Cahoots Saison
Uinta Brewing Company

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Uinta Brewing Company
Utah, United States
3.77 | pDev: 9.81%
Aug 30, 2019
Aug 19, 2014
Very Good
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Rated: 4.07 by BuddyZ from Pennsylvania

Aug 30, 2019
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Reviewed by sjdevel from Utah

4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
LOOK: Poured from a 750ml bottle and into a snifter. 1 finger head that quickly recedes. Hazy gold/orange color. Looks almost like a N.E. IPA.

SMELL: Not quite as aromatic as many Saisons. Definitely tart fruit / citrus. Some bread/spice/malt.

TASTE: A tiny bit of hops at first, but the it races into Orange and Grapefruit - hints of Peach. There are some strong malty notes that are enjoyable as it sweetens just after the citrus bite. Dries out and leaves you with a strong Orange flavor (almost an Orange sherbet). A decent amount of spice and yeast throughout.

FEEL: Medium bodied. Flattens out a bit too much / too quickly.

OVERALL: A really good and really interesting beer. Very fruity and peppery. Starts off orange, but seems to end with grapefruit. I really hoped for more carbonation and more Belgian yeast flavors. But this is still a good beer. Tastes lighter like session beer, but does still pack a good punch at 6% ABV.
Dec 20, 2018
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Reviewed by iguanodon from Utah

2.82/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
[Original rating 2014-09-20] Pours clear gold with a thick white head. Aroma is straw, grass, hint of black pepper. Strongly phenolic when poured but that settles down. Taste is a little fruity - citrus, apple, pear. Finish is dry, peppery with a little bread. Carbonation is a bit low for a saison.
Oct 24, 2018
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Reviewed by Jrosso from New Jersey

3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Light amber in color and a spicy scent. The spice also comes through on the taste along with a touch of citrus. Good amount of carbonation and an all around good saison.
Oct 04, 2018
Rated: 2.69 by M_chav from New Mexico

Mar 21, 2017
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Reviewed by macrosmatic from Florida

3.89/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
Reviewed from (long-standing) notes. Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a 7venth Sun goblet.

A: Hazy gold, with good carbonation and a big fluffy white head that lasts for a good while.

S: Musty and yeasty, cracker malts and lemon citric bite. Faintly peppery as well.

T: Musty yeast over white-bready malts. Mild lemony citric acid, farmhouse attic funk, and hard water minerals. Hints of black pepper, and a mild hop bitterness at the end. Finishes fairly dry.

M: A light, crackly body with good carbonation sensation. Low alcohol presence.

O: Pretty tasty. Nothing to make it stand out, but enjoyable.
Feb 17, 2017
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Reviewed by q33jeff from New Jersey

4.02/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml to pilsner glass.

Appearance: hazy yellow...big white head.
Aroma: citrus, wheat, light yeast. Fruit esters.
Taste: pineapple, grapefruit, some hops and pine.
Feel: bubbly, and creamy. Odd combo, but both positive.

Very nice. Needed this big and delicious beer after a stressful day at work. Cahoots!!!!!!"

Jan 02, 2017
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.27/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
A little bit spicy, but enough to save this saison. Some peppery spiciness right up front, and not much to back it up with after that. Medium golden hazy body with airy head. Overall consistency is fairly watery, aroma is equal parts malt, hops and spice. A little disappointing
Sep 19, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by jakea from Wisconsin

Aug 14, 2016
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Reviewed by donspublic from Texas

4.18/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from bottle into shaker, nice monster foamy head, nice retention and lacing. Looks turbid dark golden in the glass. Smells of farmhouse yeast, grapefruit and citrus. Taste of traditional saison esters with citrus and grapefruit, not much spiciness and not too dry a finish. Love this saison and sad it is no longer made. The bottle I am drinking now is almost 2 years old and still holding up. I have drank several of these over the past 2 years and the only difference is the younger versions are a tad bit dryer
Jun 08, 2016
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Rated by bickdalls from Canada (MB)

1.98/5  rDev -47.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2
This beer sucks it tastes like a Heineken. Maybe it's just skunked I am not sure. Is it supposed to be this sour/funky?
Apr 15, 2016
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. A beautiful creamy white head and good lacing, a cloudy yellow color. Fragrant sweet fruity smell. Well carbonated with a crisp feel. Taste of orange, maybe a bit sweet. Not a bad saison.
Jan 29, 2016
Rated: 3.77 by chefbigjon from Arizona

Dec 21, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by wethorseblanket from California

Dec 18, 2015
Rated: 3.78 by Sound_Explorer from Washington

Dec 12, 2015
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Reviewed by zbooks from Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Just drank the last bottle I have. (Re-discovered in the back of the beer fridge.) Almost 2 1/2 years old. Has held up remarkably well for a 6% er. Worth brewing again, Uinta!!
Dec 03, 2015
Rated: 4 by NeverSettle from Texas

Dec 02, 2015
Rated: 3.71 by wise456 from New Jersey

Nov 27, 2015
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Reviewed by Pegasus from Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: Slightly hazy medium golden body, crowned by a large, very dense and persistent cloud-top head, which retains very, very well. Thick lacing lines the glass walls in an unbroken sheet. Massive clouds of fine bubbles drift lazily to the surface.

