Saison Athene | Saint Somewhere Brewing Company

Saison AtheneSaison Athene
BA SCORE
3.93/5
460 Ratings
Saison AtheneSaison Athene
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Saint Somewhere Brewing Company
Florida, United States
saintsomewherebrewing.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Saison Athene is a bottle conditioned Saison brewed with chamomile, fresh rosemary and black pepper. A dose of wild yeast at bottling adds to the complexity.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-29-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,020
Reviews:
298
Ratings:
460
pDev:
12.21%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
32
Trade:
2
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4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Zach136
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chiefbender
4.78/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Satorn
3.36/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of scottspencer
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bb-magic
4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dbrauneis
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jodio
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cjgiant
4.14/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle with cork dated 2015:
Pours a slightly dirty yellow gold. Slow pouring still takes multiple tips to fill a glass as the cloud of foam billows on each pour. It does settle fairly quickly each refill, though. Long term is a thin but full layer of white bubbles.

Opening threw a tart funk in my face, increased during the pours. Didn't expect this, and eventually I started noticing it less and less as I drank the beer. But hay and barnyard classic notes remained. Light funk and maybe just a smidge of tartness still lingered.

Taste was a surprise in a relative sense with the beer being very dry, earthy and hay-like, with a little peppery twinge at the end. Some barnyard funk started growing in the middle midway through my glass. A dried herb flavor grew more in my impression as leading into the peppery dry ending. Occasionally I get a little unsweet peach note, but I'm tying to figure where that lightly tart funk from this nose is. Carbonation was nice, not overbearing at all. Light and dry feel.

Confusion early, but I ended up liking this beer fairly well. Reminded me in very generic terms of a Saison DuPont style of saison, dry, crisp, earthy. Also reminded me a little of the seasoning additions of the DFH herbed saisons (the base saison is different, however).

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.69/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.49/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.67/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: Cork started to self eject as I twisted the cage off then proceeded to gush out bigtime ..... Poured with a nice orange juice like color with a thick shaving cream foam head.

S: Hay, spices, pepper, very mild funk.....some lemon.

T: A dry spice taste like sage or something some hay some pepper and a chemical like taste..

F: Super sparkly and dry maybe a bit powdery...

O: A bit too carbonated way too much spice and not enough funk. Didn't really do it for me at all.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerOps
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: A hazy gold pour produces a rapicly receding 1” foam collar that hisses as it dissipates to a thin film.
S: Fruity, spicey, herbal, winey aromas.
T: Tart fruit ranging from ripe to over ripe, herb, spice, citrus, cider, light malts, moderate hop bitter accent with traces of pepper and alcohol.
F: Medium light body with carbonation that starts out above average but quickly bubbles off.
O: this is a llight, almost fizzy saison but is quite refreshing and flavorful.

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3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hazy straw color with decent head. Awesome floral nose with sweet fruits. Flavor is nice, but a little brief without much finish. Unfortunately, I'm not getting the black pepper for rosemary.

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3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.49/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is outstanding. Delicate and full of subtle flavor. Absolutely worth every cent.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Saison Athene from Saint Somewhere Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 460 ratings
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