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Swing Session Saison - Victory Brewing Company

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Swing Session SaisonSwing Session Saison

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Ratings: 748
Reviews: 146
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.12%
Wants: 10
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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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a beautiful hazed lemon yellow with about a fingers worth of white foam that fell quickly. Nose is funky with Belgian yeast and has some bright sweet lemon peel. There's a tiny bit of spice on the nose too. Taste is simple and graceful. Bright lemon, a bit tart, on a sweet light dry cracker. Sparkling carbonation and a touch of pepper as it finishes. This beer is everything a saison should be. Has a very pleasant hop herbal on the nose and a bit of spice in the drink. As you drink you will find a delightful tartness to offer just a slight bit of pucker. Has plenty of juicy lemon on the palate and a crisp off dry finish.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A-Sample at EBF. Pours a lightly opaque pale yellow color.

S-The nose caught me off guard. I got a lot of lemon and eucalyptus or some other slightly medicinal aroma. Some spiciness.

T-More tangy lemons and that stinging medicinal flavor; maybe it's the yeast. Wheat and spice. Light sweetness. A bit chalky.

M-Light and quite bubbly. Would be sessionable if I enjoyed the flavor more.

O/D-A bit of a let down. A session Saison sounds awesome. Eh, I'm sure someone will nail it at some point.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a Stella snifter. Thanks, Stella!

Pours a bright yellow color with a rush of bubbles that ascend to the surface. Aroma is quite potent, very sulfur / spicy yeast smells dominate.

First sip is a rush of effervescent bubbles, followed by a spicy bite. Clove and allspice-like flavors dominate the flavor. Very sweet and full bodied for a smaller beer. This isn't my personal favorite style, as the sulfur like aromas and flavors could easily be replaced by hops or malt... but this does at least have a ton of flavor going for it.

Not my favorite, but a solid beer and a must have for saison lovers.

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