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Saison D'Etre - Mazama Brewing Co.

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very good

14 Ratings
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Ratings: 14
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 17.11%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mazama Brewing Co. visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ccrida on 07-23-2013)
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Reviews by ccrida:
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On draught at The Bier Stein, hazy pale orange, small off-white head, nice lace.

Smell is spicy citrus, bubblegum.

Taste is smooth, sweet, spicy, fruity.

Mouthfeel is creamy, medium bodied, though a touch watery.

Drinkability is fine, a little heavy on the malt and spice, but clean, with nice esters.

ccrida, Jul 23, 2013
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2.52/5  rDev -33.7%

jason_nwx, Oct 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

dipso123, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of Reidrover
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bomber from Lifesource Grocers in Salem. $4.99eous lace all down the glass. Pours a slightly hazy honey golden colour with a large thick and creamy off white head. Subsides but leaves gorgeous lace all down the glass Fine spicy,,peppery, yeast aromas. Bubblegum and some sweet clove and banana. Nice stuff. Taste is a bit of a let down from the aroma but it has it all ,more bitter less sweet . Dry palate on this one. Dries out the tongue. But it does force another sip. A nice enough attempt and perfectly drinkable.

Reidrover, Jun 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

blurredline, Feb 22, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

ygtbsm94, Oct 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

BIll_Currie, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of zeledonia
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up in the Portland airport. I love the bottle art. Tasted 25 July 2014.

Pours a lovely hazy medium orange-yellow. Two fingers of fluffy dense white head; excellent retention and fine lacing.

Smell is light and fruity, and all things saisony. I really like it. Delicate floral notes overlaying the almost-ripe stone fruits, and a spicy tingle in the back. Yum.

Taste is good, though not as balanced and varied as the smell. Slightly tart, a bit of funk, and a hair spicy, but otherwise relatively thin on flavor. Decent.

Feel is delightful. Medium-bodied with a layer of low carbonation that makes it fluffy, followed by a rush of more substantial bubbles.

A pretty solid saison. Taste is the weak point, but everything else holds it up well. Very balanced, and right in the middle of the style's flavor spectrum.

zeledonia, Jul 26, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's hard to fault this clean and straightforward Saison. Beautiful foam on the golden yellow brew in the Affligem snifter. Classic Saison aroma with the fruity yeast and the whiff of the barnyard.

The label says it's brewed with spices but fortunately I don't taste much of that. There is a light lemony flavor, a crackery malt taste, and a touch of yeasty bitterness. Sweet to start, but dries in the mouth. The bitter edge becomes more pronounced after some sipping.

Veils of lacing along the glass to the last sip. Intriguing and well worth seeking out. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Bine & Vine in San Diego. - 18 Oct 2014

mactrail, Oct 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

jemarent, Sep 14, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +25%

Maltandsome, Mar 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

sjrodriguez, Oct 02, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +25%

On draft at the Green Dragon in PDX with a bowl of their Kobe chili for lunch. Awesome pairing. Pours a hazy orange with a thin white head. Aroma brings together all the wonderful funkiness that I love about Belgians and saisons. Drinks easy and you don't notice the ABV. I have been on a Belgian kick lately and will be back for more.

fitius5150, Aug 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

VanKieft, Mar 05, 2014
Saison D'Etre from Mazama Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.