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

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3.82/5
Very Good
82 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#16,593
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
82
pDev:
11.26%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 82 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of kingjohnh
2/5  rDev -47.6%

Photo of PHBoiler
2.3/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

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Photo of cpetrone84
2.95/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pour is golden amber with a tight white head. Nose is lemon and candied sugar, light metallic notes, a bit sweet and not much farmhouse balance. Taste follows suit, very candied sugar forward, bubblegum, metallic esters. Nicely carbed, lighter body.

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Photo of vonnegut21
3.02/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

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Photo of Slatetank
3.08/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I had this on tap at Al's recently -draft version since the key lime cask version was kicked.

The color is hazed light golden straw with thin white cap with a tight bead.
The aroma is very phenolic and grassy (go figure) with some mild fruit elements and hints of yeast ester with grainy smell. The feel is good with some peppery aspects and very highly carbonated w/ slight dry finish very low alcohol in the feel, but kind of sharp with the carbonic acid.

The flavor is decent with some phenols up front and slight peppery/grassy hop quality with mild malt and somewhat fruity overripe pear flavor with a gentle clove in the finish. Overall a good beer, but I would probably not get this again.

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Photo of Shawner
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Fievel
3.39/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of scottw654
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Roze
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Liberatiscioli
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of taospowder
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of ROWDYMELT
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of jbaker67
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of markgugs
3.56/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.57/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This beer is, meh. Too much of a sweet edge, not enough funk. There is kind of a grassy, earthy thing in there, but overall it just seems kind of a wad of sweet tones with a soapy edge. It's an "okay' drinker, but in the grand scheme of things, a big miss.

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Photo of BWH3
3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

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Photo of ArtZan
3.59/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of PhineasMcClintock
3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of twenteone
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jbwimer
3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Janeinma
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Roadog
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Grasslands Saison from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 82 ratings
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