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Austere - Une Année

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very good

24 Ratings
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Ratings: 24
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 5.91%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Une Année visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A Saison of simple complexity

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 03-30-2014)
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Reviews by joe1510:
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3.91/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Binny's - Willowbrook

Batch #23

Austere shows incredible frothiness right off the bat with tight bubbled foam that becomes immediately dense and packs half the glass in all its craggy, meringue-like glory. There is no sign of this foam receding at all but parts do settle making for a rocky appearance. The body is pure golden with constant carbonation refreshing the head. Elbow grease will be the only thing to remove foam from glass. A great looking beer!

This seems to be a yeast driven saison. Bazooka Joe and white pepper lead the way with a nice intensity. Grassy noble hops make for the bitter component and orchard fruits piece together nicely. Pear and soft green apple play nicely with the white pepper. The bubblegum adds some juiciness while the grass balances. The malt presence is softly sweet, clean, and leans toward sugar cookies. I like where this is going.

Orchard fruits steal the show. Gritty pear and soft green apple again are met with peach this time around. Sugar cookie malt adds a touch of sweetness while the esters fall in line with more balance than the nose suggested. White pepper adds a touch of spice on the swallow but the bubblegum, though soft, runs throughout. The grassiness seems to have been lost in transition as well. The flavor is very nice, fruit forward but not as bright as the nose.

I've had two beers from Une Annee, both saisons, and they have carbonation/mouthfeel dialed in. It's frothy, a bit airy even, like some of the best Belgian saisons. The weight is medium but the effervescence makes it feel light and extremely drinkable. Alcohol is nonexistent. This guy could, and most likely will, be dangerous.

Austere is a damn fine American made saison. Carbonation, which is so important, is dialed in. The flavor profile is juicy and spicy; spicy in an enjoyable way with white pepper. The looks are up there as well, mostly from the great carbonation. I would pick this up again and at $7.99 probably will very soon.

joe1510, Jun 29, 2014
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Austere from Une Année
86 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.