Saison 1858 - Brasserie Du Bocq

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86
very good

15 Reviews
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Reviews: 15
Hads: 54
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 8.79%
Wants: 2
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: biegaman on 08-02-2013

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Reviews: 15 | Hads: 54
Reviews by benfons:
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3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
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 (358 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Schlafly33
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of JFrank78
3.76/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

From bottle. Pours a light hazy yellow with nice, yet minimal head. It's fresh and fizzy, but no real bite like a lot of American saisons. A very easy drinker, and delicious, but not overly unique. (197 characters)

Photo of scottford
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of biboergosum
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750ml corked, and um, bridled, sturdy-ass bottle.

This beer pours a cloudy, super-pale whitish straw colour, with a teeming tower of puffy, rocky, and creamy bone-white head, which leaves some splattered and bubbly Asiatic continental lace around the glass as it slowly blows off.

It smells of sassy coriander and mirror-world orange peel, equally peppy earthy yeast, semi-sweet grainy pale malt, further aged lemon rind and muddled drupe fruit, and a decent table pepper spiciness. The taste is grainy, gritty pale malt, more earthy, ethereally funky yeast, a blended white pepper and coriander spice, a touch of the purported black licorice, reduced fleshy orange, sweet apple, and lemon notes, and tame weedy, grassy hops.

The carbonation is obviously quite pressing in its tight, palate-probing, and tingling frothiness, the body just on the lee side of yer typical medium weight, and not all that smooth, for the reason just stated. It finishes on the sweet side, the fruitiness combining with the lingering grainy malt to off-set the yeasty, bitter, and herbal tendencies.

A decent enough saison, the sort that compresses the distance between it and its witbier kissing cousin, what with the particular adjuncts employed here - I mean, what did they expect? Anyways, an enjoyable, and relatively drinkable lighter Belgian ale, given the 'season', i.e. the leftovers from last month, and whatnot. (1,408 characters)

Photo of whatname
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aztraz
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of DOCRW
4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

Photo of Rizzy17
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
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. (893 characters)

Photo of metter98
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very hazy pale light yellow in color. It poured with a half finger high bright white head that has good retention properties and consistently left a short head covering the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of lemon citrus and yeast are present in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of lemons and yeast, although no peppery spices are noticeable from the latter.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. No dryness is perceptible.
O: This beer tastes like a hybrid between a witbier (from the lemons and wheat) and a saison (from the yeast). The wheat makes it a little lighter compared to other beers in the style.

Serving type: bottle (740 characters)

Photo of Rwalford74
4.64/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of eric5bellies
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
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. (343 characters)

Photo of jorgerod99
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Anatole
2.25/5  rDev -41.9%

Photo of aasher
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of JohnK17
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of derekdclark1
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of scottbrew4u
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lemon, coriander and floral yeast notes. Delicate body and very flavorful with the right amount of coriander and citrus. (120 characters)

Photo of AndyEdgar
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of zeff80
3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mactrail
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
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. (491 characters)

Photo of Farmerstann
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of ajm5108
3.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Petegrieco
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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Saison 1858 from Brasserie Du Bocq
86 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.