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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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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

GennyCreamAle, Mar 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

George2744, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of micromaniac129
3.91/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Swing saison pours blonde in color maybe straw. The head is small and white. Carbonation is faily robust.
Aroma smells malty and hoppy with some barnyard funkiness mixed in. You can also smell some spice and yeasty esters of cloves.
Taste was mild with a desent malt base, bready notes come through as well. Not very hoppy but seems to have a sutle citrus bitterness to itself.
Drinks dry and bitter and perhaps alittle weak too.
The lower ABV and quenchablity of this brew are sure to be a hit in the summer parade.

micromaniac129, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of corby112
3.04/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Pours a slightly cloudy, pale golden yellow color with a two finger frothy white head that has pretty good retention, only slowly fading into a thick, lasting ring. Large streaks of soapy lacing left behind.

The aroma reminds me more of a wheat beer. There is some subtle grassy barnyard character but the dominant notes are peppery spice, bready yeast, banana and citrus. Only slightly earthy with pepper, clove and coriander followed by a strong wheat/bread like presence, lemon juice and citrus zest.

Fuller bodied than expected and a bit more like a saison than the nose suggests but it still feels and tastes more like a witbier/American wheat beer. Subtle earthy funky with lots of zesty spice up front followed by bread/yeast, banana and citrus juice. Coriander and clove flavor with lemon zest, wheat, light fruit and lemon peel. Crisp, light, refreshing and easy to drink but I don't think anyone would say that this is a saison in a blind tasting. Not bad but reminds me of a mediocre American wheat beer.

corby112, Mar 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13%

lpotter, Mar 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13%

Dweedlebug, Mar 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13%

random846, Mar 15, 2013
Photo of inlimbo77
3.7/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle
Feb. '13
DFH IPA glass

A: Pours a SLIGHTLY hazed bright yellow/golden color. Initially I got about two fingers of bright white tight bubbled head. Leaves some sticky lacing bits on the glass.

S: Get slight barnyard funky notes. But more of the orange peel and citrus than the Saison like funk. It certainly smells bright and airy, and light.

T: Up front you get a little bit of that traditional Saison spicy hint. Not overly aggressive at all. Then you get a rush of those light citrus flavors in the mid-palate. It's very light and clean. The finish is refreshing and dry.

M: Light body here.

inlimbo77, Mar 15, 2013
Photo of Slatetank
3.44/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I picked this up as part of a mix-a-six at Giant in Linglestown, PA, enjoyed chilled from a tulip.

The color is resplendent with hazed golden accent and thin white cap w/ tight bead. the smell is very phenolic with a mix of herbal hops and yeast spiciness with a subtle smell of actual spice which comes off tropical and has a ginger quality. The feel is good with mild malt texture and highly carbonated and dry with spice and yeast w/an assertive bitter element and bondy dry hoppy finish.

The flavor is good with some yeast and spiced to begin with however there is a bit too much hop astringency with a peppery hop taste coming in mid palate and overtaking the ginger which comes off as sharp as a result. The flavor of the yeast starts to emerge as it elevates in temperature, however the clash of hops and spice is not as pleasant as I hoped without much to cushion the impact in the malt dept. Overall kind of gave me an impression of prima pils with saison yeast and spice added, but not nearly as drinkable as Prima with a hop flavor that is not as subtle and the flavor could compliment the spice more, but I think the ginger is too heavy for such a low abv saison.

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

Steve_Oldrati, Mar 15, 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
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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
Swing Session Saison from Victory Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 730 ratings.