Daze On Saison | Saugatuck Brewing Company

Daze On SaisonDaze On Saison
BA SCORE
66.7%
Liked This Beer
3.77 w/ 36 Ratings
Daze On SaisonDaze On Saison
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Saugatuck Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
saugatuckbrewing.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by LloydDobler on 03-19-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#22,205
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
36
Liked:
24
Avg:
3.77/5
pDev:
10.08%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 36 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of JFrank78
4.28/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

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Photo of JamesGrove
3.41/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StoutHunter
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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Photo of ewpass
4.02/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

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Photo of Waveoff
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dweedlebug
3.4/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Howlader
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JustLikeMyDad
2.42/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Shafaegalo
3.01/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of c014572
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
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.

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Photo of Stofko1992
3.46/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of km02600
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Suds
3.67/5  rDev -2.7%
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 -13.8%
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 Colin32
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
3.96/5  rDev +5%
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 liamt07
3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MeganandDana
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tone
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
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 +7.2%
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 DougT
3.43/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jzlyo
3.92/5  rDev +4%
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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Daze On Saison from Saugatuck Brewing Company
Beer rating: 66.7% out of 100 with 36 ratings
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