Saison De Peche | Selin's Grove Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Selin's Grove Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
selinsgrovebrewing.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
The name refers to the "season of peach". This brew IS NOT a saison (as in the style) with peaches.

Added by TheLongBeachBum on 09-05-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
72
Reviews:
43
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
10.21%
 
 
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Photo of BMart
4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hopdog
4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Selins Grove Brew Pub.

I was going to get a growler of this, but it kicked on my pour (at least I had the change to get some!).

Poured a medium and hazy golden color with a small sized white head. Aromas of peaches with some citrus. Tastes of peaches (lot more than the aromas), citrus, and some spiciness. Started out sweet and ended in a nice peach tart finish. I usually hate peaches, but this one worked for me and damn, I wish I was able to get a Growler of it.

Notes from 10/26/08

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Photo of ToddT
4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

L- Hazy golden brew topped with a thin off white head. Head fades quickly and leaves no lacing on the glass.

S- Peaches, hints of malt, yeast, and caramel.

T- Peaches, there must be a ton of peaches used to brew this, sweet but not over the top. Slightly tart final note to keep the sweetness from becoming too much and providing a nice counterpoint. Finish is not overly sweet or dry and it has a nice feel with a lingering final note of tart peaches.

M- Medium in body and low in carbonation, goes down easy. Don't spill any on your hands it is super sticky, just like peach juice.

O- A great seasonal treat. I would not want to drink this all the time, but I could drink this for an entire night. The 5.5% ABV would make it an easy to do just that too.

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Photo of dfhhead25
4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

This review is dedicated to AKorsak who was the man this weekend and swapped me this up at Penn State. Thanks Adam!

A: Pours cold from the grolwer into a tulip glass. Light, hazy yellow and peach color with a nice one finger white head that settles down fairly quickly. Carbonation bubbles are smothering the inside of the glass.

S: Smells like a bag of nice peach rings with some dry lemony flavors and slight funk. Overall, the main scent is straight up candied peach. Really nice.

T: Fresh peach juice. The peach is just remarkable, incredibly well done. Not complex here, just straight up peach with some funk on the end and some lemony/citrus flavors as well.

D: Due to the ABV and straightforward flavors, I could drink this all night. May finish the growler tonight as well.

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Photo of mdaschaf
4.32/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from notes. Had on tap at Selin's Grove.

A: Pours an orange/peach color with a small white head on top that reduces to a ring on top, minimal lacing.

S: Very peachy aroma, ripe peaches at that mixed some wheat, a little sweetness, and a very faint tartness.

T: Again, very peachy, sort of like peach juice, and I like it a lot. Similarly sweet, slightly sugary, with a little bit of wheat and faint spice notes.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, very easy drinking.

O: One of the best beers I had on my road trip cross country, and it was the first one I had! Tons of peach flavor packed into this beer.

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4.3/5  rDev +2.1%

Photo of naproxen
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow!! had on tap at SG on 9/25/08.

This is one damn tasty Saison, maybe my favorite that I have had to date. Not one normally for the fruit beers, this one has proven me wrong.

Poured into its goblet a hazy, slightly peachy, golden color. What I loved about the smell was the peach. As in, real peach. Just enough of it to that I assured myself I wouldn't take a sip and think I had Kool aid. The rest of the aroma was a very mild, yeast, peach, candy, and maybe some natural spiceness from the yeast. Very much standard saison fare with a peach kicker

This saison brings all the flavors together in one juicy bouquet of awesome. I could see this being an amazing saison w/o the peach as well, and the peach just adds a very refreshing aspect to the whole experience.

Now accepting all generous growler offers from lucky PA residents, because I didn't have the smarts to grab one there.

On another note, for my last beer of the night they have a short list of "popular mixes". Out of curiously I had the Peach Saison/Organic Triple blend and MY GOD I was in triple peach heaven. I highly suggest it for something different.

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Photo of koopa
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sample poured from growner into Rodenbach glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy peach with a 1 finger white crown that shows moderate retention and lace.

Smell: Peaches (duh!), pale malt, a hint of spice...brown sugar perhaps if not cinnamon.

Taste: Same as the nose with the peaches dominating.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation and a medium mouthfeel.

Drinkability: The peach has so much presence but isn't overly sweet at all.

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Photo of Devman171
4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hmich176
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of orangesol
4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap at the Brewpub.

A - Pours just like a fuzzy peach would look with a very small white head, dissipating down to a thin ring around the edge of the glass, leaving very little lace down the glass.

S - Smells of fresh, ripe peaches from start to finish. Hints of pale malt, spicy yeast and some light sugary sweetness round things out. This one is all about the peaches, making a bit one dimensional in the nose.

T - Starts off with a ton of juicy, ripe peaches that never really fade away. Hints of spicy yeast, pale malt, sugary sweetness and some orange marmalade. Balance of tart to sweet is pretty good from start to finish. Finish is sweet with some lingering dryness, not sticking around for very long.

M - Medium body with moderate to low carbonation. Smooth, sweet feel from start to finish. It goes a touch watery toward the end of the glass.

