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Swing Session Saison - Victory Brewing Company

Swing Session SaisonSwing Session Saison

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Ratings: 538
Reviews: 129
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 13.17%

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 rangerred:
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3.38/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle into a tulip.

Pours a slightly hazy straw yellow with a one finger white head. Lots of tiny bubbles keep the head around for awhile but there are just a few spots of lacing clinging to the sides of the glass.

The aroma has quite a bit of sulphur in it which was interesting and not in a good way. Also a little skunkyness. Lemon along with some clove and banana that lets you know this is a Saison.

Thankfully the sulphur is pretty much absent from the flavor and what is left are the typical Belgian banana and clove but not quite as prominent as in other Saisons I have had. A little lemon and orange is thrown in there too with some bready grain underneath. Mouthfeel is not as dry as I was hoping for with some noticeable stickyness left on the finish. This suprised me given the low strength of this beer.

Overall, this is a solid offering from Victory but not exciting at all. A pretty tame beer although it does make for a great thirst quencher.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 22:43:31 | More by rangerred
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle w/freshness/bottling date info

Pours hazed medium tangerine, with looser off white froth, staying at about the 1/8 of an inch level. Leaves some low sheeting, and typical strands of lace.

Effervescent and lemon infused nose.

Pepper, oranges and bright lemon on the palate. Ginger and lime in the finish. This is a fresh tasting and spiced up saison. Nice summer sessioner, probably a real nice fit with some tangy cheese, raw shell fish, salads. You get the picture

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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.

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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 !

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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.

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

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

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Swing Session Saison from Victory Brewing Company
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