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The Brewer's Art
Maryland, United States | website

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Rye saison brewed with grapefruit.

Added by ThisWangsChung on 06-22-2014

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 50
Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.72/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Finally, I get to sample this beer beyond a damn cask (saisons shouldn't be served in casks, guys...) The nose isn't particularly special, but it does bring nice tones of lemon and wheat. While I pick up some gentle black pepper, I'm missing some of that rustic nature that would have brought this up beyond "slightly different witbier". Tasting this...nope, not very rustic. I get plenty of wheat and lemon, but I get that out of many witbiers. The whole thing tastes muddled and messy, and what's worse, I get no grapefruit taste. While it's well carbonated, the feel seems astringent to the point of being bothersome (hi, rye!) On the plus side, it's not that watery to me - but it is flabby and overly wet. Not a huge fan of this beer, as it's too muddled and weak. Honestly, as much as I bitched about how a saison shouldn't be thrown in a cask, I really think the cask version of this was better.

2.72/5: Chopconfus'd

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Photo of tone77
3.45/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some lemons, not much else. Taste is lemons, tart, spices, not really tasting the yeast strain I usually associate with this style. Feels light in the mouth and overall, not your typical saison, but a refreshing beer nonetheless.

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Photo of smakawhat
3.63/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the can into a tulip glass. Brewed and canned in Pottstown PA.

Deep lemon orange body, with a great rising column of middle carbonation in the glass. Soapy slightly rocky, but giving to light retention and a bright white dissolving swiss cheese head. Solid looker, great body appearance.

Real nice aroma. Simple heat and farmhouse dryness, a real nice spritzy of lemon acid mixing of light sweetness but also tart acid. Ripping grain and sharp and slightly metallic twinge a bit. Pretty solid and impressive, there's a ferrous action though on this which is a little bit off putting though, but jumps to to weedy green cut grass as well.

Palate has too much of a session IPA like quality. Wet bodied and not letting the flavors showcase. Chalky malt presence mixing with light grass and hay. Finishes with a nice touch of sweet sucrose slightly, a bit of chewy malt backbone as well, just a faint touch of heated pepper like yeast hotness also. Flavor manages to last and at least linger, but requires much more quaffing.

A session saison? Kind of not really my thing, but does have some decent qualities.

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Photo of 2dogbrew
4.21/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Really liked this one. Had it on draft at Rustico. They started with a nice saison and added rye malt, honeysuckle, lemon and grapefruit peel. The results were very good. Bought a 6 pack in cans.

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