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Swing Session Saison - Victory Brewing Company

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730 Ratings
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Ratings: 730
Reviews: 145
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.41%
Wants: 6
Gots: 51 | 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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Photo of thecheapies
3.84/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Golden in color. Visibly high in carbonation. Head is thin, however. What's there is supported by rising bubbles.

Coriander, farmhouse yeast, wheaty malts, pepper, and some lemon. Somewhat biscuity.

Dry and crispy. Saison yeast is peppery and a little dank. Garbles of wheat malts and biscuit. Simple. Hints of Thai basil, soft melon and citrus fruits. Refreshing. Sudsy on the tongue. A little abrasively so in the finish. Body is bright and just rare of medium.

A preferred spring drink; a saison with drinkability and just enough character to warrant another sip, and then, another glass.

thecheapies, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of argock
3.66/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap in a Shaker pint at Beer Run (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Slightly hazy golden with small cap of off-white head with a thin line of lacing around the top of the glass.

S: Very earthy, almost dirty aroma with gritty grainy malty aroma coupled with very earthy, herbal, lightly citrus hop character. The yeast is also high in phenols and lightly medicinal in nature. No alcohol is detectable.

T: Again I have to use the descriptor gritty to describe this beer -- very earthy and herbal in nature with lightly citrus hopping and grainy maltiness. The yeast character carries this beer with a heavy dose of phenols and some medicinal, earthy tones. It is enjoyable, but I doubt I would want to drink two.

M: Very light bodied with high carbonation and crisp feel overall.

O: I liked this beer, but the phenols are pretty hefty by the end of the pint. Perfect for one, but I was ready to move on when it was done. Still, a really nice, earthy, scrappy saison.

argock, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of muskiesman
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

muskiesman, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of malfunxion
3/5  rDev -15.3%

malfunxion, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of jbaker67
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

jbaker67, May 26, 2013
Photo of IdrinkGas
4/5  rDev +13%

IdrinkGas, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

4DAloveofSTOUT, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of WDJersey
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

WDJersey, Mar 14, 2013
Photo of Lovely85
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Lovely85, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of ADTaber
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

ADTaber, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of Mitchster
4.08/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$1.79 for a 12oz at BevCo.. Brewed with Rye, oats and wheat. Hopped with "German and American hops". Spiced with peppercorns, orange peel and fresh lemon zest. Belgian saison yeasts.. 4.5% ABV.

Pours out to a light pale blonde, forming a tall foamy bone white head with awesome retention and lacing owing in part to it's brisk carbonation, ~3.75 carbs. The aroma is nice. Spicy phenolic belgian saison yeast strain with some sulfur notes and subtle citrus. No off flavors or aromas. The mouthfeel is very light bodied, crisp and clean with firm carbonation. The taste is great...opening with citrus and spice, a delicate pale saltine cracker malt and wheat body with a pleasantly medium firm bitterness which contrasts nicely with some orange lingering in the finish. Some good hop character in the middle, and a subtle hint of pepper, although I wouldn't have called it had I not known it was brewed with it.

A really nice easy drinking summer saison, low in ABV but complex and bitter enough to make the craft beer drinker happy. Recommended.

Mitchster, May 10, 2013
Photo of Hanzo
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Hanzo, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of Immortale25
3.83/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Dogfish signature snifter. No freshness date.

A- Pours a light golden color with a 1/2 inch white head that soon lowers to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a small center patch of surface foam. Lacing is jagged and somewhat resilient.

S- Very bright, citrusy aroma with lots of sweet, floral spices and a hint of funky saison yeast. The spices (especially coriander) go a bit overboard depending on your preference. Nice wheat background plus some soap once the head is fully aroused.

T- Very flowery flavor with a decent twang of yeast and spice. Coriander is still present but also collides with rosemary and lavender. Also some citrus notes like lemon and orange. Barely any funk compared to the aroma. Tangy and sessionable indeed.

M- Light and semi-spritzy with medium carbonation.

O- Decent but ends up being a little too heavy in the spice department. Reminds me of a fruity version of Saison du Buff (DFH version).

Immortale25, Apr 09, 2013
Photo of JohnK17
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

JohnK17, Apr 10, 2013
Photo of buckyp
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

buckyp, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of GreesyFizeek
4/5  rDev +13%

GreesyFizeek, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of Falcone
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Falcone, Apr 10, 2013
Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

trxxpaxxs, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of wedge
4.05/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Slightly hazed sunny gold topped with a small, pure-white head. Fresh herbal, lemon, and spice aromas...basil, hay, dank, spices, flowers, and a melon sweetness. Peppery, yeasty flavor with continued citrus rind and more grassy/earthiness from the hops. Fresh, cracker-like malts, coriander, and green herbs. Crispy clean, dry mouthfeel. Flavorful and very refreshing.

wedge, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of david18
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

david18, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of jpd7374
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

jpd7374, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of rlee1390
3.64/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A-Clear as day yellow, some carbonation, one finger head that doesn't leave any lacing.

S-Very herbal, lots of grass, spices. Similar to Saison Du Buff.

T-Some spices still the herbal notes, some citrus. No bitterness. Balance isn't quite there.

M-Lighter, nicely carbonated and easy drinking.

O-Too herbal and grass for my liking, more lemon and spice notes would have improved the beer.

rlee1390, May 03, 2013
Photo of brez8791
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

brez8791, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of Morey
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Morey, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of markgugs
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

markgugs, Mar 20, 2013
Swing Session Saison from Victory Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 730 ratings.