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Sonnet - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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90 Ratings
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Ratings: 90
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 9.63%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | 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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Reviews by Deerslayer210:
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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Deerslayer210, Oct 18, 2013
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Photo of MadScientist
3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A: A restrained Belgian yeast character that is mostly spice and ginger with a moderate lemongrass aroma. There is the aroma of Pils malt sweetness and a light alcohol sweetness as well. A light spicy hops aroma as well.

S: A pale yellow beer with a light hazy and a long lasting thin head of fine, white bubbles

T: Moderately strong fruit flavors of orange, lemon and lemon grass dominate with a medium amount of black pepper and ginger and some alcohol. There is a light, Pils sweetness against a moderate hops bitterness making for a balance that is moderately bitter. The finish is fairly dry with a lemon and spice aftertaste.

M: A light bodied beer with a strong level of carbonation.

O: A strong saison with a bunch of fruit, moderate spice and a fair amount of alcohol presence. This is a dry, refreshing beer hitting the right notes.

MadScientist, May 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Tiernan, Jul 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

dogfishandi, Jun 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7%

BraveMountie, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of CloudStrife
4.08/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz pour into a dimpled mug.

A: Pours a hazy mostly opaque yellowish orange with a average white head. Leaves some nice lacing on the sides of the mug.

S: Farmhouse yeast and fruitiness dominates the aroma.

T: Balanced blend of Belgian yeast and pale malts. The yeast adds a depth of fruitiness to the beer reminiscent of banana. Light hopping is noticeable in the background.

M: Pretty light body with ample carbonation. Crisp and refreshing mouthfeel its a good summer beer.

Overall loving the direction Southern Tier has been headed with the recent line of Belgian brews. This is a tasty and refreshing brew.

CloudStrife, Jul 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Sammy, Aug 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

BigJim5021, Jul 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Swift989, May 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7%

mikeburd1128, May 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

750 ml bottle, bottled on 04/09/14. Served in a Unibroue tulip, the beer pours a hazy dark gold color with about an inch white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is nice but somewhat light, the brew smells like lemongrass, hay, peppery spice, grainy/bready malt, and a bit of banana. Good thing the taste is stronger compared to the aroma. It tastes like lemongrass, peppery spice, pears, grainy/bready malt, apple, hay/straw, and some earthy/floralness. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's smooth and has moderate carbonation. I liked this brew, worth a try if you've never had it before.

bluejacket74, Aug 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7%

jsh420, Jun 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

logicalparadox, Jun 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

largadeer, Jun 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

JimmyAloysius, May 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

mendvicdog, May 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

JohnK17, Jul 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Karibourgeois, Jul 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

Boneyman, Aug 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Drknight, Jul 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

thatoneguymike, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of sprat1960
3.11/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Bright golden color with a hazy opaque appearance; creamy white head that dies down fast. A slight layer of foam remained on the surface of the beer the entire time I was drinking it. Smell was outstanding - grassy, slightly spicy (notes of freshly ground black pepper) with the aroma of citrus. The taste matched the aroma completely - again grassy, citrus, with slight spicy taste of fresh ground black pepper that lingers on your tongue. Medium body with a spicy feel in your mouth ending in a dry finish that I did not care for. (I felt thirsty like I needed water after drinking this beer.) I thought that this beer was interesting, though it is something would probably purchase again. The beer was not thirst quenching at all; it left me feeling dehydrated after drinking it.

sprat1960, May 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7%

Evarigan, Sep 04, 2013
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3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

Gavage, Jun 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

SocalKicks, Jun 02, 2014
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Sonnet from Southern Tier Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.