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Grand Arbor - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

181 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 181
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 10.85%
Wants: 5
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JimmyFlatRock on 01-10-2014)
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DeanMoriarty

California

4/5  rDev +5.8%

03-09-2014 19:45:59 | More by DeanMoriarty
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oberon

North Carolina

3.73/5  rDev -1.3%

Bottled on 12/04/13.Not a style I gravitate to very much but any chance I get to try a new ST offering down here I take it.Pours into an Ommegang chalice a hazed honey tinged lighter golden with a nicely formed egg shell colored head that leaves a full ring of lace behind as it settles into a frothy mass.Aromas are lighter with spiced phenols and medicinal notes mainly with a hint of bread.Yeasty phenols are big on the palate with rock candy-like flavors,the maple syrup doesn't really show thru much,there is some sharpness in the feel but is not overly annoying.Well if you like yeasty farmhouse ales you might enjoy this,I don't but still enjoyed it in a small amount.

02-10-2014 22:26:25 | More by oberon
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JakerLou

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

01-26-2014 22:03:48 | More by JakerLou
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

05-26-2014 01:09:28 | More by Jason
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lostandwandering

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5.8%

03-03-2014 02:24:39 | More by lostandwandering
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ImFlyerThanYou

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5.8%

02-08-2014 21:28:31 | More by ImFlyerThanYou
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.8%

06-10-2014 16:40:38 | More by Janeinma
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dogfishandi

New York

3.7/5  rDev -2.1%

750ml capped bottle at fridge temp poured into a snifter. Bottled on 12/4/13 (2 1/2 months old)

Pours a hazy golden color, a nice big creamy white head off of the pour quickly receeds to a retentive 1/4 inch layer. Pretty good lacing left on the glass.

Smells very similar to most beers brewed with the French saison strain. Floral, an old candy comes to mind, moritz something?.... Spicey bubblegum. Really all about the slightly spicey French yeast.

Similar to the aroma, French saison yeast is the main player. Floral, phenolic, a bit of a peppery spice, bubblegum. Very Belgian.

Medium in body and quite easy drinking.

A good beer, but nothing too memeroable. Still nice to see southern tier trying new things and coming out with lots of new beers. However, I would like to see more of these American saisons try some different yeasts as they all taste way too similar with the same French strain.

02-22-2014 21:08:18 | More by dogfishandi
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.29/5  rDev +13.5%

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a Duvel tulip glass. Bottled on 12/04/13.

Appearance: Pours a very hazy yellowish golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Big three finger white head which slowly recedes into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a lot of lacing.

Smell: A yeasty and spicy Belgian style aroma with good hints of fruits and syrup. Belgian yeast with some upfront hints of farmhouse funk, clove, and pepper. Fruity hints of bananas, pear, white grapes, and apple. Some bubblegum hints along with some Belgian candied sugar and maple syrup. Also some citrus hints of orange, lemon, and apricot. Pale malt with hints of wheat, grains, straw, biscuit, and cracker. Wood like hints which supposedly come from the syrup. Hops are very light. A very good aroma.

Taste: Like the smell, a yeasty and spicy Belgian farmhouse taste with big notes of fruit and some syrup. Big taste of Belgian yeast with good notes of farmhouse funk, clove, and peppers. Fruity taste of bananas, pear, apple, and white grape. Citrus fruit notes of orange, lemon zest, and apricot. Sweet notes of Belgian candied sugar and subtle Maple Syrup which gives some woody notes. Also some bubblegum taste. Pale malt with notes of wheat, grains, biscuit, straw, and cracker. Subtle earthy hops in the background. A very nice Farmhouse taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a fairly high level of carbonation. Spicy and fairly drying feel. A little alcohol heat is felt but things are still fairly smooth.

Overall: A really nice twist on a Belgian Saison/Farmhouse Ale. Good yeasty and fruity notes with an interesting woody kick from the syrup.

02-07-2014 08:18:50 | More by MattyG85
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briandaube

Delaware

3/5  rDev -20.6%

05-02-2014 22:45:11 | More by briandaube
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rbouton

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -14%

01-18-2014 14:41:28 | More by rbouton
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -14%

02-03-2014 00:57:34 | More by acurtis
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CloudStrife

New York

4.06/5  rDev +7.4%

750ml poured into a snifter. DOB 12/04/13

A: Pours a hazy golden orange with a fluffy white head on top. Leaves some solid lacing along the sides of the glass. Too opaque to see any visible carbonation.

S: Loads of Belgian qualities right off the bat on this one. Banana and clove are dominant along with a bit of orange peel. Slight peppery spice in the backend. Maple syrup is detectable but would be difficult without knowing it was there.

T: Reminds me a bit of a banana split, with the combination of yeast and sweetness of the maple syrup. Isnt overly sweet but instead compliment the Belgian qualities. Hops do assert themselves adding a bit of uniqueness to the beer.

M: Medium to full body with a solid creaminess to it. Low to moderate carbonation. Alcohol is well hidden on the palate. Finish is mostly crisp with a touch of stickiness.

Overall nice to see Southern Tier bottling some of the Belgian one offs they have brewed recently. This is a good start in the Belgian arena and I look forward to trying more.

01-22-2014 03:21:07 | More by CloudStrife
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rdilauro

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

I need to admit that I am not a big fan of Belgium style beers. Its something about the yeast, the wild yeast that picks it apart for me.

This beer had a very nice nose, it didnt seem to have that wild far away yeast bouquet, but instead something much more agreeable (for me)

The taste was nice, big , round and soft. Again sort of typical for the Belgium's I have tasted. But this was also very clean. This beer was almost chewable! That may have been because of the addition of maple The finish was long, lingering and asking you to have another sip.

03-10-2014 02:17:40 | More by rdilauro
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marmstrong1212

Ohio

3/5  rDev -20.6%

06-03-2014 22:35:29 | More by marmstrong1212
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Griffith

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

02-26-2014 02:09:58 | More by Griffith
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whatname

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

01-29-2014 00:24:42 | More by whatname
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

03-04-2014 19:47:11 | More by tdm168
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prototypic

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

02-22-2014 04:36:45 | More by prototypic
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lionhrt9

Indiana

4.16/5  rDev +10.1%

A - Light golden reddish cloudy appearance. finger and half slightly creamy head that diminished to a half finger cap and good lacing with moderate carbonation

S - maple sweet smell with some citrus back notes, not pungent smells. It's like a wheat beer

T- slightly hoppy with that maple syrup helping it along from start to finish. Nice citrus notes to finish, not too bitter just enough. Hops hang out between sips.

M - creamy very nice crisp clean finish

O - Really liked this beer, but I'm a sucker for a good Belgium beer, this one fits the bill and with 8% by volume its not a little over flavored weak beer, this one stands up. Southern Tier knocked this one out of the park for me.

07-03-2014 18:58:04 | More by lionhrt9
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sjones5045

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

03-09-2014 13:37:07 | More by sjones5045
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robgage

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

02-05-2014 02:58:49 | More by robgage
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Tennessee

4/5  rDev +5.8%

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Keith_R

Georgia

4/5  rDev +5.8%

01-28-2014 02:11:02 | More by Keith_R
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Swift989

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +19%

04-29-2014 04:48:31 | More by Swift989
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Grand Arbor from Southern Tier Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.