Pays Du Soleil | Saint Somewhere Brewing Company

Pays Du SoleilPays Du Soleil
BA SCORE
68.9%
Liked This Beer
3.81 w/ 212 ratings
Pays Du SoleilPays Du Soleil
BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Pays du Soleil is brewed as a saison and not a dubbel, although it has a resemblance to both.

Added by corby112 on 09-09-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,612
Reviews:
107
Ratings:
212
Liked:
146
Avg:
3.81/5
pDev:
14.7%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
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15
Trade:
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Ratings: 212 |  Reviews: 107
Photo of Sweffin
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dark amber color and a thick, cloudy consistency. There was a big, rocky, fizzy head that quickly dissipated. No real lacing.

S: A very sharp aroma of hops, malt, light fruit, and a floral quality.

T: Tasted of light hops, some malt, light fruit (lemon, apricot) and the floral quality (presumably the advertised hibiscus). Also, that typical funkiness was evident. An interesting take on the saison - much fruitier than is typical. A vibrant, tasty beer.

M: A highly carbonated beer with a dry finish. Medium-bodied.

O: On the whole, this is a well made and flavorful beer. Not a straight saison, but still a solid beer.

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Photo of wonothesane42
4/5  rDev +5%

really interesting beer, earthiness, cherries, some funk, a bit boozy and over carbonated, a little more balance and touch and this beer is phenomenal. I enjoyed it for sure, the flavors are there, just needs some minor tweaks.

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

On-Tap in a tulip glass.

A- Pays Du Soleil, A Belgian Dark Ale that boasts a deep mix of light brown and wine like red. Some ruby red. This looks like wine for some reason. A nice off white/ beige head stayed on top but became a cap. No legs on the foam in terms of stickage.

S- The dark fruits are the main scent with berries galore. The blackberry beats out the blueberry a bit. Belgian scents and some flower scent from the hibiscus. This smells great with no trace of the 8%. Some malt backlay with burnt caramel. Very light brett scents towards the end.

T- Soleil is a great BSDA, St. Somewhere does not do many styles, but the ones bob does really nail it basically. The berries are up front and are not cloying or large but rather tasty. They dont taste artifical either unlike some beers from unnamed breweries. Hibiscus flower blends nicely with the berries while the rest is small earthy hops, malt sweetness, and some Belgian yeast maybe. I guess there is some brett in here but im not really getting it.

M- There is some slight tartness when this warms though but this is not sour or puckering in any way, this is a BSDA after all. Medium bodied with a big fruity blast on the mouth and a slightly dry finish. Carbonation, not a problem. The 8% does not show up.

D- I would of gladly had more if I was not driving. Im looking for more of these new st. somewhere beers, I'll admit I've been kind of not paying attention to this brewery, but they are no joke. Pays Du Soleil shows that.

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

750 corked caged bottle poured into a Tulip. Very strong pop from the cork and a magnificent belgian spice sour flavor coming out of the bottle. No gushing but a strong healthy head that lasted and left heavy lacing. A dark orange / amber in color with visible carbonation coming off of the bottom of the glass.

Taste of a minty belgian with citrus, some brett flavors and a refreshing overall flavor build. This is a nice belgian, one that is more complex than some of the more recent that I have had. The spices come together mostly with spearmint flavors which I have others refer to as hibiscus. Nice caramelized sugar flavors and an overrall win which I was not expecting, perhaps because it has been in my fridge for a few months. Different and worth trying

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

Amber-red with a thin white head that remains. Good lacing.
Smell is tart, fruity funk with some spicey notes. Grapes, cherry, figs, and other fruity notes. Curious metallic note in there as well.
Taste is strong Belgian yeast and malts, with more tart funkiness, though less so than on the nose. Peach, banana, figs, as well as green grapes are some of the fruits I can discern. Peppery finish from the wild yeast.
Mouthfeel is crisp with a dry finish. Nice bite on the tonue. Medium-light body.
Drinkability is good. Alcohol is well-hidden.

