Grasslands Saison
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

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From:
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
ABV:
7%
Score:
86
Avg:
3.82 | pDev: 11.26%
Ratings:
82
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 29, 2016
Added:
May 13, 2012
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  7
SCORE
86
Very Good
Notes: A dry, spicy farmhouse ale with a flowery finish. Brewed with chinook hops.
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3.75 by epyon396 from Pennsylvania on May 29, 2016
 
4.65 by reizorc from Pennsylvania on Apr 13, 2016
 
4 by rspauldi from Texas on Mar 18, 2016
 
4 by Zekenyce from New Jersey on Mar 05, 2016
 
4 by WeisGuy from New York on Jan 10, 2016
 
3.73 by twenteone from Pennsylvania on Jan 09, 2016
 
3.94 by dleiner from New York on Jan 03, 2016
 
3.69 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts on Jan 03, 2016
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3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by BWH3 from Pennsylvania

Great look and feel. Taste and smell have very minimal flowery note. Not enough for style

Jan 02, 2016
 
3.74 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey on Dec 09, 2015
 
3.25 by Shawner from Minnesota on Dec 02, 2015
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2.3/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
by PHBoiler from Illinois

Light blonde beer poured from a 750 mL. No noise once cork removed. Beer is completely still. Minimal lemonade scent coming from the glass. No funk or barrel character. Nearly tasteless. Some watered down white wine notes. No carb creates a flabby mouthfeel. 7% ABV seems abnormally high for the structure of this beer. Hopefully this was a bad bottle but at $39.25/bottle you can't afford to have an off bottle. Feel bad for the person that purchased this and sent it in a BIF.

Oct 28, 2015
 
4.11 by ScottP from New Hampshire on Sep 20, 2015
 
3.75 by LoveStout from New York on Sep 05, 2015
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3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by UCLABrewN84 from California

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at the LA Beer Talk bottle share.

Pours a murky golden-orange with a foamy off-white head that fades to nothing. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour with grain, fruit, white wine, wood, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with sour fruit, white wine, and wood flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity and wood bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty, but the sourness and white wine barrel aging come through much better in the smell to me.

Serving type: bottle.

Aug 24, 2015
 
3.75 by GRG1313 from California on Aug 24, 2015
 
3.81 by djrn2 from New Jersey on Aug 24, 2015
 
3.59 by ArtZan from New Jersey on Jun 10, 2015
 
3.83 by acurtis from New Jersey on May 23, 2015
 
3.75 by Dave_Treat from Virginia on May 07, 2015
 
4.1 by jfstilling from South Carolina on Apr 28, 2015
 
4.25 by zbodnar1 from West Virginia on Apr 28, 2015
 
4.3 by williamjbauer from Colorado on Apr 27, 2015
 
4.34 by xJMFCx from West Virginia on Apr 27, 2015
 
3.75 by mikeincharleston from North Carolina on Apr 19, 2015
 
3.5 by Roze from New York on Mar 16, 2015
 
3.56 by markgugs from New Jersey on Mar 16, 2015
 
4.25 by Axnjxn from North Carolina on Mar 16, 2015
 
4.35 by Lurkerson from Pennsylvania on Feb 28, 2015
 
3.8 by bcm75 from Illinois on Feb 19, 2015
 
3.75 by devilfluff from New Jersey on Feb 17, 2015
 
4 by Lare453 from Florida on Feb 06, 2015
 
4.13 by Zaximus from Colorado on Feb 06, 2015
 
4.47 by ATabs from Connecticut on Feb 02, 2015
 
3.94 by jhlosito75 from Pennsylvania on Feb 02, 2015
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3.02/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by vonnegut21 from New York

Mild tartness. Bubblegum sweetness and slight copper taste. Solid, but unremarkable.

Jan 26, 2015
 
3.39 by Fievel from Pennsylvania on Jan 22, 2015
 
3.86 by sirsteve42 from New York on Jan 22, 2015
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3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Alieniloquium from Florida

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy, kinda dull golden body. Medium white head. Medium collar.

Smell - Really woody. Lightly woody spiciness. A bit of wine. A little bit of grain and dried grass.

Taste - A little hoppy and grassy here. Lots of white wine. Woodiness builds into the back. Grainy and bitter finish.

Mouthfeel - It's the slightest bit tart. Medium low carbonation. Medium body.

Overall - So it has all the components of a really good wine barrel saison, but doesn't seem to come together. I can't quite figure out why it doesn't work, but it's just shy of really good.

Jan 20, 2015
 
3.78 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland on Jan 18, 2015
Grasslands Saison from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 82 ratings