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Saison Tonnellerie

Discussion in 'Pacific' started by CAbeerCAbeerCA, Apr 6, 2013.

  1. CAbeerCAbeerCA

    CAbeerCAbeerCA Savant (310) Maryland Mar 3, 2011 Beer Trader

    Wondering if anyone has had this yet at The Bruery, since they just put it on. I am debating how many to pick up of the 10 allocated.
  2. vacax

    vacax Advocate (675) California Jun 3, 2008 Beer Trader

    Yeah I had it yesterday with a couple tickers and the consensus was that it was really good. I'd say the best saison The Bruery has made, and I can count on one hand the number of US breweries making any near that level. If you like saisons, buy it.
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  3. Should have left me your Hoarders card so I could have drank some for you last night.
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  4. Buck86

    Buck86 Savant (375) California Aug 8, 2011 Beer Trader

    Just got back and can say the same. It is a great saison (though not my weapon of choice when drinking beers), I paid for two without trying and will probably stick with that. Was hoping they would have the CR on tap too... one of these days I'll find that secret keg of Choc Rain...

    Also asked how to pronounce it and nobody behind the bar knew which was funny. Best I can come up with is "Ton-knee-air-e" but that could be so far off I have no idea. Anyone know how to order this?
  5. From what I can find Tonnellerie is the French word for cooperage, or barrel making. Seems like the pronunciation is pretty much as it reads, to-nel-er-y.
  6. Saxmusik45

    Saxmusik45 Savant (335) California Nov 18, 2011 Beer Trader

    According to a dictionary website with a pronunciation icon, it sounded like ton-el-REE. Last syllable had the emphasis. It was also pronounced in a stereotypical French accent, too, so I'll deem it credible...
  7. That's about what my google translate app said as well though you seem to be missing a syllable between el and ree.
  8. I thought this beer was a bit lacking. I think there's much better Saisons out there for similar price points. Maybe good for a tick but not much more.
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  9. vacax

    vacax Advocate (675) California Jun 3, 2008 Beer Trader

    Out of curiousity... what saisons are you talking about that have similar pricepoints and are just as good? $12-13 for a 750mL after discount and tax. I'm not terribly looking at saisons usually so I really do not know the difference.
  10. CAbeerCAbeerCA

    CAbeerCAbeerCA Savant (310) Maryland Mar 3, 2011 Beer Trader

    Thanks for the input. I LOVE saisons.
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  11. stupac2

    stupac2 Initiate (0) California Feb 22, 2011

    Good luck getting an answer out of this guy.
  12. All of Prairie Ales saisons. All of Logsdon saisons. Most Stillwater offerings. Love Buzz. Tank 7. I'd probably buy Hennepin over this, but it doesn't belong in the same category as the others. Several Fantome offerings are just slightly higher but I'd consider it close (and pay the difference).

    And to preempt a comment about it, I'd consider the 3.36 oz difference between a 22 oz and 25.36 oz 750 to be negligible.
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  13. drgarage

    drgarage Initiate (0) California Aug 19, 2008

    All of the ones you just mentioned other than Tank 7 are more expensive. I haven't had Tonnellerie, but Logsdon stuff is usually $15 and up, at least in the Bay Area.
  14. Wow, $5 more for Logsdon in the Bay Area? That's awful. It's $10.99 at most places around here. Praire Ales is $12.99. Love Buzz is $13.99. Hennepin is $7.99. Tank 7 is $10.99. Fantome for $12.99+. Stillwater for $10.99+.

    All similar price points for me. :)
  15. Xul

    Xul Advocate (590) California May 18, 2008

    Had a glass this afternoon and I definitely liked it. For my taste, it could've been just a touch drier, but as it warmed up, the rustic character really came out. I think I'd still put aged Saison de Lente over it (12 - 18 months does wonders for the Brett), but the Tonnellerie was tasty and I'll be maxing out my allocation.
  16. grilledsquid

    grilledsquid Advocate (565) California Jul 10, 2009 Beer Trader

    Please tell me where I can get Fantome Saison for 12.99. I don't think such a place exists.
  17. CoolEthan

    CoolEthan Savant (440) California Jan 9, 2013

    Tony-yea-ree is how I pronounce it.
  18. AndrewK

    AndrewK Savant (495) California Oct 20, 2006

    A double L is only pronounced as a Y sound when it is preceded by an I (and not even in every case, the city of Lille for instance).
  19. jpeck13

    jpeck13 Aficionado (150) California Apr 28, 2011

    I find it funny that nobody behind the bar knows how to pronounce it. A couple months ago when I was there, I miss pronounced one of the beers when asking for it and the guy who was working there immediately corrected me in a condescending douchey tone. As soon as he turned away to go grab it, another customer in line said, "Wow, that guy is a douche." I laughed. Regardless, good to here that it's good. I'll have grab a couple bottles.
  20. We get all those beers at almost identical prices up here honestly, except for Fantome which was 14.99. Those are really excellent choices by the way. I've been pretty impressed with Prairie so far. If this beer is truly in the conversation with Anchorage, Prairie, Logsdon, etc. I'd love to try it. Is this bottled?
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  21. heatwaves

    heatwaves Savant (430) California Oct 17, 2009 Beer Trader

    I tried it this weekend and thought it was really unremarkable, and to be blunt, rather bland. And I'm usually a strong Bruery apologist, but this one didn't do it for me.

