Nice Saison Seasonal Ale | Tommyknocker Brewery

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Nice Saison Seasonal AleNice Saison Seasonal Ale
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Nice Saison Seasonal AleNice Saison Seasonal Ale

Brewed by:
Tommyknocker Brewery
Colorado, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
A bright gold, effervescent summer ale brewed with a Belgian yeast strain that imparts a slightly tart flavor and spicy aroma.

Added by ChrisPratz on 05-07-2012

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3.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

IM sampling a cellar temp 12 oz bottle poured into a snifter. The beer pours a bright clear copper hue with a bleached white head of .5 cm that fades to a sturdy edge layer fairly quickly after the pour.
The aroma is slightly tart almost like a Flanders Ale. Didnt expect that from this beer. There is also a bit of graininess and that is about it, with the nose being fairly mild.
First sip reveals a fairly light body with fine and tingly carbonation that tickles my palate after each sip. The flavor is sweet grain and a bit of light fruit with maybe white grape or white wine notes. Finishes with a tartness overall but still a mild piece here. The beer is an easy drinker, but the tartness could make it slightly less sessionable.
I enjoy the beer but wouldnt chase it down and not sure I would want more than one at a setting since the tartness is purging my palate.
An okay beer but not something outstanding and the tartness may turn off lots of other folks at the onset of a sampling.

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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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2/5  rDev -38.7%

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2.65/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

a - phenolic. musty. looking for esters but covered by phenols. no hops. no DMS. hint of orange rind as it warms.

a - thin white head dissipates quickly. small tight bubbles lace. pale orange with slight haze.

f – lactic acid dominates. citrus pith comes in late. earthy hops. all overpowered by lactic acid tartness.

m – high carbonation. effervescent. dry but not as dry as expected.

o – this is a beautiful beer. unfortunately it does not live up to its looks. acidic tartness is appropriate but not at this level. looking for more fruity esters, more citrus, less lactic. to me this reads as a sour.

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3.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Pours a lightly hazy pale golden color, with small white head even on aggressive pour. Hardly any lace left behind.

Aroma is some lightly sweet grainy malts, some tart fruits pineapple juice and pear mainly. Some light earthy notes and light spice from the yeast. No real horse blanket notes.

Taste is crisp and tart fruity notes again mingled with light pep. middle sweetens some with some grainy malts, no real wheat notes as in most saison's. Finish is lingering fruit notes and spice. Again no real funk in the taste, tart notes all tent to be fruity.

Mouthfeel is least good for the style light side with nice crisp carbonation.

Overall sorry to see our distributor pick up Tommyknockers as there are many better brewers they could get plus they are selling it at a premium don't see it going over for an average brewery when better beers can be had for less.

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Nice Saison Seasonal Ale from Tommyknocker Brewery
Beer rating: 3.26 out of 5 with 109 ratings