Saison Blanc | The Lost Abbey

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212 Ratings
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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:
212
Reviews:
52
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
9.52%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
20
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 212 |  Reviews: 52
Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of paresis
4.09/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chrisjws
3.82/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rulisekmartin
4.01/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 7Sport
3.89/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ptykozoon
2.84/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a honey yellow - just a hint of orange. The thinnest head lingers.

Floral, citrus, both subdued. Smell is subtle.

Spice, earthy notes, orange peel. Taste is subtle.

A unique dryness reminiscent of wine or a dry champagne. Spritsy mouthfeel.

Decent.

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Photo of MarshallBirdhouse
4.16/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sd123
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of unclekeith
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DucksFan16
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ArkyVaughan
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Imacopyouidiot
3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of od_sf
3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dodgerrigo77
4.21/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Really nice take on a saison. The hops compliment the golden raisins nicely. Not like champagne but Reminded me of white wine with a bit of pepper & carbonation. Could drink 3-4 bottles on a warm day outside.

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Photo of Jtrigonis
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheNightwatchman
3.61/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brolo75
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

375 bottle poured into a Teku glass

A: High carbonation that created a massive 4 finger head, hazy golden color, lots of lacing, big fluffy head, lots and lots of carbonation streaming up the side of the glass.

A: Getting that Belgian yeast aroma, grainy malty peppery aromas, very complex aromas.

T: Bitter, yeast, peppery, the bitterness lingers with the dry finish, I'm getting an off flavor that doesn't blend with the others, the bitterness seems out of place.

M: High carbonation, dry finish.

O: Not sure what to think, there is some strange bitter flavor aroma in the beer, don't know if that't due to bottle storage or if this is the beer's normal flavor, it just seems off. I would like to try a fresh bottle as this is vintage 2013. Definitely complex, lots going on, but the bitterness seems out of place.

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Saison Blanc from The Lost Abbey
3.78 out of 5 based on 212 ratings.
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