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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,868 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 2868
Reviews: 1423
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.98%


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Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 02-26-2002)
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CrazyDavros

Australia

3.63/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours gold with a large, lasting head.
Nose shows floral and herbal hops, something like coriander, doughy yeast and spicy phenols.
Similar flavours with doughy yeast, spicy notes, cooked vegetables and minerals leading to a dry finish.
Very high carbonation.
Pretty refreshing but I’m not impressed with the cooked vegie taste.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2011 01:15:01 | More by CrazyDavros
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stephendr

California

3.6/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Gold color – white thin head – harsh sour green apple, ginger - sour green apples, yeast dry chalk – light body – aftertaste slightly bitter, dry Gold color – white thin head – harsh sour green apple, ginger - sour green apples, yeast dry chalk – light body – aftertaste slightly bitter, dry

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2006 06:45:44 | More by stephendr
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured in a champagne flute.

Liquid is a thin, glowing yellow with a vibrant carbonation. Head is initially large, but fizzles quickly. Lacing is attractively wrapped around the base of the glass.

Aromas range from dry lemon zest to tart fruits; basically the textbook farmhouse aroma. Thankfully, it has a delightfully musky odor that makes this style so appealing.

Banana esthers, liberal spicing and coriander open - almost as if this were a witbier - followed by a heavy dose of dryness, which is much more resonant than most of this style. It seems to move from polar opposites (flavor wise) at an astounding rate. It's good, but definitely needs to find a balance.

The tingle of the carbonation and the spicing are quite the opening, but the concluding dryness is a bit too strong, but not enough to take away from the preceding feel.

As it warms, some of the unbalanced characteristics seem to temper, but I must wholeheartedly admit that I've always found this Saison a bit disappointing, despite its reputation.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2009 02:21:27 | More by deapokid
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.6/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the caged, corked green bottle. Sampled on December 17, 2011. The cork explodes off the bottle and flies into the next room and the foam erupts out of the bottle. The pour is cloudy yellow with a tremendous long-lasting foamy head. The aroma is a nice mixture of yeast, light grains, citrus, and a pleasing hop bite. Very typical of a Belgian Farmhouse. The body is light to medium but also creamy. The taste has a dash of pepper mixed in with the light malts and vaguely sour finish. It is too bad they don't put it in a brown bottle.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2011 01:52:38 | More by puboflyons
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ihavedrankbeer

California

3.6/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

It has a large head with a nice light/hazey golden color. It has a large amount of carbonation. It has a citrusy scent which is appealing. It tastes a little tangy and is dry, but it is not bitter. It has a nice crisp, clean finish. Along with a strong hold on the glass.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2012 23:39:23 | More by ihavedrankbeer
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TrojanRB

California

3.6/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a large tulip glass. Cork reads 2012, was purchased at Total Wine in Redondo Beach in July 2013.

A: beautiful full gold hazy color, thick white head. Almost seems to glow.

S: clean smelling, with a little yeast

T: slightly citrus, a little sour. A little finish of pine

M: Very carbonated, but light feeling

Overall a very good beer for a hot summer afternoon. Light and refreshing

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2013 00:25:03 | More by TrojanRB
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crwills

Ontario (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I bought a case of these (24x250mL) bottles, because I thought I remembered really liking it back when I first had it (previously from the large corked bottle). I've been somewhat disappointed. The three I've had so far haven't been bad, per se, but they haven't blown me away.

Anyway, this beer pours a slighly cloudy medium-golden into a small Sinha glass. Huge fluffy head that I have to fight to prevent it from overflowing. Pretty decent looking, in fact. Aroma is restrained, mildly sour, and fruity. Very little of that barnyard flavour I'd been expecting, and more spicy. Mouthfeel is much more light and spritzy than I remembered, and that may be the biggest disappointment. Flavour is peppery, spicy, mildly sour, with a little bit of lemon but none of the funk I want to see in a farmhouse ale. Still, it's fairly refreshing if that's what you're looking for. The aftertaste is a little on the tart side, but fairly clean. I'll definitely get through the case, but might not make it a regular purchase.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2007 21:12:51 | More by crwills
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dancinwillie

Wisconsin

3.58/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very active pour, hazy straw colored, topped by a huge white meringue head. Some suspended yeast floating in there. I don't mind.

Aroma is of strong yeast, with a tart lemon undercurrent.

Taste seems subdued at first. A bit sour. As I let it warm a little, I start to pick up some pepper spiciness. I'm not sure if Saisons are brewed with wheat, but I believe I'm picking up some here. The sourness is a bit stronger as my glass becomes empty. Other fruit flavors are beginning to introduce themselves. Some apple and green grapes. Almost a lactic tang in there as well.

Mouthfeel is good, slightly thin, highly carbonated, and extremely thirst quenching.