O - The two year wait was a grueling one but it was worth it, I could drink this beer all day. If you like peaches this is your beer. It is very easy to drink and packs a TON of flavor into a small package. Get some while you can!

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Photo of CoolJosh
4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to Adam (Akorsak) and Trey (treyrab) for sharing this with one! Poured from a growler into a tulip glass.

This beer pours a ruddy light brown with tons of carbonation bubbles lining the glass and no head. It looks alright, though the color is a little bit displeasing.

The smell is of light sweet peach. Really nice, with a decent malt sweetness to back. The taste mirrors the scent very well. Really sweet peach and very malty with almost no hop presence. This beer goes down swell. Really easy drink, could and willing to drink the rest of this growler tonight. The mouthfeel is good for the style, though I would like a little bit more carbonation but I can't blame the brewery for that. Trade for this one!!

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of ssteckley
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gatordaddy
4.25/5  rDev +1%

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Photo of callmemickey
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Peachy/orange/amber. Not surprising! No head, no signs of carbonation or lacing.

S: Peach juice. Sweet honey-caramel. Nothing like farmhouse funk, but inviting nonetheless.

T: Much like the nose, this screams juice. Peach + a tart kick + yeast finish = delicious.

M: Juicy, thick, not much carbonation. Real sweet and tart on the tongue. Missing the dry refreshing quality of saison (although the sweet, juicy refreshing quality ain't bad).

D: A unique and top notch brew.

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Photo of beerthulhu
4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap 8-14-10. served in chalice.

A: A cloudy orange pour is highlighted with some brass tones, similar in color to that of those large street vendor pretzels (which I happened to have ordered along with my beer). A seashell white head, slight in statue and retention sits briefly atop before dissipating to a patchy covering. Inside lied a vibrant strong carbonation, quite visible and dominant even in the muddled orange coloring. Though the head was not as impressive, it did cling well to the sides of the glass forming a frothy large band around the perimeter.

S: The nose was slight in strength, composed of light tart tangerines and fresh juicy peaches backed by a dry wheat backing. Slightly dry but soft overall.

T: From the first to the very last sip will have you going wow. Things open up sweetly with some belgain candy and oranges set against a creamy wheat backing. Spicy hops, reminds me of goldings, add a zesty zing along with some fresh wet tropical fruitiness of pineapples, apricots followed by the guest of honor peach juice. Wet luscious peach juice which finished out dry and crisply with a supporting cast of tangerines and some orange liquor on the fade. I really enjoyed the fresh and locally utilized peaches which were perfectly balanced giving you great influences without drowning out other fine qualities it had supporting it.

M: Nice bubbly and creamy mouthful, medium bodied that finishes up with a peach tartness on the tongue. Words simply fail to describe the creamy and luscious body so i'll let the rating speak for itself.

D: As with the flavor, drinkability was very good, damn good. Juicy peaches add to this summertime quencher delivering sweet and fruity notes upfront while finishing up with a dry crisp tartness. This beer literally disappeared in the blink of an eye and can easily be mentioned in the same sentence as other greats per style such as Fantome and Saison du pont. A hefty price of $29 per growler seems steep only before you sample this but well worth it, hell I wouldn't blink at a keg price. A great experience to beat the heat that will leave you cool and refreshed.

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Photo of Rizzy17
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MasterSki
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Tanger for hooking the Chicago crew up with a few Selin's Grove growlers. Served in a NotLA taster glass.

A - One finger of off-white foam that dissipates to a light haze. Not much in the way of lacing. Looks like peach juice - light hazed straw yellow color.

S - Lots of saccharine peach flavor. Not much saison flavor - only the slightest bit of saison here, with a touch of yeast and spice. It's mono-dimensional but delicious.

T - Again, this is like drinking peach juice from concentrate, but with a touch more tartness and yeast to it. As a fruit beer it's pretty awesome (a la New Glarus), but as a Saison it's a little underwhelming. The saison characters do come out a little more as it warms, but it's still very much in the background.

M - Very nectar-like and sticky - almost a medium-bodied juice-like consistency, but with a touch of carbonation. Finish has some light stickiness, but it's not cloying. Very appropriate for what they were trying to do.

D - This would be a pretty refreshing in the summertime, although maybe not as much as a regular Saison, with the thicker mouthfeel and sugary character. Still the ABV is low and I could drink a lot of this one.

Note - just read this isn't a "Saison" - that make sense, as it doesn't taste much like one. Still - it was too one-dimensional for me to bump up the taste/smell scores.

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Photo of DIM
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%

This was a cloudy, white-ish peach color. It poured out of the growler with a short lived fizzy head.

Wow, what a peach showcase! The nose is syrupy peaches, both tart and sweet with hints of warmth. On the palate as well this is peach first and beer a distant second. There is a nice balance between the tart and sweet peachiness. This drinks like a peach liqueur diluted with peach juice. The mouthfeel is syrupy and heavy.

Glad this was on when we came through, there is nothing else like this out there.

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Saison De Peche from Selin's Grove Brewing Company
4.21 out of 5 based on 72 ratings.
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