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Swing Session Saison - Victory Brewing Company

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Swing Session SaisonSwing Session Saison

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Ratings: 730
Reviews: 145
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.41%
Wants: 6
Gots: 51 | 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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3.14/5  rDev -11.3%
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.

Jeffreysan, Oct 30, 2013
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3.9/5  rDev +10.2%
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.

superspak, Oct 19, 2013
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2.99/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: A bright white head 3 fingers tall formed in the glass and receeded quicly leaving behind spider web like lacing on the edge. The beer a light peach color, very clear until I poured the remaining dregs into the glass then a bit of sediment was introduced.

S: Spicey lemon and orange zest mixed with corriander and some citrusy hop aroma. Very low toasty aroma masked by the very purfumey spices.

T: On the first sip a burst of spices hits the pallet very very much like the aroma would lead you to expect. corriander, zest and peppery notes. After a few more sips and the pallet adjusts a moderate hop bitterness is detected, possibly being emphasised by the spices and the dry finish of this beer. Noble type hop flavor is low in the finish. Very low low bready flavors also come through.

M: Carbonation is high giving it a bit of a sharp carbonic bite. The spices leave a drying sensation on the tounge. Very low body making it more drinkable and consistant with the session title.

O: A spicey (boarderline overboard), dry, saison that doesn't live up to the session name. If this beer would have been lighter on the spices and slighly less carbonated I might be able to get behind it but overall I'm not a fan.

guityler83, Sep 12, 2013
Swing Session Saison from Victory Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 730 ratings.