Tarasque - Wiseacre Brewing

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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 1
Gots: 20 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Wiseacre Brewing visit their website
Tennessee, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Summer

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Beer added by: memphischas on 05-30-2014

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Ratings: 59 | Reviews: 9
Reviews by zeff80:
Photo of zeff80
4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer needed a review!

Poured out a clear, golden orange color with a one-finger head of white, sudsy foam. It left soapy trails of lace on the glass. Smelled of tropical fruit and grains. Tasted great. Slightly spicy with tropical fruitiness with a touch of pepper. It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish. This is a really tasty saison from a really good brewery.

More User Reviews:
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Wiseacre "Tarasque" Belgian-style Saison
on tap @ Clawson's Pub & Deli, Nashville, TN

Notes: Looks like a witbier/hefeweizen: hazy/cloudy orange body beneath a full head of cloudy bright white; perhaps a bit too cloudy as a saison but that can be forgiven. Aromas of chalky yeast with some phenols and some fruit (mainly apple)... generally yeasty/fruity/spicy. Flavor is as the nose suggests with a fairly straight-forward grainy and slightly toasty malt base. Some earthiness adds depth of character. Pleasant balance. Slightly thin of the style, but OK. A median bitterness balances it, allowing the spiciness to take half of the responsibility for delivering a dry finish. Overall not bad at all with no flaws whatsoever, but it somehow left me looking for a little bit more. Still, worth trying to be sure.

Photo of Nathan401
3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This'll be my go-to when not springing for Sophie.

Photo of sd123
3.69/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice citrus but a little lacking in yeast flavor

Photo of flagmantho
3.94/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz can into my Schlafly tulip.

Appearance: medium yellow-golden hue with plenty of haze. Head is a thick finger of frothy ivory foam which dissipated slowly leaving a good lace on the glass. Great!

Smell: moderately funky with a hint of sourness and a little bit of toasty malt. There's a good grassiness here, too; it's more like a bière de garde to me. Not bad at all.

Taste: wet and funky, with a bit of sourness and plenty of earthy notes. I think it comes together a little more smoothly than the aroma. A very tasty beer.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good carbonation and a quite-creamy texture. It's all I need.

Overall: a little bit piquant, but overall a very tasty and drinkable saison.

Photo of MemphisSooner
3.75/5  rDev 0%

A: Hazy orange, slightly fizzy head.

S: Saison funk, banana, clove, belgian yeast, toasty malts

T: Effervescent banana notes with typical saison funk, clove like notes (somewhat like a hefeweizen), slight Belgian yeast notes, lemon like drying by the hops on the back end.

M: A little thin for a saison. If they were going for a sessionable saison, they nailed it. If not, this seems a little light for the style.

O: Saisons are usually a hit-or-miss with me. This is somewhere in between. I love nearly every beer from Wiseacre I have had the privilege to enjoy. This one is ok. A little better than average, but not the usual home run I have come to expect from Wiseacre. This is worth a try, but if you have not tried other Wiseacre offerings before, go there first.

Photo of denver10
3.6/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours golden orange with a caramel hue in the middle and a big white bubbly head. Aroma is spicey with hits of pepper, clove and ginger, sweet and fruity with hits of citrus peel and apple, and a touch toasty with a sweet grainy malt base. Flavor follows suit with the addition of a welcomed hit of some piney bitterness. A medium bodied, active mouthfeel. Overall, very nice saison here. My intro to Wiseacre and it will have me going back for more.

My rating: 3.70

Photo of Tucquan
3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had this on 2015-05-16 in Hendersonville, TN at Brixx on tap

Not bad. vegetable, tart, pepper, pretty bitter. Well made.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.66/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a very american type saison, and i dont say that because its hoppy. i say that because its a really basic beer just with a mild saison yeast strain added. nothing funky like the old world styles, and this one doesnt taste like it was allowed to ferment warm enough for the flavors of the yeast to really develop. its not bad beer, just a very mild take on a saison, and for me, leaves something to be desired in the yeast and in the mouthfeel. very very pale base, decent amount of wheat, clearish in color though, without much head in the pint glass. smells peppery and summery, but not particularly yeasty, at least not in the sense i am used to in a saison. notes of lemon with the soft pepper in the flavor, followed by a european type hopping and balancing bitterness on the swallow. not overly complex by any stretch. this would really benefit from a slightly larger, more rustic tasting grain base, the wheat seems watery. it could also stand some more carbonation, which would give it the right feel for where its trying to go. i appreciate it in a session context, but i look for a lot more nuance in great saison.

Tarasque from Wiseacre Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.