Saison | Nodding Head Brewery

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Nodding Head Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by woodychandler on 04-16-2006

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Photo of Jame515
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of THECPJ
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

reviewed from notes:

appearance: golden yellow with a 1 finger head

smell: citrus, banana, clove, little farmhouse smell from the yeast

taste: belgian yeast, banana, spice

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium body,

overall: a decent saison nice on a summer day. just not over the top.


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Photo of zoso1967
4.39/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served up cloudy gold in a tulip glass with a light head and average lacing. Smelled like one would expect a saison to. Grainy, lemony, spicy and fresh. This is one of my favorite styles because I think that when you close your eyes and take a whiff you really can imagine enjoying this farmhouse style ale after some hard labor in the fields. The taste is nice and earthy with a definite liquid toasty whole grain bread malt base. Also, fresh lemon zest, some white pepper and the slightest bit of brett funk. Quite nice. Lighter side of medium in body with some creaminess and a finish that is a bit drier than I care for in this style, but far from a deal breaker. Another nicely executed beer at one of my favorite pubs.

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Photo of stuckonhops
4.52/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Have been going here a lot lately and decided to try the saison as i hadnt had one in a long time. I am glad i did. Easily in my top 3 best beers from nodding head...probably my fav.

Hazy golden with a frothy head poured into a tulip style glass. Spicy, earthy and slightly hopped. Grainy breaded flavors followed by a type of spice/pepper. I want to say coriander and maybe junipers from memory. Yea i think thats what those tastes were. Very dry...I love my saisons dry as hell and this hit the spot. So crisp and dry it yells at you to keep on drinkin. Only complaint was that it is a smaller pour but that complaint was takin care of when i ordered my third and fourth the bartender says, "Here ya get the big pint glass now" ;)

i love this place and will be going there tomorrow especially since they always have something on the handpump/cask/whatever you wanna call it...

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Photo of Gavage
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: hazy light orange in color with some yellow highlights on the glass edge. Nice 1/2" head lasts with some mild lacing.

Smell: musky aroma with some soft citrus.

Taste: dry grainy maltiness with some citrus, mild bitterness, pepper, and soft spicy yeast tones, wrapped in a thick musky earthiness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Lightly crisp and very dry throughout. Aftertaste is dominated by the musky tones.

Drinkability: nicely drinkable, but more than one or two is enough with the bold musk tones. Tasty, but not a session brew.

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4.32/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gordon Grubb told me that this was made at the request of Tom Peters. Thank you, Tom, because this was a really good beer.

It had a decently frothy bone-white head that all too quickly reduced to a light coating on the surface of the beer. The color was a very pretty golden yellow, like sunshine in a glass. It had a spicy, yeast-driven nose, with notes of clove and black pepper. The mouthfeel was slightly creamy with an interesting spiciness on the palate. I tried soooo hard to pinpoint the spicy flavor: peppery, but not a full-on, no-holds-barred pepper. Gordon only laughed at me when I asked for some help. The finish was dry and zesty, lingering with the same spicy quality that I had noted throughout.

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Saison from Nodding Head Brewery
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 8 ratings