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Swing Session Saison - Victory Brewing Company

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Swing Session SaisonSwing Session Saison

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691 Ratings
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Ratings: 691
Reviews: 142
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 14.08%
Wants: 5
Gots: 37 | 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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Ratings: 691 | Reviews: 142 | Display Reviews Only:
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wdarcy77

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

04-08-2013 23:35:52 | More by wdarcy77
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dertyd

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

04-08-2013 06:50:42 | More by dertyd
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

04-08-2013 03:16:00 | More by DerekMorgan
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withliterature

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

04-08-2013 02:22:53 | More by withliterature
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.2/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle, thanks Mike.

Pours a clear straw golden color with a creamy white head. Spicy and yeasty nose, earthy and grassy, slight bitterness. Medium full body, well carbonated, clean dry finish. Flavor is earthy and grassy with some pepper spice. Refreshing, crisp and easy drinking.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2013 01:45:41 | More by yourefragile
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Keith_R

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

04-08-2013 01:25:14 | More by Keith_R
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PaulD

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -15.5%

04-07-2013 21:18:57 | More by PaulD
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dogfishandi

New York

4.2/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle a little above fridge temp poured into a snifter. No freshness info.

Pours a light golden color with a slit haze. Big frothy 2 fingers of white head. Good head retention and good lacing.

Peppery spice, clove, lemon peel, spicey Belgian yeast, a very aromatic beer.

A big peppercorn flavor, big clove flavor, which I really enjoy, combines with the spicey phenols from the Belgian yeast, some lemon citrus peel a slight hint of hops and cereal grain towards the back.

Light and refreshingly crisp carbonation. Some hop bitterness does linger in the finish. Drinkable, but the big spice flavors might get a little old after a while.

A really good beer, I like a big spice profile from time to time and this fit the bill, but at the same time it is really there and i can see why many dont like this. A nice summer beer that many types of people can enjoy. Although, stylistically,more of a Belgian pale than a Saison, but whateves.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2013 19:13:00 | More by dogfishandi
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jp110099

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +12.7%

04-07-2013 03:26:09 | More by jp110099
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JArena13

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

04-07-2013 01:34:58 | More by JArena13
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Cyrano41

Virginia

3.3/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep orangey - yellow. Smells a lot of the spice, a zesty floral hops. This was a bit off-putting for me. Head was decent with some lacing.
The spices were overpowering but interesting, but they were followed by a tangy bitter hops note that I was not expecting in a saison.
Saisons are one of my favorite styles and this one strayed to far from my expectations. I may have one more because Victory is a brewery I respect and honestly I had high hopes for this beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2013 01:17:06 | More by Cyrano41
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

04-06-2013 21:32:45 | More by kylehay2004
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Dank26

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

04-06-2013 17:49:29 | More by Dank26
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jonathaniler

Florida

4/5  rDev +12.7%

04-06-2013 01:31:55 | More by jonathaniler
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TwoForty

Florida

3/5  rDev -15.5%

04-05-2013 21:49:52 | More by TwoForty
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djrn2

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

04-05-2013 18:08:29 | More by djrn2
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HumphreyLee

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

04-05-2013 06:38:38 | More by HumphreyLee
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Morey

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

04-04-2013 19:56:06 | More by Morey
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sourgrass

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

04-04-2013 02:23:04 | More by sourgrass
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.06/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The body is transparent and pale straw with a little over an inch of fluffy white head. the aroma brings hops, funk, farm, sunshine, lemons, lemon rind, grass, a touch of spice. Nice floral notes and hops. Light and refreshing. I'm really digging the light body and low alcohol. A thirst quencher of a beer, and packed with flavor. I'll have no trouble with this sixer and definitely see this as a repeat purchase for hot weather beer consumption, i.e. lawnmowing beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2013 01:50:40 | More by Huhzubendah
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Noonan425

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

04-04-2013 01:35:36 | More by Noonan425
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JuliusCaesar

New Hampshire

3.96/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Hazy golden color with a good head

S: Lemon, coriander, orange and Belgian yeast

T: Right away your hit with a lot of spice. Lemon and orange come through as well.

M: Light, bordering on watery

Overall: I like this beer. It's definitely very spicy but not so much that I don't it. Not my favorite but good none the less

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2013 01:01:32 | More by JuliusCaesar
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

4.03/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a hazed, light straw-hued body with a medium-small, white head.

Smell: Fragrant citrus shrouds the particularly pale maltiness, with bits of grain-flecked dough with subtle florals and a melange of spiciness.

Taste: Pils malts, hints of other such grains sprinkled with a fine dusting of powdered sugar. Floral hints meld into citrus notes from the hops and citrus fruit additions which shimmy into a spiciness from the yeast, peppercorns, and hops, aided by the crisp carbonation. Dry, spicy finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-high carbonation for a lively, zippy mouthfeel.

Overall: I'd always thought the Victory V / Helios Ale saison was a bit too chewy for me, bodywise. This new Swing Session Saison is bright, light, and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2013 18:59:55 | More by ChainGangGuy
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wonothesane42

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +12.7%

04-01-2013 00:55:37 | More by wonothesane42
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horshack7

Massachusetts

3.81/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Poured into a Tulip is a cloudy and hazy golden beer with a head about a finger thick.

Aroma: Peppery, lemon zest, apricot, golden raisins, dates. subtle notes of banana, clove, wisps of cinnamon towards the tail end.

Taste: Lemon zest, floral esters, peppery, golden raisins, clove, yeasty notes, cinnamon, clove, a little bit of nutmeg. The mouthfeel has quite floral bite with a nice dry finish.

Notes: A solid U.S made Saison and very drinkable. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2013 00:46:51 | More by horshack7
Swing Session Saison from Victory Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 691 ratings.