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Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an auburn brown with a large head and left a lace ring. A tart, yeasty smell w/ a floral aroma plus some berries and cherry in there. A light, tart, citric and flowery berry taste comes across. Also a plus sweetness that is a nice addition and adds balance; comes from the yeast and some soft sugars. Goes down easy and finishes with some sour/tart flavors of berry and cherry, even a tad vinous like light grape skin, pear and/or apple. Overall I found this saison somewhat simple but a great drinker that hit on all notes - sweet and tart fruits, some sweet malt tastes, a touch of hops...def glad I tried it when down in Florida.

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Photo of tpd975
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to JW77 for getting this one for me. Funny we live in Florida, hell I have helped Bob bottle, yet we got it via New York.

A: Pours a cloudy amber hue with a nice tall tanish white head. Okay retention with some spotty lace.

S: Lots of tartness here. Funky and musty for sure. Strong notes of berries and apple.

T: Musty for sure. Lots of very tart berry. Herbal notes with some mild spice. Mild candy sugar like sweetness hides behind the tartness.

M: Medium in body, funky, tart, dry finish.

D: Pretty good I drank an entire bottle. This one is coming to a bottle soon. The Saint Somewhere beers always seem better from the bottle than on draft.

I have seen mixed reviews of this one, but I really liked it.

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Photo of Knapp85
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew poured out as a big hazy yellow beer with a thick foamy white head on top. The smell of the beer has some traditional saison funk to it, with some grains and a light herbal note too. The flavors are mostly herbal, the hibiscus really shines through on this beer. The mouthfeel of this beer is well carbonated and keep a light refreshing feeling from start to finish. Overall this is a good beer, I really like this brewery quite a bit. Always looking forward to having more from them.

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

$11 750ml bottle. Color was dark, dark amber, almost brown with minimal head but decent carbonation. Smell was sour grapes, apples, smelled nice. the flavor gad a bit of sour, apples, flowers, spice, weird but very good. I am already contemplating going back for another bottle.

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Photo of pitasoup
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

thanks to beerdy for the generous extra bottle.

A: pours hazy amber that turns to murky as more of the dregs are stirred up. A fair color but not that would be expected from a belgian saison.

S: belgian yeasts, funk/brett, raspberries, cherries, lemon/lime tartness, apricot. A hint of foot-stink in the glass. Am I preparing for a lambic?

T: slightly: wheat, metallic, and tart - similar to the sells but a young lambic harshness, lots of yeast and phenols...minus the sweaty-sock-ness. Subtle peach and plum flavors once you get over the yeasts.

M: cloying yeasts, traditionally belgiany, and lingering in a manner that disrupts the significant floral and fruity smells. There are a lot of lambic/brett-aged aspects to this bottle. Rose, lavender, blueberry, and raspberry flavors persist, on nose, tongue and taste, despite the somewhat harsh yeasts. I'd compare this very favorably to CdF - and might ask for more.

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Photo of armock
3.97/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured a dark copper color with a white head that fades quickly to nothing

S - Smells like a brett funky sweet white wine

T - The funkiness from the brett comes out first the the fruit and win flavors come out

M - This beer has a medium body with high carbonation to it

D - This is a very enjoyable beer I'm really liking whats going on here I could sip on this one for a good long time worth getting your hands on a bottle to try sometime

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Photo of BDJake
3.97/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a translucent muddy brownish copper with very foamy off-white head that retained for a very long time. Tart, like apple cider, plums and cherries- slightly spicy as well. Fruity esters dominate the tongue, even more so than many saisons, but the yeast strains add a nice touch of clove, allspice, and other complexities. Medium body, with sharp carbonation, and a tart aftertaste leading into a boozy finish. I was once skeptical of trying this style, but this and a select few others have helped me broaden my beer palate and be able to enjoy things I never would've dared to try before.

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Photo of kingcrowing
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml corked & caged bottle poured into a Piraat tulip.

Pours a hazy amber with a very thin light yellow head and some light lacing. Nose is funky and tart with some sweet maltiness.

Taste is very funky and sweet, not too much hops or bitterness. It's got a nice funky taste to it. It's got a decent full mouthfeel with good carbonation.

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Pays Du Soleil from Saint Somewhere Brewing Company
Beer rating: 68.9% out of 100 with 212 ratings
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