Aroma: Floral and peppery with lots of apple rind, coriander, fresh hay, seeds of paradise, white bread, grapefruit and orange rind, yielding a rather complex aroma.

Taste: Opens with orange and grapefruit rind, soon followed by coriander and white pepper. Soon after, bitter apple rind offers a flourish. The alcohol is warming, and phenols present soon after the opening of the taste, and linger on to the close. Late in the taste, dried apricots appear, along with earthy hops, offering a complex, but balanced closing.

Mouth feel: Smooth, full and soft with abundant, but gentle carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: A fine and drinkable example, its a shame its no longer produced. If you find a bottle languishing on the shelves, buy it.

Presentation: Packaged in a 750 ml brown glass Belgian-style bomber sealed with a cork and cage. Served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice. Bottled on date of 07/30/2014.
Nov 07, 2015
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

3.59/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
750 ml shared 2014 bottle.
Pours with a large durable white head over a golden body.
Funky and fruity aroma, in about equal measure.
Flavor follows but is moderately tart as well. It's also stronger than expected give the aroma. Mild bitterness.
Nov 01, 2015
Rated: 4.18 by ExaltedNecrosis from Texas

Oct 11, 2015
Rated: 3.82 by ruzzal from Texas

Sep 26, 2015
Rated: 3.59 by Houley from Massachusetts

Sep 21, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania

Aug 24, 2015
Rated: 4.16 by yungseuss from Illinois

Aug 18, 2015
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Reviewed by farrago from New Jersey

3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pours a big head, easy over three fingers on the pour, very whipped up and airy so it starts to crater easily, you just watch the bubbles pop all across the surface, off-white to light tan in color, lacing has a little more stick than you’d expect from the lack of retention. The liquid itself is a deep orange color with more yellow rims, faintly cloudy, astounding amount of visible carbonation, almost wall-to-wall bubbles. The nose displays a lot of orange, lemon citrus, lighter pink grapefruit touches, yeast, rose petals, coriander and some clove spice, golden apple, apricot, pear fruit with supporting fig notes, develops a more vinous edge as it warms, offers a broad enough array of sweeter scents to mask the underlying forest floor component. Medium-bodied, fluffy and effervescent in the mouth, well-carbonated. The texture is fairly dry which stands in contrast to the coriander, cumin spice and juicy orange citrus. Nicely floral and the yeast, lees element grows in stature here. No unduly fruity, solid fig, golden raisin, apple, apricot flavors. Has a metallic side which plays up the herbaceous, earthy nuances. It cleans up well through the finish, not much residue, which may strike some as lack of length. Seems crafted for warm weather outdoors consumption.
Aug 11, 2015
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Cloudy golden color with a long lasting white head. Belgium yeast spice smell with some citrus scents. Belgium spiced taste with a little grapefruit and orange. Creamy but bobbley with a medium body. Pretty good saison.
Aug 06, 2015
Rated: 3.88 by Imperial_Sapient_Groat from Michigan

Aug 04, 2015
Rated: 4.02 by JakerLou from New Hampshire

Aug 02, 2015
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Rated by brettski66 from Massachusetts

4.66/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Delicious! Fantastic example of a Saison!
Jul 14, 2015
Rated: 3.68 by MattGrimley from Massachusetts

Jul 11, 2015
Rated: 3.99 by Tuckerster from Texas

Jun 20, 2015
Rated: 3.45 by Gbell from Texas

Jun 18, 2015
Rated: 4 by twelveinches from Washington

Jun 15, 2015
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Reviewed by depechemode1983 from Texas

3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Semi cloudy golden copper in color. The nose is spicy sweet with pear, bubble gum, banana and pepper. The taste is lemony and Belgian yeasty, with a bit of orange sour sweet finish. Crisp and clean all the way around. Not bad at all. Hope that last bottle I saw is still there Monday.
Jun 14, 2015
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Reviewed by joberlander from Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Hazy yellow appearance. Get a lot of Belgian characteristics in the nose. coriander comes through. Not much of the citrus that are brewed with it. The taste has the grapefruit which is really nice. nice carbonation as well. Overall, a great example of a saison. It doesn't have the flavors that will blow you away, but as an introduction to what the style is, this is a great option.
Jun 13, 2015
Rated: 3.83 by KAP1356 from Pennsylvania

Apr 27, 2015
Rated: 3.83 by kjkinsey from Texas

Apr 25, 2015
Rated: 3.68 by mamaraza from Texas

Apr 18, 2015
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Rated by gatorlove from Florida

4.11/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Suprised this one is not rated higher. A very great example of a saison.
Apr 18, 2015
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