Nice Saison Seasonal Ale | Tommyknocker Brewery

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Brewed by:
Tommyknocker Brewery
Colorado, United States
tommyknocker.com

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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28
Ratings:
109
Avg:
3.25
pDev:
16.92%
 
 
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Photo of Rifugium
3/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

First had: Philly Beer Scene Tasting panel with Matt Falco at Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown, PA

I was privileged enough to be on the tasting panel for PBS Magazine, along with Bill Covaleski of Victory and Greg Ramirez of Exton Beverage. This was one of 21 beers we sampled during the session.

Poured a slightly hazy golden-yellow with a small fizzy head; minimal retention and lacing. Mild floral notes in the nose, hints of funky yeast and ripe fruits. Taste of grains, pale malts, light sugar, musty, hints of citrus zest and apple skins, vaguely grassy. It was decent, but kind of lacking in complexity and just overall flavor/goodness. Light-bodied, a tad watery, nothing too memorable. "Nice" is about it, and nothing more.

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Photo of WastingFreetime
3.47/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes.

Pours out a darker golden yellow color with a fizzling head that dies back in ten seconds without leaving any lacing at all. Smells like tart granny smith apples and pineapples mostly, with lesser amounts of musty grain aroma. Flavor is mostly sour apple as well, with a decent level of pucker without too much acidity, transitions into a mild lemony sort of flavor and finishes with mild citrus peel and herbal hopping. Body is light yet not watery, carbonation is also light, could stand some more bubbling action in this brew.

Overall, a tart and tangy treat for my tongue. A nice little brew.

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Photo of ChrisPratz
3.76/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Passed on this a week ago, decided this time it was going down in my Build-a-Sixer.

A: Color pours to a very nice golden yellow, with a slight haze. Less then a fingers worth of head, quickly dissipates to small patches of lace scattered about with some all around the rim.

S: Picking up some sweet citrus, pineapple, with some apple and maybe a slight twinge of banana. Picking up some yeasty malt too with a little bit of spice. Aromas are rather light, i was expecting more as it warmed but this was not the case.

T: Very nice tart right from the get go. Sourness is very noticeable but its not overly sharp. Reminds me of sour and unripe tropical fruits, like tangerine and pineapple. Also some sour green apple candy. Spicyness comes in later, with some coriander and the yeasty flavoring going well with the tart. Alcohol is noticeable in the after taste.

M: Nice carbonation works well with the pucker factor of the tart. Needless to say its a nice crisp and clean flavor and your left with a nice dryness at the end.

O: Very good Saison. I've only had a few of these but the tartness is really enjoyable and the flavors all seem to work well. Not sure if I could drink more then 3 or 4 in a sitting but its very enjoyable for a nice spring or summer gathering.

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Nice Saison Seasonal Ale from Tommyknocker Brewery
3.25 out of 5 based on 109 ratings.
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