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Noble Experiment - Saison Blonde - Russian River Brewing Company

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Noble Experiment - Saison Blonde
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53 Ratings
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.08%
Wants: 4
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: impending on 06-04-2012)
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A: served on draught into a tasting glass, light yellow with a short white head that lingers leaving some lacing, clear

S: heavy on Belgian yeast, banana, clove, corriander

T: banana, clove, lemon, anise

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Big thanks to daysinthewake for getting this growler out to me. Served in a Russian River TION goblet. Pours a clear straw-golden color with a nice white head. The nose has a touch of light pilsner malt plus a really nice bouquet of floral and slightly-spice hops. Some perfume. Light fruity notes. Really excellent. Very light. Flavor is likewise extremely well integrated and light on the palate. Extremely easy to drink. Light body and a dry finish. Excellent. Would love to have this year round.

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A: Pours a slightly hazy pale with a thick bone white head. Head slowly faded into a soft collar and film leaving some streaky patches of lace.
S: Spicy and herbal notes of dry grains and leafy, citrusy hops. Very light smelling and crisp.
T: Super clean and grainy. Crisp notes of pale malts, Belgian yeast, and citrus are light but work well together. Tastes like a blonde ale with a Belgian twist.
M: Light body, thin but crisp mouthfeel, easy carbonation. Refreshing.
O: Probably the lightest saision I’ve had, but I liked it. Very easy to drink and refreshing. Nothing super complicated, but if they were going for a crisp low alcohol Belgian blonde, they hit the mark.

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Pours a light yellow hue, with solid haze leaving the beer rather translucent. Light body, with only a ring of clear white foam around it. Minimal lace. Decent, but not spectacular.

Nose is excellent, however. Round Belgian tones, with a genuine hint of funk and some sweet acidity that gives hints of balsamic vinegar. It's sweet, full and oaky, with a directness of acidity that's very pleasant and very welcome in a saison, in my opinion.

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lacqueredmouse, Jul 18, 2012
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Noble Experiment - Saison Blonde from Russian River Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.