Saison Man | Trinity Brewing Company

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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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Ratings: 70 |  Reviews: 13
Reviews by BdubleEdubleRUN:
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3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
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 +8.6%
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 +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Zonian1
3.67/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acurtis
3.72/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of biboergosum
3.72/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

375ml wax capped bottle - 'Saison Man' reminds me of 'Sugar Man' by Sixto Rodriguez.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, pale golden yellow colour, with one very skinny finger of wispy and bubbly off-white 'head', which blows off in mere moments, leaving a bit of low-rise mitochondrial lace in places around the glass.

It smells of musty white wine, mixed grainy and crackery malts, muted generic citrus rind, black pepper and coriander spice, a touch of wet woodsiness, and a relatively subtle earthy Brett funk. The taste is dry, gritty, and chaff-like malt (almost like a true gluten-free character), lemon and dried orange peel citrus, a surprisingly tame barnyard funkiness, sort of exotic rainbow peppercorn spice, a further earthy yeastiness, and some subdued white wine barrel wood (with very little butter or vanilla).

The carbonation is quite understated in its wan-seeming frothiness, the body a decent medium weight, and sort of smooth, that is if you've come to terms with the required cognitive dissonance here. It finishes rather dry, the mutt malt having pretty much bled out long ago, while the funk and spice keep on churning out the hits.

Overall, this is a fairly agreeable rustic Saison, with the added spices enhancing the base yeast/infection essences. However, I think the Chardonnay barrel gets lost in the mire, and thus doesn't pull its weight when considering the added shelf tag 'value'.

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Photo of Sammy
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.69/5  rDev -1.3%
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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Photo of stampfler07
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of bluejacket74
3.62/5  rDev -3.2%
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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Photo of KevinGordon
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of HighonHops42
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of metter98
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
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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Photo of kylemckinnis
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of Inglewood
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of deac83
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of cwxc818
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of crobinso
3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of ScottJWing
3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Saison Man from Trinity Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 70 ratings
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