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Southern Belle - Olde Hickory Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

20 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 20
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 10.32%


Brewed by:
Olde Hickory Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tdm168 on 10-19-2012)
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Reviews by cosmicevan:
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cosmicevan

New York

3.25/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

bottle picked up in NC when visited not all that long ago. tagged as bottled in july of 2012. enjoyed from an olde hickory half pint kind of taster.

a - brew poured a transparent yellow orange with a very thin fizzy head that fizzed away almost as soon as the beer settled in the glass.

s - smells fairly fruity and wheaty. some bubblegum and strong apple flavor.

t - taste is similar...lots of wheat and apple. a fair amount of booziness. some earthiness.

m - surprisingly boozy with a dry finish.

o - overall, very apple heavy on the flavor with some booziness...kind of feels almost like a hard cider. not a bad beer, but missing a lot of what i look for and love about the saison style.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2013 01:49:59 | More by cosmicevan
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Rand_ale_Thor

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -20.6%

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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

10-24-2013 01:34:41 | More by JCam9981
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blackie

Virginia

4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 from appalachian vintner

barrels on their third use give more oak than wine, bottled july 12 consumed nov 12

a: served in a crooked stave chalice, honey golden in color, slightly hazed, with a light layer of carbonation

s: notes of good chardonnay and clean oak mesh with a crisp saison malt body, the wine really shows here and often takes center, fresh white grapes with a deep apricot side, tropical fruits and apple, a current of alcohol, saison yeast with hints of bread and spice, honey and pineapple, great blend of sweet and acid

m: carbonation between moderate and high, prickly on the tongue, body around a low medium

t: a similar blend of characters as found on the nose opens on the palate - a saison slightly on the maltier side but still quite clean melds with an oaky chardonnay, pineapple and apple, peach fuzz, bready saison yeast with a touch of fruity spice, going dry around the middle to oak and a grassy hop bitterness

o: the oaky chardonnay plays extremely well with the saison base, the beer and barrel ease together into something a little sweeter or heavier than the traditional saison, the nose is really quite nice and showcases all the best parts of the barrel

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2013 23:04:40 | More by blackie
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ncaudle

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

08-31-2013 00:40:04 | More by ncaudle
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

06-24-2013 10:07:10 | More by DaveHack
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mverity

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

05-19-2013 14:53:06 | More by mikeincharleston
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

04-03-2013 00:03:35 | More by Texasfan549
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

04-03-2013 00:02:31 | More by kjkinsey
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jak

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

03-20-2013 01:12:21 | More by jak
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Lare453

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.8%

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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.54/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Served from tap into an Olde Hickory goblet (proper!). Poured a hazy yellow-orange with a one finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, wheat, grain, earth, fruit, and bread. The flavor was of sweet malt, fruit, bread, wheat, spice, grain, and subtle funkiness. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. For the style this one definitely had all of the right characters going on in it. I just really wish it would have brought a new component to the party. While the dry funkiness I picked up on was a start, it really felt out of place unfortunately. If you are a fan of the style it is worth your time trying if you get the opportunity to do so.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2013 00:25:16 | More by thagr81us
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Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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brewdude1982

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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rbrefbeerman

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

10-27-2012 14:59:01 | More by rbrefbeerman
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GTB

North Carolina

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10-20-2012 19:51:07 | More by GTB
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A – opaque orangish yellow with a big, soft, bubbly , white head that has great retention

S – spent yeast, apples, peaches

T – peaches, orange rind, apridcots, yeast, lemon

M – medium bodied, well carbonated

This is a very fruit forward beer with an intense yeast presence. The nose smells like spent yeast from a carboy with some faint fruit notes. The flavor is very fruity with some welcomed notes of peach and apricot, but again there is some spent yeast present. It’s not a bad beer and in fact I liked it, but the off notes were enough to down grade it. It’s definitely worth a try though.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2012 22:55:16 | More by tdm168
Southern Belle from Olde Hickory Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.