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Daze On SaisonDaze On Saison

Brewed by:
Saugatuck Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by LloydDobler on 03-19-2016

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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 23
Photo of Suds
3.67/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear, pale yellow...huge, towering white head. Brilliant. The smell is light, but with a spicy (clove) and fruit (apple peel) scent. Very carbonated. The taste is balanced, soft, and has a little twang. Medium-light in body. The carbonation has a bit of a bite. Enjoyable.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle, part of the current Saugatuck mixed pack - yet another saison, big whoop. Why does this one sound like a movie in which Matthew McConaughey would star?

This beer pours a mostly clear, very pale golden straw colour, with two fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and somewhat bubbly dirty white head, which leaves some decently dense coral reef atoll lace around the glass as it lazily subsides.

It smells of zesty Belgian yeast, buttered white bread, rainbow peppercorn spice, some indistinct, but certainly stinky funkiness, stale banana cream pie, and very subtle leafy and earthy hop bitters. The taste is bready and doughy wheat malt, a kind of weak-seeming Low Countries yeastiness, more thankfully lessened buttery unpleasantness, faint black and white pepper dust, ephemeral earthy funk, wet banana chips, a hint of sugary citrus, and more tame leafy, earthy, and weedy hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly understated in its barely-there frothiness, the body a so-so medium weight, and quite pithy and clammy in its wan attempt at smoothness. It finishes well off-dry, that buttered bread thing from the aroma never far from my consciousness.

Overall, this falls right in line with the brown ale from these guys that I had a few days ago - something ain't right in Saugatuck Town, and even if it's limited to this mixed pack, that is something to be concerned about - maybe I'll get around to telling them about it, little ol' me.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Saugatuck is more accomplished in the British tradition, so it is good to see them venturing further into the Belgian tradition and succeeding.
Daze on Saison is not only a good name, but a good ale. (I'm glad I found it and drank it on the last day of summer.)
While nothing is exceptional, it is good. It looks like a saison, most of the general spices appear in the nose and the taste largely follows the nose. It seems a little thin in the mouth, but so what? This is a style made for food and it suited my leftovers amalgam just fine.
If you see it next year, buy it and drink it with anything resembling a French kitchen.

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Photo of Tone
3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy, straw color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Decent retention and decent lacing. Smells of slight pungent herbs, wheat, bacterial funk, slight yeast, hint of hops, and a hint of pungent citrus. Fits the style of a Saison / Farmhouse Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong yeast, bacterial funk, pungent citrus, wheat, hint of hops, and a hint of pale malt. Overall, average Saison except for the pungency which I am still vacillating on whether it is a detraction.

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy straw yellow with a two finger foamy white head. Nice amount of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is Belgian yeast, white pepper and orange peel.

T - The taste is orange peel, tangerine, lemon zest, pale malts, Belgian yeast, white pepper with some light floral hops in the finish.

M - Light body with medium carbonation. Nice crisp mouthfeel with a dry finish.

O - This was a pleasant suprise. Very crisp and easy drinking will a nice balance of flavors.

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Photo of jzlyo
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Aroma is orange/citrus, spices and a hint of Belgian yeast. The flavor is Belgian yeast, malts, citrus/orange and a mix of hops and spices in the finish.

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Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 3/16/2016. Pours slightly hazy golden straw color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, pineapple, pear, peppercorn, light pine, light cracker/bread, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/floral hops, fruity/spicy yeast, and light pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, pineapple, pear, peppercorn, light pine, light cracker/bread, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Moderate amount of yeast spiciness and light herbal/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon/orange zest, pineapple, pear, peppercorn, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/floral hops, fruity/spicy yeast, and light pale malt flavors; with a nice malt/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Good amount of dryness from yeast spiciness as well. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly grainy/bready/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice dry hopped saison! All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/floral hops, fruity/spicy yeast, and light pale malt flavors; and very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of LloydDobler
4.19/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle 03-16-16
Dry hopped Farmhouse ale

Fresh off the bottling line. Pours crystal clear gold with a nice, fluffy white collar of foam. Very crisp hop profile to compliment the grassy and citrus flavors. Not my favorite style, but a top notch brew for sure.

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Daze On Saison from Saugatuck Brewing Company
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