Lazy Saison
Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

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Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #1,921
ABV:
8.9%
Score:
83
Ranked #42,831
Avg:
3.62 | pDev: 13.26%
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
109
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Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
 
Mississippi, United States
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Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
83
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Lazy SaisonLazy Saison
Notes: Lazy Saison is a cultivated, refreshing Belgian-style ale, complex in style with a mix of fruity aroma, earthy body and a hint of spiciness.
Reviews: 19 | Ratings: 109 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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mothmanscott from Georgia

3.79/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From notes 4/29/13: Pours an opaque, bordering on clear, ochre producing a fizzy, dense, white, moderately lasting head that recedes into an island like cap of foam that leaves webs and streaks of lace. Aroma is a blend of yeast character including banana, clove, peach and pear; coriander, light biscuit malt and a subtle hint of sulfur. Taste is similar but sweet through mid-sip, finishing quite dry and lemony which becomes the primary component of the aftetaste. The aftertaste also has a faint hint of sulfur. Medium bodied, nicely carbonated and very easy to drink.

Oct 23, 2019
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.69/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks Willie. This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a hazy burnt golden orange color with a half finger’s worth of sustaining white foaminess. Thin messy lacing roams all around the glass nicely. The aroma starts thick sweet bready/yeastiness with some sweet citrus pulp striding in nicely. Spices seem there but definitely stay in the background. The flavor brings in the sweet breadiness with the sweet citrus. Spices, still stay far in the background. Sly sweet bready/yeasty aftertaste. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it. Carbonation feels pretty low in this. Overall, it’s a decent saison, nothing out of the park and may be a bit aged right now, not sure (lack of bolder spices makes me think that).

Jun 08, 2017
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.71/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Here is another bottle courtesy of my local, in-person trader, Tone77, who brought this back from his southern foray. My thanks!

From the bottle: "Lazy Saison is a 'Southern cultivated' Belgian-style ale with a complex bouquet of floral and fruity aromas, a medium body, malted wheat flavors, and a welcomed crisp, dry finish on the palate. Do something lazy, you deserve it!"; "Pale Belgian Style Wheat Ale".

Having Pop!ped the cap, I gave it a moderately brisk pour since it was a wheat-based ale and some cloudiness was to be expected. I got two fingers of dense, rocky, French Vanilla-colored head for my efforts & it hang in nicely, slowly falling away to wisps. Color was a slightly hazy Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7). Nose had a slightly funky odor along with notes of black pepper and sweet, ripe fruits. Mouthfeel was medium with a good bit of carbonation. The taste was pleasant, not overly funky as some Saisons have been and the mild pepperiness went well with the sweet fruit esters to combine into a very quaffable beer. Finish was semi-dry, probably a combination of the spiciness and the yeast's action. It has been a chilly Spring here in the northeast, but this would do well on a hot, humid summer's day. Thanks again for the hook-up!

May 10, 2017
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singletary from Mississippi

4.08/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It has a very floral smell and pours a amber color. The taste is very pleasant with a hint of pear and spices. Overall it was very good and I will be having another one soon.

May 30, 2016
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zeff80 from Missouri

2.28/5  rDev -37%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

Looks good. Hazy, golden yellow with a nice sized head of foam. Smelled musty and muddled. Odd flavors - very yeaty with little of the saison spices you'd expect. Somewhat malty, too.

Apr 30, 2016
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jzlyo from Iowa

3.55/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is lemons, spices/Belgian yeast and a sour twinge. The flavor is lemons, Belgian yeast, spices, malts, light citrus and mix of slight sweetness and tart in the finish.

Feb 15, 2016
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

3.54/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

8.9 ABV--pours amber, clear with 1/4 inch head and high carbonation. Taste is pear, apple, hay, and Belgian spices. Hits all the expected notes and is very clean. Not boundary pushing, but good for the style. I would get this again.

Oct 25, 2015
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Jamie_Newman from Louisiana

3.72/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Popes an orange color with little to no head and LOTS of carbonation. Smells a little like champagne and the taste really follows with a bit more bitterness. The finish is dry. Not a fan of wheat beers so it's more difficult for me to rate them.

Oct 11, 2015
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JamieDuncan from Maryland

3.82/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a clear golden with limited head and lacing. Muted aroma, but you get the typical saison aroma with spices and a bit of apple and pear, with just a touch of caramel in the background. Taste follows, again, rather muted but you still get the spice and light fruit. Good carbonation that is almost fizzy on the tongue, but kinda thin overall. Overall a decent beer that was real easy to drink, alcohol level was not noticeable.

Sep 24, 2015
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BigGold from Mississippi

3.66/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

First had the 2015, 5.50 ABV, version of Lazy Saison poured from a 12-oz. bottle into a nonic pint.

