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Summit Honeymoon Saison - Summit Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

87 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 87
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 15.25%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Summit Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Chaz on 07-16-2011)
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Reviews by nppeders:
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nppeders

Minnesota

2.65/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

I will start this off by saying..I really wanted to like this beer. I was prepared to buy a case of it and cellar some. As a homebrewer and lover of Saison's (wyeast 3711 being my favorite yeast on the planet) I really was excited to try this. I thought the idea if it was great. Fruity, spicy Saison yeast, complemented by a typical Saison malt bill, fermented until dry, and also complemented by a unique hop bill. Now the key to this beer is fermenting the yeast at 80 degrees or above in the first few days of fermentation (yes I know technical, but it's true in my experience) if that is done this yeast will reach it's flavor potential which is really fruity, and a bit spicy. Mainly fruity though. From what I can smell from the yeast is clove which makes me think they fermented this way too low...70 degrees.

appearance - bright, clear, orangish copper hue. Nice, but really clear.

smell - clove is all I get. no fruitys, no hops.

taste - taste is very weird and hard to describe but doesn't really work on any level. it's dry as all hell like a saison should be, the bitterness seems to be too harsh and fights the dryness. The honey could have added some sweetness to counteract the bitterness, but the honey is no where to be found so I'm assuming they added it at the start of the boil and not the end. Flavors I'm getting are pear and grape possibly, but don't mesh at all with the beer.

mouthfeel - thin mouthfeel, decent carbonation

overall - I had high expectations for this and it fell very short. Flavors just didn't mesh at all. My thoughts on how they brewed it could be completely wrong, but maybe I'm completely right. I do know that when I set this beer down, it doesn't pull me back to take another sip. darn.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2011 23:40:19 | More by nppeders
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Summit Honeymoon Saison from Summit Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.