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Saison De Banc Vert - Green Bench Brewing Co.

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Saison De Banc Vert
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Reviews: 8
Hads: 47
Avg: 3.76
pDev: 31.65%
Wants: 0
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Green Bench Brewing Co. visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: RblWthACoz on 10-20-2013

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Reviews: 8 | Hads: 47
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3.66/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at the ale and the witch in st.Petersburg Florida. Pours a hazy orange cold color with a thin off white head and small lines of lace.smells of wheat yeast malts citrus and hops. Mellow flavor with a hint of dry and bitterness. Tastes of honey, wheat, yeast, malt, hops. Medium body with medium mouth feel. Crisp and refreshing with a light hop after kick.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.52/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Green Bench for Foeder for Thought. This was foeder #4. Pours a clear pale straw, some white head, thin collar. Aroma is dry grass, light funk and some lemon. Taste is grassy, funky and lightly lemon, but there's an odd white grape-like sweetness to this as well. Very light body, thin mouthfeel and medium-low carbonation.

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Photo of mtpHokie
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of whatname
4.04/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cjgator3
3.67/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16.9 oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours a hazy golden orangish color with a large off-white head with excellent retention and lacing. The aroma is fruity esters, oak, and yeast. The taste much like the aroma is sweet, fruity and slightly tart up front. Overall, this is a solid saison that is worth a try.

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4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GRG1313
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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2/5  rDev -46.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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4.42/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Straight pour from a 500ml/1pt 0.9oz/16.9oz pry-off bottle to an oversized wineglass (Jester King stemware, easily the best glassware I’ve got in my collection). No bottling date or freshness info present on the bottle, but this was purchased a week-ish ago from my local shop, off of a recent shipment, and put right into my fridge until it was opened. Fresh, and consumed under proper conditions.

Appearance (4.0): Immediately on the pour, three fingers of tight, fine-grained foam fluffy as meringue rise, capping a lightly hazed, 24-carat golden body. The head dies down slowly, leaving a rocky surface and foamy, loopy collars of widely spaced, arcing lace. They don’t stick around the whole time, but it does leave scattered spots and temporary, thin collars as the beer goes down.

Smell (4.5): Dry, vinous, moderately funky brett dominates the nose. Fresh cut grass, dewy flowers, mineral aromas like pinot grigio, white grape skins, and green wood. Some very light, pale, dry grains all come through—cracked wheat, oats, and dry, floury biscuits. A little apple and pear juice come out more as it warms, adding some sweet, estery notes.

Taste (4.5): Whoa, this follows the direction of aroma and follows through, very assertively. White grape juice, tart apple, unripe pears, and light citrus notes fill out the mellower, sweeter notes of the body, followed by grassy, modest bitterness, vinous mineral notes (again, along the lines of pinot grigio), and the starchy dryness of wheat flour. Some malt comes through with unsweetened biscuits and sourdough, but it’s really washed out by the end by the dry, vinous tones and grassy, floral bitterness brought out by the brett. The fruit esters (white grapes, Bartlett pears) come out more as the beer warms, but it still retains that dry, vinous character, especially on the backend.

Mouthfeel (4.5): The body comes in at a medium weight with a slightly syrupy feel, almost completely disconnected from the overactive, tingly foam of the carbonation, which covers every surface before reaching its full volume, foaming generously before it washes out.

Overall (4.25): This is, in the end, an excellent saison all around, and represents a fantastic middleground between the classic, non-wild variety of franco-belgian saisons, and the wide, diverse world of brett saisons. It incorporates brett in a relatively by-the-book, classic manner, rather than using it to explore new territory or augment unusual adjuncts or hop varieties, but that’s just fine by me. It’s a people pleaser. (Okay, okay . . . a beer nerd people pleaser!) Highly recommended, especially at this price point.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.18/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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4.56/5  rDev +21.3%

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3.59/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.12/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SFC21
3.82/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

With the rusticity and rudimentary flavors of the traditional farmhouse becoming less and less favored over newer and cleaner adaptations, its charming to see an emphasis on the indigenous taste that got this genre of ale started.

Saison De Banc Vert pours with the hazy goldenrod hues that shine through its unfiltered austere. As its fluffed white cap casts a host of fruit, spice and earthen aromatics, its early flavors are supple and sweet. Partly of grain and partly of bready malt, its light confectioner's sweet film on the tongue is soft and refined.

Yet as the ale blooms across the middle palate, bold citrus and orchard fruit give up a lemony, orange and apple-like fructose sweetness. With honeysuckle and angelfood cake drifting away, the fruit turns tangy and vinous. Slight white wine-like acidity develops into a soft pepper bite seemingly of freshly grated white pepper, clove and cumin. And as the ale turns to close, its the earthy graininess of damp hay and pawpaw that leaves final impressions.

Light and bubbly, the beer's strong effervescence keeps the session light, arid and with a crisp carbonic bite. As the flavors pull from the tongue, a rich mineral taste, a firm stemmy hop bite and chardonnay acidity play into a sharp, tannic and earthy finish.

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3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Saison De Banc Vert from Green Bench Brewing Co.
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