Drinkability is high for me, and I can see myself enjoying this immensely once it gets warm out again. This is what I think of when BA's ask what would be a good lawnmower beer. I would like to try and pair this up with some food at some point, as I've heard it can really shine.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2008 03:21:17 | More by dancinwillie
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iNHaze

Maryland

3.58/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12.7 oz. bottle into a wine glass

Pours a murky wheat color with lots of effervescent carbonation and suspended yeast. Had a good inch of thick, foamy white head, which shrank to about 1/4" and stuck with the glass.

Initial pour had a definite skunky/wild yeasty/bacteria smell that was kind of unpleasant, but that mellowed to a gentler fruity/yeasty aroma.

Taste was slightly soapy(?) at first and malty/wheaty. This was followed up by the quickest hint of bitter hoppy, dandeliony floralness. Don't know what I mean? Go eat a dandelion. I freaked a guy out at work the other day by doing that. Anyway, tinge of floral hoppyness, then a slightly bitter lingering finish. I have to wonder if the green bottles are the best choice?

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied and crisp, with a definite carbo zing. The beer is pretty dry, but isn't overly alcoholy by any means.

Drinkability is ok, looking past the imperfections I stated I could see myself maybe killing a 750 of this with a long meal, but for the other similar choices in the belgian realm, I'll probably overlook this one next time I'm at the beer store.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2009 04:00:25 | More by iNHaze
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kingcrowing

Vermont

3.58/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

33cl bottle poured in snifter.

Pours a deep cloudy amber color with a small head. Nice citrus nose with a bit of sweetness and tart to it. Very Pleasant.

Very interesting taste. Clean and sharp with a taste that lingers. Leaved an odd taste but it's surprisingly good. Very different and somewhat pungent. I have to say this is quite good for the style, worth checking out!

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2009 00:28:04 | More by kingcrowing
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.58/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: cloudy, gold in color, one inch head, high carbonation, some brown sediment

Smell: wet grass, lemon, herbs, and pepper

Taste: wet grass, lemon, belgain spice, and pepper

Mouthfeel: high carbonation, light bodied, a bit bitter/sour

Drinkability: I could see how people would love this beer, but it is not my thing. The funk is really present and so are the Belgian spices. At times this tastes like a witbier. The beer is complex and is worth a try. I am just not likely to get it for the price.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2010 16:20:08 | More by tigg924
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BigMike

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Light tangerine color. Very hazy with an off white head of about 2 fingers.

S: After popping the cork all i could say was Heineken. I am overwhelmed with skunk. AFter pouring it and letting it sit for a few minutes most of the skunk disappears. The Belgian yeast component takes over. Lot's of spice like clove and tons of lemon zest.

T: Lot's of Belgian yeast. Lot's of lemon zest and citrus. A touch of grassiness.

M: Nice refreshing mouthfeel. Very dry and easy to drink.

Overall: A nice light and easy to drink saison. The green bottle has got to go. Most of The skunkiness faded after a while but just enough lingered to throw the flavor off a bit. Minus the green bottle this beer would be awesome and very reliable.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2011 22:04:47 | More by BigMike
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MartzMimic

Oklahoma

3.58/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear gold with a frothy two-finger head. Earthy bread, hay and grape fill the nose. Those tastes, along with a bit of fruit and barnyard funk predominate the taste. Medium mouth with a fair amount of carbonation Crisp. This isn't my favorite saison, but it's very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2014 01:07:10 | More by MartzMimic
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texashammer

Texas

3.55/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

yellow and hazy with moderate sediment; huge thick rocky white head, kind of fluffy. attractive.
nose is overwhelmingly yeast and citrus, like lemon. refreshing smell.
crisp and refreshing. light to medium body with quick dry finish. lots of yeast. has a bite to it.
this is not my style. I give it credit for quality and craftsmanship and being an interesting beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2005 15:57:47 | More by texashammer
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mpyle

Maryland

3.55/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Monster white, moussey head. Good head retention. Color a pale gold, fairly clear.

Spicy citrus aroma, some malty sweetness.

Spicy hop bitterness dominates initially, then gets a bit softer and maltier midtongue. A bit more citrusy as the beer warmed.

Fairly light body, creamy despite the high carbonation. No alcohol warming or astringency.

A light, hoppy, spicy ale. Spicy character might get overwhelming, but the relatively light body makes it highly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2007 02:02:39 | More by mpyle
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atsprings

North Carolina

3.55/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Served a slightly hazy light orange with hardy any head. The aroma was of sweet fruits with some spice and hops. There was an interesting balance of sweetness with bitter spice, hops and yeast, it was a little on the bland side, however. The beer sat light on the tongue with a low carbonation. As far as saisons go, I'll stick with Henepin.

