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Scrumtrulescent Saison - New England Brewing Co.

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Scrumtrulescent Saison
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96 Ratings
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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 8.82%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New England Brewing Co. visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: modernartblues on 03-26-2012

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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 !!

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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.


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4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
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'.

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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

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Scrumtrulescent Saison from New England Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.