Seison | Sixpoint Brewery

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Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery
New York, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by BeerBuddy2122 on 03-03-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 90
Photo of dar482
4.12/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer comes in a hazy yellow color.

The aroma has tropical fruits, pine and citrus like an IPA.

The flavor follows on the front with that intense pine, tropics, and citrus. Then it moves onto spice, yeast, and breadiness as expected from a saison on the back end.

A really fun blend between a saison and IPA.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.84/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer is served a lightly hazed orange amber color with a one finger head of pure white foam. The head has a decent level of retention, slowly fading to leave a light level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is mainly of a fruity nature with lots of apricot and peach as well as having a decent sum of a tangerine smell. Along with the fruit are some moderately potent yeasty smells with some lighter aromas of a herbal and pine nature.

Taste – The taste begins with some fruity flavors of a tangerine and lighter fruit flavor of apricot and peach. Along with the fruity flavors are some flavors of a bready nature and a bit of a yeasty taste. As the taste advances a grassy flavor starts developing on the tongue with a little bit of a hay like and herbal flavor also developing. At the end the grass gets stronger and is joined by a bit of pine to leave a rather fruity and clean saison flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the in average side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is average as well. Both are nice for the mix of fruity flavors as well as grass and hay producing a rather easy drinker.

Overall – A rather nice easy drinking beer that has a good blend of fruitiness with enough grass and hay to add the nice saison dimension. Rather tasty and a nice one to try.

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Photo of joesinboston
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this beer on tap at Deep Ellum in Allston. It was served in a willi becher glass.

It poured nice and yellow with a slight haze. The head was thick but dissipated fairly quick. It left a nice lacing on the side of the glass. It smelled nicely of citrusy hops and just faintly of peppery spice. The flavor was very balanced. It didn't lean heavily towards the hops, nor did it lean favorably towards the phenols of the saison or the slight sweetness from the malt. There was just the right amount of each. The balanced flavor combined with the silky smooth mouthfeel made this beer very quaffable. I drank this much faster than I normally drink beers because it went down so easy.

Overall, this was a successful blend of two styles of beer from Sixpoint. It is a beer that you could go back to for round after round.

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Photo of DIM
3.55/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

a: Slightly hazy straw colored yellow; served with a small fizzy cap.

s: Hoppy nose on this, lots of pine and some pithy citrus. Something candy like and a hint of pepper. More IPA than saison for sure.

t: This has a lot of IPA character for sure. in fact, until I read that this was supposed to be a hoppy saison, I had half wondered if I was served the wrong beer. Lots of hop character, pine in particular, with relatively low bitterness. I also found some strange but tasty candied fruit. The saison part of this was all but lost on me, though I might have tasted a hint of pepper.

m: Had a sticky quality.

o: Good stuff but, but I wish more of the saison had shone through.

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Photo of jfmorey
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

In tap at Whole Foods in Vienna VA

Poured into a pint, a hazy yellow with a good head and lacing

Initial taste is piney hops with a faint aftertaste of Belgian yeast

If the intention implied by the name is to do a sessionable saison, then the hop presence runs a bit counter to this, but the result is more interesting and drinkable.

Perhaps it should have been categorized as a Belgian IPA.

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Photo of tempest
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Astoria Bier & Cheese on Ditmars. It's a fresh, easy drinking, and hoppy, but it's easy to forget this is supposed to be an American saison. The hops are classic, crisp citrus hops with a touch of pine and then a slight floral character that blends nicely with the spicy yeast character. The Belgian yeast really takes a backseat to the hops, and that's not a bad thing, just understand this is a lot closer to an IPA than it is to a bottle of Dupont. The body is drier and thinner than an IPA, of course, but the hops dominance is what I'll remember. Very nice beer, give it a try.

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Seison from Sixpoint Brewery
3.74 out of 5 based on 90 ratings.
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