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Swing Session Saison - Victory Brewing Company

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679 Ratings
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Ratings: 679
Reviews: 141
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.48%
Wants: 5
Gots: 32 | 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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spoonhawk

Iowa

2/5  rDev -43.8%

08-05-2013 02:55:51 | More by spoonhawk
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Bromine

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

08-04-2013 11:17:46 | More by Bromine
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Tyrolaspenleaf

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

08-03-2013 00:18:11 | More by Tyrolaspenleaf
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TwoTrees

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

07-30-2013 19:20:19 | More by TwoTrees
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MN_Beerticker

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -15.7%

07-30-2013 13:45:59 | More by MN_Beerticker
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Tamaquadan

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -57.9%

07-29-2013 17:04:20 | More by Tamaquadan
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mattafett

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

07-27-2013 01:31:06 | More by mattafett
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MatthewPlus

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

07-26-2013 15:23:21 | More by MatthewPlus
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tazzman

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-25-2013 01:14:20 | More by tazzman
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timjim1327

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -15.7%

07-24-2013 03:34:40 | More by timjim1327
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DelicateDelirium

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-23-2013 23:29:18 | More by DelicateDelirium
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DeanMoriarty

California

3.96/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Picked up three single 12oz bottles from Baron's Market in Point Loma for $1.99 each. Poured into a Forestinne branded tulip glass.

Pours a hazed straw-like hue with a thin white head that dissipates within a few sips, decent lacing. Smell is mild but what comes through is nice - jasmine tea, citrus, wheat, light funk. Very floral flavor up front, lemon and orange zest, herbal and slightly medicinal pepperiness on the finish. Almost tart mouthfeel, lightly effervescent, on the lighter side of medium bodied, finishes dry.

Great spring/summer season beer, and with the lower ABV - you can put a few back and still mow the lawn!

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2013 01:29:07 | More by DeanMoriarty
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DmanGTR

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-20-2013 18:38:26 | More by DmanGTR
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stewart124

Ohio

3.79/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy golden yellow. Thin film of white head. Leaves a nice lacing.

Nose of bready malts, lemon rind and that farmhouse Belgian yeast funk.

Taste is more of the same with a medium body and grassy character. Bread up front and finishing with spicey phenols. I'm not able to tell what is from the yeast and what has been added.

Very easy to drink on this especially hot and humid day. Very solid saison from Victory.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2013 00:24:48 | More by stewart124
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Lionhawk

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-17-2013 22:07:48 | More by Lionhawk
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abex44

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-17-2013 02:36:03 | More by abex44
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scotorum

Massachusetts

3.08/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass.

a: Translucent gold with an inch white head which slowly receded to a fairly even surface foam film with medium ring and extensive lacing. Looks like it ought to be a good quality summer drink.

s: Mild light citrus.

t: Soapy-sourness which becomes a bubble-gummy vaguely flavored meh.

m: Refreshingly light to medium.

o: In the same class as many of the mainstream fruity summer beers. Whatever spices were added muted the fruit flavor into something undistinguished.

OTOH it does kind of grow on you as you drink it, and the lacing continues to broadcast quality. Just would not be my personal warm weather pick when there are so many excellent IPAs, pale ales and pilseners out there.

That said, I LOVE Victory Hop Wallop!

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2013 06:00:04 | More by scotorum
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.16/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Undated 12 oz bottle into a Piraat tulip glass.

A: Pours a slightly hazed golden color. The white head has moderate size and duration but leaves ample lacing on the glass. High carbonation by appearances (and feel).

S: Plenty of lemon and other citrus with coriander and a background of grass, hops and wheat. Nice complexity for a 4.5% saison, albeit not very appealing.

T- Notably tart and fruity with some lemon zest, coriander, hay, banana, and vague spices. Rather sour and bitter aftertaste.

M- light bodied with crisp, high carbonation; dry finish.

O- a flavorful Saison that is too spiced to serve as a session beer for some. Nice and reffreshig, nonetheless, on a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2013 21:18:22 | More by chinchill
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marley2112

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-15-2013 03:09:46 | More by marley2112
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weaselchew

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12.4%

07-14-2013 02:02:51 | More by weaselchew
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erlenmeyer

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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abernethyj

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

07-13-2013 21:23:51 | More by abernethyj
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pma7779

New York

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-10-2013 23:01:36 | More by pma7779
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Infamous7100

Ohio

3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: bright straw to gold in color. Two finger bright white head. Some lacing present. Gorgeous.
S: earthy and rustic. Notes of lemon/citrus, bread and a peppery spice. Complex and interesting.
T: lemon and spice dominate and leave the malts asking for more relevance. Closes with a earthy/floral burst and pepper burn.
M: medium to high carbonation and a light body. Very crisp and refreshing. Bitter and spicy hang.
O: complex and refreshing, however more balance is in order. This is perhaps a bit too spicy and limits your desire to have more than one on those hot days.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2013 22:10:33 | More by Infamous7100
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MindEyeSight

Indiana

4/5  rDev +12.4%

07-08-2013 19:59:09 | More by MindEyeSight
Swing Session Saison from Victory Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 679 ratings.