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%
 
 
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18
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15
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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 oriolesfan4
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.35/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

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4.2/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of lillitnn92
4.5/5  rDev +10%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of mrcraft
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of notchucknorris
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of T_Hass
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Shaw
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 2013 bottle, based on the date stamped onto the cork. I see this is a one-off beer brewed with Cynthiana grapes from Florida. According to The Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club, it was made just for them, so I'm surprised I found it on the shelf at a local ABC.

A bright gold in color with a foamy white head that reduces to a quarter-inch layer in my tulip glass.

Earthy aroma is quite complex with notes of funk and cracked pepper and wood.

A dry and earthy flavor with that typical farmhouse complexity. Pepper, citrus, grass: lots of stuff is going on here.

The beer club notes that brewmaster Bob Sylvester says Cynthiana will age well for a least three years, growing drier. It is certainly dry with a year under its belt.

This brew shows how amazingly varied beer can be. If you haven't had Belgian-style farmhouse ales, you might get your mind blown.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Saint Somewhere Brewing Co. "Cynthiana"
25.4 oz. green bottle, corked and caged. Cork marked "2013"
$9.99 @ Whole Foods, Tampa, FL

Appearance: Cloudy yellow gold body beneath a thick head of white that slowly fades to a solid 1/4 inch surface covering, and then a very thin but solid surface covering. Tiny bubbles can be seen rising along the side of the glass to take their place at the base of the head. Wide splashes of lace are left behind on the glass.

Smell: Brett character: slightly tart, some wet leather, citrus pith. Golden malt. Sugar. Juicy fruit.

Taste: As the aroma indicates but fuller and more complex. Added notes of anise, flowers, grassiness, lemon, coriander, and white pepper appear. It's mildly bitter but still very dry. The alcohol is there, but it's not readily apparent. Some mild chalkiness from the yeast is present as well.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and crisp, but readily softened as it warms and foams up in the mouth.

Overall: Quite an enjoyable saison! It's complex but still readily accessible. It's interesting to keep my attention throughout, but also straight-forward enough that I can just let go and enjoy it as well.

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of babaracas
4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a murky light amber with thick soapy white head, settles slowly, with a delicate spray of lace halfway down the glass. Smell: pear and pineapple, lemon peel note, grassy and mildly peppery, with a little melon-like background sweetness. Robust. Taste: lots of tart peach, into some soft and slightly alcoholic semi-ripe pear, grassy, then back into tart peach and a splash of acidic pineapple juice, finishing dry with stone fruit sweetness and grape skin bitterness... tiniest cheesy residue for extra oomph. Feel is super creamy, though the carbonation ends up being a little much over the course of a bottle. This is now...rotating?... 2013 on the cork. Tons of bretty fruit, lots of parts working cohesively... very very good.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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