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Swing Session Saison - Victory Brewing Company

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Swing Session SaisonSwing Session Saison

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Ratings: 720
Reviews: 145
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.12%
Wants: 5
Gots: 49 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

Thorpe429, Mar 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

2dogbrew, Mar 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

volta, Mar 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

jeddis1, Mar 14, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

ShanePB, Mar 14, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -57.6%

Travcofarms, Mar 14, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

pottergator, Mar 14, 2013
Photo of WDJersey
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

WDJersey, Mar 14, 2013
Photo of larryi86
3.88/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip

A- Clear golden color with a two finger white head.

S- Bright, some citrus, floral, some cloves, farmhouse yeast.

T- Biscuity, pepper, some floral notes, some yeast, kind of light, get some citrus as it warms.

M- Smooth, light to medium body, high carbonation.

O- Spices and floral notes are the main focus, kind of light, definitely a session ale. Great for a warm day, kind of reminds me of Summer Love.

larryi86, Mar 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13%

KevinGordon, Mar 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

jderosia603, Mar 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13%

bradcochran1234, Mar 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Lovely85, Mar 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13%

nickfl, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a nice saison. And a session ale to boot. Great nose, good character. Somewhat grassy with a yeasty thing going on and nice levels of spice; I was told they used Szechuan peppercorns in this one. A bit too inky on the tail end, I'd have to say, but overall a good beer; especially being a saison.

RblWthACoz, Mar 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

PackPride, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of thecheapies
3.84/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Golden in color. Visibly high in carbonation. Head is thin, however. What's there is supported by rising bubbles.

Coriander, farmhouse yeast, wheaty malts, pepper, and some lemon. Somewhat biscuity.

Dry and crispy. Saison yeast is peppery and a little dank. Garbles of wheat malts and biscuit. Simple. Hints of Thai basil, soft melon and citrus fruits. Refreshing. Sudsy on the tongue. A little abrasively so in the finish. Body is bright and just rare of medium.

A preferred spring drink; a saison with drinkability and just enough character to warrant another sip, and then, another glass.

thecheapies, Mar 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

Giantspace, Mar 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

BigMike, Mar 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

kaelingirl, Mar 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

jeffthepony, Mar 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

PEIhop, Mar 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

tedho21, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of rangerred
3.38/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle into a tulip.

Pours a slightly hazy straw yellow with a one finger white head. Lots of tiny bubbles keep the head around for awhile but there are just a few spots of lacing clinging to the sides of the glass.

The aroma has quite a bit of sulphur in it which was interesting and not in a good way. Also a little skunkyness. Lemon along with some clove and banana that lets you know this is a Saison.

Thankfully the sulphur is pretty much absent from the flavor and what is left are the typical Belgian banana and clove but not quite as prominent as in other Saisons I have had. A little lemon and orange is thrown in there too with some bready grain underneath. Mouthfeel is not as dry as I was hoping for with some noticeable stickyness left on the finish. This suprised me given the low strength of this beer.

Overall, this is a solid offering from Victory but not exciting at all. A pretty tame beer although it does make for a great thirst quencher.

rangerred, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of bsp77
3.73/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Serving glass: Pour from bottle into Tulip.

Appearance: Pale, cloudy straw color with stark white cap, and slight lacing.

Smell: Grainy, peppery and citrusy (lemon, orange), with some light banana.

Taste: The citrus and lemon hops/spices are quite strong, with some light toasted malts. Quite spicy as well, especially on the finish, with an emphasis on pepper. The Belgian yeast (banana, cloves) is present but secondary. Surprisingly bitter.

Feel: Light body with relatively high carbonation. Very crisp with a bone dry finish.

Overall: Nice to see a new "Session" beer that isn't an IPA, although it is bitter enough. This is a very nice, crisply refreshing Spring seasonal. However, I still prefer Victory's Helios.

bsp77, Mar 10, 2013
Swing Session Saison from Victory Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 720 ratings.