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La Maison - Taxman Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 3
Hads: 15
Avg: 3.03
pDev: 65.68%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Taxman Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: thetaxman1 on 01-25-2014

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Reviews: 3 | Hads: 15
Reviews by mynie:
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1.39/5  rDev -54.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.25

This does not auger well...

The bar was dotted with cool Taxman Brewing schwag: they had a burnt wood tap handle, some coasters, and a set of little postcards that explained in very simple terms what a Saison is. The bartender said they'd been selling a heck of a lot of Taxman, so I said sure, pour me one.

It was bad.

Pours fine. Smells aggressively sweet. Tastes hideously, poisoningly sweet, with a pronounced and unpleasant bitter back end, like someone crushed up a bunch of aspirin into some raw agave nectar. I could not finish the pint, and for several hours afterward I was haunted by bursts of aftertaste that still clung to my mouth. Even after I brushed my teeth, the horror of this beer remained.

All this would normally be forgivable. Saisons are hard to brew, and even established, excellent breweries sometimes screw them up. It's also okay for a new brewer to stumble a bit out of the gate and release some bad batches. But when so much money is spent on marketing a beer, and when the beer comes replete with a literal postcard announcing itself not only a stellar example of its style but also as the brewery's flagship--well then, that beer better be decently brewed. This was not. And so I do not have high hopes for Taxman.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of aasher
3.99/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nctide
3.96/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is an enjoyable saison. It has a nice subtle banana like flavor with a spicy hop finish. This went really well with a smoked pork tenderloin. Taxman delivers yet again.

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Photo of mollyann8
4/5  rDev +32%

Photo of Viperman1316
3.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of robwestcott
3.85/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of osuskin
4/5  rDev +32%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheWiredDJ
4/5  rDev +32%

Photo of MSandahl23
3/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Jamison85
4/5  rDev +32%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fredmugs
3.5/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of BriaCloette
3.5/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of scottf154
4.5/5  rDev +48.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a great beer

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Photo of Gear54
3.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From a bomber into a tulip glass

Looks are the best feature here. Pour is hazy golden color with 2 full fingers of white foam and nice lace left along the glass.

Smell is powerful sweet banana and hops. Very sweet in the nose. I can't recall having an aroma like this in another beer.

Taste follows smell well with super sweet banana and maybe some clove followed by bitter hops with little balance. The sweetness and hops combo would be better with more balance.

Overall not a bad first attempt at the style but far from a flagship beer. I would be excited to try a sample from a second batch and compare to see any adjustments!

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Photo of psmith161
3.5/5  rDev +15.5%

La Maison from Taxman Brewing Co.
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.