Saison | Triumph Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Triumph Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by NeroFiddled on 06-23-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of Dank26
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Boto
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draught in Philly location: This one pours a surprisingly darker color than a typical saison. It was a clear, darker amber color. There was also a fair amount of an off-white head on it that left some lacing. It had a lighter peppery, wheat and malty aroma. This has a very nice taste. Some clove and peppery notes, a slight malt sweetness, faint fruits. A nice brew.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 12/12/10 notes. Had on tap at the Philly brewpub; this beer definitely is not retired.

a - Pours a nice golden color with a hint of orange, one inch of white head, and light carbonation evident.

s - Smells of floral hops, spices, fruity malts, and yeast.

t - Tastes of floral hops, wheat, yeast, and light fruit and spice.

m - Light body and low to moderate carbonation.

d - The best beer I tried at the brewpub; a very well done saison. It smells very floral and wonderful, would certainly order again.

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Photo of tdawgydog
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this on a recent trip to Triumph Brewing Company. In all I had 3 different beers and this was my favorite. It was true to the saison style although missing some of the yeast and other goodness that you typically get when you buy a bottled saison. After tasting two different brews I came back to the saison to finish of my night.

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Photo of Foxman
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It pours a golden orange, or an orange gold, or maybe even gold with a blush of amber, but also with a touch of haze. A full finger of tight white head sustains a bit before it dwindles slowly. Rays of lacing enlighten the inside of the glass.

In the aroma, a light berry malt sweetness joins an equally mellow wheaty tang. Soft estery fronds of clove and mild feathers of hop spice wave lazily in the breeze. A distant hint of citrus teases.

Upon tasting, the malt delivers a pale fruitiness that joins the muted tanginess of wheat. Orange zest and a shallow bitterness are balanced by a general spice note and a more poignant clove element. Crisp green apple settles over a thin bready doughiness that drops away soon to a broadly crisp and dry finish. It's maybe not what one would expect of a saison, but the interpretation is a tasty one.

A bit north of light bodied, the ebullient carbonation and crisp character leave a peppy glow in tow.

So, it's not the saison one might expect. It's got a wit-style backbone that raises eyebrows at first, but once I settled in, I found myself liking this quite a bit for what it is. And the crisp, clean essence, combined with a very nice flavor, make this a very quenching, easy drinking creation. Call it what you'd like, no matter, I'll be sure to try it again, because it's good. That's what matters most.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Triumph's saison is orangeish gold in appearance beneath a creamy head of white that drops steadily to a thin surface covering and wide collar. The nose is delicately spicy, fruity, and softly phenolic. They state on the menu that it's similar to a Belgian wit, and it is. It's medium-light in body, and delicately crisp with tiny, effervescent bubbles that tingle the tongue. The flavor offers a maltiness that's a touch wheaty and somewhat straw-like, and threaded through with delicately citrusy (some rind as well) and apple-like fruitiness. The yeast lends some phenolic and spicy notes that round it out and give it depth. Bitterness takes a back seat, as might be expected. It's much more of a witbier-like saison than Saison Dupont, but quenching nonetheless. Well worth trying!

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Saison from Triumph Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 6 ratings
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