Le Saisonniere | Cambridge Brewing Company

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87
very good
45 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cambridge Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
cambridgebrewingcompany.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Tart grisette-style saison brewed with oats, spelt, and buckwheat. Aged in gin barrels offering additional soft botanical complexity.

Added by jlindros on 06-25-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
45
Reviews:
8
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
11.03%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
6
For Trade:
1
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Givemebeer
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Excellent. Aged in gin barrels and the balance is there. Up front, spicy saison yeast notes with high, but style appropriate carbonation. On the back end the gin portion shows itself, with not overpowering floral notes along with juniper. Extremely drinkable. Purchased for $10 and glad I did.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.6/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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4.09/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served: 11 Sept 2016
Serving: On tap at Cambridge Brewing Company

Another tasty saison from CBC. Really happy to see another craft brewery attack a grisette successfully- nice soft malt flavors, some banana notes from the yeast, and muted floral hop notes. A very nicely drinkable beer and a style I would like to see other brewers attempt.

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3.73/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is best tasted warmer-48°F+ to bring out fruit, and balance.

Poured a golden color with a 4F head which resolved in minutes.

Light fruit aroma. No clove, possibly a hint of spice.

The body is light which works well as the beer warms up.

Taste: fruit, lots of oak- especially for a beer of low ABV. Excellent bitter finish.

This beer grows on me as it warms up. There is greater balance- the light body makes sense,
the light fruit and bitterness blend well. Usually, I drink my Saisons on the colder side.
Despite the low ABV, the serving temp should be slightly warmer for this beer.

An unusual approach- Gin Barrel aging. It's interesting that there are no notes of the CBC web page about the Gin barrel aging. The Gin barrels give the Saison a lot of oak character.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Le Saisonniere from Cambridge Brewing Company
3.99 out of 5 based on 45 ratings.
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