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Sunny & Share Citrus Saison - Creemore Springs Brewery Limited

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Sunny & Share Citrus SaisonSunny & Share Citrus Saison

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13 Ratings
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 8.99%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Creemore Springs Brewery Limited visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: scott451 on 06-26-2013)
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of Hoagie
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of CAMRAhardliner
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

pours hazy yellow peach with a gigantic head that exploded out of the glass, pay attention pouring this one (I probably shouldn't have used a half pint glass with this one). Retention is excellent and the glass is completely coated in chunks of lace on the way down. The aroma is of lemon and cloves with with malt sweetness in there as well. Phenolic, clovey, bandaid notes mix with citrus and bready malts in the flavor. Some spicyness and pepperyness in the background mingle with a citric, herbal hoppiness. The mouthfeel is full of carbonation, very high level givers a full body. The finish is mildly bitter with a lingering clovey yeastiness.

A good Saison, but perhaps a bit to aggressive on the phenolics in the yeast chosen. Still quaffable and worth a try though.

Photo of tbeckett
3.48/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A - Golden pour with intense carbonation and a mental head of about four fingers of fluffy white head. Spotty chunks of lace and a full two fingers of retention.

S - Sweet baking spice, wheat, some yeast, and citrus. Mostly I just get sweet baking spice.

T - Fighting through the head I get sweet baking spice, and citrus, but not the typical hoppy citrus, more of a hefeweize citrus with banana compliments.

M - Strong carbonation. Too strong, medium body and a banana sweet finish.

O/D - Definitely a macro take on the style. Something to push their drinkers in a craft direction, but not exactly one to draw in the craft enthusiasts. Not bad, but certainly nothing I would buy again.

Photo of Mr_Rocca
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of spinrsx
3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tall can from the beer store Ottawa for $2.75

Appearance - Slightly hazy yellow colour with a large size fizzy/frothy white coloured head. There is a high amount of carbonation showing and there is some decent lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes.

Smell - Breads/grains, clove, lemons

Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste breads, grains, and citrus juice/zest. There is also some clove and a dry spiciness.

Overall – A very refreshing and pretty well rounded beer. I can see this appealing to just about anyone. A great summer beer that I could drink multiples of with no issues. Worth picking up can or 2.

Photo of biegaman
3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

For a beer that has 'sunny' in its name and comes in a bright yellow can, I had expected something, well, sunnier and brighter yellow. But you know what they say about assuming. This deep orange and dense beer resembles marmalade - something not entirely unusual looking for the style (especially considering its mound of ivory white head and lace).

Sunny & Share turns out to be brighter in smell than in appearance; spice and citrus are like matchsticks under the nose and instantly spark interest. True to the style's farmhouse origins this bouquet has a musty yeast and notes of hay, straw, oats, grass, and orchard fruits.

The taste is neither strong nor delicate but rather is comprised of both elements. Generically grainy and grassy features are showcased alongside bolder notes of clove, grains of paradise, lemon and orange peel. The taste concludes with a marmalade-like flavour and evanescent spice.

Highly effervescent, thirst-quenching and full of zestful spice, Saisons can come across as deceptively light beers. At 4.5%, however, this one really is. It's surprising: this has plenty of malt (and by extension body) and is rather satiating. It's perfect for a hot day when you're thirsty for a real beer but don't want to dehydrate too much.

The brewery says this is perfect for sharing... maybe in a 750ml bottle, but not a 500ml can. I want this stuff all to myself. I've yet to be disappointed by Mad & Noisy Brewing; while it's too early to say this for sure, I'm starting to prefer this offshoot of Creemore Springs to Creemore's own brands (and certainly to Molson's, who owns them both).

Photo of mick303
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of TerryW
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Sammy
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Something of a wheat beer, with a clinical saison yeast. Not hitting the style with banana et al but still enjoyable beer, with hops and spice. Lacy and orange body. Like the hops as it warms. An enjoyable summer beer, good drinkability. On tap at the Beer Academy.

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of Watershed
3.74/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours from a 473mL can into a pint glass a lovely cloudy apricot yellow. The spicy/fruity esters often found in saisons dominate the nose, amped by a slightly too-cloying sweetness. Smells like something on the sweeter side of wit, rather than the more (for lack of a better word) elegant complexity of something like Saison Dupont. This certain lack of subtlety continues in the taste -- it's almost got the thickness of a hefe, rather than the more refreshing quality I've encountered in the best of this style -- but still, this is very nicely balanced, with the sweetness of the aroma giving way to a finish of mingled citrus and herbal hops.

Overall -- while not the sort of saison I could see the farmhands of yesteryear quenching a thirst with (it's too full-bodied and sweet) -- this is a nice summer quaffer, another strong offering from Creemore, and very welcome as the first locally-produced example of the style widely available in Ontario. I'll be drinking more of this.

Photo of scott451
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Swirl poured into a pint glass. A big three finger off-white head an a cloudy dark apricot. Good lacing and head retention.

Peppery, slightly fruity sweet aromas. A slightly sour bite up front with a much smoother finish. A bit more hop than most Saisons. Citrus and clove is there.

Medium body and carbonation. Overall an interesting take on a Saison. The clove is a nice touch. Tart and refreshing. Creemore does it again!

Sunny & Share Citrus Saison from Creemore Springs Brewery Limited
84 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.