Saison Du Chene | Saint Somewhere Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Saint Somewhere Brewing Company
Florida, United States

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 10
Reviews by NJpadreFan:
Photo of NJpadreFan
3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Saint Somewhere- Saison du Chene

A- Hazy cloudy bright orange with a quick fizzing white head.
S- Sour tart lemon, orange, pineapple,with a funky yeasty hay/ straw aroma.
T- Mildly sour and tart with a dry wheat and yeasty flavor. Dry brittle hay/ straw and a lemony finish.
M- Light crisp sweet tartness. Mild sour citrus body with a sweet sugary finish.

Overall- Not too funky or sour. Easy drinking.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.59/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at The Institute. Philadelphia, PA. 12 September 2009.

Chene is the French word for oak.

Appearance: Murky yellow gold. No real head, just a big-bubbled collar.

Aroma: Nose is earthy, woody, yeasty, and fruity - in that order. Funky.

Flavor: Flavor is oaky, chalky, yeasty with notes of dried apricot, some grassiness (from hops?), and a hint of tartness. It's also a subtle touch solvent-like. It finishes dry with a minor spiciness that's probably equally due to alcohol than any actual spicing of the beer.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Flat and dull. - Maybe this was just one keg?...

Drinkability: Points lost for solvent-like quality. Otherwise, interestingly funky with wood and earthiness, but unfocused. There's a lot there, but it's scatter-shot. Again, maybe just one bad keg?... I think that with a little more care this could be clear, carbonated, and very interesting. Hopefully this won't be the last attempt.

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Photo of TheFightfan1
2.92/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This is the right one. My wife and I went to Capone's I asked for a Lectio du Chene and ended up with this dousy ah well.

Poured into a snifter. Pours a very flat looking pale pale yellow color with absolutely no heading.

Smell is just all lemon and a bit of alcohol.

Taste is about the same I really couldn't get past the lemon in this. A kind of graininess peaks it's head through but immediatley put down by the citrus craziness.

Mouth was very flat with no carbonation whatsoever.

Drink is way too sour for anything. Tasting ,session or even a sampler. Not my type of beer.

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Photo of John_M
3.84/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Capone's the other day. Now this is one weird beer.

The Du Chene pours the color of orange/pineapple juice, with virtunally no head retention or lacing. This beer is viscuous and thick looking, although that doesn't really come across on the palate. The nose is intriguing, consisting of some skunky spice and berry aroma, along with honey. I know that sounds kind of odd, but really it's pretty attractive. The flavor profile is very complex, with a lot of the same flavors on the nose replicated on the palate. There is also some citrus and pepper as well, and the beer has a pretty full, smooth mouthfeel, with a long, drawn out finish. Alcohol is very well disguised, though I can't imagine drinking more then a small glass of this stuff.

An interesting beer and one of the more unusual beers I've come across in some time.

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Photo of sholland119
3.67/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at The Drafting Room, Exton.

A-A completely unfiltered, opaque yellow peach with no real head or lacing.

S-Some barnyard funk and pink grapefruit.

T-Moderate funk, some sour citrus notes and some white pepper. It's on the way to something that tastes good but the funk is underplayed.

M-Light bodied with minimal carbonation.

D-Pleasant but not nearly funky enough.


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Photo of Nickls
3.37/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

(From notes)

A - Looks like light orange/grapefruit juice in the pour, very hazy, and this was very much emphasized with the utter lack of a head

S - Pears; green apples; citric; and a little sour

T - Grapefruit juice comes to mind here; some pear sweetness moves in; dry/sourish finish....this was an odd one

M - Medium to lighter; softer carbonation

D - Glad that I only had a half-pint sample of this, was a chore in terms of the flavors and just not really my thing

One of the odder versions of the style that I've had and just didn't think it stacks up against the best in the range. Oddity

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Photo of corby112
3.38/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a murky, dark ripe banana yellow color with some brown mustard and apple juice colored hues when held to a light source and a very thin off white head that immediately dissapears leaving no lacing.

Earthy aroma with some subtle oak/vanilla notes as well as some crisp light fruit with a spicy peppery and citrus prsence.

Tart and sour/puckering up front with a lot of spice. Smooth medium body with a good bit of bready yeast, spicy clove, light fruit, lemon and orange peel and grapefruit. Not picking up much oak flavor or wine for that matter considering, especially considering this is a blend of oak wine barrel aged Saison Athene and young saison. Not very vinous with only a slight hint of white grape and white wine in the aftertaste. Slightly tart yet sweet and dry finish.

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Photo of clayrock81
3.7/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a cloudy orange with a small head and some yeast flakes on top. A slightly sour and yeasty smell. The beer has a great initial taste of sour grapes and orange with a full body but as it passes it has a really strong, acidic backbite that is a little tart for me but the cask balances out rough patches. A good saison, not my favorite, that was alright to drink.

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Photo of mhatters
3.67/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap at The Drafting Room in Exton in a tulip glass

Pours a milky-yellow color, almost unattractive. Hard to separate the beer from the head.

A nice funky hint to the nose, oak, yeast and some light fruit.

The oak is the first note to the flavor, then a bit of fruit, apple and apricot. An almost grasshay like note at the end, crisp finish,

Interesting, a bit all-over in flavors, but they work. A rustic like taste, carbonation is right, but I did not want a second. I would have again though

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Photo of ffejherb
3.71/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured via growler on 9/5/09. Thanks to davide169 for sharing.

A - Literally looks like pineapple juice, or perhaps the butter you dip lobster in. No head or lacing at all. Very odd looking beer to say the least.

S - Spicy yeast with clove and peppery notes and a prevalent citrus character, especially orange rind. Quite a spicy nose overall with minimal funk that is typically represented in a saison.

T - Right off the bat, a spicy, peppery character is apparent with a distinct citrus rind bitterness suggesting orange and grapefruit. Peppery spiciness returns in the backend and last through the finish.

M - Light bodied with subtle carbonation. A bit flat and watery overall, resulting in a thin mouthfeel overall. Spicy on the palate with minimal bitterness.

D - This one got mixed reviews at the tasting. I personally liked it overall. I found this to be a flavorful saison with a nice balance between its peppery and citrusy characteristics.

Brewslut's Quote of the Day:
"This smells like the juice in a tuna can."

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Saison Du Chene from Saint Somewhere Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.54 out of 5 with 10 ratings