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Saison Houblon - Pike Pub & Brewery

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71 Ratings
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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pike Pub & Brewery visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: NWer on 07-06-2012)
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Geno206, Jul 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

YieldToNothing, Jul 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Lazaro, Jun 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

powdersoldier, Jan 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

iKrystin, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of maximum12
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

maximum12, Dec 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

adkieffer, Oct 05, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

strongaf, Oct 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

RoryOMoore, Aug 22, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

twelveinches, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of mdaschaf
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

mdaschaf, Aug 20, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

PGVG, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of fields336
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle, no freshness. Poured into Hennepin tulip/chalice. According to http://tinyurl.com/d8sf5zz it is a saison/ IPA hybrid.

A: orange/ dark gold color, with a huge foamy thick 3 finger off white head sits on top, looks like a milkshake. the beer is cloudy and unfiltered. nice lace around the rim and sides of the glass. a pile of foam stays in the center of the glass too.

S: spice, clove,orange, pepper, citrus, banana, pine, sweet malt, floral, grassy, herb, honey.

T: clove, herb, honey, pepper, piney/resiney bitterness, sweet bready malt with a lingering taste of rose petal and pine on the end. Truly a delicious beer. the hops give it that extra saison "fruity/citrusy" punch

M: nice medium bodied beer, maybe a tad undercarbonated.

O: I love both of these styles, I really enjoyed this beer.

fields336, Aug 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

sgttibbs, Aug 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

dmorgan310, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of flagmantho
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

flagmantho, Jul 24, 2012
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3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Bung, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of pixieskid
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This bottle caught my eye while grocery shopping today...at 4.50 a bomber it was in my random pickup range, so I gave it a chance.

Honestly, itt's been a while since a WA state brewery surprised me like this.
Dry, earthy, slightly tart, and of course a some PacNW flair: nice hop aroma and bitterness round it out.
Overall; would love to see this in the six pack format, but odds are it is a one off or seasonal, or at the least a bomber only like the rest of their Belgian Styles. Would be curious to know a bit more about this beer (nothing on their website)...

pixieskid, Jul 17, 2012
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3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

oberon, Jul 11, 2012
Photo of beertunes
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

beertunes, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of NWer
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Number 1580 printed on the label if that means anything. Stumbled upon this beer totally by accident. No mention of it on the website. After I enjoyed this, went back to buy some more and they were all gone. Hope to run across this again.
Clear golden pour into Russian River stemmed glass.
Nice white foamy head.
Typical light somewhat astringent taste. Mild Belgian yeast flavors. Pleasant to the tongue. Aftertaste sweet.
And under $5 for the bomber!
What a steal. I can only hope I run into this again. I hope it isn't a limited brewing. I stand corrected if it isn't.

NWer, Jul 06, 2012
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Saison Houblon from Pike Pub & Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.