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Saison Man | Trinity Brewing Company

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Saison ManSaison Man

Brewed by:
Trinity Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
A 'Pre-Industry Session Saison', brewed with pilsen, rye, flaked wheat, flaked oats, spelt, coriander and grains of paradise. Fermented with a blend of Farmhouse yeast and Brettanomyces, dry hopped, and aged in Chardonnay barrels.

Added by BdubleEdubleRUN on 10-25-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 64
Reviews by BdubleEdubleRUN:
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3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Growler courtesy of Quirkzoo

Pours fairly opaque and bright golden color with a frothy white sticky head.
Quite a bit of brett in the nose with it's distinct funk and a bit of pepper and lemon.
A nice earthy flavor all up in there with the typical saison spice, pepper and lemon combo. This one happens to be extremely refreshing, with a fairly wet mouthfeel. A solid medium body.
Solid beer that I'm very pleased to have a growler of.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.06/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

saison man is downright delicious, they always seem to be out of it the brewery, so nice to get on this finally. ancient grains with brett, always fun. the oats and rye and spelt and all give this a lot of sturdy body and a unique base for the brett to launch from. tart and fruity the brett comes across, i get as much malt as i do yeast, and this is really full of flavor for a low alcohol offering. impressed by the use of brett, its almost tangy but not in a lemony way, and the grains keep it a little sweet without being too much on the back end. layers of flavor, this is a solid four season saison, given its more substantial grain bill and not in your face brett complex. dry as can be, but still fuller bodied and beautifully carbonated. one of trinitys best saison types, one of the most drinkable, and one of the most affordable. dont pass on this one. great use of brett to finish it off.

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Photo of rsquared59
3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Zonian1
3.67/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.72/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the small bottle in a snifter. This Saison pours a dark straw color with a nice head of white foam that dissipates to a thick ring and light pooling layer with spotty lacing. Nose of crackers, light tropical fruit, white pepper, and yeasty funk. Flavors follow the nose with pineapple and citrus notes to the front, saltine cracker and funky earthy yeast tones to the mid and rear with lemon peel and grain notes that are peppery and tart with a chardonnay background featuring grapes and subtle oak . Finish is a lingering tart with mild carbonation. Nice but not my standard saison cup of ale.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of bluejacket74
3.62/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12.7 ounce bottle. Served in a tulip, the beer pours a slightly hazy light gold color with a half inch white head that didn't stick around for very long. There's a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like green apples, vinegar, white grapes/wine, and some funk. I think the taste is pretty much the same as the aroma, but with the flavors being less intense in comparison. There's also a bit of a grainy/bready malt and herbal flavor noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's coating with a low/moderate amount of carbonation. Not a bad beer at all, but I thought it smelled better than it tasted. $6.49 a bottle.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of metter98
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is hazy light yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a two finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface, a collar around the edge, and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of funky yeast and Chardonnay are present in the nose along with hints of vanilla from the oak barrel aging.
T: The taste follows the smell, except that no vanilla is noticeable and there are notes of spices towards the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a little dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This saison is very easy to drink and has some refreshing properties, and the Brett and Chardonnay add some interesting properties to the aromas and flavors.

Serving type: bottle

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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4.1/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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Saison Man from Trinity Brewing Company
3.71 out of 5 based on 64 ratings.
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