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Grand Arbor - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

169 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 169
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 3
Gots: 12 | 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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rmcnamee

New York

2/5  rDev -47.1%

05-15-2014 13:34:07 | More by rmcnamee
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brandonwnw


2.25/5  rDev -40.5%

07-04-2014 15:33:04 | More by brandonwnw
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bootdown21

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

03-24-2014 22:49:42 | More by bootdown21
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

03-06-2014 05:30:26 | More by IPAchris
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corby112

Pennsylvania

2.81/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy bright golden orange color with tangerine edges and a two finger, pillowy off-white head that very slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Very good retention, taking a while to settle and leaving large streaks of soapy lacing on the way down.

Slightly earthy aroma with some floral hops, grass, hay and subtle farmhouse funk countered by sweet malt backbone, alcohol and light fruit esters. The funk/saison yeast character is muted until it warms up considerably and is still pretty weak once I pick it up. Subtle perfume like presence with hints of raisin, apple and pear sweetness countering the earthier notes and faint farmhouse funk. I'm sure some of the sweetness comes from the maple syrup but I wouldn't have been able to pick it out if I didn't read that it was used on the label.

Medium body with some earthy bitterness and subtle earthy funk followed by light fruit and strong alcohol sweetness. Not nearly as dank, earthy and/or funky as I prefer with overwhelming alcohol flavor dominating the palate. Floral and slightly bitter earthy hops along with faint hay/straw followed by apple and pear sweetness. Very subtle saison yeast flavor but it's nearly completely overpowered by the sweetness and strong alcohol. Some warmth in the finish but has more astringent alcohol flavor than heat. Disappointing.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2014 05:17:11 | More by corby112
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briandaube

Delaware

3/5  rDev -20.6%

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

3/5  rDev -20.6%

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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -20.6%

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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.6%

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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.6%

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Alabama

3/5  rDev -20.6%

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KJ2013

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.6%

02-08-2014 21:50:11 | More by KJ2013
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rbouton

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -14%

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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -14%

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Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -14%

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carlmoberg

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -14%

03-05-2014 16:15:55 | More by carlmoberg
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New York

3.25/5  rDev -14%

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New York

3.25/5  rDev -14%

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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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Bnjmnlws

New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

01-21-2014 14:22:54 | More by Bnjmnlws
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jsh420

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

07-07-2014 01:57:22 | More by jsh420
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mobrockman

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

05-04-2014 13:35:38 | More by mobrockman
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DerrickW

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

02-09-2014 18:23:35 | More by DerrickW
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freduardo

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

06-20-2014 03:31:01 | More by freduardo
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

02-04-2014 16:04:24 | More by JohnK17
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Grand Arbor from Southern Tier Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 169 ratings.