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Swing Session Saison - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
good

748 Ratings
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Ratings: 748
Reviews: 146
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.12%
Wants: 9
Gots: 60 | 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:
Beer added by: Tucquan on 02-26-2013

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.
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.79/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Picked up this one as part of a mixed 6 at the local store. Generally like Saisons and have had pretty good luck with Victory. Okay appearance but nailed the smell, gives you that good Saison vibe. Taste however returns to okay. Not bad, decent Saison but nothing special. Probably would not get the beer again but would certainly not turn one down.

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4.2/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

App: pours yellow-gold like a filtered wheat ale; tame lacing, with no sediment

N: grapefruit bomb, citrus pith, lemon and clementine zest, melon, cedar, white flowers, white pepper, salicylic acid.

T: lemongrass, grapefruit, clementine, lemon peel, white wine vinegar.

M: dry, tart, zesty, slightly metallic, buttery filmy, finish a la movie theatre popcorn, sharp initially ending with rich undertones.

O: a pleasantly bright, aromatic and tart saison! It's the love child of Australian Sauvignon Blanc and oaked, Napa Chardonnay.

Pairings: Dry enough for fish, white fowl and mixed nuts, bright enough for salads, fruits and cheeses, serve early in a meal. Not sweet, but citrusy and acidic enough for white wine appropriate foods.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Billolick
3.8/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle w/freshness/bottling date info

Pours hazed medium tangerine, with looser off white froth, staying at about the 1/8 of an inch level. Leaves some low sheeting, and typical strands of lace.

Effervescent and lemon infused nose.

Pepper, oranges and bright lemon on the palate. Ginger and lime in the finish. This is a fresh tasting and spiced up saison. Nice summer sessioner, probably a real nice fit with some tangy cheese, raw shell fish, salads. You get the picture

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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2.66/5  rDev -24.9%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Swing Session Saison from Victory Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 748 ratings.