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Megatron Saison - Free State Brewing Co.

Megatron Saison
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3 Ratings
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Ratings: 3
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 6.59%


Brewed by:
Free State Brewing Co. visit their website
Kansas, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Huhzubendah on 12-22-2011)
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Growler shared with Huhzubendah the other day, beer served in a tulip.

Beer is dark amber / yellow and a little hazy with a soft white head, decent retention, moderate carbonation and some nice lacing. Looks good.

Aroma is tea like with this sweet malty background, interesting aroma for a saison.

Beer is medium in body, a little heavy on the palate nad really sweet, strong, tea-like bitterness on the back that I assume is a mixture of grain acidity and some bittering hops. Good beer overall but not great. Perhaps this is an imperial Saison.

Serving type: growler

12-27-2011 15:10:07 | More by drabmuh
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.2/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Growler shared by drabmuh. Thanks Matt.

The beer is transparent, appearing a dark golden color. Atop the beer rests nearly two inches of frothy, white head. Retention lasts a few moments, leaving some decent lacing on the glass as the head recedes.

The aroma offers tea, herbal notes, hops, sweet malt. Some saison characteristics are there, but this is a bit off the beaten path for a saison.

The flavor, while enjoyable enough, is also odd for the style. Buttery sweet malt with lingering lightly spiced tea. Floral hop presence throughout with just a hint of alcohol. The beer lacks any funk or yeast presence that makes this style so attractive. Sweetness escalates as I make my way through the beer.

The feel is fairly light on the palate. Moderately low carbonation.

Overall, this was ok. Easy enough to enjoy a pint, but a bit cloying beyond that. Unorthodox for the style, lacking some of my favorite saison characteristics. Worth a try.

Serving type: growler

12-22-2011 21:55:02 | More by Huhzubendah
Megatron Saison from Free State Brewing Co.
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