Seven Grain Saison | The Bruery

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The Bruery
California, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Halcyondays on 05-08-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 73 |  Reviews: 48
Reviews by Soonami:
Photo of Soonami
3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bruery Seven Grain Saison is an interesting sounding beer, a saison made from 7 different grains including spelt, which I can't ever remember having in a beer. This beer was light and spritzy, a pale straw yellow color. The beer was fragrantly yeasty and tasted lemony with a little bit of clove spice. It was a very pleasant saison that I enjoyed and would definitely be up for trying again. Not the most complex or flavorful beer, but easy to enjoy.

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Photo of Billolick
4.3/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

32 ounce growler pour from Decicco's in Ardsley, NY, just missed the Bruery event going on there today.

Heavily hazed/cloudy yellowy amber, delicate and tiny bubble head, stays then goes to a covering film, collar as well as ultra fine lace.

Tropical fruit, pepper and lemon grass in the sharp and pungent nose.

Bright and refreshing saison features more pepper, and a healthy dose of herbal and Grassy hops. Subsequent sips bring on peppery, earthy, and fruity notes....complex and simply delicious offering. Love the style, makes me look forward to summer, earthy cheeses, crusty bread, salads and more beer just like this one...

Next day-finishing of the growler notes: OK, I'm a sucker for the look of beers like this one, cloudy, tiny, ok super tiny bubble film, delicate yet somehow zesty, citric nose...loads of pepper yes, but not overpowering and subtle in the same sort of way. Some more yeastyness comes through with the yeasties on the bottom of the bottle...fine, fine brew...please bottle this one and send a truckload to the north east

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Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this growler.

The beer pours a light yellow color with a white head. The aroma is pretty basic saison with some wheat, yeast and lemons. The flavor is lemons, oranges, yeast and wheat. I don't get too much funk from the beer, it is more of a fruity saison. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Pretty good basic saison, though not as good as Saison Rue.

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Photo of ehammond1
3.42/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3


The Bruery
Placentia, CA

A clear light golden with a big and thick foaming white head. The head sticks around for quite a while and eventually leaves thick and sticky lacing all down the glass. Doesn't get better!

A bready, somewhat sweet, and very corny aroma. There's a bit of tangy spice initially up front, but it's dominated by bready malt and corn.

A sweet, smooth, grainy, somewhat spicy, and corny saison. Not as funky, bright or "farmhouse" as I really like, but a good, bready saison.

A relatively light mouthfeel. Incredibly drinkable.

An interesting and bready saison. Not one of my favorites within the style, though given the ingredients, it came out actually better than I expected.

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Photo of SPRichard
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of glid02
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cask at the Porter Beer Bar in Atlanta.

Pours an opaque golden color with a one-finger bright white head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of light malts - pilsner and pale - with mild amounts of rye spiciness. Also present is a combination of floral, grassy, and musty hop aromas.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Crisp and light malt flavors kick things off and are joined quickly by drying grassy hop flavors. Midway through the sip a slight tartness comes into play as does the addition of soft pear flavors. Hints of breadiness and spiciness from the rye work their way into things near the end of the sip before fading out into a crisp and mildly bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with soft carbonation.

Drinkability is also good. I didn't have a problem finishing my glass and could have another.

Overall I wasn't exactly sure what to expect with the additions of multiple grains but I was pleasantly surprised. The rye influence was fairly evident but the other grains were harder to pick out. A refreshing and interesting beer for the style that's worth a shot.

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Photo of GilGarp
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served cold, on tap, in a pint glass, at the Oskar Blues' Homemade Liquids and Solids.

Seven Grain is a slightly hazy pale yellow color. The head is thin and short-lived.

Aroma is pretty mild but I pick up some nice lemon citrus and subtle pepper and spice.

Flavor is quite nice but not special in the way I was hoping. Mild malt backbone supports the spicy hops and pepper from the yeast.

Mouthfeel is light in body and easy-drinking for the style. Not too challenging, in otherwords.

Overall a nice summer saison but not really worth seeking out unless you're a Brueryhead.

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Photo of socon67
3.54/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours golden into a pint glass. Thick white foam top. Visible carbonation. Calrity is pristine. Impressive!

S - Smell is of bread, slightly acrid.
not much else.

T - Taste is nice, but honestly felt more like a german pilsner than a saison. The flavors of grain are noticable, and this beer tastes very fresh and refreshing.

M - Crisp, carbonation was heavy; felt like a ginger ale. Smooth creamy feel. Very enjoyable with food. Fellls light even with the carbonation being what it was.

O- And odd beer. I don't think it was true to the saison style, yet it was a very enjoyable beer. May need to try again, and will review a second time if I need to. Worth trying for lovers of farmhouse beers or pilsners.

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Photo of thagr81us
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from tap into a tulip. Pours a clear golden yellow with a one finger pure white head. Maintains decent lacing throughout. The aroma was comprised of fruit, malt, and grain. The flavor was of fruit, grain, citrus, and an earthy note. It was light on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a nice saison. The last few I have had I didn't really enjoy that much due to some of the harsher flavors they impart. This one however was nice and subtle and allowed me to enjoy it without the harsh aftertaste of most I have had. Worth trying if you get the opportunity for sure.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.82/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

2 oz tap pour in The Bruery tulip at The Bruery in Placentia, CA.

A - The tap pour is a lightly hazy yellow color with a low white head floating gently on top. Low retention leaves the yellow beer naked quickly. Tiny specks of lace are left on the bowl of the tulip.

