Saison Houblon - Pike Pub & Brewery
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3.58/5 rDev -3.2%
Bottle I brought to share at drewone's tasting.
Pours a hazy honey orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. A foamy lattice of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, yeast, floral, and herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with floral and herbal flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of yeast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that has a better hop presence in the aroma in my opinion.
10-20-2013 00:30:59 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.7/5 rDev 0%
Quite an interesting and unexpected find here in Greensboro today.Poured into a large tulip glass a somewhat hazed burnt orange tinged golden with a large fluffy white crown that stuck like glue to the glass as it settled very slowly.Light yeasty spice in the nose along with some fruity esters,both are light but pleasant.Flavors are yeasty and lightly spiced with some medicinal hops thrwon in,not much funk to be had here wich really isn't true to style but that's fine with me.It's a little off in the style department but it's nice and well rounded,but like the other person who has reviewed this beer says it really seems like more of a tripel.
07-11-2012 20:05:55 | More by oberon
3.86/5 rDev +4.3%
On tap at Empire Alehouse in Mount Vernon. Cloudy amber color and streaming bubbles up the glass. Gorgeous whipped cream cap of foam. A nice grainy, yeasty aroma.
Robust malty taste with a big bitter yeasty flavor. More bitter than practically any other Saison I've had, but overally it's sharp sweet, and sudsy and totally drinkable. Brewer says it is brewed with unspecified Yakima Valley hops. It is certainly hoppier than most in this category. A tasty drink with the chicken salad and beets at the Alehouse.
09-05-2013 04:28:30 | More by mactrail
4/5 rDev +8.1%
Review from notes.
A: Pours a hazy golden yellow with a 1.5 finger white head on top with pretty good retention and lacing around the glass. Settles to a small cap.
S: Nice aroma, rather fresh with some grassy hops along with some light fruit and peppery spice.
T: Surprisingly fruity, with a little bit of apple and pear, some more grassy hops, yeast and pepper.
M: Light to medium bodied with active carbonation. Very crisp and easy drinking.
O: Liked this beer quite a bit, would certainly get it again.
08-20-2012 19:45:51 | More by mdaschaf
3.5/5 rDev -5.4%
Served in straight pint glass. Poured a clean, clear honey-gold color with about a half-inch of white head that had good retention and left moderate lacing.
The aroma had a bold yeast scent that was stronger than you generally see in the style, actually the yeast scent reminded me of the type of yeast you get in a Tripel. There was the expected earthy grainy malts you find in the typical Saison. The flavors were pretty much the same. Again, this seemed to me to be a Saison made with a Tripel yeast, as it had some of the fruity aspects you'd find in that style. There was just a slight bit of funk at the back that I'm not sure was designed into the brew, but added a nice little kick nonetheless.
The body was good, as I find Saisons to typically have, but this one was slightly tangy and had a very dry finish. Overall, a nice take on the style. Certainly worth trying if you see it.
07-10-2012 18:43:25 | More by beertunes
4/5 rDev +8.1%
Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.
Appearance: deep gold hue with a crystal-clear body and a moderate, lazy effervescence. Head is two fingers of pillowy ivory foam. Quite nice.
Smell: nicely funky, spicy saison aroma. Some earthy hops are present, but are not particularly forward in the aroma. Overall it is quite nice and stylistically spot-on.
Taste: lightly funky and rather sweet. Hops are fruity with a little bit of citrus and the yeast character adds plenty of spice. It's a nice golden-ale-type saison, which I tend to like. Subtle and drinkable.
Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a good level of carbonation and creaminess. I like it.
Overall: this is a tasty and drinkable saison. It would be quite refreshing on a hot day, but it also has a light sweetness that makes it drinkable anytime. Good stuff.
07-23-2012 23:52:14 | More by flagmantho
3.75/5 rDev +1.4%
Thanks to bfg75 for this extra is our first (of many future) trades. Pulled out in advance of another tasty beer to prime our palates...22 oz. bomber split with my saison-indifferent wife.
Pour is light, clear, yellow as a noonday sun, but not as hot. The nose is one of the better I've seen, er. smelled on a saison: Nice white pepper, light fruits, spicy saison yeast, almost a hint of piney hops. Nice way to kick off a beer experience.
Saison Houblon would be awesome with a good Thai dish. The peppery spiciness washes everything I've eaten in the last six years away & leaves only itself standing. Lovely...except that's really it. Nuttin' else. Light & spritzy, this is easy to drink, & would be an excellent beer to sip while shooting Coors Light cans with the .45.
Good beer. If this had a bit more going on, I'd be happy to jack up the score, but hey, either way, I'm not complaining. Nice stuff.
12-02-2012 03:30:57 | More by maximum12
3.78/5 rDev +2.2%
22oz. Bright orange/gold pour, thinner than expected white layer. Stuck to the glass a little. Effervescent throughout though.
Aroma, pine and grapefruit forward. A small amount if yeast, white pepper and ester.
Taste, more sweet yeast spice here. Healthy dose of tangerine and pineapple. Light grass and pine/citrus bitter cut the sweetness quickly. Finishes extremely dry, white pepper, pine and grapefruit.
Heavy side if light bodied, maybe could have had just a tad more carbonation to lighten it up a bit. Either that or the malt bill could be lowered slightly. Still drank well and was quite refreshing after mowing the lawn.
Didn't start out too great, but ended up being pretty nice.
07-23-2012 01:22:22 | More by Bung
Saison Houblon from Pike Pub & Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.