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Swing Session Saison - Victory Brewing Company

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663 Ratings
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Ratings: 663
Reviews: 140
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.48%
Wants: 6
Gots: 30 | 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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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15.7%

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Lehighace06

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15.7%

01-24-2014 13:53:46 | More by Lehighace06
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

01-19-2014 04:39:42 | More by dmorgan310
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RobDB

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

12-29-2013 16:58:36 | More by RobDB
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ToddGingerich

Indiana

4/5  rDev +12.4%

12-28-2013 18:49:14 | More by ToddGingerich
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mklisz

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -15.7%

12-27-2013 04:21:07 | More by mklisz
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zeff80

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

12-22-2013 23:03:35 | More by zeff80
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, with best by date of July 27, 2013 printed on the bottleneck, so I'm a little late on this one, but I fear not. Yet another offering from Victory Brewing Co., this time their spring saison.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a light lemon colored body with lots of spritzy carbonation rushing to the surface, and some very fine sediment suspended in the glass. Just over a finger of soft bubbly white head. Some scattered rings of fat lace. Looks good.

S - Smell is of cracked black pepper, citric lemon juice, dried grass / herbal spice rack notes like oregano and thyme, and some sour vinegar acidity.

T - Tastes like a Belgian beer would, by most standards. Bubblegum malt, cloves, herbal spice rack notes - oregano, thyme, lemongrass, etc., hint of pepper, rye, dry papery grains, metallic well water, and some faint citric lemon zest on the finish.

M - Feel is crisp, clean, smooth, and refreshing. Just a hint of mild herbal bitterness lingering on the palate. Finishes dry and lightly grainy. Light-bodied, with appropriate high spritzy, tingling carbonation on the tongue.

Overall, definitely well enough for what it is. Not my favorite style by far, but a light, refreshing, and sessionable choice. Light and approachable. I might even have it again, if the occasion should arise.

Victory Swing Session Saison ---3.5/5

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2013 20:18:45 | More by mfnmbvp
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JLB025

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

12-17-2013 05:18:50 | More by JLB025
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NonicPanic

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12.4%

12-06-2013 00:14:56 | More by NonicPanic
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Eighty

Washington

2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

12-05-2013 18:56:58 | More by Eighty
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Strigoimuzik

Puerto Rico

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

11-26-2013 20:26:05 | More by Strigoimuzik
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tfsimpkins

Florida

4/5  rDev +12.4%

11-24-2013 04:07:06 | More by tfsimpkins
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ThisMoonlife

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

11-20-2013 17:49:20 | More by ThisMoonlife
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Smarty_Pints

California

3/5  rDev -15.7%

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Minnesota

4/5  rDev +12.4%

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brandonld23

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

11-01-2013 01:56:17 | More by brandonld23
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Jeffreysan

Maryland

3.14/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a golden yellow color with a finger of white head that slowly dissolved into a lacing of foam that covered the entire top of the beer.

Aroma: The beer has that typical, floral, Belgian-Saison aroma of banana, clove, orange-peel and yeast. A very bright aroma.

Taste: The flavor, however, is much weaker than the aroma. Very thin floral notes of hops and citrus, with just the faintest touch of coriander and clove.

Mouthfeel: Thin, slightly watery, but with some good carbonation to tickle the taste buds. At an ABV of only 4.5%, there is absolutely no presence of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is a pretty good beer, but nothing special. I enjoyed it, and if offered, will enjoy it again, but I probably won’t go out of my way to look for it.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2013 01:46:05 | More by Jeffreysan
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mylesj

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

10-26-2013 21:07:54 | More by mylesj
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Bouder32

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

10-25-2013 17:07:23 | More by Bouder32
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superspak

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 8/13/2013. Pours moderately hazy golden straw color with a 2-3 finger dense and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon zest, orange zest, pear, coriander, clove, pepper, ginger, wheat, bread, floral, grass, herbal, and yeast earthiness. very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of yeast ester, spice, and moderate malt notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon zest, orange zest, pear, coriander, clove, pepper, ginger, wheat, bread, floral, grass, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of lemon, pear, coriander, clove, pepper, cracker, bread, floral, grass, and herbal on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, spice, and moderate malt flavors; with great flavor robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a smooth and crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice session saison style. Nice complexity, balance, and robustness of yeast, spice, and moderate malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2013 05:16:17 | More by superspak
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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

10-18-2013 02:14:16 | More by redleg64
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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Delaware

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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DruC4

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

10-01-2013 02:38:54 | More by DruC4
Swing Session Saison from Victory Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 663 ratings.