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Saison Gee - Olde Hickory Brewery

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85
very good

34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Olde Hickory Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mississipping on 05-22-2012)
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

02-01-2014 20:17:56 | More by nmann08
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

4/5  rDev +5.5%

01-09-2014 03:55:14 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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JCam9981

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

10-24-2013 01:33:43 | More by JCam9981
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beernads

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

09-12-2013 20:27:56 | More by beernads
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mattafett

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

05-19-2013 23:17:54 | More by mattafett
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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

05-19-2013 14:52:37 | More by mikeincharleston
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jsanford

Georgia

4/5  rDev +5.5%

05-12-2013 01:17:01 | More by jsanford
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

04-17-2013 00:59:49 | More by Gonzoillini
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

04-07-2013 18:32:54 | More by acurtis
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humuloner22

North Carolina

4.68/5  rDev +23.5%

This is one of the best Saison's I have had thus far. It was poured into a tulip chalice allowed to open up to the air for a few minutes and to allow the yeast to settle a bit. Lots of carbonation and very effervescent. The head grew tall at first but settled into a nice lacing pattern. The color was a beautiful erubescent golden color. Different from others I had tried, maybe from being aged in the Chardonnay barrels. One reason I love this brewery is they really have aging down.

The smell was funky, fruit and clove. This seems to be a solid characteristic of this style.

The taste was fruit, dried apricot, raisin, and something else... Once again a funkiness that I have grown to love about this style and that strong musty clove flavor. This blends well into a sharp clean mouthfeel and a well balanced beer.

Overall it is an awesome beer from this brewery. I wish I had gotten a chance to pick up more, but I with limited funds I couldn't this time around. Hopefully, this isn't a one and done, because these guys have done a fantastic job with this one. Also, this was the best of the bunch. They released two more in this style and I felt this one was definitely the best of the lot. If you can find it, pick one up. I highly recommend it!

02-10-2013 23:51:53 | More by humuloner22
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zeledonia

Minnesota

4.1/5  rDev +8.2%

3, reviewed from notes.

Pours a bright but deep medium orange. Very clear, with a sparse curtain of bubbles rising up. One finger of white head, decent retention, fine lacing. Nice.

Smells bright and pungently fruity. Sweet, in a juicy way. Loads of stone fruit - I feel like I just cut a peach and an apricot, and am rubbing my nose in their flesh. This is Belgian yeast style fruit, and I'm liking it. Also a big hit of white grapes. Really nice, though I do wish it had a little more saison in it.

Taste is similarly juicy, but less fruit, more grain. What fruit there is leans more towards the white grape. A dash of black pepper, a slice of banana, and a few flower petals thrown on top. All smooth edges, rounded off and sanded clean. Complex and varied, and quite tasty.

Medium-bodied with an upwelling of carbonation. It feels like it's boiling up from the depths, starting slowly, then coming on in a rush.

This is a really tasty saison. It's fruity, and juicy, and really well put together. I'm impressed, and had no trouble finishing a 750 of it. Wish I had some more of it, actually.

02-10-2013 04:50:35 | More by zeledonia
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sendbeer

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

12-09-2012 19:15:50 | More by sendbeer
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EasyReader

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.5%

10-23-2012 02:46:18 | More by EasyReader
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dccombs

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.5%

10-21-2012 17:28:57 | More by dccombs
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ncaudle

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

10-13-2012 14:39:42 | More by ncaudle
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carrollmel7

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

10-12-2012 05:15:38 | More by carrollmel7
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wedge

North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev -2.9%

@ BrewMasters

Dark gold color with a solid head that plasters the glass with lace and comes to a rest as a permanent creamy covering. Buttery, somewhat bourbon-like aromas upfront...slight vanilla, lemon funk, bread, faint banana, and some booze lurking beneath it all. Wine barrel creaminess, floral notes, peppery esters, some more banana-ish fruitiness. Creamy in the mouth and drying in the finish. This is not your average Saison, but it's a pretty nice, unique take on the style. The creamy smooth Chardonnay barrel quality isn't overdone and is pretty enjoyable. Glad I tried it...

08-12-2012 22:56:46 | More by wedge
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.7/5  rDev -2.4%

Thanks to Woodrow for this one!

A: Pours a hazy orange color with a one finger white head, nice tight foam with nice retention and thick lacing all around the glass.

S: Decent aroma of faint Belgian spice, fruit, and some grass. There is a little bit of green grape and banana for the fruit.

T: A good bit of the chardonnay barrels coming through, a little bit of a wine flavor, more green grapes, some grass, and a bit of spice. As it warms a bit of banana comes out.

M: Medium bodied with high carbonation. Slight alcohol presence.

O: Liked it more as it warmed, but seemed a bit big for a saison and not as delicate as I prefer them.

08-08-2012 01:41:56 | More by mdaschaf
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KevSal

California

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

07-28-2012 04:08:47 | More by KevSal
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tclapper

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-12-2012 21:38:59 | More by tclapper
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

07-08-2012 22:22:18 | More by djrn2
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Lantern


3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

07-03-2012 19:35:48 | More by Lantern
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jak

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

06-29-2012 19:49:05 | More by jak
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PJC1979


3.78/5  rDev -0.3%

Beautiful golden-honey color. It had a floral citrusy aroma, and upon taste an equally nice body. There was a slight honey-esque aftertaste that lingers on the tongue, which although a stronger beer, just glides down the mouth. Overall, a nice Saison.

06-25-2012 00:23:26 | More by PJC1979
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Lob

North Carolina

2/5  rDev -47.2%

06-22-2012 12:57:12 | More by Lob
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Saison Gee from Olde Hickory Brewery
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