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The Grand Saison - Grand Teton Brewing Co.

The Grand SaisonThe Grand Saison

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BA SCORE
89
very good

71 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11%


Brewed by:
Grand Teton Brewing Co. visit their website
Idaho, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Saison is the original summer beer. Originally brewed in southern Belgium for thirsty farm hands, these crisp, bubbly, and refreshing brews demand to be consumed on hot summer days. Our Saison follows centuries of tradition, using European hop varieties—Hallertauer Magnum, Styrian Goldings, and Strisselspalt. We also use a very light base malt accented by just a touch of Wheat and Munich malts. Finally, we ferment the beer very warm with a well-known Belgian yeast strain to bring out the spicy flavors that are common to Saisons.

32 IBU

(Beer added by: Jason on 05-10-2011)
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Reviews by megahurts4:
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megahurts4

Louisiana

3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Grand Teton The Grand Saison

Appearance: straw yellow, large pillowy head, and some good lacing.

Smell: yeast, grain, and spice.

Taste: sweet grainy malt, slight yeast, and a light wheat finish.

Mouthfeel: medium-light.

Overall:
This is a good brew. It seems more like a lager than a saison, yet has a good amount of wheat flavor. The flavors are pleasant and start off nice, but flatten out to just being okay.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2012 17:06:51 | More by megahurts4
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GratefulBeerGuy

New Hampshire

4.66/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

bottled on 6/16/11. opened on 3/8/12

Slight haze of gold, 2" standing strong.

Spicy aroma!! Musky, earthy, but sweet and tangy fruits as well, grains, golden wheat and subtle...green peppers.

A full-on crispy and alive mouth feel, with a traditional full, and smooth finish, and yes dry aftertaste.

The yeast flavor's and complexity are huge. Spice, peppery wheat, hearty, musky-earthy born flavor's are exactly what I want from this style. A sour-wild yeast comes into play as the brew warms, tangy fruit, tart and sour finish hits me as spot-on.

You just never know what to expect from a small American Brewery covering such a wonderful Belgian style is going to present. The yeast must be complex with the balance of flavor's and wild edge being right on. This is a bulls eye.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2013 00:14:58 | More by GratefulBeerGuy
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

11-23-2013 19:40:29 | More by jaydoc
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%

08-13-2013 02:26:15 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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FUwolfpacker

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

07-22-2013 03:57:40 | More by FUwolfpacker
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Zbeetleman

California

1.75/5  rDev -56.3%

07-16-2013 03:51:14 | More by Zbeetleman
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%

06-11-2013 14:24:07 | More by spycow
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Polarslag

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

06-03-2013 01:38:19 | More by Polarslag
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PDXHops

South Carolina

3.7/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Note- Catching up on some ancient review notes. This was consumed about 3 months past the bottling. 750 ml poured into a Duvel tulip.

Slightly hazy deep gold with a sizeable head and some lacing. Pleasantly fruited aromas of lemon zest and sliced apples with grasses, grains and assorted herbs. The flavor doesn't quite live up to this promise of complexity, but make no mistake, it's bold and flavorful with a zippy, almost spritzy feel. Big herbal hop flavor with a nice citric bite at the swallow and lingering yeast. Good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2013 00:43:10 | More by PDXHops
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Sparky44

Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%

03-25-2013 00:09:26 | More by Sparky44
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sparx1100

Minnesota

4/5  rDev 0%

12-05-2012 04:33:27 | More by sparx1100
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ComRock12

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev 0%

10-09-2012 20:34:55 | More by ComRock12
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev 0%

10-07-2012 14:21:14 | More by t0rin0
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Cramerican

North Dakota

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

09-24-2012 08:06:59 | More by Cramerican
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Travisnin

Idaho

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

09-13-2012 16:51:27 | More by Travisnin
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a very hazy light golden amber. Nice two finger fine white head with good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of bready malt, lemon, light spicing. Flavor has less malt, with nice citrus; orange and lemon, yeast and Belgian yeast and spicing, lightly tart and a hint of funk. Finish is refreshing citrus, dry. Very nicely made and refreshing. Light to medium bodied, to style. Opened this 2011 bottle with slight trepidation (I didn't pay attention that it was last year's bottling when I bought it, and was a little nervous; the label even recommends drinking fresh). But no worries, this was a very pleasant saison that did not appear to have lost any flavor or balance. Nice work, Grand Teton.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2012 02:42:22 | More by LiquidAmber
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

thanks merc for cracking this year aged bottle

The beer pours a clear golden with a foamy white head. The head falls to a soft white halo within minutes, but is regenerated easily and laces well. The nose is yeasty with a spicy mint undertone and subtle bite of alcohol. It's quite clean tasting, not much funkiness. The mouthfeel is carbonated with well balanced honey sweetness and a slightly bitter/musty aftertaste. Decent tasting saison with a touch of spice to compliment the honey sweetness.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2012 00:37:56 | More by ThePorterSorter
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claytong

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

05-27-2012 00:31:34 | More by claytong
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bomber into a tulip, the brew appears a clear golden color with 3 fingers worth of white head. Patchy lace sticks to the glass as the cap slowly fades. A light swirl revives more than a finger back to the surface.

The smell is earthy with a hint of sulfur and cheesy funk. A bit of fruit rinds like pear/apple. Strong coriander scent like oily lemon essence mixed with pulp. A bit of herbal appeal that is mellow across the back.

The taste is fruity with pear, clove spiciness, earth and cheese. Some herbal hops blend with a dry solvent alcohol character. The aftertaste includes pear and golden apple flavoring.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest level of carbonation. It includes a well integrated alcohol level. Overall it is interesting and enjoyable with a good mix/balance of character. A fairly good take on the style that gets progressively spicy and warming as the experience continues.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2012 13:58:47 | More by stakem
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Glibber

Idaho

4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

had 3 of these last night in Boise at the Solid. $3 beers at Happy hour. I believe Grand Teton is the best Idaho beers, and was looking forward to trying the Grand Saison.
Have been on a Saison kick lately, and this one ranks up there- and at such a bargain price.
Good looking straw colored beer with a white head and some lacing, but not much. A very refreshing beer and so easy to drink for a 7.5 ABV beer. I thought this was a very good beer when you want to take a break from hops.

Serving type: on-tap

04-16-2012 02:59:20 | More by Glibber
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sleuthdog

Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%

04-09-2012 22:41:06 | More by sleuthdog
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

03-04-2012 20:59:21 | More by PEIhop
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steamboatbrewer

Colorado

4/5  rDev 0%

02-25-2012 19:24:08 | More by steamboatbrewer
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%

02-21-2012 04:47:44 | More by imperialking
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flexabull

California

3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2011 bottle.

Pours a bright hazy gold color with a big off white head.

Aromas are of citrus, dusty, yeast, spice, and pepper.

Taste is citrus like up front, lemon zest, touch of hard candy sweetness, and hints of sourness. There are also hints of pepper, minerals, and slight bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel is thin, but not bad.

Overall a nice Saison. The mouthfeel is the only minor flaw, in an otherwise quite solid beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2012 03:56:09 | More by flexabull
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The Grand Saison from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.