Serving type: on-tap

03-16-2007 06:28:19 | More by atsprings
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jmagnus87

Illinois

3.55/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

375ml bottle from Pick’s poured into a snifter. Pours a very cloudy dark gold with about 3 fingers of thick frothy white head. Aroma of light citrus fruits and some nice peppery spice. Taste is light bitter. Mostly citrus and spicy hops. Very dry, almost reminds me of champagne yeast. Light bodied with a thin texture. Fizzy carbonation and not much of a finish. Overall,not bad. Very drinkable but not really special. I have to disagree with Men’s Journal calling it "the best beer in the world". It would probably be great for drinking outside on a hot summer day, but not so much in the middle of a cold winter.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2012 06:46:15 | More by jmagnus87
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rastaman

United Kingdom (England)

3.53/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very nice fresh and spicy like a good saison should be, spicy almost peppery nose, with a bit of cloves and coriander in there aswell, i liked it a lot, spicy and not too over the top on the palate,very nice easy drinking saison.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2002 05:11:29 | More by rastaman
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SeanChouffe

New Mexico

3.53/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours nice and full with a descent head that lasts and a nice lace. It has a golden color and the smell is fruity and rich. It has a nice full body that possesses abundant carbonation. The taste is somewhat sour and citrus and has a bit more hops than expected; it is not sweet enough for my taste to help contrast some of the other flavors. The finish is very dry with a strong bite that stays with you.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2003 03:12:14 | More by SeanChouffe
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Shiloh

Ontario (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This Saison arrived a brilliant pale and murky The crown was over two fingers and carbonation was extremly active.
The head disapated to a full lace with minor glass cling as the sample continued.
The body is full.
The aroma is bready with a light hop back..(cascades?)
The taste is to the grains,bready, and constant, but not overpowering.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2005 23:21:10 | More by Shiloh
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MrMcGibblets

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

had this on-tap at the hopleaf, and it poured a clear straw yellow/light orange. the bouqet was somewhat subtle, maybe it was because i was drinking this between some stronger, hoppier beers. it definitely had the unique aromas of belgian yeasts going on, smelled very much like a duvel. also some light bready notes and vegetal/grassy aromas. taste was just a hint of malt sweetness and a moderate amount of hops mixed in. light in body and spritzy carbonation but not artificially so. medium finish. would try it again if the price is right.

Serving type: on-tap

05-14-2007 01:16:25 | More by MrMcGibblets
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Dogbrick

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sampled at From The Vine beer tasting Jul 9th, 2004: The beer is a cloudy gold color with a medium thick and fluffy white head. The green bottle may be to blame for the skunkyness that enveloped the sweet fruit and yeast in the aroma. Light-bodied and very carbonated, with an earthy mix of tart fruit and sweet spice flavors. However, the flavor falls off very quickly for some reason. The finish is lightly sweet and has a touch of pepper. Overall this beer is decent with only a couple shortcomings, but I think the green bottle and travel did it some harm. At any rate I thought the now-defunct Quarryman version was a lot better.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2004 04:36:08 | More by Dogbrick
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CNeilP09

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

One of the last true Belgian Farmhouse Ales. This beer is splendor served in a mug.

Serving Type: Grab a fifth of this at your local fine spirits establishment and get going with it. Some say a goblet, some a pilsner glass, this beer i could drink from the bottle.

Appearance: Cloudy, fall-season pine needles. A light gold colour. Foamy head, you can see the craftsmanship in the pour alone.

Smell: Light fruit, faint molasses, abundant exotic spice. The alcohol provides a comfortable causticity.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Not too thin, but not too heavy either. finishes well, with an inviting aftertaste.

Drinkability: One of the beers to be savoured, not swilled. True to its form, it is what it is. A beer drinker would fall in love with this before the second glass, and wouldn't need a third...but would certainly want it.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2006 04:44:54 | More by CNeilP09
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khiasmus

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

A- light orange with cream colored head, cloudy with a little lace.

S- floral. almost nothing but perfume, a mixed bouquet of lavender, lilac, yeast, citrus, alcohol and honey. wonderful and complex. after the glass is empty, it smelled like wheat grain.

T- suprisingly bitter. only a hint of malt, but mostly grapefruit, yeast. white bread, alcohol, lemon, and some piney hops. very long and sour in the finish. leaves a bitter citrus and a slightly tinny taste behind.

M- medium thin, with medium carbonation. lingering astringency in the finish.

D- average. too strong, bitter and sour to merit a higher score.

Judging by other reviews, this beer must be better from a bottle!

Serving type: on-tap

05-03-2007 04:47:48 | More by khiasmus
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shadow1961

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Saison Dupont pours out a rocky head over a cloudy
yellow brew. That head collapses to a disk of foam, and
the nose is fruit, light malt, and Belgian yeast. The flavor
is light malt and citrus, with an herbal hop finish. The
mouthfeel is light, crisp, and slightly tart. Altogether a
nice experience. Offer it to your wine- loving pals when
they drop by the house.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2007 02:45:04 | More by shadow1961
Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
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