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

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82 Ratings
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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:
82
Reviews:
12
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
12.23%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
8
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Ratings: 82 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of Roze
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of markgugs
3.56/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of bcm75
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of devilfluff
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lare453
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of jhlosito75
3.94/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vonnegut21
3.02/5  rDev -17.9%
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 Fievel
3.39/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sirsteve42
3.86/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
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 oriolesfan4
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jbwimer
3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Oakenator
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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Photo of cpetrone84
2.95/5  rDev -19.8%
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 kwm5067
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of IPAchris
3.92/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tommyguz
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of GeorgeCarroll
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of grimey68
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.57/5  rDev -3%
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 Roadog
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Grasslands Saison from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
3.68 out of 5 based on 82 ratings.
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