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
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 121 |  Reviews: 27
Photo of HitchSlap
2.09/5  rDev -48.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

This is not a well constructed saison. Too much going on the flavors are all muddled between each other. These sit on the shelf and collect dust at most bottle shops and for good reason. I so badly want Saint Somewhere to make good brews as I'm a local, but they haven't demonstrated the ability.

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Photo of drakedd
2.37/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Not very interesting. A little to much medicinal the flavor for me.

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Photo of Hellpop65
3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of suckaj
3.3/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of claspada
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of WynnO
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of Raziel313
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of DoubleJ
3.63/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Talk abut a funky beer; Cynthiana is all over the place. Thanks for the sample Joepeter!

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Thorpe429
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of RBorsato
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of T_Hass
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Chisfinest84
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of beernads
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of BeerBeast
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of mendvicdog
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jblain
3.79/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dope
3.8/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A medium orange-amber pour with an enormous effervescent head atop it. Retention is mid-range and so is the lacing.

S: Lots of orange and lemon up front, especially when cold. Some apple and grape. Bready yeast and some grass. Finally, little bit peppery.

T: Tart grapes mixed with some citrus and apples. Yeasty in the middle with some bread and cloves. Very drying like a white wine. Tartness carries well into the aftertaste with a touch of grass and pepper.

M: High carbonation, medium bodied and quite drying as mentioned above. Almost a touch chalky as the aftertaste lingers.

O: An interesting take on a saison. It reminds me of the Mystic Saison fermented in sauvignon blanc barrels but just not quite as good in any area. The tart grapes tend to dominate the saison flavors and thus it's a bit unbalanced.

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Photo of vermilcj
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RoamingGnome
3.87/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into CBS snifter.

A) This was a dark amber, that was somewhat cloudy. I was perhaps a tad aggressive on the pour, which led to a massive 3 finger head of off white foam. It settled quickly, and left some decent lacing.

S) The aroma of yeast and fruit brings out that farmhouse funk. This is earthy/grassy. There is white grape/white wine aroma. There is just a hint of alcohol.

T) Yeast and grassy hops, green apple, white grape juice. This has some citrus zest, like lemon or lime peel. There is unsweetened green tea. Then you pick up some black pepper.

M) A medium body with a good amount of carbonation. This had some zip and some zest. There is an initial creamy feel, but it doesn't last. This finishes dry. The aftertaste lingers a bit.

O) Glad I had the opportunity to give this one a try. It was quite enjoyable, no wow factor for me personally, but overall a very solid farmhouse ale.

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Photo of bbHOP
3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just got this from our Rare Beer Club shipment... what a beautiful bottle / label - have been looking forward to trying this.

A: 2 finger head with fairly good retention and some sticky lacing - didn't bubble down as quickly as I thought it might, given the style. Beautiful golden-orange, hazy brew.

S: Wow - you get the grape from this right up front! I read that Cynthiana grape must was added to the secondary here, and it is immediately evident in the nose - beautiful! Also get a typical belgian yeast smell - fruity esters with a bit of spicy alcohol evident.

T: Tart and crisp with the belgian yeast fruitiness at the forefront. The strength of grape that comes through in the nose is somewhat diminished here - but toward the end, there is a bit of a fermented, sweet juice flavor that comes back around.

MF: Medium mouth-feel with a light carbonation present throughout - smoother than expected (in a good way).

O: Very good beer - a great Belgian farmhouse ale. The grape incorporation really plays nicely with this style in my book - adding some nice fermented fruit notes to the farmhouse funk, but not overpowering the brew.

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Photo of kmo1030
3.97/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a murky amber color with a moderately sized not quite white head.
the aroma is vinous with a soft green peppercorn character, citrus, corriander, clove.
in the mouth it's a little tart and a little sweet. there's orange peel, horsey funk, grape juice, pepper, baking spices, corriander as in the nose, a certain yeastiness, fig, caramel, and some bergamot. a little residual sweetness draws out a long finish.
the mouthfeel is soft a medium bodied. the carbonation subtle.
overall a nice saison with a lot going on. my only critique would be it's maybe a little too busy. there are certainly worse problems to have.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of valkyre65
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of SPRichard
4/5  rDev -2.2%

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