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Tarasque - Wiseacre Brewing

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Reviews: 12
Hads: 78
Avg: 3.69
pDev: 29.81%
Wants: 1
Gots: 21 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Wiseacre Brewing
Tennessee, United States | website

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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Beer: Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 12 | Hads: 78
Reviews by zeff80:
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4.03/5  rDev +9.2%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of mrw1zard
3.99/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of wgrussel1028
5/5  rDev +35.5%

Photo of jmrybak
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of Tuckersmth
3.29/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

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Photo of ESpindle615
4.53/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jhill23
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of richj1970
3.81/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheSleepyMonkey
4.01/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GRG1313
3.29/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dvmin98
3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Elicoleman
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of SPLITGRIN
3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CraigTravor
4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

Photo of dookstout
4.32/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of witster18
3.94/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

very solid brew here.

looks like a golden ipa, but with a greyish sudzy head.. slightly high carbonation actually fits nicely on this saison.

perfect amount of saison spice-funk and sourness. kinda like a rye ipa met a sour and had a baby but on the light side. loads of sour pink grapefruit and a chalky sour lime-candiness. Sublimely drinkable. Best served very cold - which isn't always the case with this style... most of the time that mutes some flavors, here I think they pop when this beers really cold.

dry. sour berry and grapefruit bomb.. not good as it warms but great cold.

I live here in SE TN, and while there's some pretty slim-picken's, this is easily one of my go-to accessible/local brews. My fave: local brews are here:
Calf Killer's Scorned Hooker A+
Terrapin's MooHoo Choco Stout A
Dozier 109 A
Velas Helas A
Magnum PA A-/B+
Wiseacre's Tarasque A-/B+

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Photo of BlueMoon10
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of TheBishopco
3.23/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of freduardo
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of BigRedDog
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of ystazi
3.77/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nathan401
3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Tarasque from Wiseacre Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.