Morning Dew
Cambridge Brewing Company

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Belgian Saison
3.91 | pDev: 6.39%
Cambridge Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Very Good
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Notes: Dryhopped Buckwheat Saison with Elderflowers
Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 64 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of tone77
3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 25.4 oz. bottle. This beer came out quickly, resulting in a golden color with a 2 inch head. Smell is very fruity, some yeast. Taste is of apples, berries, yeast, light hops, a bit on the tart side. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a quality beer.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a hazy yellow color with a one finger white foamy head that quickly dissipated. Light messy speckled lacing glosses around the glass. The smell starts off with some sweet lemon, gathers up some sweet floral qualities melts into tropical fruits and then allows some dry piney notes to blend. The taste was moderately sweet with an underscore of dry pine, combining and running into the aftertaste and then bleeding into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it. Carbonation feels good for the style and for me. Somewhat sticky sweet piney character soaks my tongue. Overall, I see where they got the name, its definitely one that drinks like juice.

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Photo of Ricelikesbeer
3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Interesting concept from Cambridge. We don't get much of this stuff in CO so looking forward to any new Cambridge beer.

L: slight haze, suggesting of bottle conditioning. Light gold/ orange hue with nice fluffy head and lacing. Higher carbonation.

S: very floral in the nose, cannot pin point the smell specifically, but smells like wildflowers were added as dry hops. a bit of citrus and something resembling jasmine in there too.

T: slight sweetness op front, a bit of tartness, and a bit of hoppy floral bitterness. very crisp and balanced. very refreshing. Slight tropic hints of citrus, and a bit of white wine character as well.

F: nice creamy mouthfeel, light/ medium body. higher carbonation helps with finish and dryness.

O: Overall an interesting saison type beer. Very refreshing and crisp. reminds me of Saison de Lees from Prennial, which uses jasmine flowers. Anyone seeking more of a floral character in their beer should seek this out. would be great on any summer afternoon.

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Photo of papabeer
4.45/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a yellow/Amber color with a thick head. Smells fantastic--much like the elder flowers used in brewing it. Taste is very refreshing, but still carries a lot of flavor. Overall, a very good summer/spring beer.

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Photo of ryan1788a5
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a tulip.

A: Amber colored with tawny hues. Very hazy. Thick cap of off-white head retains very well. Jagged and sticky lacing.

S: Floral and berry-like. Lavender and underripe blueberry. Lightly tart. Hops bring mild spicy and leafy tones as well as a vinous white wine dimension. Lightly musty yeast. Dough and confectioners sugar malt base.

T: Gooseberries up front with a mild tartness. Blueberry. Floral. White wine and hop spice at first hide beneath the berry-like flavors, but emerge more as the palate adjusts. Yeasty undercurrents. Doughy malt base, pinch of confectioners sugar, perhaps a hint of toast. Drying finish closes with just a bit of tartness.

M: Medium bodied. Full and creamy/silky body. Carbonation is lively, expressive, and crisp.

O: A unique and tasty brew. The body is full and a bit more sustaining than expected considering the lower abv, though still very drinkable. It isn't as dependant on yeasty fireworks as most saisons are; the yeast is actually fairly restrained here and not throwing off a ton of phenols and esters. The beer is driven mainly by the exotic Nelson-Sauvin hops and maybe even more so by the elderflower addition. The berry-like impressions are unlike anything I've come across.

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Photo of Suds
3.57/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

This is a hazy gold brew, poured from a bomber. The head is tall,firm, and white (great lace). The aroma is fruity, musty, with a bit of sweet background spice. The taste is sweet with an expansive fruit flavor throughout (peach, apple, and apricot). The body is medium in heft, with a floral finish. Interesting, and I get the name.

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Photo of JratBones
3.91/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Found this in the back of my fridge. Forgot to drink it. Oops. Figured I would crack it and see how it was. Crazy carbonation hence it not being the freshest beer. Think it was bottled in April. Other then the carbonation,after it settled it was still pretty damn good. Fruity aroma,subtle hop flavors with a nice golden biscuity flavor to it. Would have loved to drank this fresh. Next time I will.

