinking Saison.

STYLE: Saison | ABV: 5.0% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine issue #96 (JAN 2015)

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.34/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.57/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.52/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.54/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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2.25/5  rDev -40.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.27/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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3.67/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

16 oz can pours a very overcarbonated hazed gold color. Massive white head forced 2 pours into a 20 oz glass.

Nose is grainy with some citrus tartness and honey. Decent saison nose and it smells like they did a good job with the yeast.

Taste is light and tart with a rich grainy texture. A little sweetness takes away from the crispness of it all and despite the huge overcarbonated pour, it has a dull mouthfeel. Its a pretty good saison overall though, and Id like to try it on draught. Fix the mouthfeel and carbo issues and they might have another winner on their hands.

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2.88/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Lighter looking and paler-tasting Saison. Little weak in body and feel. Good on 104 degree TX afternoons.

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4.01/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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River House Saison from Martin House Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.