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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
Ranking:
#43,842
Reviews:
82
Ratings:
248
pDev:
19.69%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
19
Trade:
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Ratings: 248 |  Reviews: 82
Photo of Lucoli
3.21/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.45/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.41/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a very thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains wild Belgian yeast, tart citrus, some spice, light caramelized malts and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with a harsh tart burst of orange and other citrus flavors followed by some wild Belgian yeast funk that enhances the sourness. Then some mild spice flavor comes in along with a thin malt character. The hops presence is very mild and there is not much balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly tart.

M: Crisp but not very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Not very tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, decent kick, not the best representation of style, this definitely not one of the better beers I’ve had in the style.

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2.5/5  rDev -21.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of pat61
3/5  rDev -6.3%

I had the Alchemist version of this beer. It is now brewed by the Ipswich brewery. It is a noble effort trying to make a gluten free saison but not necessarily a worthy one.
It has a spicy nose with the hints of orange, some tartness and earthy, spicy hops
It pours hazy gold with a humungous white foam cap that gradually diminishes to a large rootbeer float type head.
The palate is OK but it has a less complicated yeast character than many Saisons, has some plum and peach, orange, and finishes with a touch of tartness and a bitter hop accent. A hint of faint lingering mustard on the finish.
Medium body. Despite the humungous foamy head, the body of the beer does not have that Saison effervescence.
If I needed a gluten free beer I would try this but if I wanted a saison, I would try something else.

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Photo of tkelley
3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

12 oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

A -- Clear bronze body with very little head. Lots of little bubbles bubbling up.

N -- Kind of fruity and yeasty.

T -- Old world taste. Dried sticky fruits, yeast. Little lemony and resiny. I have no idea what sorghum tastes like, but I imagine its in there somewhere.

M -- Thick for a saison.

O -- Pretty good. If I had to drink gluten free, I would definitely be okay drinking this regularly.

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2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

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4/5  rDev +25%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.67/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a stemmed-pilsner, the beer is a slightly pale, copper coloring, with a steady flow of carbonation and a sparse splash of filmy surface bubbling. Aromas of clove, nutmeg, coriander, subtle citrus notes, and some plum and date. Surprisingly heavy nose. Flavors are tangy sweet forward, with a citrus overlay on an old world fruit backbone of date and fig. Spice blend of clove, nutmeg, and coriander, pulling the focus of the palate in their direction. The body is robust and full, with a effervesced edge undercutting slightly. The aftertaste is old-world fruit and spice blended nicely, into a crisp, thin, clean finish. Pretty full and robust take on the style.

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3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

Photo of Xalechim
3.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This was my first Saison, as it was reccomended that I might like the taste. I do like the taste, but not as much as I had hoped. It has a bit of a soapy taste upon impact but doesn't taste as bad as that sounds. Hopefulyl other saison will make me rethink this category.

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2/5  rDev -37.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -29.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +17.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

Celia Saison from Ipswich Ale Brewery
Beer rating: 3.2 out of 5 with 248 ratings
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