S - Seven Grain Saison starts spicy all over the map with a lemon zest squirt and white pepper sprinkled on. The aroma is predominantly spice but it's light, not overpowering. The background contains a good helping of rye and oats with a delicate, soft wheat scent and a touch of yeast on the finish.

T - Despite the use of seven grains, Seven Grain is pretty light in flavor with a surprisingly mild spice involvement for how pronounced it is in the nose. Lemony citrus and white pepper still come out but the grains don't really. It could use a little ramping up in the flavor a bit.

M - Light-bodied and a bit thin in the mouth, the spice backing in the flavor leaves a lingering sensation after the swallow. The high level of carbonation delivers a good tickle on the way down.

D - What it lacks in flavor it makes up for in drinkability. This beer goes down nicely due to the thinner, lighter mouthfeel and mild flavor profile.

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Photo of nataku00
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Beer Revolution during their The Bruery event during SF Beer Week 2011. Poured into a tulip glass, beer is a hazy light yellow with an initial two fingers of frothy pure white head. Head dissipated slowly, leaving plenty of nice lacing on the glass as it receded to a half a finger or so. Plenty of carbonation streaming up from the bottom of the glass, small and vigorous bubbles feeding the head.

Nose is very herbal, lots of rosemary and parsley, wet grass, and earthiness. Some citrus in the form of lemongrass, but completely overwhelmed by the herbal aromas.

Taste is dominated by herbal and drying hops, rosemary, parsley and a hint of marjoram. Fresh herbs bordering on drinking freshly cut grass on the tongue, finishing dry and long.

Light bodied with ample small bubble carbonation creating a fairly refreshing beer. Fairly easy to drink, but the strong herbal flavor is not my favorite as I would like more earthy and citrus flavors in saisons. Decent but very strongly one note in nature.

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Photo of TheRealDBCooper
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of jsanford
4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Distillery in Savannah, GA.

A - Pours a glowing gold with a fluffy, 2-inch white head. Leaves some lovely lacing clinging to the glass.
S - Earthy aromas of biscuit malt, floral hops, citrus, and a bit of funk. Very clean and crisp.
T - Crisp, earthy flavors of spicy malts (must be the rye), and floral, herbal hops. Very clean flavors, not much in the way of the typical Belgian Saisons that usually have a more peppery edge to them.
M - Crisp, with a medium body and sharp carbonation.
O - An excellent take on a Saison, I'd love to the Bruery to bottle this (perhaps in lieu of Saison Rue...sorry).

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

golden amber color with a huge, towering head of white that refused to part ways no matter what you did. Really just superb looking with tons of lacing down the sides of the glass and a rich and proper looking appearence. Nice elements of light clove, peach, hints of grain and fresh grasses and a nice little spicey punch to it. Warming brings out the wonderful light tart notes through the air that carry over so well into the flavor.

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Photo of largadeer
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of errantnight
3.08/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed from notes:

Pours hazy straw with an abundance of creamy head. Lightly sweet and fruity esters predominate the nose. On the palate the grains are only mildly present, balanced with a nice bitterness that is undermined by an astringent, mildly unpleasant finish.

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Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.92/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance is hazy straw yellow with a decent white foamy head which remains for a bit. Smell is floral, lemons, grass, sundried hay, wheat, and a yeasty must/barnyard. Taste is peppery and citrus with a mild yeast tartness. Hard to identify the individual grains, but noticed some rye in there. Mouthfeel is dry, soft and light. Very refreshing and enjoyable.

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Photo of deniserat
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of UpToMeBeer
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of TigerFan
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I like this Saison. I had it as part of my flight at the Bruery. Nice golden color and a moderate amount of carbonation with a good "farmhouse" aroma and flavor. Nice erathy undertones. Crisp with a slight pepperiness that I really enjoyed!

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Photo of womencantsail
3.51/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Bruery

A: The pour is a golden orange color with a moderate white head and a touch of lacing.

S: The rice and rye come through the strongest of all of the grains used in this one. The rye provides some front end spiciness and the corn dominates the back end.

T: A very bready saison without too much in the way of spice or "farmhouse" character. The wheat really stands out here despite its absence in the nose. The finish is lightly bitter with some nice hop earthiness.

M: Light to medium in terms of body with a fairly lively level of carbonation.

D: The strong corn aroma was a bit off-putting to me, but luckily the flavor made up for it. Saisons are a hit or miss style for me, so this was one of the rare middle ground examples.

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Photo of Jstark5150
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of John_M
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Max's the other day.

The beer pours a solid gold with good head retention and lacing. Don't get a lot on the nose, but what's there is pretty classic saison. I get honey and pepper, but also with a light funkiness. It's nice... I just wish there was a bit more. The flavor profile replicates the nose, except there's a bit more richness and flavor. However, the beer drops off a bit on the finish, and once again, I just wish this beer delivered a bit more flavor. Drinkability is pretty good, and the light honey and peppery bitterness are pleasant enough.

A nice enough beer, but just not one of Bruery's better efforts IMHO.

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Photo of FosterJM
3.21/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

861st Review on BA
Draft to Taster

@Bruery Provisions

App- A very very clear yellow with a 1-1/2" head. This falls to a good pond layer of head. A good bit lace and cling.

Smell- A buttery lemon with some white pepper. A good soft touch on the nose.

Taste- A light grain bill flavor. Lemon and pepper continue but for as clear as it is, its a bit thick flavored for a saion and a little bitter.

Mouth- A light/medium body with a fairly high carbonation. A little too grainy (yes I get the name)

Drink- It's not as good as I remember. A bit all over the place with flavor, App and aroma are best things.

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Seven Grain Saison from The Bruery
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 73 ratings
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