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Swing Session Saison - Victory Brewing Company

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743 Ratings
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Ratings: 743
Reviews: 146
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.12%
Wants: 8
Gots: 56 | 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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Photo of Immortale25
3.83/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Dogfish signature snifter. No freshness date.

A- Pours a light golden color with a 1/2 inch white head that soon lowers to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a small center patch of surface foam. Lacing is jagged and somewhat resilient.

S- Very bright, citrusy aroma with lots of sweet, floral spices and a hint of funky saison yeast. The spices (especially coriander) go a bit overboard depending on your preference. Nice wheat background plus some soap once the head is fully aroused.

T- Very flowery flavor with a decent twang of yeast and spice. Coriander is still present but also collides with rosemary and lavender. Also some citrus notes like lemon and orange. Barely any funk compared to the aroma. Tangy and sessionable indeed.

M- Light and semi-spritzy with medium carbonation.

O- Decent but ends up being a little too heavy in the spice department. Reminds me of a fruity version of Saison du Buff (DFH version).

Photo of tdevo
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of wdarcy77
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of dertyd
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of DerekMorgan
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of withliterature
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of yourefragile
4.2/5  rDev +18.6%
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.

Photo of Keith_R
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of PaulD
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of dogfishandi
4.2/5  rDev +18.6%
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.

Photo of jp110099
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of JArena13
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Cyrano41
3.3/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Dank26
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of jonathaniler
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of TwoForty
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of djrn2
2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of HumphreyLee
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Morey
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of sourgrass
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.06/5  rDev +14.7%
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.

Photo of Noonan425
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of JuliusCaesar
3.96/5  rDev +11.9%
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

Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.03/5  rDev +13.8%
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.

Swing Session Saison from Victory Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 743 ratings.