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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

90 Ratings
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Ratings: 90
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 8.59%
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

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: modernartblues on 03-26-2012)
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

djrn2, May 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

acurtis, Apr 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

JAHMUR, Mar 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

DrunkinYogi, May 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.2%

ejimhof, May 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

tobelerone, May 09, 2014
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4.43/5  rDev +11.9%

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!

woosterbill, Apr 05, 2012
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4.05/5  rDev +2.3%

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.

ColForbinBC, Apr 15, 2012
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4.18/5  rDev +5.6%

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.

VelvetExtract, Sep 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1%

petermethot, May 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

thegerm87, Apr 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

Poured from tap into pint glass at Gingerman sono. Pours a hazy straw golden thick foam and a bit of lacing. Hay and fruity hop aromas. Very mild hay and yeasty fruity funk flavors. Easy drinker and nice mellow balance but not my favorite saison. Deff worth a try though.

DrinkSlurm, Jun 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1%

DonFrap, Jul 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

mltobin, Jul 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

HopStoopid120, Feb 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

NJBeer265, Jun 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

CTJman, Apr 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

JTomczak, Jun 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

smutty33, Apr 29, 2013
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4.38/5  rDev +10.6%

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'.

ShogoKawada, Jun 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Pahn, Mar 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

pjs234, May 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

BRYeleJR, May 28, 2014
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4.23/5  rDev +6.8%

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.

davey101, Jun 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1%

Mersh, May 08, 2014
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Scrumtrulescent Saison from New England Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.