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Photo of WhiskeyMax
4.21/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours lightly hazy straw color. Nice white head that fades quickly. Smells of grass. Taste is nice. Light hop flavor up front with a soft Belgian yeast biscuit. This is a beer I'm really diggin for summer. My new favorite ( until tomorrow).

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Photo of deltatauhobbit
4.52/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden straw color with a decent sized white head, fades at a fast rate with little lacing on the glass, slight haze to it.

Smell has a nice floral aroma, strong in hops with scents of pine and cut grass, sweet malt in the background to counterbalance, not sure what elderflower smells like but it's likely in that floral bouquet.

Taste is light and refreshing throughout, hops hit right away, mostly pine and citrus, as it fades the sweetness of the malt comes through but not overly so, carbonation is quite ample but very very soft in the mouth, a very easy summer drinker.

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Photo of jlindros
4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

CBC makes some solid beers, and unique styles, so hopefully this is fun and well done, for a hot muggy summerrrrr... I mean spring night.

Pours a huge fluffy 2 finger creamy head that fades at a med to slower pace, thick and creamy leaving some messy lacing, crystal clear golden pale color.

Nose is nice, bright and floral, mild zesty citrus hop notes, nice citrusy and fruity hop presence, quite floral and flowery with straight up elderflowers in there, a little berry like boisonberry or elderberry thing, nice spices thanks to Belgian yeast esters in there, and hints of some phenols as well, a little bit of a golden sweet malt profile as well, and hint of a tart lemony presence.

Taste brings sweet malts out front, not really sweet just seems like it will be, with golden malts, toasty and light malty in general, a little wheat creamy feel and toasted wheatgerm almost. THen flowery, elderflowers and a dandelion like presence, with the Belgian yeast kicking in right behind it, mild esters with fruity notes and some mild spices, hint of phenols that fade like they were just a distant memory to start with. Quickly hops wash over, with mild lemon zest, little citrusy, and more mild generic berry fruit as well as a hint of citrus mostly lemon zest, the esters seem to bring a little pear skin and apple notes. Hops bring a touch of vinous grape skin notes late, with a little more lemon zest and touch of spiciness, finishing with a mild bitterness which was lighter than I expected as it seemed to be building up, mild dry but sticky finish, pretty quick finish too.

Mouth is med bod, a bit soft, with nice small bubble carb.

Overall pretty interesting, about what I expected all around mostly. Elderflower didn't overpower thankfully, nice Belgian yeast profile with fruity esters of apple pear, and mild spices even, decent lemon zest, nice berry notes, a bit of malt even coming through, and nice blending of the Nelson hops to marry it all. Pretty enjoyable for a hot summer day I gotta say.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On-tap 4/20/2015 at Track 84, in Warwick, RI served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a short white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains citrus, Belgian yeast, some spice and light caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with some mildly sweet flavors of caramel, spice and citrus. Then a decent hops presence for the style comes in. The light malt character and Belgian yeast breadiness brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry and slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, it’s not a bad beer but there are better options within the style.

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Photo of brother_rebus
4.49/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

One of the better smelling beers ive encountered. Floral elderberry (without over powering like MagicHats) mixed with some resiny citrus like hops makes for a nasal and oral explosion that follows through with a medium pale body and smooth finish with a pleasant saisony aftertaste that dissipates quickly. Werry werry well done brew.

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Photo of Beric
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Serving: 100oz tower split with friends into pint glasses
Served: 15 February 2015

Appearance: Light yellow in color with a foamy white head that leaves massive lacing in the glass. A touch hazy. Looks awesome.

Smell: Very floral aroma, likely from the Nelson Sauvin hops and the elderflowers that are somehow incorporated.

Taste: Superb drinkability here- nice floral hoppiness, with next to no influence from the elderflowers in the beer. I really love the use of Nelson Sauvin here- the hops work perfectly with the sweet malts and provide a very drinkable, relatively sweet brew with a nice hop punch without being abrasive.

Mouthfeel: Not as carbonated as I would have liked, but with enough to facilitate intense quaffability.

Overall: A very delicious beer with a curious hop profile. A sessionable 4.75% kept my group pouring often and drinking fast. A great, underrated brew from CBC.

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Morning Dew from Cambridge Brewing Company
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