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Swing Session Saison - Victory Brewing Company

Swing Session SaisonSwing Session Saison

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Ratings: 530
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 metter98:
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metter98

New York

3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is hazy golden yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a two finger high dense white head that gradually died down, leaving a thin head covering the surface and lots of lacy rings of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of lemon citrus and grassy hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, having lemongrass flavors along with notes of spices, the latter of which are most prevalent and linger through the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. A bit of dryness is noticeable.
O: This beer has nice lemony flavors and while it lacks some of the complexities compared to other beers in the style, it is very easy to drink and definitely can be considered sessionable.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 20:17:43 | More by metter98
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Honisbygonis

North Carolina

2.66/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Color / Carb = like a very pale Easter egg yellow dye, with moderate foam

Smell = muted fruity / hops

Taste = hits you initially, then lingers (too much) in a bad way (again, not a hop lover); light with dry aftertaste; 1.5 rungs above your standard domestic lager with some added fruit/floral flavor. Refreshing ? Enough, or moreso, barely.

Just noticed the laundry list that Victory now puts out, and my hopes now rest on the Victory Altbier offering that I saw advertised with Sierra Nevada Beer Camp tour / 12 pack coming July-2014.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2014 22:46:07 | More by Honisbygonis
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russwilliam

New York

3.25/5  rDev -9%

04-16-2014 01:28:50 | More by russwilliam
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poorbuthappy

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +5%

04-15-2014 03:56:49 | More by poorbuthappy
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thampel09

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2%

04-15-2014 02:58:53 | More by thampel09
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Rob_Z

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2%

04-14-2014 19:06:15 | More by Rob_Z
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ConradKenney

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -2%

04-14-2014 11:31:18 | More by ConradKenney
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DerekQXQX

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -37%

04-14-2014 00:05:39 | More by DerekQXQX
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GOBLIN

Ohio

4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Victory Swing

Victory for your taste

Poured into pint glass

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

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

T: Delicious flavors of lemon, grass and some spices as well. On the light side of tangy to tart.

M: Light bodied as was expected. Crisp and dry finish

O: An enjoyable saison. Will be nice this spring/summer season. Glad I bought a six of this. Victory does no wrong !

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 20:50:24 | More by GOBLIN
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msquared36

Ohio

3.89/5  rDev +9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Golden yellow. Clear with minimal head retention.

Took me a minute to place it, but the aroma is basil. Like sticking your face into a basil plant, basil. Not sure I've ever smelled a beer like it. Perfect combination of citrus, pepper and grass to create a unique aroma.

Taste is lemony and grassy with a dry hop finish. Noticing a hint of melon as it warms.

Substantial fine carbonation that enhances the refreshing quality of the taste.

Overall a nice, refreshing beer. Would have liked some of the peppery spice from the scent to have made it into the taste. Nevertheless, a nice front porch sipper for the first day that feels like spring in Ohio.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 20:43:42 | More by msquared36
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SoupKitchenBeerSnob

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -2%

04-13-2014 18:57:41 | More by SoupKitchenBeerSnob
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.44/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pristine flat gold coloring, has healthy rise of carbonation medium dense in nature. Light, milky beige heas is creamy, slight in size with a weak hold. Light speckled lace on the glass.

S: Sweet manderin oranges, sugar topped grapefruit, honey-dew with some light citrus muskiness.

T: Flavor was musky citrus, light banana yeastiness, biscuity, tart citrus and some barnyard musk. Pilsner grains, slight funk, bright lemons with some musky undertones of grapefruit. Flavor was sharp, fairly crisp.

M: Crisp mouthful, tart, musky warmth of lemons with a medium body.

O: Overall lots of tart and musky nature packed in a 4.5% abv package makes for a great session style saision.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2014 00:03:33 | More by beerthulhu
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Rbroccoli

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -2%

04-09-2014 13:36:07 | More by Rbroccoli
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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +19%

04-09-2014 02:02:22 | More by ercjr1101
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Bouleboubier

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

(on tap at Cedar Point Bar & Kitchen - served in a goblet, a la Stella Artois)

A: gold liquid, relatively clear... tight, white, cottony foam - lotta foam at first, little retention, little lace

S: moderately-intense floral hoppy-phenolic notes... perfumy cloth.... light-toasty grain, dry hay

T: mild bubblegum, white grape... spicy bitterness... lingering herbal, peppery aftertaste - grapefruit zest and lightly-sweetened granola as well... overall, moderately fruity but very dry

M: tiny bit of grainy body up front... very crisp and clean, perhaps a bit watery in the finish... bit of a citrus-acid residue left on the palate

O: refined, quite easy to drink... very much a Saison in its flavor characteristics... they did manage to pack a lot of flavor into this beer, though maybe nothing unique (had some strong similarities to Dupont) - but it's hard to knock it... something to keep in the cooler at a bbq

Serving type: on-tap

04-08-2014 04:02:17 | More by Bouleboubier
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +5%

04-07-2014 22:06:49 | More by trevorpost
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Trish

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -23%

04-07-2014 21:37:15 | More by Trish
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jaswilson2

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -9%

04-07-2014 12:35:22 | More by jaswilson2
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Zetcha7x

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -37%

04-06-2014 03:45:28 | More by Zetcha7x
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mcsauter82

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2%

04-05-2014 19:15:34 | More by mcsauter82
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tylergoov

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -2%

04-05-2014 14:48:14 | More by tylergoov
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SlidersAce814

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2%

04-04-2014 23:19:16 | More by SlidersAce814
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MarvinSnyder

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +12%

04-04-2014 22:10:54 | More by MarvinSnyder
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DustinSWB

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +19%

04-04-2014 14:37:42 | More by DustinSWB
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victory4me

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5%

04-04-2014 02:14:44 | More by victory4me
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Swing Session Saison from Victory Brewing Company
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