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Saison Athene | Saint Somewhere Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Saint Somewhere Brewing Company
Florida, United States

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

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Photo of ClavisAurea
4.14/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle served in a wine glass. No bottle date recorded.

Appearance: very pale and hazy straw. Tons of head. Very billowy

Nose: yeast, bready, Belgian farmhouse funk, good saison character. Almost lambic like.

Taste: spicy, dry, high acid, pear, bitter finish, funky and sour like

When I drank this one and took notes I didn't know it was spiked with Brett. I'm going to guess it is Brett Brux because I didn't get any of the cherry pie filling flavor from Brett Lambicus. Fantastic farmhouse ale. I need some more for my cellar.

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Photo of jsh420
3.35/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KSOZE
4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of capnamerica
4.39/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dacoit
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bought this for wild yeast, was a bit leery of the added spices, but subtle and integrated enough to add a lovely counterpoint to the funk and sourness. Surprising and very enjoyable beer to share.

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3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HitchSlap
3.22/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Thomas_Picton
4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of lillitnn92
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of micromaniac129
4/5  rDev +1.8%

smells funky and lemony tart.
drinks dry and refreshing with a nice different spice bill
that i can't put my finger on
tart and prickly on la palate
very good in my opinion

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

i like all of the beers i have had from saint somewhere, they are authentic and rustic and just different enough to be memorable. this one is really clever, the wild funky yeast is subtle and secondary to a very belgian strain that is the backbone of this brew. mostly wheat on the grain from what i gather, and an almost berry smell from the botanicals. i dont get rosemary right away, i get it in the finish. but it seems more fruity than spicy to me, even with the black pepper and the spicy belgian yeast doing double duty. striking carbonation lightens a pretty hefty body, and fruity esters hang out in the finish. alcohol is invisible, but the stature of this beer remains apparent. i like its wild nature, just funky enough, and beautifully dry. definitely worth picking up if you see it around.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.52/5  rDev -10.4%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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