Saison Blanc | The Lost Abbey

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey
California, United States
lostabbey.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Inspired by crisp white wines, Saison Blanc features New Zealand hops, golden raisins and white pepper for a decidedly bright, spicy, and robust low ABV beer. Finished with Brettanomyces at packaging, this beer will evolve for many more years to come.

Added by HopHead84 on 02-13-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
213
Reviews:
52
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
9.52%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
20
For Trade:
2
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Photo of drpimento
5/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow, what a beer! Poured at a good temperature with a colossal, foamy, frothy, billowy, off-white head that settled after a bit and some lacing. Color is a clear yellow with lots of different size bubble trails. Aroma is a full, heady blend of yeast, honey, fruit, spice, grass, biscuit. Probably more, but I might up all night identifying it all. Flavor's like nose, matches the traditional profile perfectly, has a very strange character of being sweet yet dry! Complemented with perfectly carbonic tang and a lingering bitterness. Body/carbonation are spot on. Finish is like flavor, tapers nicely, and true the whole way. Extremely drinkable any time of the year. Absolutely faultless!

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4.54/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.48/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of captainbearcat
4.48/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tanarm
4.42/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Lovely clear pale yellow - looks like a pilsner. Best clarity on a Lost abbey beer I've ever seen... Quick to lacing.

Hops and funk on the nose. Sweetness too. Honeydew melon, some pineapple, and pepper spice. Really nice.

Grassy, herbal hop punch. Fades into fruity, yeasty notes, medium-high bitterness lingers. Slight bubblegum. Bitter melon, mango. Noble hops.

Good body for the low abv. Finish is bitter and crisp.

This is a really great session beer, and a good beer for a saison lover. Would have it again, and again.

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Photo of carlos_fleico
4.35/5  rDev +15.1%

350ml bottle poured into a wide-mouth snifter.

A: Pours a hazy golden color with about three fingers of a white foamy head. Good retention - dissipates quickly leaving lacing behind. You can't see a whole lot of carbonation because of the beer haziness. (4.25)

S: The smell is incredibly amazing. Very spicy, peppery, orange zest, citrusy, very refreshing. The smell is also dry and has a slight faint malt aroma on the back of it. (4.75)

T: Follows the nose on many aspects. Belgian spices stand out, peppery notes and the dryness also do. Orange and lime zest suit this brew incredibly well. Taste is very yeasty, really interesting. Slightly bitter. (4.25)

M: Light-bodied, very light but rich in taste. Extremely refreshing, very dry and it has a little bitterness to it. Even though you can't see the carbonation (due to the beer's haziness), you can definitely feel it. Very carbonated. (4.25)

O: This is definitely among my favorite saisons. The aroma is absolutely great, so is the taste. Definitely recommended. (4.25)

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4.31/5  rDev +14%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.24/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of blackie
4.22/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a: served in a standard shaker pint, saison blanc is a medium clear golden color, capped with a bone white head that shows good retention

s: crisp, clean pilsner malt structure, lots of citrusy herb, lemon, glimpses of grapefruit, fresh grass, fresh phenolic spices are a great compliment, really like this

m: carbed to a medium-high level, lighter and body, crisp and refreshing on the palate

t: snappy-clean pils malt body, dry, brightly grassy and citrus pith hops, peppery phenol, lemony herb, drying finish with a hint of grapefruit, very clean and sharp to finish, quite nice

o: love the cleanliness and herbal citrus character here, it's snappy and highly drinkable, very much enjoyed

draft at Falling Rock, Denver

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