Daze On Saison
Saugatuck Brewing Company

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From:
Saugatuck Brewing Company
 
Michigan, United States
Style:
Saison
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
84
Avg:
3.71 | pDev: 11.05%
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
30
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 31, 2018
Added:
Mar 19, 2016
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  11
SCORE
84
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Daze On SaisonDaze On Saison
Notes: Go to a whole new dimension with this off the wall Farmhouse Ale. Dry hopped with copious amounts of Mandarina & Mosaic hops for an interesting twist.
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Rated: 2.5 by bacher468 from Pennsylvania

Aug 31, 2018
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Reviewed by BlackBeerPirate from Illinois

3.13/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Taste: crisp, peppery, cider, spiced, wheat notes. Tart fermented, earthy, fruit cider nose. Pale gold, clear, with white foamy head. medium body. some funky sour to end of finish. 24 IBUs
Aug 15, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by jvgoor3786 from Arkansas

Jul 09, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by Mattias from Sweden

Jun 21, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by Dactrius from Netherlands Antilles

Jun 03, 2018
 
Rated: 3.25 by XsoldoutX from Pennsylvania

Mar 07, 2018
 
Rated: 4.15 by schnjac from Michigan

Nov 25, 2017
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
I like that we are getting new & different beers from Saugatuck B.C. here in southcentral PA, so I try to keep an eye out for new arrivals. I recently snapped this one up at the Friendly Greek Bottle Shop.

From the bottle: "Illustrated by @Crocodilesoutlate".

I did some in-bottle agitating before Pop!ping the cap since it is a Saison & cloudiness is to be expected. I gave it a heavy-handed pour just to be sure, resulting in a mountainous three-plus fingers of dense, rocky, bone-white head with great retention. Color was a cloudy Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 - 5), making the beer look like a glass of lemon meringue pie. I had to wait for a little bit for the head to eventually settle, but once it did, I was able to lean in for a sniff. Nose held the light barnyard funkiness of Saison with a slight lemony tartness. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was very citrusy for a Saison! I got lemon and orange especially, along with the previously noted funkiness. Warming, I began to also get a peppery bite coming through. I would be remiss if I did not mention the dense, sticky lacing that formed as I drank through it. Finish was dry, but not so dry as to be off-putting. I am not a huge fan of Saisons, but this was certainly drinkable & even rather enjoyable.
Oct 17, 2017
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Reviewed by TheBierdimpfe from Canada (QC)

3.72/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Clear, slightly hazy, dark straw color with moderate activity. With the yeast it gets cloudy and veiled with floating particles. Thick foamy and frothy white 3-4 finger sparkling head, lasting around 10-15 minutes, with decent legs and swirl effect. Flavors of grapefruits, orange, lemon, green grapes, sweet grains dominant barley, caramel, Wild yeast, and floral hops. Light silky, a little oily, medium body with sharp carbonation. Medium strength finish, gentle vinous feel, light barnyard and cheese sensation, a bit of straw but more fruity and tropical with balanced flowery hops. Faintly spiced, similar to a table Saison or a Sofie but not as complex. It's gentle and accessible, with good freshness. Though it gets a little thin and dull very fast. Overall very good quality craft.
Sep 23, 2017
 
Rated: 4.28 by JFrank78 from California

Aug 30, 2017
 
Rated: 3.53 by Sound_Explorer from Washington

Aug 11, 2017
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Saugatuck Brewing Co. "Daze On Saison"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, "PKGD 041317" and sampled on 073117
$2 @ Giant, Havertown, PA

Look: Its hazy straw-gold body teems with lively plumes of tiny bubbles beneath a two, and then one, finger-thick head of bright white. Solid sheets of lacing are left behind, showing thicker rings that mark each sip taken.

Smell: Spicy, a little medicinal, clove-like, lightly fruity with apple, mildly yeasty/mineralish, and subtly sweet.

Taste: The flavor delivers a bit of tanginess and lots of apple, but also some orange and perhaps berry, and the previously mentioned clove and soft spice. The malt that's there is quite light, and basic, and lightly sweet. The yeasty mineral component is quite limited and only appears in the gently acidic, dry finish.

Feel: Light-medium in body and gently effervescent with a very fine-bubbled, seemingly natural carbonation.

Overall: Interesting, but not compelling. Light in character overall, but enjoyable.
Jul 31, 2017
 
Rated: 3.41 by JamesGrove from Pennsylvania

Jul 29, 2017
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Reviewed by StoutHunter from Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Short Review. This is a good and sessionable saison. All the key the flavors and aromas are there, but they are just a little lighter than I would normally found in the style. all the flavors worked well with each other and it wasn't as spicy as the style normally is. I would for sure by this beer again when I want a nice sessionable Saison.
Jul 19, 2017
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Rated by ewpass from Canada (PE)

4.02/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Hazy gold with good head. Tropical citrus hop nose. Lighter body, medium carbonation. Slight drying saison yeast notes. Gets funkier as it warms.
Jun 30, 2017
 
Rated: 3.98 by Waveoff from Pennsylvania

Jun 22, 2017
 
Rated: 3.4 by Dweedlebug from Pennsylvania

Jun 16, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by Howlader from Canada (AB)

Jun 09, 2017
 
Rated: 2.42 by JustLikeMyDad from Michigan

Jun 04, 2017
 
Rated: 3.01 by Shafaegalo from Texas

Jun 02, 2017
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Reviewed by c014572 from Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Smells of brad, spice, Belgian yeast funk. Taste is light body, with a peppery aftertaste. If this is dry hopped, it's very subtle and just contributes to the spicy aftertaste. Hops are just there to balance out the malt profile. This is a wonderful, lower ABV, Saison you should seek out if you are a fan of the style.
May 15, 2017
 
Rated: 3.46 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania

May 13, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by km02600 from Michigan

Mar 07, 2017
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Reviewed by Suds from Missouri

3.67/5  rDev -1.1%
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.
Nov 20, 2016
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Reviewed by biboergosum from Canada (AB)

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
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.
Nov 05, 2016
 
Rated: 4.1 by Colin32 from Pennsylvania

Oct 08, 2016
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Reviewed by Beginner2 from Illinois

3.96/5  rDev +6.7%
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.
Sep 21, 2016
 
Rated: 3.99 by liamt07 from Canada (ON)

Sep 12, 2016
 
Rated: 4.5 by SpAiReArGsEonNE from New Jersey

Aug 05, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by MeganandDana from Pennsylvania

Jul 27, 2016
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Reviewed by Tone from Missouri

3.71/5  rDev 0%
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.
Jul 09, 2016
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Reviewed by TreyIsWilson from Michigan

4.04/5  rDev +8.9%
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.
Jun 21, 2016
 
Rated: 3.43 by DougT from Ohio

Jun 05, 2016
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Reviewed by jzlyo from Iowa

3.92/5  rDev +5.7%
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.
May 31, 2016
 
Rated: 3.77 by Jordanmtate from Illinois

May 30, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by DbbC from Illinois

May 30, 2016
 
Rated: 3.85 by Dranker from Illinois

May 28, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by bpfrush from Wisconsin

May 26, 2016
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz bottle. Poured out a slightly hazy, golden color with a small, off-white head of foam. It smelled of yeast, esters and bready notes. Sweet caramel and fruity with a spicy/yeasty quality.
May 22, 2016
 
Rated: 3.49 by enelson from Illinois

May 21, 2016
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Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 45 ratings