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Short Pump Saison - Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery

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87
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56 Ratings
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 10.49%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: brother_kenneth on 10-07-2013)
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apasternak

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

07-09-2014 22:16:58 | More by apasternak
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TappaKeggaBrew

Ohio

3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Clear, light copper, with a 2-finger head that lasted quite a while. Lacing was pretty good as well.

S: A lot of citrusy aromas from the hops. Faint notes of rye bread are also present. In the background, I detected a little oakiness.

T: Malt is slightly sweet, but bready flavors win out. Some tart, fruity notes including orange and grapefruit are present in the middle, but the tartness is a little weak for a saison. There is also a bit of funky, earthy flavor later; but again, it's weak for a saison. Hops are slightly tangy, but mostly bitter, and that bitterness lasts well into the finish.

M: Well carbonated, yet smooth at the same time. It's medium-dry by the finish.

O: It lacked the tartness and funk that I was hoping for from a beer calling itself a saison, and the hops bitterness was dialed up pretty high for the style. But it was still a solid beer in it's own right. Maybe not worth the price it lists for, but solid nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2014 02:24:21 | More by TappaKeggaBrew
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

07-27-2014 04:48:01 | More by Mebuzzard
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abrodsky

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-23-2014 01:33:21 | More by abrodsky
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Mantooth

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

07-17-2014 22:28:41 | More by Mantooth
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SFC21

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

07-13-2014 02:36:15 | More by SFC21
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.15/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750ml bottle into a goblet.

A: Pours a semi-cloudy copper color with vibrant carbonation. The head is about two fingers high, with a shade somewhere between off-white and pale yellow. Its texture is amazingly creamy and soft - one of the creamiest/softest I've ever seen from a Belgian-style beer, in fact. Also great is the retention. Rings of lacing are left behind, creating an attractive look.

S: There's a nice bread character going on here - I'm also picking up some of the rye, albeit more subtly. Citrus and black pepper also comes through after opening up a bit. Aroma-wise, it sways a hair too sweet for my saison preferences. Still, it smells like it will be a good (non-brett) saison.

T: It starts with a fairly healthy spiciness, bringing notes of rye, black pepper, and later citrus. Rye makes a stronger appearance near the back end, nearly becoming the dominant flavor. There also seems to a be a generic citrusy bitterness that obstructs this beer. The big problem here is that it doesn't have that balanced lightness I like from a great saison.

M: The carbonation here is sneaky: it's concealed by the full, creamy body, but once I focus on it, it's actually fairly strong. But still, that full and creamy body hampers things, creating a saison that isn't as drinkable as it could or should be. Its finish is long-lasting and only semi-dry.

O: Doesn't really succeed as a saison, but it's a solid rye beer. Maybe something like Dupont has spoiled me, because this left me wanting more. I'm not going to dissuade anyone from trying this just because it's not dry/light enough for my personal tastes - then again, it does cost $10+ for a 750...

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2014 21:25:19 | More by ThisWangsChung
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Gadun76

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-05-2014 23:42:51 | More by Gadun76
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

07-05-2014 16:53:41 | More by Axnjxn
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fishguyac

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

07-04-2014 16:25:31 | More by fishguyac
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

07-01-2014 20:55:57 | More by yourefragile
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MacQ32

South Carolina

3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Pours an incredibly muddied deep orange color. Voluptuous 2 finger light caramel colored head, retention is insane. Poured 15 minutes ago and a solid/consistent half finger remains. Lacing is spectacular as well.

S - Lots of Belgian yeast esters. Lots of coriander and orange, not much else.

T - Starts out juicy blegian with orange, peach, and lots of coriander/clove. Strong bitter hops begin to mix with the belgian yeast. Aftertaste is semi dry/lingering bitterness and orange.

M - Medium bodied+, relatively thick, minimal but enough carbonation. Very smooth, on the less drinkable end of the spectrum for a saison but not taxing at all.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2014 23:09:41 | More by MacQ32
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.3%

06-29-2014 21:32:41 | More by KevinGordon
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sspencer367

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

06-26-2014 19:36:07 | More by sspencer367
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babaracas

Florida

3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark, dull, nearly opaque medium orange, with dense offwhite head that sticks around, spray of delicate lace on the glass. Smell: lots of pils semi-sweetness, then there's some nice stone fruit (peach, apricot) here, not very forward, with a hint of herbal + woodsy-ness that got me interested in the taste, maybe some bretty fruit to come?... Taste: peach, spicy hopping, some graininess, lots of pale malt sweetness. There's a little oaky note and some earth in the finish. Finishes drier than I expected. This is pretty nice and worth a try, will look for more from this brewery.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2014 02:02:58 | More by babaracas
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JasonMccuen


3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

06-20-2014 06:48:08 | More by JasonMccuen
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starrdogg

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

06-19-2014 19:54:58 | More by starrdogg
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CreoleWilliams

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

06-16-2014 17:15:46 | More by CreoleWilliams
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

06-07-2014 01:22:35 | More by kylehay2004
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jayluf

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

06-05-2014 23:28:02 | More by jayluf
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

06-02-2014 01:47:23 | More by stereosforgeeks
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seanchai

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

05-24-2014 16:13:29 | More by seanchai
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Lare453

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

05-18-2014 03:17:18 | More by Lare453
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clayrock81

Virginia

3.7/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a cloudy orange with two finger head that goes down slow and left minor lace patches around glass. I can pick up the yeast in the aroma at first, and this along with tropical fruit notes like pear/mango give beer a sweet aroma, aided by touches of sugary malts, citric hops and clove spice and some funk. Maybe had a bad/old bottle (there was dust on it at store I bought) but compared to other reviews I did not have same experience most people had. Beer is smooth, medium-bodied, easy to drink. There is a slightly nutty, sugary sweet quality to this beer and it mixes with some dirty hops and a touch of funk. I get some minor fruit flavors that are akin to tropical and are touches of citric thanks to the hops. However, especially as beer warms b/c I slowly sipped on it since I had whole bomber to myself, it starts to get grainy and the flavors break down and it is more dry (not boozy since such low ABV to start). Not a bad beer but it is apparent that I didn't enjoy it as much as others.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2014 14:50:52 | More by clayrock81
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

05-08-2014 01:42:24 | More by XmnwildX12
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Short Pump Saison from Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.