Saison De Banc Noir - Green Bench Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 12 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Shaw:
3.94/5 rDev +5.9%
From a growler I had filled today at the brewery.
A deep ruby/amber in color with a short light brown head.
Banana and spicy aroma. Very nice.
Classic Belgian flavor: Complex and earthy and spicy, with bread flavors to boot. Excellent.
Overall a very nice Belgian-style ale from St. Petersburg. Green Bench is new, but they can brew.
04-05-2014 02:37:43 | More by Shaw
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4.11/5 rDev +10.5%
On tap at Green Bench for Foeder for Thought. Foeder #3. Pours a copper color with great lacing, thin light tan head, thin collar. Aroma is funky red wine, grassy-earthy. Taste is much like the nose but with some caramel sweetness too. Fuller body than the Saison de Banc Vert, and some more carbonation as well.
03-10-2014 16:01:44 | More by mverity
3.34/5 rDev -10.2%
a rather pedestrian saison for me here, dark red in color with a nice white head and good retention on it, but the use of that wine heavy french saison type yeast is off putting with all the darker grain in here, and a balance is never really discovered in either aroma or flavor that makes this a beer id like to drink again. it seems disjointed, like a weird strain of yeast got pitched into a copper ale or something, it has that style hybrid weirdness and lack of fluidity. i do like the feel though, with a on of big soda like bubbles and a medium body that finishes bone dry. my problem i think is just the yeast, its unflattering to the grain selected, and while the beer hints at being well made, i think the recipe may just need a bit of reworking. i didnt dislike it, but it was disagreeable to my palate from a yeast standpoint. will need to try others from green bench to get a better feel for it, but this was forgettable in the form i had it.
04-13-2014 15:57:01 | More by StonedTrippin
Saison De Banc Noir from Green Bench Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.