    On a side note, I'm really thankful that the Bruery is making these available in advance this year (or more accurately, since late last year). Last year, it seemed like I blindly bought a lot of ones I didn't love and didn't buy enough of the ones I did (Filmishmish, you will be mished!).
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  22. jtmartino

    jtmartino Advocate (525) California Dec 11, 2010 Beer Trader

    Yeah bottles. I'll buy a couple and swing one your way.
  23. bird22

    bird22 Savant (470) California Jan 2, 2011 Beer Trader

    I can also pick you up a bottle or two as well if you'd like. Just let me know.
  24. sirtomtom

    sirtomtom Savant (260) California Dec 10, 2010

    Honestly their whole bar staff feels that way to me. Cold, douchey, what do you want attitude. If I worked their I'd be the happiest college student in the world.
  25. WorldWideStout

    WorldWideStout Savant (375) Pennsylvania Jan 12, 2009 Beer Trader

    Okay so some people like it, some people don't, but there haven't been too many reasons given as to why. Could people who've had it talk about how sweet or hoppy they felt it was, any tartness or funk, earthy notes, or any other notable flavors they picked up?
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  26. I was there on Saturday to pick up a bottle of M3 and the guy at the register was the biggest douche. I politely asked for a bottle, he sighed and walked over to the case. When he came back to ring me up he kinda just tossed me my receipt. I chuckled and said "Have a nice weekend"...He just kinda stood there. Not the first time this guy has been a weirdo but the guy with the beard and the glasses has always been cool.
  27. tyrsis

    tyrsis Savant (460) California Mar 13, 2009 Beer Trader

    I had this happen to me when pronouncing Otoise. Hipster douche corrects me, "Ahem, it's pronounced Oh-shuss."

    Eat shit.
  28. Perhaps they should add the phonetic spelling in () after the name when they send allocation announcement emails.
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  29. Can't speak for San Francisco shops, but on the peninsula Seizoen Bretta is $10-11.
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  30. jpeck13

    jpeck13 Aficionado (150) California Apr 28, 2011

    Ha. That is the EXACT beer I mispronounced.
  31. RedBeeron

    RedBeeron Savant (260) California Jul 7, 2012

    Last night I literally ordered a Saison Toneblahblahblah. No one tried to correct me, I got the beer I ordered, and the bartender chuckled. Did the same with flimishmishmishmish and otiosheeshushshshsh. Until I get a pronunciation guide, i doubt I'll change my ordering habits, and I doubt anyone's going to try and correct me.
  32. AndrewK

    AndrewK Savant (495) California Oct 20, 2006

    the funny thing is, they mispronounce Otiose. It isn't oh-shuss like they say. Its oh-she-os, or in the old school, closer to latin pronunciation, oh-tee-os (basically the phonetic pronunciation as it is spelled).
  33. drewone

    drewone Champion (840) California Sep 18, 2006 Beer Trader

    Speaking of the Bruery - did anybody see clusterfork tickers up for sale today?
  34. moonknight31

    moonknight31 Advocate (515) California Aug 23, 2009 Beer Trader

    yea they were up at 10am and sold out super quick
  35. As a side note. Was at Noble Ale Works around 2-3 PM today, very sparse and quiet with 2 other people drinking there. Then Patrick Rue entered, also another guy with a Taps uniform entered. Wondered what's going on there.
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  36. domtronzero

    domtronzero Initiate (0) California Aug 18, 2007

    Hopefully the next collaboration beer :)
  37. sirtomtom

    sirtomtom Savant (260) California Dec 10, 2010

    A double batch of Good Ship ESB with pluots, aged in PVW barrels.
  38. domtronzero

    domtronzero Initiate (0) California Aug 18, 2007

    Sounds gross.
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  39. nogidrew86

    nogidrew86 Savant (250) Nevada Aug 16, 2010

    It's in pappy barrels that previously held black tuesday! Therefore it is already good and can NEVER be made again!
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  40. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

    I would have responded with "no I am very sorry that is incorrect - the correct pronunciation is WHO GIVES A SHIT"