Saison 1858 - Brasserie Du Bocq

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87
very good

27 Ratings
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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: biegaman on 08-02-2013)
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Photo of Mattias
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Farmerstann
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of aztraz
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of derekdclark1
4.04/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Schlafly33
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of mactrail
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Attractive yellow brew with an abudance of foam in the big Duvel tulip. Lovely yeasty and fruity aroma. Sprightly mouthfeel and a clean taste.

Pears and the bitterness of pear skins come to mind. The dry and yeasty flavors are robust but not overpowering. More wheatey and less acidic than a lot of Saisons. The perfumey hints add to the interest.

Highly drinkable and pleasant. One of the better Belgian Saisons in my experience. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Bottleworks in Seattle.

Photo of ONUMello
3.89/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle, lot 2895 per the cork, best by 24-10-15 per the bottle, poured into a tulip
A: Light yellow, lots of carbonation produces a voluminous head even with a slow pour. Vigorous bubbles continue as the head slowly settles
S: Lemon, wheat, herbs, clove
T: Matches the nose, adding a bit of flavor from the yeast. The herbs and spices are pronounced but add nice contrast to the citrus/wheat
M: Light-bodied, spicy but a short finish
O: Tasty and a good example of the style, just somewhat lacking in complexity

Photo of CaptainHate
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of J-Bonestradamus
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Petegrieco
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of embass
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of AndyEdgar
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a light, slightly hazy straw amber with a half finger white head with good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of bready malt, mild citrus, apple family and stone fruit, light, pleasant spicing, mild saison yeast. Flavor is saison yeast, wheat, apple, pear and light stone fruit, clove and other Belgian spicing, lightly grassy. Medium bodied with peppery carbonation. This is my kind of saison, not sour and without strong wild yeast flavors, although clearly a saison style yeast was used. The balance of the fruit flavors and spices is nicely done. Interesting wheat notes and I agree with other reviewers both that this has witbier characteristics and that it may not be for folks who want strong wild yeast and/or sour notes to their saisons. For what I'm looking for in this style, this is a winner. I'll get this again when it comes around again.

Photo of JohnK17
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Anatole
2.25/5  rDev -42.5%

Photo of titvs
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%

Review according to BJCP2008 guidelines (style 16C). AROMA: moderate coriander aroma with citrus notes (orange) and medium-low floral hop aroma. very subtle malt aroma. APPEARANCE: golden, hazy color. very persistent white head with lacing. very effeverscent. FLAVOR: combination of citrus fruits with a dry finish. Low hop flavor with moderate bitterness that does not overwhelm fruity esters. Very light malt background. No sourness. High carbonation with a relative long bitter and dry aftertaste. PALATE: medium-light body with low alcohol warming level. High to very high carbonation with na efervescente quality. OVERALL: a nice medium fruity/spicy ale, highly carbonated with a dry finish.

Photo of Herky21
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of aasher
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Rwalford74
4.64/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of NickThePyro
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of patpat
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bought this at the discount liqour shop that has recently been putting in a solid effort at stocking beers. Hadn't seen this before and picked it up for a try. Expires January 2015. Poured this 330 ml bottled beer into a tulip glass and wish I hadn't. Another kind of glass may have been better... The head was generous and stayed throughout, lacing the glass. Beautiful light golden color and the bubbles streamed up from the bottom of the glass into the noticeably creamy, rich head.

Smell was fruit and had that banana sweet smell that I used to hate but have begun to find very pleasing lately.

Not sour in the least, tangy and the earthiness was complementing fruit overtones. Tastes good. Works with food but could imagine having it on its own. Chicken, cheeses, or anything works I guess. Easy drinking and it warmed nicely. Alcohol was there but not overpowering. Definitely improved as it warmed up.

Carbonation is not heavy and mouthfeel was great.

Overall I was delighted with this beer so much that I decided to try to review it here. This is my first review here although I read here a lot. I'd buy this again but admittedly it's probably not everyone's favorite or at least the people around here. The price was right at around $3.50. Craft beer is pretty dear here in Japan.

Photo of eric5bellies
3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank from my Ciney sniffer

A - Great appearance of cloudy straw and a nice white fluffy head that retains well and laces.

S - Citus, spice.

T - Up front some nice citrus notes with a nice spicy palate the finish is zingy and a little earthy.

M - Light to medium body with medium carbonation.

O - One of the better saissons you will find.

Photo of endovelico
4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours an hazy saffron brew with enormous foamy head, low perceived effervescence and great lacing.

S: Medium intensity. Overarching notes of banana, clove with a decent twang thrown in to the mix. Citrusy, floral and some barnyard back-notes.

T: Medium to medium low intensity. Nice oaty like velvety maltiness with soft honey suckle, floral and citrusy flavours.

M: Softly carbonated, smooth on the tongue, with a decent body and a relatively long finish.

O: Kinda breaches into Wit territory by subduing the traditional brisky, farm character usually seen. A good take on the style regardless.

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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

Photo of benfons
3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: looks like a witbeer, pale hazy golden colour, nice thick white head

S: coriander, citrus, hints of hops, also something slightly soapy

T: citrus, malts, hints of grass and hops

M: less carbonation than I normally like, but her it's fine, medium body

O: this is really close to a witbeer, really refreshing, seems to be a great beer on a hot summerday

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Saison 1858 from Brasserie Du Bocq
87 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.