Daze On Saison | Saugatuck Brewing Company

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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

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

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Photo of jvgoor3786
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mattias
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dactrius
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of schnjac
4.15/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of woodychandler
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.72/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

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Photo of JFrank78
4.28/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.84/5  rDev +2.1%
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 -9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StoutHunter
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
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 +6.9%
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 +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dweedlebug
3.4/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Howlader
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JustLikeMyDad
2.42/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Shafaegalo
3.01/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of c014572
4.03/5  rDev +7.2%
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%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of km02600
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Suds
3.67/5  rDev -2.4%
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 -13.6%
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 +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
3.96/5  rDev +5.3%
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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Daze On Saison from Saugatuck Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 43 ratings