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Swing Session Saison - Victory Brewing Company

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687 Ratings
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Ratings: 687
Reviews: 142
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.76%
Wants: 5
Gots: 35 | 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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deapokid

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

03-17-2013 19:24:25 | More by deapokid
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jophish17

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

07-06-2014 23:17:21 | More by jophish17
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Honisbygonis

North Carolina

2.66/5  rDev -25.3%
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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brutusmuktuk

Michigan

2.69/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.25

Has a golden yellow color with a very healthy white foam. Smell is lemon, but the taste is a little weak. There’s a hint of lemon and some light spices in the finish. Otherwise the beer is a little bland. Has a nice carbonated feel, but overall is just okay.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2014 16:26:20 | More by brutusmuktuk
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TMoney2591

Illinois

2.73/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

I'd make a Swing Kids reference, but no one saw that movie (and I don't fully remember it, myself). Anyway, this stuff pours a partly cloudy straw topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises lemon peel, coriander, sweet flowers, and light funky wheat. That lemon is rather strong, but luckily not artificial. The taste holds notes of old and musty lemon (both zest and rind) and a mild blend of vague spices, which are nearly out-shouted by the lemon. The body is a light medium, with a moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, this saison just didn't work. I'm assuming a lackluster yeast performance, but it was just a never-ending blast of bad citrus with occasional bits of muddled spices. Definitely not for me.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2013 07:45:43 | More by TMoney2591
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woodchipper

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

05-03-2014 19:12:47 | More by woodchipper
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tclipse

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

03-26-2014 00:40:46 | More by tclipse
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

03-14-2013 15:18:00 | More by ShanePB
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Trish

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

04-07-2014 21:37:15 | More by Trish
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Mtusa08

District of Columbia

2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

06-18-2014 02:25:58 | More by Mtusa08
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JackRB

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

09-03-2013 09:50:08 | More by JackRB
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

04-19-2013 23:05:44 | More by ejimhof
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Houser

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

07-06-2013 02:57:35 | More by Houser
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timmy2b

New York

2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

06-24-2014 02:17:15 | More by timmy2b
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Thedrizzle

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

03-28-2013 21:25:22 | More by Thedrizzle
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JLB025

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

12-17-2013 05:18:50 | More by JLB025
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Davihaw

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

05-21-2013 01:37:55 | More by Davihaw
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MatthewPlus

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

07-26-2013 15:23:21 | More by MatthewPlus
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pottergator

New York

2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

03-14-2013 03:59:57 | More by pottergator
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Tyrolaspenleaf

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

08-03-2013 00:18:11 | More by Tyrolaspenleaf
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

05-27-2014 21:32:47 | More by Durandal_777
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FakeDeniro

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

07-10-2014 13:54:37 | More by FakeDeniro
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djrn2

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

04-05-2013 18:08:29 | More by djrn2
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pixieskid

Germany

2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

03-01-2014 04:39:52 | More by pixieskid
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a mildly hazed straw color. The head is a fluffy two finger white shade that collapses pretty quickly, but leaves nice lacing on the glass.

S: There is a decent amount of complexity here for a 4.5% saison. I pick up coriander, orange peel, grassy hops, sage, and black pepper. However, there's also a vegetal green pepper note that's detracting - and even worse, it gets stronger as it warms up.

T: This is weird. It opens up fairly citrusy - which I like - but ends on both a watery and a vegetal note. Decent (if overdone) spicing in the middle gives way to a bell pepper finish that really rubs me the wrong way. The flavor profile sorely lacks balance and cohesion.

M: Very clean and dry, which I like. Very astringent too, which I don't. This beer seemingly parches the palate excessively in the name of drinkability. Ah well, the latter is good, at least.

O: Swing...and a miss. This one was quite disappointing, considering Victory makes another saison that's really damn good. And it's another damning reminder that they really need to put Helios in 6-packs!

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2013 19:55:28 | More by ThisWangsChung
Swing Session Saison from Victory Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 687 ratings.