The Grand Saison - Grand Teton Brewing Co.
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2.98/5 rDev -25.5%
25.4oz bottle, thanks to DearthVader, poured to a Fantome tulip. Bottled 5/16/11.
Pours a very lively and perfectly clear (later pours show some haze and cloudiness), medium yellow with a 3” off-white head. Great head retention for the style and a decent amount of lacing near the top.
Nose is weak. Slight bread and yeast with maybe a hint of lemon. Taste is similar, really just an ordinary saison at first: bread, yeast, lemon, but there is a slight off flavor. An overbearing lemon zest type bitter finish. High carbonation and light bodied and airy but mouthfeel is hurt by the bitterness.
Overall, a very drinkable saison despite the slight off flavors but really well below the many great saisons out there.
10-12-2011 22:39:21 | More by LSUPT
3.03/5 rDev -24.3%
750ml into a tulip. Pours a hazed middl'n orange topped with a frothy dense head, excellent lacing.
Aroma is classic yeasty saison. No funk, some hay. Rich and spicy.
The nose gave much promise not delivered in the flavor. The primary taste is of yeast, the rest is a bland subtle fruity sweet.
The aftertaste is a drab unrefined bitter with a touch of leather including a metal stud. Thin bodied mouthfeel.
12-17-2011 04:59:14 | More by impending
3.45/5 rDev -13.8%
Picked this up at a local grocery store and kept it refrigerated since. Poured into a nonic considering the low ABV.
Overall I found this to be kind of a lager of saisons. Highly sessionable but no complexity. Pretty much any multiple notes you get from this is caused by reinterpreting the same notes in my opinion. A little yeast, a tad of zest, and a lot of basic. If you like Saisons and are looking to drink 7 glasses of something, this is for you.
09-22-2011 04:07:20 | More by Klym
3.48/5 rDev -13%
750ml bottle $9.49, i thought twice about buying this and then gave in, ehh. Bright golden yellow in a wine glass, good head. Smells fruity and estery but not quite what I would expect from a Belgian saison. Taste was fruity and reminded me of Tank 7 without the dry hopping. Overall this was not spicy or dry enough for me and I wish I'd spent the money on a Dupont instead.
11-26-2011 03:56:33 | More by ArrogantB
3.53/5 rDev -11.8%
750 ml picked up at my local Whole Foods.
Poured to my Jackie O's tulip.
Pours a gorgeous gold that glows brighter than anything I've ever seen. It leaves tremendous, sticky webs of lacing all over my glass. A huge 3" head reduces to a thick, condensed 1" head that sticks around for the remainder of the beer.
Smell has a lot of Hefe characteristics. Slight banana notes and huge bursts of yeast. Slight caramel malt on the end.
Taste is as expected after the smell, but there was an added slight lemon zest.
Fairly creamy mouthfeel with the carbonation being a lot less noticeable than it is by the eye. Nice dry finish to this one.
I guess I was expecting a little more, but regardless, I really liked the stuff. I would definitely pick this up on a regular basis if it makes it's way down to my stores more often.
09-27-2011 08:09:56 | More by DearthVader
3.53/5 rDev -11.8%
750ml bottle into snifter
Pours crystal clear golden straw color with no particulates and a robust 1.5 finger white head.
Nose is peppery and slightly vegetal with notes of lemony citrus and orange marmalade, slight bit of barny funk.
Taste is orangey, marmaladey, heavily peppery and has a very strong green, grassy hop presence that takes away from the lightness of the beer.
Moderate to high carbonation with a smooth, clean finish and lingering hop taste. Overall a tasty saison that isn't perfect because of the overwhelming hop presence. Would drink again, but won't seek it out.
12-15-2011 01:16:05 | More by syrupjoe
3.58/5 rDev -10.5%
Poured a clear gold with a lasting creamy white head. Aromas of straw, pineapple, citrus, pear, light earthiness and a hint of spice. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, citrus, pear and light spice with a smooth dry finish.
09-29-2011 05:07:59 | More by emmasdad
3.7/5 rDev -7.5%
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.
05-07-2013 00:43:10 | More by PDXHops
3.75/5 rDev -6.3%
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.
04-18-2012 13:58:47 | More by stakem
3.9/5 rDev -2.5%
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.
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.
08-22-2012 17:06:51 | More by megahurts4
3.9/5 rDev -2.5%
Poured from the bottle a hazy orange-gold with two fingers of bubbly off-white head.
Fainter aroma of lemon, green apple, yeast, biscuit and a touch of funk.
This one had a tart taste of lemon, green apple, biscuit and an herbal spiciness to it. Finishes with a bitter bite.
Lighter bodied and crisp with a sharp carbonation.
A pretty good Saison from the folks at Grand Teton that really reveals itself as it warms.
11-29-2011 02:30:09 | More by Monkeyknife
3.95/5 rDev -1.3%
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.
02-17-2012 03:56:09 | More by flexabull
3.98/5 rDev -0.5%
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.
08-16-2012 02:42:22 | More by LiquidAmber
4/5 rDev 0%
A - Hazy peach colored beer with a white head that faded to a tight ring. Few random spots left on the sides of the glass.
S - Little bit of pale malt, some honey, grass, saison yeast. Smells very on point and good.
T - No compliants on this one. Taste screams saison. Get a little bit of sweetness over some grass and a bit of yeast. Slight citrus taste. Finishes pretty clean on the end.
M - Active carbonation, a little bit of syrup, medium bodied.
O - A very drinkable and solid saison. Can easily throw this whole bottle down, didn't really find the alcohol in this one. Good beer, and an easy drinker.
10-30-2011 01:57:06 | More by AgentZero
The Grand Saison from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
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