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Swing Session Saison - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
good

720 Ratings
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Ratings: 720
Reviews: 145
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.12%
Wants: 5
Gots: 49 | FT: 0
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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5/5  rDev +41.2%

mquinn919, Mar 29, 2013
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5/5  rDev +41.2%

ysj5009, Jul 27, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +34.2%

This beer pours a very nice golden cloudy body and fluffy white head

This beer has a very nice chive dill from the earth flavor with a nice hop touch at the end. Smell is similar

Medium to light mouth feel

I really enjoyed this beer I would certainly drinking again

jneiswender, Apr 01, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +34.2%

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4.49/5  rDev +26.8%

Was pleasantly surprised by this low octane offering from my neighborhood brewery. As compared to other Victory offerings this beer was more mellow in taste without giving up on the uniqueness that has become Victory. The copious amounts of lemon zest contribute well to this beer as does the other spices.

crag, Jun 12, 2014
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4.33/5  rDev +22.3%

Session saison? Now this is what I’m talking about. Great Belgian-style ales shouldn’t just be for special occasions.

A: A fizzy, pale yellow body with a bit of haze; looks like a typical American lager, but with a stark white head of cappuccino foam. Few strands of lace here and there.

S: An invigorating character of strong, spicy hops, black pepper, and pure lemon – complex and aromatic. A wonderful Belgian yeast character sits behind, showcasing scents of bread and ester that would please anyone with a penchant for Belgian beer. Hints of coriander and ginger floating around, as well.

T: A blast of hops to start, jolting the taste buds with bright lemon peel and citrus pulp. Belgian ale tastes of leafy, fruity wheat, coriander, sugar cookie dough, and light vanilla fill the gaps in the palate, but this beer seems to be all about the zest – the fruits of the front end soon grow to a spicy salt and pepper kick. Needless to say, it satisfies with every sip. A crisp snap of a finish, condensing the entire palate into an upward swing of lemon-lime. Fantastic.

M: There’s not a saison out there that feels as light as a pilsner, but this one comes close; bubbles pop in time with the bitters to give a bright, mildly fizzy character. Light-to-medium body with that sessionable feel, inviting another sip.

O: One of my favorite beers this year – a sunny day in a bottle. I can’t think of anything I’d rather have for a lawnmower beer.

BarryMFBurton, Apr 11, 2013
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4.26/5  rDev +20.3%

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.

horshamguy, Jun 26, 2013
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Swing Session Saison from Victory Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 720 ratings.