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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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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

02-04-2014 16:04:24 | More by JohnK17
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Morey

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

02-03-2014 11:37:22 | More by Morey
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LoveStout

New York

3.25/5  rDev -14%

02-03-2014 03:40:51 | More by LoveStout
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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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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

02-03-2014 00:53:43 | More by djrn2
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

02-03-2014 00:34:14 | More by outoffocus
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mconner666

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

02-02-2014 17:57:40 | More by mconner666
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.6%

02-02-2014 05:14:41 | More by ejimhof
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stortore

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.8%

02-01-2014 04:14:58 | More by stortore
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ewas

New Jersey

3.56/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Fairly hazy, yellow-straw-gold. Large fluffy white head, though, it thins out a lot.

Smell: Dry, crispy white-bread crust. Peppery spices, whether it's from yeast phenols or additions, I can't tell. Bright yeast fruit esters; orangey like in a witbier.

Taste: Bready malt, again, and plenty of citrus. Peppercorn on the front end. I don't really notice the maple syrup other than some earthy and wood notes that I would associate with syrup. Quick and mild tartness on the finish on the very back sides of the tongue. Nice aftertaste of spicy and earthy hops. Faintest of whiffs of alcohol but doesn't really hurt it in any way.

Mouthfeel: High carbonation. Seems quite hefty for a saison; I'd like it a bit lighter. Soft body. Finishes smooth and a slightly drying.

Overall: I feel like I'm always on the fence with Southern Tier and this is no exception. Grand Arbor presents some nice aromas and flavors but at the same time not a whole lot "wow"ed me about it. For some reason, though, I kinda want to put some age on a bottle

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2014 03:24:43 | More by ewas
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dwoolley1

New York

4/5  rDev +5.8%

01-30-2014 13:03:45 | More by dwoolley1
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Zach136

Georgia

4.14/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into Stone IPA cervoise.

A - Hazy school bus yellow. Two finger rocky head with excellent lacing. Smallish carbonation bubbles throughout.

S - Smells alot like a saison I brewed with French saison yeast. Clove and other spicy esters take the forefront, touch of Hawaiian roll breadyness from the malts and just the slightest touch of grassy hop character. Little to no maple syrup, though it may just be blending with the malt notes I picked up.

T - Maple syrup comes out a bit more in the taste, mixes nice with the Belgian esters. Solid malt backbone and very little hop.

M - The residual maple syrup sugars and lower amount of carbonation make this a bit too sticky for my taste, but still fairly refreshing.

O - A great saison I'm happy to drink an entire bottle of. Glad to see a tasty large format from Southern Tier with a little more finesse than the dessert series.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2014 20:26:36 | More by Zach136
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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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BryanK

New York

4/5  rDev +5.8%

01-28-2014 04:09:21 | More by BryanK
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LazyLeprechaun

New York

3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a tulip glass.

A: Hazy bright gold, with a one finger head that dissipates quickly leaving a thin film that stays throughout.

S: Typical belgian yeast characteristic, a little bit of sweetness.

T: Follows the nose almost exactly, just a hint of alcohol warmth.

M: Good carbonation, very dry finish leaving you wanting more.

O: Not bad, glad I picked this up

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2014 02:49:45 | More by LazyLeprechaun
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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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MikeCactusGordon

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

01-27-2014 18:43:48 | More by MikeCactusGordon
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BEERMILER12

Maine

4/5  rDev +5.8%

01-27-2014 05:57:23 | More by BEERMILER12
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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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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.8%

01-26-2014 06:48:47 | More by BARFLYB
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rEBELlION

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

01-26-2014 04:58:13 | More by rEBELlION
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wonothesane42

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5.8%

01-25-2014 23:21:37 | More by wonothesane42
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smellandsip37

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.8%

01-25-2014 20:54:53 | More by smellandsip37
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Evarigan

New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

01-25-2014 17:08:41 | More by Evarigan
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nodder

New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

01-25-2014 00:41:59 | More by nodder
Grand Arbor from Southern Tier Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 169 ratings.