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Sonnet - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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70 Ratings
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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: CloudStrife on 07-28-2013)
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Crown capped 750ml bottle poured into a tulip.

A: Hazy golden-orange. Foamy white head stands at an inch and a half. Jagged rings and spots of lacing.

S: Multi-grain aromas. Slight toast. Lemon grass. Grassy in general actually. Whiffs of various tropical fruits, from mandarin orange, to pulpy mango, to pineapple. Overripe bananas. Light tartness. Hints of yeast every now and then. The nose is rather clinched and stubborn. You really have to let it warm and pry at it before you get the whole picture.

T: The taste is more forthcoming. Sweetish toasty and honeyed malt base. Lots of tropical esters. Mandarin orange is prominent, hints of pineapple and mango. Quick flashes of overripe banana. Oily and herbal hops. Some yeasty and peppery flavors come toward the back end. Alcohol is well hidden for the most part, but comes out now and again. A lot of great contrasts bring balance. Slightly drying finish of oily hops, shortbread, and fleeting banana and clementine.

M: Hefty medium body. It presses down on the tongue with some weight. Moderately aggressive scrubbing effervescence adds texture but does little to lift the weight, which is fine. It also punctures the firm and silky feel, but again, it works.

O: Billed as a 'super saison' brewed with lemongrass. The nose is a bit shy, but otherwise it delivers. Definitely bigger that the average saison, though it remains drinkable enough. The lemongrass flavors could easily have been mistaken for normal fermentation by-products, not that I'm complaining. In the end it's a pretty decent saison that achieves balance through a series of interlocking contrasts.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2014 21:02:27 | More by ryan1788a5
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

07-18-2014 15:21:48 | More by JohnK17
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thufflife

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

07-17-2014 16:59:01 | More by thufflife
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

4.01/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An extremely nice Saison. Crisp (although could be even a bit crisper), and nicely flavored, with peppery notes and the lovely addition of lemon grass- which gives it a nice bite in addition to the wonderful citrus component it gives. Just what I'm looking for in July and August in Atlanta. Citrusy, refreshing, but with a peppery bite. Very nice. Also, pours beautifully, hazy golden with a glow, a two inch white head and some persistent lacing.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2014 23:38:22 | More by Georgiabeer
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superspak

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 4/9/2014. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy bright gold color with a 2 finger dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, light banana, pepper, clove, herbal, straw, grass, cracker, bread, light honey, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of pale malt, fruity/earthy yeast, and spice notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, light banana, pepper, clove, herbal, straw, grass, cracker, bread, light honey, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, apple, light banana, pepper, clove, herbal, straw, grass, cracker, bread, light honey, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of fruity/earthy yeast, pale malt, and spice flavors; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice saison. All around good complexity and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, spice, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2014 22:32:32 | More by superspak
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Drknight

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

07-13-2014 15:33:53 | More by Drknight
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halo913

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

07-13-2014 13:44:40 | More by halo913
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Tiernan

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

07-11-2014 04:44:19 | More by Tiernan
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BigJim5021

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

07-10-2014 09:34:53 | More by BigJim5021
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nickfl

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

07-09-2014 05:31:25 | More by nickfl
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Lovely85

Florida

4/5  rDev +7.2%

07-09-2014 04:50:37 | More by Lovely85
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Bjorn2bWild

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

07-04-2014 13:54:46 | More by Bjorn2bWild
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Karibourgeois

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

07-03-2014 23:36:26 | More by Karibourgeois
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ONUMello

Ohio

3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 750ml bottle dated 4/9/14 into a pint glass
A: Goldenrod color with a 1.5+ finger head
S: Yeast, herbs, some light grain & generic fruit
T: Grains/yeast up front along with some herbs and a kiss of hops
M: Medium-bodied with quite a bit of carbonation
O: Tasty, no flaws just not as complex as many recent Saisons I've tried

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2014 00:29:32 | More by ONUMello
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Jonp82

Ohio

4/5  rDev +7.2%

06-29-2014 22:45:23 | More by Jonp82
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dogfishandi

New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

06-29-2014 17:38:52 | More by dogfishandi
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Bwagner1122

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

06-28-2014 01:29:56 | More by Bwagner1122
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logicalparadox

New York

2.25/5  rDev -39.7%

06-28-2014 01:05:29 | More by logicalparadox
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magictacosinus

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

06-27-2014 01:40:37 | More by magictacosinus
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

06-26-2014 00:28:26 | More by thatoneguymike
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

06-25-2014 01:31:41 | More by JAHMUR
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a hazy golden yellow color with a 1" head that falls to a spotty covering.

Smell: yeast, pepper, grass, and some citrus comes through to the nose.

Taste: grainy malt base with yeast, pepper, lemon zest, orange, crackers, and some grassy tones are wrapped in a moderate bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp to start, less crisp at the finish, long lasting aftertaste.

Overall: a nicely refreshing saison that hits the spot on a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2014 22:16:38 | More by Gavage
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hozersr

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

06-22-2014 01:17:33 | More by hozersr
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tazbuster


4/5  rDev +7.2%

06-19-2014 08:08:40 | More by tazbuster
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balistikboy

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

06-19-2014 06:15:03 | More by balistikboy
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Sonnet from Southern Tier Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.