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Yards Saison - Yards Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
80
good

391 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 391
Reviews: 185
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 13.35%
Wants: 5
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Yards Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
Saisons were originally brewed to keep farmhands happy and hydrated during the warm summer months. True to the style, Yards’ Saison is a semi-unfiltered Belgian style ale brewed with distinctive Belgian yeast. It’s delicate and fruity with a subtle spiciness. Styrian Goldings in the kettle lend a touch of hop to the palate, balancing out this highly drinkable version of the classic style.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-13-2001)
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

08-16-2012 23:25:54 | More by djrn2
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ThinkRedEsq

California

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

08-05-2012 03:28:33 | More by ThinkRedEsq
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tokyoakazukin

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

08-04-2012 14:37:32 | More by tokyoakazukin
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andrewborstein

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +13.6%

07-24-2012 22:23:37 | More by andrewborstein
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stooges56

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -14.8%

07-20-2012 12:52:56 | More by stooges56
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

07-19-2012 18:23:10 | More by iL0VEbeer
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brutalist

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

07-14-2012 20:12:01 | More by brutalist
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a hazy medium golden yellow in color with some light amounts of visible carbonation and some yeast particles in suspension. The beer has a half finger tall white head that quickly reduces to a thin film covering the entire surface of the beer with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of pale malts along with some very light lemon/citrus, black pepper, and yeast. Very little funkiness.

T: Starts out with a pale malt body with some light hints of candi sugar sweetness, lemon citrus, and black pepper spice.There is a touch of yeasty flavors in the finish.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Dry in the finish.

O: This is a pretty average saison in my opinion, easy to drink and refreshing but not as good as some of the other saisons I have had recently. The flavors are quite enjoyable but this is not likely one that I will be rushing out to get again.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2012 00:40:38 | More by dbrauneis
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fdig23

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

07-11-2012 01:55:44 | More by fdig23
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.65/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

A dull lemony yellow brown body, kind of opaque, with some nice rising thing carbonation, presents a good white and creamy head even and uniform. Settles slowly to a whipped up character. Fairly good looking.

Nose is some mild farmhouse like funk, slight spritzy carbon dioxide, small lemon, slightly floral. Subtle but nice.

Palate seems to be quite much what the nose provided. A good texture and body with a decent malt backbone. Dense malts give to a little bit of funky quality. Citrus and lemon seems to come out with some bread action on the finish. Sweet cream like tastes pop out a bit also.

Overall quite good, but also kind of hammered down. Good texture and feel really saves the beer, I could have this again.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2012 22:24:58 | More by smakawhat
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KMcG

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

07-06-2012 00:47:04 | More by KMcG
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cld253

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

07-05-2012 22:20:39 | More by cld253
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GeoffreyM

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

07-04-2012 19:03:47 | More by GeoffreyM
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chim52chim

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

06-29-2012 17:39:14 | More by chim52chim
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JPMcKirk

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

06-22-2012 09:23:00 | More by JPMcKirk
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larryi86

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

06-21-2012 17:36:33 | More by larryi86
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a nice clean golden/straw yellow pour with 1/2" foamy white head and great lacing. smells spicy, funky, zesty... celery, pepper, mushrooms... nice! taste is much like the smell + a bit bready.. lemongrass too. light body with champagne like carbonation.. a bit earthy so it leaves a bitter feeling on the cheeks on the way down.

overall, a pretty solid saison. would probably go GREAT with a bbq.. it could easily replace a salad :)

Serving type: growler

06-20-2012 02:08:31 | More by facundoCNB
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WanderingFool

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

06-09-2012 02:10:05 | More by WanderingFool
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bigred89

Maryland

3/5  rDev -14.8%

06-08-2012 16:16:26 | More by bigred89
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tswarner

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

06-07-2012 01:01:44 | More by tswarner
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goldie2828

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

06-06-2012 12:22:06 | More by goldie2828
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ChrisPratz

Pennsylvania

3.03/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Nice deep amber coloring, pours to a fingers worth of head that dissipates to a very thin veil of lace across the top.

S: Some biscuity malt tones with the belgian yeast and citrus/spices working thru.

T: Big spice notes coming thru right at the get-go. Belgian yeast is noticeable with the spices (clove and currant stand out), however there is a tart to comes thru as well at the end. Alcohol esters are noticeable with some banana and a hint of peach. Lightly bitter hop notes end with a dryness from the high ABV.

M: Light carbonation; dryness provides clean and crisp flavors with little to no after taste.

O: Tart and spicyness work together well, however it ends with a bitterness from the hops and a dryness that i found less then enjoyable. Would like to try it on tap to compare.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2012 00:26:08 | More by ChrisPratz
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tedho21

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

06-01-2012 22:15:33 | More by tedho21
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wander4

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

05-30-2012 21:53:16 | More by wander4
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mactrail

Washington

3.48/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pale amber and sudsy in the tall tulip. Quite attractive. A whiff of green beans from the soul food place in the smell, like ham fat and broth.

Rather tart with a mineral taste. But some sweet malt underneath. More of the sweet and sour flavor than I care for. A stew of yeasty flavors ending with a fair dose of hops and some herbal bitterness. Yet another variation on the Saison theme and what you can do with Belgian yeast. There is nothing wrong with this one and perhaps I am being unfair to be unimpressed.

From the 12 oz bottle. Nice foamy lacing to the end.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2012 02:58:08 | More by mactrail
Yards Saison from Yards Brewing Co.
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