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Style:
Belgian Saison
Ranked #1,065
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
87
Ranked #23,528
Avg:
3.92 | pDev: 3.06%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
13
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Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
 
Ohio, United States
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Photo of SABERG
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 2018 a 500 ml bottle into the test glass
A - Very light straw color, almost still, very little carbonation. A few meandering spheres poking around in there.
S - White wine is the theme, grape must, a bit of cider vinegar, some green apple skin. lemon verbena. Add in oak, a kiss of vanilla, straw and touch of funk
T - Oaky tannin to start, then waves of lemongrass, green grape skin, some love chalky mineral, delicate grains here with a tilt toward wheat.
M - Semi tart start, then that tannin that has been present helps a bit of sweetness in fruit be noticed. Interest tension with these elements. Very clean and dry finish with again a chalky component that I find delightful.
O - A very nice mixed culture offering from this team, with an increase in the carbonation to assist in the texture, and you have a real winner

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SABERG from Massachusetts, Aug 11, 2019
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3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16.9oz bottle poured into a tulip
A: Straw colored, hazy, no head
S: Grape must, green apple, lemon
T: Quite sour, green apple, lemon, vinegar, green grape, just a bit of malt/tropical fruit
M: Light body, sour, light carbonation
O: An enjoyable sour

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Photo of bluejacket74
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

16.9 ounce bottle, 2018 vintage. Served in a Teku glass, the beer pours a somewhat hazy gold color with about a half inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both decent enough. The brew smells like apricot, vinegar, oak, lemon, bready/grainy malt, pear, white grapes/wine and some peppery spice. It tastes like apricot, bready/grainy malt, straw, vinegar, lemon, white grapes/wine, pear, funk, green apple and a bit of vanilla. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's slick but also seems a bit thin to me. There's also a low/moderate amount of carbonation. Overall I did like this brew, although the kinda thin body and lower carbonation hurt it some. But it tasted good enough! I'd like to try this again in the future.

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Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle into tulip glass, 2018 vintage bottling. Pours slightly hazy pale golden yellow color with a small dense white head with decent retention, that reduces to a thin spotty lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of lightly tart lemon, peach, pear, kiwi, mango, melon, strawberry, red/green apple, white grape/wine, oak, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, and white bread; with light notes of pepper, oaken vanilla, leathery/musty funk, white wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, wine barrels, and moderate pale/wheat malt notes; with good great. Taste of lightly tart lemon, peach, pear, kiwi, mango, melon, strawberry, red/green apple, white grape/wine, oak, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, and white bread; with light notes of pepper, oaken vanilla, leathery/musty funk, white wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Light-moderate lactic tartness, wine tang, and yeast/oak tannin spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart lemon, peach, pear, kiwi, mango, melon, strawberry, red/green apple, white grape/wine, oak, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, white bread, light leather/funk/vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, wine barrels, and moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; with a great malt/tart/spiciness and tangy wine balance; with no puckering/astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering tartness and wine tang. Light carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately grainy/acidic, and fairly crisp/tangy/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 5.5%. Overall this is an excellent wild saison. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, wine barrels, and moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; very smooth, easy, and fairly crisp to drink with the mellowly acidic/tangy/tannic/drying finish, not overly lactic. More carbonation would have been even better, but still very drinkable. Great Brett/bacteria complexity and wine barrel presence/integration; with a solid malt backbone against acidity. No residual sweetness from crisp dryness. A very enjoyable offering, and well made style example as expected.

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superspak from Michigan, Dec 07, 2018
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3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16.9 oz poured into chalice glass.

A: Almost no head whatsoever maybe just a wisp of bubbles. Body looks like white wine in a glass or an AAL.

S: Nice wine grape, oak, a little pear, and just a littlebunderlying funk.

T: Nice oak, wine flavor with some pear and a little grape and apricot coming out on the tongue. A touch sour some of that funk comes through in the taste.

M: Absolutely no carbonation. Body is medium to light with a light finish.

O: This is a tasty beer, but it doesn’t stand head and shoulders above a lot of their sour beers. I think this one has had a carbonation issue but I’m not sure being carbonated would have improved the flavor.

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