Swing Session Saison - Victory Brewing Company
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3.66/5 rDev +3.1%
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
3.61/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Big, fluffy white head that really lasted left lots of clumpy foam clinging to the glass. The beer is crystal clear and a bright yellow/gold. Nice aroma with notes of grain and spices, slightly sour wheat, a bit grassy with a hint of coriander and parsley. The flavour was a little less interesting but still alright, with mild bitterness and spice, moderate sweetness and grain character, a bit of lemon character, lingering spice and bitterness. Medium bodied, low to medium carbonation, decent texture but maybe a bit heavier than expected.
Serving type: bottle
06-01-2014 01:23:36 | More by DrJay
Swing Session Saison from Victory Brewing Company
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