Saison De La Soeur Golden - Heavyweight Brewing Co.
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4.45/5 rDev +5.7%
750ml Bottle. Hazy goldem, big, fluffy white head, big carbonation Real nice head retention. Citrussy banana clove aroma. Malty, slightly citrus flavor. Slight banana and clove notes. Dry finish. Rather fruity on the palate. This is very drinkable. Very Summer like for a Saison. Refreshing. Very light hop notes in the flavor as well. Can be consumed in quantity, so I would presume that VENOM would be able to finish a bottle by himself with out the aid of water. ;-)
04-29-2005 23:21:16 | More by vladtheimpaler
4/5 rDev -5%
A gentle pour throws up a generous foamy white head with great lacing on the glass that stays 'til the end of the bottle. Hazy light golden colored brew, sharp and lemony/citrus-like nose with light yeasty background. Lightly tart, snappy and light-bodied, goes down easy. Refreshing acidity with light barnyard characteristic, not unlike an Orval Trappist ale...Orval Light perhaps? Subtle yet tasty hoppiness blends well. Finishes light on the palate with some delicate fruitiness and more bitterness...another well-crafted masterpiece from Tom @ Heavyweight, hits the mark!
04-23-2005 23:52:20 | More by beerluvr
4.28/5 rDev +1.7%
Perfect cloudy gold appearance. Head is white, initially full, but receding to a light white film. Impressive nose with a very authentic feel. Despite their name, this brewery can definitely show great restraint when its the time, the under 6% ABV shows that. Very rural aromas, sniffing a meringous soaked in tangerines and banana esters. Gentle yeast backing. Fresh and diplomatic in every second of its short life. It doesnt try to impress you, but remains efficient, very refreshing, limey, farmy, subtle. Beautiful mouthfeel, as soft as a rotting banana, perfumey. The texture might be my favourite part actually, fully carbonated yet comfortable and smooth, in total cohesion with the rest. Beautifully integrated, Im definitely looking forward to the rest as much as any other new beers this year. Thank you Heavyweight for this refreshing potion. Do I have to thank Phil Markowski for the inspiration?
04-21-2005 15:40:45 | More by Rastacouere
4.5/5 rDev +6.9%
A single bottle acquired from Slander who got it directly from the brewery on bottling day. No label, 750ml size.
The beer is a hazy light orange with a fine head of bubbles. The aroma is lemon and a faint sweetness in the back. I swear this kind of tastes like orval. It's lemony dry, and pretty bretty. Slight sweetness with a lemony finish that lingers on with the faintest hint of hops. The carbonation is spot on, complementing the dryness... MMMmmm. In a way it's reminiscent of Hennepin with lemon and brett added. Perhaps. Perhaps. Perhaps.
Another great brew from Tom. Am looking forward to the rest of the OTOPf's....
04-20-2005 02:17:21 | More by twilight
4.25/5 rDev +1%
Aroma is very yeasty with a bit of candied lemony wheat aroma. Dense, fine bubbled, white colored head holds firm leaving some thick strings of lace. Incredibly hazy golden wheat colored beer. Mildly sweet pale malt, a bit of citrusy wheat and hops. Becomes just slightly tangy in the middle, and there are some interesting spicy notes in there as well. Finish is a faint sweet/tangy mix. Nice and interesting, easy drinking, enjoyable saison.
Thanks to beerluvr for picking this up from the brewery!
04-05-2005 02:23:30 | More by HappyHourHero
4/5 rDev -5%
sampled as part of 'heavyweight night' at moan and dove
appearance: gold and foamy. very yellow. very cloudy.
aroma: light. not much going on in my nose. partly the fault of m&d, serving all these beers in straight-up pints. the aroma of this delicate beer is lost to the air fairy.. will give it a 3.5 because that's how i imagine it.
taste: very lemony and fruity. light and refreshing. slight notes of bread, more textural. smooth and drinkable. in the middle of a sip, a complex note of bitterness hits. what an explosive brew. if i had to give it a name, t'would be 'chouffe light'. perfect descriptor, and great beer.
04-03-2005 23:01:17 | More by goodbyeohio
4.03/5 rDev -4.3%
2nd bottle review: After sitting for some 9 months, de la soeur golden rounded to a more robust saison flavor than when new. Delicious!
Foggy cloudy amber hued pour containing speckled carbonation rising to a bone white ½ head cap that quickly settles to a coating. Light drippy lace.
Light musty dry hay and a touch of honey and vanilla malt aromas. Slightly peppery nose.
First swigs: Spicy mix of doughy clove and coriander. Crisp ripe peach, mango and hay hints of horse blanket. Yeasty imparted characteristics, vanilla malts more in the flavor than in the nose. Lingering fresh sushi ginger aftertaste.
Explosively immediate frothy reaction in the kisser. Maybe a bit overly frothy for my tastes. With a 5.8% ABV, and clean dry finish this is quite quaffable.
Last swigs: Doughy coriander peach kiss with a blitz of soft taunt carbonation. To compare to Saison Dupont, Id say more vanilla and juicy peach flavors. Picked up at the brewery openhouse. Toast to Tom Baker's artistic touch. Now where's my Julia???
Beer is good. Happy beering.
03-24-2005 04:12:36 | More by blitheringidiot
4.4/5 rDev +4.5%
An auspicious start to the 2005 OTOP (One Time One Place/Pfarmhouse) which will be all farmhouse beers this year. A major note: at the brewery this was very tart and hoppy on-tap. From the bottle, very different. But still very good.
It pours with a small head which goes to lacing quickly and then fades away. A very nice golden color. Hazy.
Smells very nice. Like Hennepin. Ok, this beer tastes a heck of a lot like Hennepin too. Very drinkable. I look forward to Heavyweight's next renditions of the saison style. Tom Baker is truly an artist.
I would pair this with young goat cheeses like Humboldt Fog just like...you can guess it by now...Hennepin.
03-14-2005 01:13:55 | More by GeoffFromSJ
Saison De La Soeur Golden from Heavyweight Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.