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Saison De Banc Noir - Green Bench Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 5
Hads: 41
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: n/a
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Green Bench Brewing Co. visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: MikalMick on 02-01-2014

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Reviews: 5 | Hads: 41
Reviews by Shaw:
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3.93/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Hefty body.

Overall a very nice Belgian-style ale from St. Petersburg. Green Bench is new, but they can brew. (350 characters)

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3.75/5  rDev n/a

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4.1/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (312 characters)

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3.75/5  rDev n/a

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3.74/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.02/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Green Bench "St. Peter's Saison De Banc Noir"
16.9 oz. brown glass bottle, no apparent freshness dating
$7.95 @ Outlet Liquors, Rehoboth Beach, DE

Appearance: Clearly filtered, there's no sediment, but it has a haze to it. Dark mahogany body beneath a short head of creamy off-white/very light tan.

Aroma: Spicy over fruity and lightly sweetish caramel malt with a hint of oak.

Flavor: Wider, but no bolder than the aroma suggest. Black pepper. Red and dark fruits. Oak. Generally dry, but even more so given the woody dryness and spice... perhaps a bit too much so in the overall picture as there's not enough going on around it, but also never out of balance.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a dexrinous edge and a very fine bubbled, bristling carbonation. The carbonation could be slightly higher, but is certainly within specifications, and probably best suited to the peppery spiciness and oaky dryness present.

Overall: Techically proficient, but but somehow lacking a certain something that would brighten it and round it out - most likely more yeasty fruitiness. Still, quite an enjoyable sipper. (1,109 characters)

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3.88/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.53/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rjp217
2.74/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Malty spice, some bananas and really dry, almost tastes oxidized. (65 characters)

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3.75/5  rDev n/a

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4.25/5  rDev n/a

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3.6/5  rDev n/a
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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4.04/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.49/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.85/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.54/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev n/a

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3.75/5  rDev n/a

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3.71/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: dark brown / dark mahagony in color with a 1/2" head.

Smell: roasted malt and woody tones are most detectable.

Tasted: toasted dark bread, strong yeast flavors, and loads of earthy / woody tones. Bitterness is average. A hint of smokiness arrives late.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Lightly crisp to start, smoother at the finish. Long lasting aftertaste.

Overall: a bit of a slow sipper for me, but an interesting beer overall. (441 characters)

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3.85/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.54/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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2.78/5  rDev n/a
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

not tart or sour just really malty and unpleasant (49 characters)

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3.75/5  rDev n/a

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3.5/5  rDev n/a

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3.75/5  rDev n/a

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Saison De Banc Noir from Green Bench Brewing Co.
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