Crushable Saison | Brasserie de la Senne

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Brasserie de la Senne

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
A collaboration brew between de La Senne brewery and Jean Broillet & Julie Foster from Tired Hands Brewing company, PA, USA. Made at de La Senne on 11 Septembre 2013. Contains : Malted barley, malted spelt, oats, hops, yeast and water.

Added by samEBC on 11-18-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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5/5  rDev +37.7%

Photo of cpetrone84
4.38/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pour is light hazed yellow with a tight white head. Nose is bright, leather brett up front with a nice smooth lemon and citrusy herbal hop. Taste has a stronger saison yeast presence and more leathery brett. Notes of spice, lemon comes in, hops are predominantly grassy and herbal through the finish. Light body and well carbonated.

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Photo of F2brewers
4.3/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

330 mL bottle poured into a HF wine glass

A: A cloudy straw yellow body with a sparkling thick white foam head about 2" high that holds on for several minutes, but leaves no lacing. The head readily reforms upon swirling the glass gently. The beer has very fine carbonation with tiny bubbles.

S: Hints of citrus and Belgian pale malt with overtones of grass and hay. Notes of pepper and a touch of barnyard funk. Strong sense of aroma dry hopping.

T: Classic saison with an emphasis on lemon and grapefruit followed by a pleasant hop bitterness. A slight grassy finish that doesn't linger, but fades into a clean dry palate.

M: medium body with high carbnonation typical of a Belgian saison. No oily aftertaste..

O: Crushable describes this well...a blend of old world Belgian tradition withTired Hands new world hoppy addition. I'd drink this any day.

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Photo of Ultimate
4.3/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of samEBC
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of MarcWP
4.13/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle into Tired Hands stem.

Appearance is hazy light yellow converging on bright straw. Huge billowy white head forms upon first pour. Leaves frothy residue on sides of glass as it settles.

On the nose you get a citrus punch with classic saison spices and sweet herbs. Coriander, sweet lemon and orange rind, a touch of faint white pepper, far off chive character and green apple peel.

Flavor wise you get a bit of a two faced creature. Much different from the nose with a seltzer like mineral quality, grains of paradise, lime zest, salty earth (if you can imagine), and black pepper at the finish. It's a Zesty affair that maintains drinkability and is easy to knock back.

Mouthfeel is spot on for the style and the ultra dry finish is very welcome.

This is a nice beer which like everyone else mentions, lives up to the name. It's light, airy but zesty which does a nice contradictory affect on the body. Not sure how this beer had changed since bottling as it's a good half year old but it would of been interesting to have had it fresh. A bit more citrus or fruitiness and I think it would really be special. A nice saison nonetheless.

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4.05/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy straw color with huge soapy head that slowly settles to a quarter inch. Big chunks of lace haphazardly strewn about the place. Smell: grapefruit peel, weedy, lightly doughy, pineapple note. Taste: grass, citrus and light tropical flavors with a crackery malt backing and a little pepper in the finish. Basically a nice hop heavy APA (or, ugh, "session ipa") that's been saison-ified just a bit. Don't expect any big funky / yeasty characteristics and you'll be happy. Quite cru/ooshable.

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of IPAchris
3.99/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Slatetank
3.96/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I enjoyed this courtesy of my brother, poured chilled from the bottle into a goblet.

The color is pale golden with slight hazed apricot hue with frothy white cap with stringy lace that sticks and average sized bead. The smell is earthen with herbal hop aroma and light grainy husky scent with light yeast ester which has a slight citrus rind accent. The feel is very tangy and medium carbonation pushes a high bitterness perception with mild body and dry spicy finish.

The taste is very good with hops up front bringing a spicy slight lemony flavor with mild dry and cracker-like malt somewhat on the low side malt flavor wise with a mild astringent hop quality with herbal and grapefruit type bitter element with a subtle peppery quality from the yeast as it finishes dry and light. This is a good hoppy pale belgian-dry and drinkable.

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3.93/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.92/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Opened 3.27.14
Bottled 10/10/13
BBD 10/10/14

A - Pours a murky, pale yellow with a huge off-white soapy head with great retention.

S - Grass, floral, skunky-funk.

T - Grass, wheat, floral, funk.

D - Tons of carbonation with a light body.

O - Light and airy, floral and light funk. Nice.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Gavroche tulip. Pours a hazy light straw amber with a one finger snow white head with great retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of slightly tart citrus, grassy hops, mild saison yeast. Flavor is intense tart citrus; lemon and grapefruit, saison yeast followed by light lemon citrus hops, developing light hints of caramel and stone fruit before finishing much like the start with tart citrus, hops and a lingering citrus rind bitterness. Medium bodied. A very citrusy saison, but there are some faint hard to describe flavors that add to the interest (perhaps the spelt?). Nicely made, bends the style while still tasting good and authentic. This would be a great summer ale when looking for a somewhat tart, refreshing saison.

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Crushable Saison from Brasserie de la Senne
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 77 ratings