Celia Saison | Ipswich Ale Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ipswich Ale Brewery
Massachusetts, United States
ipswichalebrewery.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Gluten-free Saison-style beer made with sorghum and brewed with orange peel.

Previously brewed by The Alchemist, Ipswich now owns the brand and production.

Added by grub on 06-14-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
247
Reviews:
82
Avg:
3.25
pDev:
19.69%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
19
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 247 |  Reviews: 82
Photo of AGust82
3.75/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smithj4
3.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AD17
3.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SideOrder
2.61/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Okay, so it's a saison. I mean it's sour, yeah, but what else? No head, not that crisp, a little funk but nothing near like what you want in this style. Nose almost non-existent. It's like, "Here, let's give gluten-sensitive people a shadow of an idea of what saison should taste like."
All in all, a bit of a disappointment. Bad saison is like bad pizza, in my opinion: it's better than no pizza at all, but while this one is okaaaay, it's not quite right.

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Photo of canarycommotion
3.7/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 1Sundown2C
3.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jborg
3.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sgregory
3/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Gajo74
2.87/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Buying beers you have never heard of on a whim is a hit or miss prospect. This one, unfortunately, was a bit of a miss.
Look-Poured a clear looking straw and orange that simply looked lifeless. It looked like water with some light food coloring. Minimal head and a lace that simply disappeared.
Smell- A metallic smell was followed by an orange peel aroma that was a little bit more passable. Later, a sweet caramel malt like aroma took over that made it more pleasant but not spectacular.
Taste- Mostly orange peel and spices, yet, very watery. Not offensive but generally bland.
Feel- Light and slightly crisp, but, in general not so easy to drink.
Overall- This one just tasted and felt off. I forgot to mention that it is gluten free. Perhaps gluten would have helped. I will not have this again.

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Photo of JBudraux
3.19/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of CharlesK
3.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of khargro2
3.75/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Houley
3.31/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dsshuck
3.27/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jeff14
3.12/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ChipChaight
3.6/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Moneypenny
2.64/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I feel like a heel giving this "beer" such a low rating. It tries so hard to be what it's not. Plus my daughter brought it to me as a gift. There's enought alcohol to make it amusing, but where is the flavor? This is like those lo-cal crackers made of rice that taste more like air or styrofoam chips than they do food. I suppose it has an "ethereal" quality. If I could not under any circumstances drink beverages with wheat, this would be an okay consolation prize--the cheap rubber toy in a sea of giant stuffed Clifford dogs. But I would not consider spending my own money on it. Let the gluten intolerant eat cake.

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Photo of LoudRed
2.67/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of -Rick
3.23/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of wc94wc
3.63/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Erg. Expect BA to be less ridiculous.

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Photo of afsdan
4.5/5  rDev +38.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I do not have to justify my good taste to a machine.

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Photo of yergermeister
3.03/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Kingpthethird
3.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HamdenHector
3.31/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

A: hazy; deep gold in color; 1+ finger white head that receded quickly to a wispy cap; no lacing;

S: very muted; a touch of coriander;

T: also muted; coriander up front; tart lemon and orange are added at mid-palate; no bitterness;

M: light bodied; medium to high tingly carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: not enough flavor or aroma;

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Photo of Lucoli
3.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Celia Saison from Ipswich Ale Brewery
3.25 out of 5 based on 247 ratings.
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