River House Saison - Martin House Brewing Company

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59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 1
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
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Martin House Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: J_Dub on 05-18-2013

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Ratings: 59 | Reviews: 9
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Photo of twiggamortis420
3.77/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Cloudy light golden pour with an airy white one-finger head. Aroma is typical for a saison with lots of yeast and light lemon. Flavor is mildly tart with citrus, clove, and yeast upfront. Light bodied with lots of carbonation. Can also taste a hint of pepper. Finishes dry and crisp.

Photo of jmbranum
4.69/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Enjoyed on the patio at the Flying Saucer in Fort Worth on a lazy hot summer Sunday afternoon while waiting between trains.

Glorious looking in the glass. Almost opague, yellow-orange-tan-grapefruit juicecolored liquid. A little bit of a white head.

Interesting spicy aroma.

Flavor is a mouthful but a little out of left field. I can pick up some different grains (maybe wheat?), funky hops, spices (especially black and white pepper strangely enough) and some really interesting funky yeast.

Yes, I used the word funky two times in this review.

It's an odd combination. It is frankly pretty far on the funky side of farmhouse ales but I like it.

Very full, almost chewy mouthfeel with a little bit of acidic prickle on the tongue.

Drink this beer if you dare.

Photo of bmwats
3.54/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a growler into a footed tulip.

A: Slightly hazy, hay-colored hue. Pours about a 1 finger, bubbly, white head. Settles quickly leaving a smattering of bubble maintained by continually rising effervescence. No real lacing.

S: Wheaty grains, white bread with a light but distinct nutty tone, and a bit of lemon.

T: Sourdough bread, pungent hop notes, with slight hint of lemon citrus, and indistinct fermented sweet fruit.

M: Light body, refreshing quality. Slightly bitter throughout, with a dry, biting, pungent finish. Does have kind of a washed out or thinned out feel to it.

D: Drink session style, but worth savoring.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Light hazy hue, decent head, plenty of carbonation, but no real lacing. Nose is wheaty and bready and really nutty accentuated with some hints of lemon citrus. Pungent sourdough bread, with some lemon and indistinct sourly fermented fruit. Overall, this is a good quaff.

Photo of J_Dub
4.21/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-Golden/yellow in color with some cloudiness. Good lacing as it went down.

S-Citrus right away. Clove and malt are also present. A very typical saison aroma.

T-Wonderful. Very crisp and refreshing. The taste follows the aroma very well. Citrus, clove, malt, yeast are all present. Good flavor but not enough of it. Light and refreshing at the same time. Perfect for those who want a lighter beer in the hot summers.

M-Very little carbonation. I would have preferred more carbonation and the overall mouthfeel is a bit watery.

Overall, I think this is a great saison from a new brewery. The overall light body with accompanying light flavor could certainly be enhanced but for what it is I think its a solid beer.

Photo of BigSpen
3.98/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Reminds me of a sweet champagne. Could have been a little drier, but that just my taste. It's a nicely spiced saison- a very pleasant fund from a brewery that impresses.

Photo of ranger7
3.88/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Hazy light gold with gigantic, foamy, and bright white head. Comes in a 1 pint can, which erupted with foam upon opening.
S: Bright and springy. Lemongrass. Lemon. Smells like a pilsner.
T: Very similar to the smell. Nice smooth front and some lemon tartness in the back. Refreshing.
F: Light mouth feel. Carbonation is just right.
O: Very refreshing and crisp; easy drinker. Nice in the pint can. I could see myself getting more of this for the long Texas summer. I doubt it will blow anyone away, but it's a solid brew.

Photo of Labeorphile
3.71/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Good, lots of grains and phenols, but a little weak for a saison. Enjoyable, but iffy finish.

Photo of allengarvin
4.01/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is a cloudy straw-colored beer with a frothy, airy head that fades fairly quickly. The nose offers spicy phenolic notes on top of a lightly grainy maltiness. Flavor is pretty good: lots of phenols with spicy, clove-like notes, light fruitiness, a good bitterness that really dries out the beer a lot, and malt that is a small component, but never quite disappears in the background. Well-carbonated, as every good saison should be. Quite a decent beer, and one I predict I'll buy again.

On edit: the second can of the 4-pack was a GUSHER. I now have beer all over my shirt and pants. Is this can-conditioned? In any case they seem to have a few quality control problems still.

River House Saison from Martin House Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.