Cynthiana | Saint Somewhere Brewing Company

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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:
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Added by TMoney2591 on 01-26-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
121
Reviews:
27
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
9.54%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
15
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5/5  rDev +22.2%

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

Photo of drvgiordano
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I had this not to long after bottling. I can tell you that this was an excellent beer. I wish Saint Somewhere would make this again!

Appearance: Nice amber color.

Smell: This smells fabulous. There is a hint of the grape at the end. Not a grape juice smell, nor a wine smell. But the grape is there!

Taste: a little sweet at the end. I think that if I lager this beer it will really pull together.

Mouthfeel: This was nice. Like a lot of Saint Somewhere beers there is a lot of activity going on here. So lots of little bubbles that fill the mouth and enhance the overall experience on the pallet.

Overall: This is a great beer, and rare. It is my understanding that this is a one time release so if you can get your hands on it you need to do so and fast!

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Photo of lnashsig
4.7/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My second Beer of the Month club review! I've been wanting to try the Saint Somewhere beers for awhile now. Poured from bottle into Jester King Farmhouse Ale glass. Pours a gorgeous golden copper/bronze color that is somewhat cloudy. A rich white head leaves about 1 finger of tight white bubbles on the top of the beer. A really great looking beer! Smell- incredibly complex. I get almost a vinous tart quality that reminds me of over ripe guava or mango melded with chardonnay grapes. Next, I get some sort of dark fruit presence- figs, dates, raisins. Reminds me of something I would smell in a trapist ale. A very interesting mix of flavors that works well. Taste- almost the inverse of what I just smelled. First noticeable taste is a jammy appearance of figs, dates, raisins. Next is a tart, borderline sour and sweet flavor that coats the roof of my mouth and teeth. On the end, at the back of the throat some bitterness that manifests itself in a light liquorice taste. Just so complex, so many twists and turns this takes you on. For 8%, you can tell the booze is there, but its not overly done. This is a really special beer, that I am glad I had the chance to try.

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4.58/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This beer was amazing... a nice sour funkiness melded perfectly with this earthy barnyard feel to really amp this up. Sort of like a guide/saison blend that really nailed it... not too sour but enough so that the aspects all came together quite nicely. World class saison right here... an amazing brew

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Photo of grover37
4.51/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2014 vintage. Really impressive. High carb, slight gusher. Clear, dark yellow with wispy white head. Big time legs.Nice light lemon esters, light grain, and yeasty nose. White grape and citrus flavor with lingering champagne brut. Big carb, fluffy mouthfeel. Really beautiful beer, particularly at this age. Highly recommended.

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of kw_pip
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sour. Grapefruit. Apricot. Yeasty. Fizzy. Pepper.

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of KickbacksSteve
4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a snifter. Hazy gold body with a white head, moderate retention. Clear, sticky lacing. Aroma includes candi sugar, citric orange, tart apple, grape, grape must. Taste is mildly tart, notes of pineapple, green apple, passion fruit and green grape. Lovely yeast, the alcohol isn't noticeable at all and very tasty and easy to drink. Lovely as usual.

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Photo of Chaney
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up at Knightly Spirits in Orlando based on the reviews.

Served in a DC Brau tulip.

A: Cloudy tangerine orange color with a slight head on top. Chill haze cloudy.

S: Sour funk and then some. Love the bright farmhouse quality here.

T: The finish was the most amazing thing about this: So, so ridiculously fluid in its disposition. Citrus (orange peel), Belgian yeast, and ultra fresh filtered water on the end.

M: Very well carbonated, but that was part of its charm. This was almost a sour (wild) ale, but not quite. No reportable lacing left on the glass.

O: Best saison I've had so far in 2013. I really, really need to visit this brewery at some point: Pretty much all members of my wife's Greek family are from Tarpon Springs. Opa!!!

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Photo of RyanTheLion13
4.37/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of macrosmatic
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from notes. Had on-tap at Southern Brewing & Winemaking. Poured into a stange.

A: Pours a somewhat hazy bright gold, with a three-finger white head of large bubbles. Great amount of visible carbonation.

S: Fruity esters (banana and apple) with pale, cracker, and pilsner malts, with an undertone of funkiness.

T: Follows the nose. Very fruity (apple, pear, bit of citrus) with some barnyard funk to be sure. Very dry on the finish - almost bitter in the hang (don't think this is a hop bitterness though).

M: Light body, lots of carbonation sensation, and the alcohol is well-hidden.

O: This is very tasty. Recommended, and I would gladly have another.

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4.35/5  rDev +6.4%

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Cynthiana from Saint Somewhere Brewing Company
4.09 out of 5 based on 121 ratings.
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