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Swing Session Saison - Victory Brewing Company

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81
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743 Ratings
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Ratings: 743
Reviews: 146
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.12%
Wants: 8
Gots: 56 | 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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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

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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.

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Swing Session Saison from Victory Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 743 ratings.