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Scrumtrulescent Saison - New England Brewing Co.

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Scrumtrulescent Saison
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BA SCORE
88
very good

83 Ratings
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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 8.31%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New England Brewing Co. visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: modernartblues on 03-26-2012)
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Hautacam

Connecticut

4.8/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy, light amber with a small head.
Smells great ! Earthy, spicey and slightly fruity.
Taste starts off with a doughy , slightly sweet base, but then it's off and running. There's lemon, pepper, grassy earthy hops
( Saaz ? ),perfect amount of bitter ; hints of cider way in the background; a bit of belgian bubblegum...very crisp and dry...super drinkable.
This is a really nice, spot-on saison !
The low ABV is a big plus. I hope that NEB does this again really soon.
A difficult style to really nail, but they have nailed it for sure.
Want more !!

Serving type: growler

05-03-2012 22:37:30 | More by Hautacam
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Stum-pub

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

05-23-2014 04:36:54 | More by Stum-pub
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balinor

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

06-02-2014 13:06:20 | More by balinor
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razorsdescent

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

05-15-2014 18:50:59 | More by razorsdescent
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burymeinhops

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

10-11-2013 22:25:28 | More by burymeinhops
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gamanley

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

07-25-2012 00:08:28 | More by gamanley
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Pete27lax

New York

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

09-12-2013 13:33:32 | More by Pete27lax
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420Rick

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

06-28-2013 20:01:42 | More by 420Rick
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woosterbill

Connecticut

4.43/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the brewery, poured into a tulip. Thanks, Matt and Rob!

A: Hazy pale orange body with a finger of dense, creamy off-white head. Great retention, light lace. Nice.

S: Light, delicate, classic Saison aroma: very spicy, herbal, and earthy, with a bit of breadiness as it warms. Lovely balance of esters and phenols, with no harsh medicinal aspects at all. Nice minerality, and faint hops. Really, really nice. Happily, the sulfur that plagued this beer when I first sampled it from the fermenter is entirely gone.

T: Very dry and spicy up front, with some major pepper and mineral components. Some light apple esters come in midway through, with a very dry, chalky finish. So, so dry. I feel like there's a vacuum in my cheeks. Crazy, and hugely drinkable.

M: Light, lively, and puckeringly dry. Challenging, in a good way.

O: Terrific Saison! I know Matt's hopes were high for this one, and I think he nailed it. I love that it's not the least bit sweet or boozy, problems that seem to derail many American "bigger is better" takes on this style. The dryness of this beer was incredible, and impressively free of astringency. Highly recommended.

Cheers!

Serving type: on-tap

04-05-2012 14:59:54 | More by woosterbill
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ShogoKawada

Rhode Island

4.38/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is bangin', yo.

I drank a taster, then bought a growler. I downed most of it, my stepmom enjoyed a glass as well.

Pours a mostly golden yellow, 2 fingers of head that dissapears. Nice lacing for a saison.

Smell is fruity, with a phenolic yeast note. Taste follows, orange peel, peppercorn, a zest/spice from the yeast. Sweet like rosewater, yeah, let's call it rosewater.

This beer is light enough on the tongue, low ABV, no sign of it, and a joy to drink.

This beer is bangin', yo. Blew through a growler like 'Whoa'.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2012 02:26:09 | More by ShogoKawada
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modernartblues

Connecticut

4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Tulip on 03.25.12

A: beautiful golden body, slight haze, huge white head, nice retention, splash lacing

S: very similar to 668 in the nose, makes sense given its the same yeast strain, green apple, hint of wheat, belgian estery quality

T: green fruits, lemon, sweet and slight funk, with a dry finish and a light herbal bitter ending note, pepper and clove also appear

M: Medium, decent carbonation, may be a bit full for the style, but still nice

O: Matt and Rob kick ass and this beer is no exception, I may even prefer to 668, especially with the lower ABV

Serving type: growler

03-26-2012 02:03:27 | More by modernartblues
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stanowsf

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

05-24-2013 23:41:36 | More by stanowsf
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raythealeman

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

07-20-2012 01:30:50 | More by raythealeman
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Terp

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

06-17-2014 04:22:30 | More by Terp
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

02-24-2014 20:11:32 | More by HopStoopid120
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coopdog

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

07-01-2014 20:48:27 | More by coopdog
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ConorE728

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

04-08-2013 23:05:59 | More by ConorE728
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CTJman

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

04-28-2013 02:38:42 | More by CTJman
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jayluf

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

05-24-2014 18:55:41 | More by jayluf
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PeteRiz

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

04-13-2012 01:15:59 | More by PeteRiz
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thegerm87

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

04-21-2013 15:35:26 | More by thegerm87
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davey101

Connecticut

4.23/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a few sample pours of this on tap at NEBCO today. Took some notes on my phone.

A - Hazy golden yellow body with a massive white foamy head.

S - Spicy coriander, grass, lemons, earthy grass, biscuity malts and Belgian yeast. A bitter hoppy presence on the finish but very light.

T - Biscuity malts with some spice and grass. Slightly earthy with some hops. Crisp and refreshing. Mouth feel is lively yet dry.

O - Great American saison. Highly drinkable and the low ABV is a plus. Makes 668 seem like a Belgian booze bomb.

Serving type: on-tap

06-30-2012 23:42:31 | More by davey101
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a cloudy yellow color. Head is large and very bubbly. Head leaves sporadic lacing bubbles. Head dies down to a bubbly thin layer.

S-Quite spicy. Peppery and yeast. Has that nice Barnyard aroma. Hops are surely not overshadowed. Grassy, clean and bitter are the hops. Tons going on. A nice, aromatic Saison.

T-Akin to the nose. Spicy pepper, other spices too. Yeasty and a bit funky too. Ends in a very delectable grassy hop wave. Very smooth, and the flavors seemingly melt together. Complexity abound.

M-Would prefer a bit more intense carbonation here. Body is medium. A bit slick. Smooth and creamy.

O/D-NEBCO always kills it in my opinion. This is a great Saison. It is not their most delicious beer, but for a $10 growler fill I am more than pleased with the results.

Serving type: growler

09-14-2012 17:48:43 | More by VelvetExtract
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Growler poured into a pint glass

A hazy golden yellow body with a foamy, soapy white cap. Head rose about a finger and subsided to a thin layer, with some extra cling around the edges.

The nose is somewhat tame. Soft and subtle. Spicy and estery. Some medicinal/herbal notes with some breadiness while the hops lay low.

Clean saison, classic in style. The body is light and clean with soft, delicate spices and a balance of alcoholic phenols and fruity esters. Nothing is overly aggressive, everything plays nice together.

Light on the feel, but creamy. Almost so much that it makes this medium bodied. Dry, really dry on the finish with a touch of white pepper and earthy hops.

A damn fine saison. Extremely easy to drink, perfectly dry. I would like this to be a little more funky, but still this is a solid saison on all fronts.

Serving type: growler

04-15-2012 18:36:35 | More by ColForbinBC
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grahuba

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +0.8%

05-11-2014 21:11:42 | More by grahuba
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Scrumtrulescent Saison from New England Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.