The mild flavor of cigarette butts--presumably a production problem--is both inspired marketing by memory association, and overlook-able.

Aug 31, 2015
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abastias from Tennessee

3.45/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 fl oz bottle pour to shaker pint. BOD:08.11.15 ABV:5.5%

A: Clear pale amber. Short lived foam off-white, non-uniform bubbles.
S: Toasted, flan,pear, spicy.
T: Cherries, candied oranges,cider vinegar, warm alcohol.
M: Highly carbonated, warming, spicy, prickly on tip of tongue. Sherry mouthfeel.
O: Funky, warm, slick.

Aug 28, 2015
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of fruits, some spices. Taste is spices up front, malts, fruits, citrus, very easy drinking, especially at this abv. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

Dec 14, 2014
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avalon07 from South Carolina

2.79/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a golden color and a clear texture. There was a half inch of foamy head that lasted an average amount of time. Pretty good lacing.

S: A somewhat muted aroma of light fruit, malt, and barnyard funk.

T: Tasted of fruit (a little lemon), malt, and the aforementioned funk. The major problem with the flavor is that it's fairly bland and watered down. Definitely not aggressive enough.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a lively finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Not a great example of a saison. Lots of other American breweries do a better version of the style.

Nov 17, 2014
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RblWthACoz from Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

So many of the American produced saisons seem to so clearly miss the mark that I am gun-shy in trying new ones and, frankly, have negative expectations walking into things. This is actually pretty decent. There is that faint hint of soap that really drives me out of my mind. But what dominates is a pretty nice smoothly sweet character in a very Belgian style. This is extremely easy to drink. One of the few "American-style saisons" I have had that I was perfectly fine with. Suggested.

Sep 30, 2014
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Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

3.18/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

$ 2.79/12 oz bottle at vintage Estates, Boardman, OH
Bottled 1/31/14 at 40 degrees into snifter
Aroma of coriander
Head average (3 cm), white, frothy, slowly diminishing to 2 mm ring and partial layer
Lacing OK – some small islands and partial rings of small bubbles
Body light yellow, cloudy
Flavor begins with spiciness and some sweetness, quickly fades to just sweetness; no hops, no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate light to medium, oily, soft carbonation

Meh. A very unremarkable saison.

Aug 02, 2014
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RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

3.24/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Lazy Magnolia Lazy Saison has a medium, white head, a clear, bubbly, burnished gold appearance, and a thin lace curtain left behind. The aroma is of bready grain and herbs. Taste is of those things, with some yeast and mild hop bitterness riding along. There is also some cream of wheat in there. Mouthfeel is medium and somewhat slick, and Lazy Magnolia Lazy Saison finishes dry, easy drinking, and only the slightest bit alcohilic.

RJT

Jun 03, 2014
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brewskifan55 from Mississippi

3.81/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the Bulldog, Jackson, MS

A: A hazy golden with a fluffy white one finger head that dissipated pretty quickly. Not much lacing.

S: Floral, fruity. Picking up lemons, bananas, oranges and a tad of hops.

T: Sweet and sensual. The citrus aspect is very nice, featuring lemons and banana bread. A great malt/hop combo; very balanced. Earthy but not funky. Very sessionable.

M: Light to medium with medium carbonation.

O: I was very impressed with this gulf coast saison. Very smooth and light. Not as dry as other saisons and lacking in pepper aspects. But overall, a very balanced style that should please everyone. Drinks like a tripel without the Belgian yeast. Recommended.

Mar 18, 2014
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PorterLambic from Florida

3.72/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice, hazy, strong yellow with a near creamy white head. Really good retention, smooth, even dissipation with decent but scattered lace.
Smell is the usual suspects: banana, clove, malt, yeast, slight hops. Really good balance.
Taste is surprisingly tart, and much welcomed. Malt, yeast, banana, clove, a hint of citrus, too. Balance is quite good.
Medium + body, tart especially up front, dry from the middle on. Warming was a nice, unexpected, surprise. This is more of what I expect from a Saison. Tight, light, effervescence on the tip of the tongue.

Nov 06, 2013
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EgadBananas from Louisiana

3.82/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a fairly translucent golden color, with a stark white head. No lace, very bubbly.

Aroma is rustic and earthy, with a musky yeast note and light fruitiness.

Taste echo's the rustic nature, with some grassy and herbal hops, grape skins, yeast, bread crusts and a light fruity note.

Body is light, crisp, effervescent, dry and clean.

Its a good Saison. Not as rustic as I prefer, but not as fruity as some poorer examples tend to be. Hope they bottle it for summer.

Mar 22, 2013
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Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 109 ratings