Grasslands Saison | Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Pennsylvania, United States
alsofhampden.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A dry, spicy farmhouse ale with a flowery finish. Brewed with chinook hops.

Added by akorsak on 05-13-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
83
Reviews:
12
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
12.23%
 
 
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5/5  rDev +35.9%

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4.73/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours chunky with significant cloudiness. Aroma is strong on the spices with a citrus aroma from the white wine barrels. Great farmhouse saison flavor although the coating on the tongue a bit lighter.

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4.65/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.47/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.35/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.34/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.3/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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4.13/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.11/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.05/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On cask at Al's. A firkin with jalapeños.

A: A beautiful golden tea color, golden brown and translucent. For being from a firkin, the ale is still quite clear. A white head comes along too.

S: No hint of the jalapeños in the nose. Instead, the sharp saison base gets its time in the sun. Spices and yeast, principally anise and curacao along with the mild fruits of the yeast. Like the original version, Grasslands is a wonderful beer to sniff - spicy and complex without the heavy hand of alcohol.

T: The start of the ale is all saison, spicy and fruity. Only at the midpoint do things get hairy - and boy do they get hairy. But first, more on the saison. The anise and mild fruits, pale fleshy varietals, can and do provide enough flavor and mustiness to carry the ale. The jalapeño, though, add a whole new dimension. They start off prickly and vegetal but quickly pick up steam, growing hotter with each passing second. The culmination is a fiery mouth, not ghost pepper hot, just pleasantly heated. And that heat lasts, complicating my romance with Black Note.

M: Sweet, musty, and damned hot. The Grasslands varietals are easily the best beers coming out of Pizza Boy right now.

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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Grasslands Saison from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
3.68 out of 5 based on 83 ratings.
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