1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Biere De Seigle - Door County Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Biere De SeigleBiere De Seigle

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
87
very good

26 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 26
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 8.08%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Door County Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
It takes a certain Frenchman to fully understand joie de vivre. In the late 1600s, that man was Pierre Espirit Radisson. The adventurous French explorer wintered in Door County during a fur trading expedition and was never the same. “Oh là là,” he said, as he described the region as a place of such great bounty, whatever a man could desire was his for indulging. In honor of our rich land, we created Bière de Seigle. Brewed with our saison yeast, low alpha hops and two types of rye for added depth and spice, Bière de Seigle is a rustic American approach to a classic Belgian farmhouse ale. The range of flavors is a tour de force.

(Beer added by: allouez86 on 05-05-2014)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Ratings: 26 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by pawpaw:
Photo of pawpaw
pawpaw

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +1%

05-05-2014 22:59:39 | More by pawpaw
More User Reviews:
Photo of bpfrush
bpfrush

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +1%

07-11-2014 01:58:55 | More by bpfrush
Photo of Gonzoillini
Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

08-13-2014 03:18:42 | More by Gonzoillini
Photo of Rborre321
Rborre321

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

07-28-2014 03:45:07 | More by Rborre321
Photo of michaelbutler
michaelbutler

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1%

07-26-2014 00:33:31 | More by michaelbutler
Photo of allouez86
allouez86

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

05-06-2014 00:26:00 | More by allouez86
Photo of Ri0
Ri0

Wisconsin

4.09/5  rDev +3.3%

poured 12oz bottle into Duvel tulip

A - Hazy dark gold with a 1.5 finger of white head. Good retention, thick collar and some lacing.

S - The aromas are spicy with Rye. Some grains, Belgian yeast, and light malts. Mild earthy hops.

T - Flavors of rye grain and black pepper lead off. This is followed by herbal grassy notes that seem to be from spices or yeast. The mid-palate is buttery and slightly sweet. Light earthy hops notes to cut the sweetness. Nice flavors in this beer.

M - Medium body with silky smooth carbonation. Low alcohol presence. Clean, crisp, dry and spicy.

O - I have had many Farmhouse ales, but this is my first brewed with rye. I will buy more since I really enjoyed it.

06-03-2014 23:52:41 | More by Ri0
Photo of jwc215
jwc215

Wisconsin

3.74/5  rDev -5.6%

Pours hazed golden. A creamy head leaves nice lacing.

The smell is of lemon meringue, grass, only vague rye.

The taste is of lemongrass with sweet and sour notes - bready background. Rye is mild but gives a minty touch in the aftertaste. It has a mild bitter/sour touch in the soft finish.

It is creamy/silky.

Nicely done! Fits into the "style" well enough while having a unique, subtle, rye touch. I was between scores on the "overall", but will give it the higher of the two. This is a definite "thumbs-up"!

07-27-2014 02:19:04 | More by jwc215
Photo of blairb366
blairb366

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

08-04-2014 02:11:17 | More by blairb366
Photo of Carb-Overlord
Carb-Overlord

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

07-27-2014 21:28:25 | More by Carb-Overlord
Photo of PseudoBen
PseudoBen

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

07-16-2014 08:35:07 | More by PseudoBen
Photo of mychalg9
mychalg9

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1%

07-13-2014 20:50:27 | More by mychalg9
Photo of KFBR392
KFBR392

Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +9.8%

Appearance: Vibrant active head of about a finger and a half of head which continued to regenerate itself. The color is a darker orange/brown with a very murky body. Highly above average active carbonation.

Smell: Doughy, buttery rounded yeast on the front. Fresh cut straw and prairie grass crispness on the body. Medium bodied spices with rustic earthy fruits which I attribute to the rye keep on adding layers to this brew. The back end is open and all the wonderful aromas come together.

Taste: Rounded buttery yeast hits so evenly and cleanly on the front. Herbal and vegetal tones pop up after the front which compliment the grassy hop tones. Bananas, dark fruits, and continuing soft bready yeast pulls it all together. Easy delicious finish keeps you pulling on it.

Mouthfeel: So insanely drinkable, especially for the style. The rye is integrated well. Carbonation is bright and potent yet rolls on the palate so easily.

Overall: Well Door County is two for two with me. Both of their saisons I've had so far have been truly delightful and no doubt world class. Looking forward to trying the rest of their line and hoping for more craftsmanship like this.

06-04-2014 02:21:25 | More by KFBR392
Photo of Knoxrb12
Knoxrb12

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1%

08-03-2014 02:22:10 | More by Knoxrb12
Photo of Duff27
Duff27

Illinois

3.81/5  rDev -3.8%

A- One inch off-white colored head on a light orange body. Sticky, clumpy lacing. Fairly good head retention, a cap throughout.

S- Notes of dry, tart, banana esters in the nose. the smell has me excited to try.

T- More with the esters that the style is known for. Not unlike a witbier in that regard. I wouldn't guess rye was used but because I know it is I can get a very subtle spiciness on the back end of each sip. Would put at 6%abv if I had to guess.

M- Medium mouthfeel. Pricky, small-bubble carbonation bites at the tongue.

D/O- While perhaps not standout, Door County's Biere de Seigle is solid enough to quench any saison fan's thirst while also being approachable enough for someone trying the style for the first time. My hats off to them.

07-22-2014 22:48:47 | More by Duff27
Photo of Mplsmetro57
Mplsmetro57

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

07-08-2014 12:57:47 | More by Mplsmetro57
Photo of DantheMan75
DantheMan75

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

06-28-2014 23:16:00 | More by DantheMan75
Photo of jewellrunner
jewellrunner

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

08-15-2014 20:51:47 | More by jewellrunner
Photo of JohnnyHopps
JohnnyHopps

Indiana

3.7/5  rDev -6.6%

Appearance - Poured into a snifter, the beer was a dark golden color with a bubbly white head. Lacing was left on the sides of the glass.

Smell - The aroma was noted as being sweet lemon and the traditional farmhouse funk. It is not as potent as most saisons.

Taste - Mind lemon taste the initial taste, growing progressively more bitter. The grittiness of the style does not come through initially, more strengthens. Notes of chai tea, biscuits, and resin are present. The aftertaste yields more bitterness. This one will make you pucker.

Mouthfeel - The beer just does not stick in the mouth as the style should. It runs a little thin with the carbonation being slightly aggressive.

Overall - This is a solid impression of the style, but it feels as though something is lacking.

08-02-2014 00:40:07 | More by JohnnyHopps
Photo of Kaars
Kaars

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1%

06-03-2014 02:18:55 | More by Kaars
Photo of Dactrius
Dactrius

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

06-12-2014 00:27:21 | More by Dactrius
Photo of ZEB89
ZEB89

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

07-05-2014 03:13:25 | More by ZEB89
Photo of jera1350
jera1350

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1%

06-19-2014 02:49:39 | More by jera1350
Photo of egrace84
egrace84

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

07-22-2014 23:37:39 | More by egrace84
Photo of derkfromwi
derkfromwi

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +1%

06-29-2014 22:00:56 | More by derkfromwi
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Biere De Seigle from Door County Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.