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Swing Session Saison - Victory Brewing Company

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Swing Session SaisonSwing Session Saison

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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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New York

2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

06-24-2014 02:17:15 | More by timmy2b
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

06-24-2014 01:01:07 | More by JHendu
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

06-21-2014 22:15:39 | More by grimey68
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

06-21-2014 03:50:12 | More by JohnBender
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

06-21-2014 02:50:07 | More by DirtWolf
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3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

Nice lemon bodied yellow to darker brown colored body. Slightly cloudy with a nice rising column of carbonation. Head is fluffy and bone white, with an easy three fingers on the pour. Good creamy retention while waiting.

Notes of soft yeast, and peanut butter quality. Smells quite a bit nutty. Moderate to mild indistinguishable citrus notes. Not bad, a hint of saision like pepper quality rounds out most of the aromas.

Palate seems to match light bodied and sessionable quality. Slightly watery with not much malt depth, and mild crisp saison like dry heat. Slight pepper but also fleeting. REally not much fruit character to this at all, but the spice angle sticks around.

Overall it is as advertised, but it's also a little bit weak and boring.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2014 20:30:31 | More by smakawhat
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3.99/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle -> New Belgium globe glass

A - light gold, slightly hazy (but not much) with a one finger foamy white head, good retention, and good lacing.

S - very fruity nose, citrus, and maybe some peaches.

T - lemon, grass, with a prickly spicy hop finish

M - pretty good carbonation with a bit of an aftertaste

O - very easy to drink. Light and refreshing. Perfect for a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2014 03:19:23 | More by Mojo
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

06-18-2014 02:27:51 | More by efrank
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District of Columbia

2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

06-18-2014 02:25:58 | More by Mtusa08
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a straw yellow color with a fairly decent sized white head. There are a fair amount of bubbles coming up, and the head lasts for a few minutes before reducing down.

Smells floral, yeasty, and a bit of a smell of hay.

Starts out with a mix of spice and citrus. There is a bit of pepper and finishes with a hop bite, leaving some bitter aftertaste.

Nothing to complain about with the feel, there is a bit of tingle from the carbonation.

Basically a middle of the road saison. Nothing really outstanding about it, but nothing really wrong either. I would like to see the hops dialed back a bit, I think they are dominating a bit too much and overwhelming the other flavors. It does go down easy, but pretty much an average beer for the style.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2014 02:18:53 | More by Vixie
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

06-17-2014 22:37:50 | More by RHB33
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

06-16-2014 18:52:21 | More by smellandsip37
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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

06-16-2014 17:10:40 | More by lbartel
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4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip.

Appearance: Pours a somewhat hazy golden with a big white head that dissipates after about a minute.

Aroma: Smells of lemon, citrus, pepper and some faint herbaceous notes. Smells appealing. The nose is very forward but in no way overpowering or funky.

Taste: This is a really tasty saison. It starts out with lemon and citrus and then finishes dry and slightly peppery. Those grassy, herbaceous notes are also in there on both ends.

Mouthfeel: The body is just right. Just about spot-on for a saison.

Overall: A pretty terrific domestic saison. It hits all the notes - great aroma, nice citrus and lemon flavor, appealing dry pepper finish. Would drink again.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2014 23:15:49 | More by illpass78
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

06-15-2014 23:10:22 | More by Stofko1992
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

06-12-2014 20:02:47 | More by Nobcefus
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4.49/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-12-2014 20:01:41 | More by crag
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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

06-10-2014 23:49:37 | More by Sammy
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3.93/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy golden color with a thin ring of white lacing. Nice, though a bit more head would be better, but it looks like a quite nice saison. Scents of sour funk, barnyard-like mostly, with a tang of lemon, undertones of pepper spiciness and hints of floral and herbal hops. A good, funky, lemon-rich, spicy aroma, leaning towards the funky citrus side of the saison spectrum and not the sweet fruity side. Flavor begins with a large amount of of lemon zest, moving into a moderate peppery spiciness, further lemon zest and some moderate hoppy bitterness, mostly floral. A bit high on bitterness for a saison. Moderate levels of dry, grainy malt appear in the middle. Finish is dry with moderate-high hop bitterness, lemon zest and slight white pepper. Aftertaste is grainy and dry with notes of floral hops and white pepper. A good overall flavor profile, perhaps a bit high in hop bitterness for a saison, but with a nice, traditional white pepper and lemon zest character. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium-high carbonation and a drying feel. A good, true to style, classic saison feel, very well done. Overall this is a pretty good saison that has a fantastic aroma, a good, though slightly too hoppy flavor and an excellent mouthfeel. Good, but not the best American saison, still quite nice.

Serving type: on-tap

06-10-2014 05:51:28 | More by Auraan
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

06-09-2014 18:06:28 | More by morebeergood
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

06-08-2014 10:49:53 | More by Porter
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

06-08-2014 00:55:48 | More by Kruja5
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3.66/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I got into the Saison style last year and brewed a relatively strong batch that friends and neighbors enjoyed more than the beer judges who sampled my first-ever submission. Since then, I’ve been acquiring a taste for the style and have developed a preference for beers that are more luscious than dry. Victory’s offering is of the latter variety: lemony and peppery – not much of the sweetness of some I’ve tried, but still a solid summer Saison

Appearance- straw to light golden color, a bit cloudy, half-inch head that dissolves quickly, while carbonation persists

Aroma- characteristic Saison fragrance, some coriander and citrus, inviting

Taste- somewhat bitter for a Saison, lemony dry, grassy, a bit peppery, refreshing.
Hoppy/lemony bitterness persists with no solvent-like or alcohol burn.

Overall- Unlike my first Saison, which snuck up on you with its 8.7% ABV, this one is “What you see is what you get” – sessionable at its 4.5% ABV, with no surprises

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2014 21:41:07 | More by etoimazo
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

06-03-2014 16:56:22 | More by vancean2
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

06-03-2014 00:24:17 | More by thedifferencemaker
Swing Session Saison from Victory Brewing Company
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