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Devoir - Penrose Brewing

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Reviews: 6
Hads: 59
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: n/a
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Penrose Brewing visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: PHBoiler on 02-25-2014

Belgian-inspired saison with citrus yeast esters, and subdued earth tone. Effervescent and airy. Beautifully simple and clean, with subtle tartness and dry finish.

25 IBU
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3.75/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

i dig this one, as simple as it is, its tasty and its light in both abv and in body, so its one of those ones you drink all day everyday, definitely more of a summer thing. probably not one that is dynamic enough to keep me stoked for more than a few days of heavy drinking, but i do like how light this is. the yeast is really mild for a saison, not overly fruity or spicy or even funky, more like a belgian mild ale, if such a thing exists in that way. carbonation is awesome and the finish is awfully clean for the style. hops are light, but definitely bitter this up a little all the way through it. pale yellow beer, the grain profile is fresh but extremely light, pushing too light, but i love a session craft beer that isnt an ipa right now, so this really fits with what i am into at the moment. i have to keep my eye out for more beer from these guys, this is a solid refresher (886 characters)

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3.5/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Super delicious... Funky, yeasty, crisp... (42 characters)

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tap pour at Lula's in Logan Square.

A: Pours a mellow gold with a nice white head.

S: Pretty traditional clean saison aroma. White cake, bit of coriander, nectarine esters.

T: Dryish and clean. Bit of vanilla, mild hop bitterness, white sugar. Mild.

M: Light-bodied with crisp carbonation.

O: A decent clean saison that's good for sessioning. Penrose could do something more interesting than this though. (409 characters)

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4.38/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.04/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a shaped pint glass at Firkin.

Hey, another Penrose beer. When it rains it pours, I guess. This stuff pours a mostly clear sunrise brass topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises light lemon rind, cracked wheat, mild soap, grass, and a pinch of black pepper. The taste brings in more of the same, the grass, wheat, and soap leading the charge. Maybe it's just me, but that soap character seems to be a hallmark of Penrose's yeast... The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slightly drying finish. Overall, a bit of an underwhelming saison for me, especially with that vague soapiness I also found in Proto Gradus. I'm still optimistic about future Penrose offerings, but things have not gone exceedingly well so far. (778 characters)

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev n/a

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Devoir from Penrose Brewing
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