Pappy Legba Saison | Trinity Brewing Company

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Pappy Legba SaisonPappy Legba Saison

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Trinity Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
As 'Pappy Legba' is the guardian to the crossroads, this special Belgian beer releases the first Friday of each New Year. Brewed with just a touch of flaked maize for a seductively creamy texture, post fermentation this special Belgian is aged on a grip of pie cherries, lending it more of a Kriek profile rather than Saison.

Added by rye726 on 01-30-2010

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Ratings: 62 |  Reviews: 13
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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Photo of Wasatch
4.53/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

750 ml
Yellow Wax/Capped
Imperial Saison

Poured into a chalice a very nice slightly cloudy, pinkish/orangy color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/foamy/creamy one-finger white head, which also leaves some thick sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, yeasty, very nice spice note, coriander, peppery, with some nice citrus. The taste is very nice, malty, yeasty, spicy, coriander, citrusy, tart. Medium body, ABV hidden very well, really a pretty complex brew, very nice bitter/dryish finish. Overall, this is a very nice brew, surprised me.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

this is a mighty tasty brew, full of beautiful saison yeast and sweet cherry flavors, but it has no business being 13% abv, it just doesnt add anything, and can really sneak up on you in a dangerous way in a beer this drinkable. the color is tinted pink, hazy, and heady in white. the nose is subtle cherries, more of the heavy handed grain bill here, maybe some oats, and lots of body as a result, but carbonation is also robust, and this drinks refreshing. the cherry flavor is also subtle, but persistent all the way through. it starts on the slightly tart end in combination with the funky yeast, but turns to more of a sweeter ripe fresh cherry in the finish. its nowhere near as heavily fruited as i expected it to be, and i would have liked to see trinity use the same restraint on the alcohol, which makes this a rough bottle to polish off. well made beer though, expensive, but well done. recommended to the saison freaks out there.

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Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
3.18/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of williamjbauer
4.21/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zonian1
3.56/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of acurtis
3.52/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.09/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Belgian tulip from a 375mL bottle.

Lots of carbonation spits from the bottle and it requires multiple pours to get an eight ounce serving. The massive head is airy and pale white and resembles soap suds but more delicious. A dark amber body shows some cloudiness, robust carbonation, and a tint that reminds me of fruit, although not necessarily cherry.

Cherry? Yeah, it's there, but there's a sweet toasted coconut aroma that dominates the presence here. Further examination and I start noticing more floral aspects to the coocnut flavor and a touch of lemony zest. The overall aroma is sweet and malty, so I'm really expecting something thick and full-drinking, but we'll find out. 4.25

As on the nose, toasted coconut is big, but the cherry is more assertive and tart. Plenty of sweet malt arrives mid-palate and joins a big floral flavor and a touch of lemony zest. The flavors are a bit busy and disparate but I find myself enjoying this brew. 4

Lightly tart, minerally sweet and finishes with a bit of yeasty carbonation and feel. It's a bigger bodied beer and doesn't quite have the light refreshing flavor of a saison, but it isn't burdensome to drink either.

All this toasted coconut flavor reminds me of Unibroue Trois Pistoles, but the tart cherry flavor adds another, very nice, dimension.

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5/5  rDev +33.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of blindpiggie
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of esload
4.58/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stampfler07
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of tomfitz18
3.99/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CraftEyeDoc
3.8/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of metter98
3.67/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is hazy dark yellow in color. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down a bit but consistently left a short head covering the surface.
S: Once the beer warms up, faint aromas of cherries become noticeable.
T: Faint flavors of yeast, spices, and cherries are present in the taste.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: For a big beer, this is underwhelming and a little light in flavors. It seems to taste a little more like a triple with the malty sweetness.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of kylemckinnis
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of teamwiggum
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chrismattlin
3.84/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of deac83
4.01/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured this unique brew out of a champagne bottle. The aroma was a curious malty floral mix that played well with the nose. The beer was a pink red color and had a thousand tiny bubbles running up it to replenish a nice white skirt.

The beer was crisp and refreshing and somehow covered up the 13%. Medium body with a little sour hint at the finish.

Beer is very sweet, almost cloying.

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of rkarimi
3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4


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Pappy Legba Saison from Trinity Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 62 ratings