Table Saison | Cigar City Brewing

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86
very good
107 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States
cigarcitybrewing.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This saison pours hazy to clear straw in color with notes of honey and tropical fruit. Flavor has tropical fruit with a lemony bitterness and hints of clove in the finish. Sorachi Ace and Citra hops add lots of flavor to this small, sessionable beer.

20 IBU

Added by babaracas on 11-27-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
107
Reviews:
30
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
11.46%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 107 |  Reviews: 30
Photo of Gatordaddy
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Jason_cs
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of st9647v3
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of FLBeerGuy
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of illidurit
3.48/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Growler courtesy of markwise, shared at the March iteration of the Santa Cruz tasting series. Pours a dusty bronze color, neither clear nor quite opaque. Aroma is wheaty with pale malts and a nonspecific tart fruitiness. flavor is similar, banana esters recall hefeweizen, while watery maltiness proves somewhat refreshing. Somewhat tart but not crisp on the finish. Drinkable but more wheat/blonde than saison.

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Photo of jophish17
3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of woosterbill
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

32oz growler into a Weyerbacher tulip.

A: Clear pale gold body with a finger of coarse white foam that settles into a ring. Nice.

S: Light and fresh. Biscuity malt, lively esters, spicy phenols. Dry minerality. Good.

T: Spice up front, followed by some lightly bready malt. Very clean, but this is where the low ABV hurts it - it's pretty watery.

M: Light and lively, full of creamy carbonation. Great.

O: I'm scoring this a bit higher for overall than the average of the other categories, just because I'm so pleased to see a great brewery producing a beer that combines classic Belgian flavors with session-strength ABV. This beer, while clearly lacking the intensity of practically all normal Saisons, nevertheless provides a classic and refreshing twist on the style. I'd gladly quaff a pint of this after mowing the lawn.

Cheers!

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Photo of macrosmatic
3.38/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on-tap at CCB tasting room. Poured into a pint glass.

A: Light copper color, fairly clear. Medium head.

A: Belgian yeast aroma, with some apples in the background. Not a bunch of the typical banana aroma though. Overall seems a bit muted.

T: Mildly fruity flavor (bit more banana here) over yeasty belgian flavor. Some more lemon flavor as it warms somewhat.

M: Light bodied and low carbonation.

O: I went into this with high hopes. Honestly, though, it really struck me as a purely average saison. Nothing bad or off-putting, but nothing exceptional. In this area where St. Somewhere brews are available, they need to have brought more to the Table *rim shot*

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Photo of yeaprolly
4.11/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of mhaugo
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of PorterLambic
3.38/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear and a bright golden with a nice white head 2" high. Dissipates to a thin film leaving no lace.
Smell is wheat, citrus and hops.
Taste is all hefewiesen. Hops, citrus, wheat and a hint of vinegar.
Medium body, medium effervescence. A good brew but really seems less a saison than weisen. Good, but off style in my opinion.

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Photo of gatornation
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of ncaudle
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Thedrizzle
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of babaracas
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A table strength saison in the CCB tasting room brewed on their pilot system. Served in a pint glass, a hazy light amber with small foamy white head that left a few spots of lace on the way down. Smell: decorative soaps, light spicy hops, apricot, a little hay, pils malt. Taste: light pils-y base, relaxed spicy hopping, clove and lemon. Not-unpleasant steely note towards the end of the sip is more a function of feel than taste. Not the most involved saison in their lineup but a tasty session option.

Had this on-tap and from a growler. Given the opportunity to warm up from tap temp it opens up nicely...more hay/grain, less soap.

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Photo of WynnO
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of DonFrap
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of CampusCrew
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice saison.... golden glowing body. Lots of fast rising bubbles but low head retention. Nose had a little saison yeast aroma. Taste was more noticeable. Very solid saison flavor, bigger body as expected than typical style. Driking this on tap at speckled hen and pairing it up with some seared scallops.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of stephensinner
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of tfsimpkins
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of mntlover
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pale yellow with a finger sized off white head that laces well.

Aroma is light tropical fruits with a good dose of spice lots of peppery notes. Nose is not really funky as some Saison's but still nice and refreshing.

Taste is like the nose bready malts with lots of fruity notes. Lots of spice here big on pepper notes mixed with some lemon grass.

Mouthfeel is spot on for style light carbonation is a little mellow but I like that.

Overall not a complex Saison but very thirst quenching and tasty. Would not mind having this on my table every night while its warm out. It would be perfect if it was a little funky but not complaining.

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Photo of cd34
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HopStoopid120
5/5  rDev +30.2%

Photo of Bartos
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Table Saison from Cigar City Brewing
3.84 out of 5 based on 107 ratings.
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