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Swing Session Saison - Victory Brewing Company

Swing Session SaisonSwing Session Saison

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533 Ratings
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Ratings: 533
Reviews: 128
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 13.45%


Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
Seasonal release beer brewed w/ German & American whole-flowers, 2-row German malts, Rye, Oats & Wheat. Spiced w/ peppercorn & fresh lemon zest. Belgian saison yeasts.

(Beer added by: Tucquan on 02-26-2013)
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Reviews by horshamguy:
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horshamguy

Pennsylvania

4.26/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle into a .5 liter HB glass.
A--Hazy yellow. Very nice head that dies off into a light white coating. Lacing reminiscent of an actual quality Belgian.
S--If Saisony is a word, that's what it smells like. Lemony citrus is predominant. Some spiciness, mostly pepper. Some grassiness as well.
T--Awesome!! All of the smells come through in the taste, followed by some earthy "saisoniness". This is the best American Saison I've come across by far. The closest to a Belgian I've tasted.
M--Foamy/creamy mouthfeel from high carbonation. A bit of tannic tartness at the end. On further reflection, perhaps better than the 3.75 I rated it.
O--Absolutely awesome. This is by far the best American example of a Saison I've come across. I'd actually say that this is fighting it out for 2nd place after DuPont's Saison. Screw the rest of Belgium.
P.S. I'm just a bit biased towards Victory products. But only because they honestly do rock.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2013 01:18:01 | More by horshamguy
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Victory Swing

Victory for your taste

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A: Nothing spectacular. straw color. Rather clear. Similar to an adjunct.

S: Pleasant smelling saison style beer with notes of wheat, citrus and pepper.

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Swing Session Saison from Victory Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 533 ratings.