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Saison De Aviator | Aviator Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Aviator Brewing Company
North Carolina, United States
aviatorbrew.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by mactrail on 06-14-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
61
Avg:
3.53
pDev:
31.44%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 61
Reviews by KajII:
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3.47/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

[Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass]

The pour was a clear medium orange with an average (1-2 finger) white pillowy head that settled down to a thick film which lasted throughout and possessed excellent sheets of sticky lacing.

The aroma was of light grain malts, floral hops and a funky Belgian yeast with notes of citrus (orange), coriander, and a somewhat mild fruity ester (banana and apple).

The taste was yeasty right off the bat with a lightly sweet acidic presence and a touch of citrus which was present throughout, the finish was lightly bitter with a hint of citrus peel, a very light tartness and a bit of fruity spiciness at the end. The flavor lingered for a good long while following the swallow, with a nice yeasty spicy taste staying on the taste buds for a tad longer.

Mouthfeel was just beyond light in body and dry in texture with a bold and lively carbonation.

Overall I personally thought this was a rather impressive tasting Saison with a mild fruity bitterness and a spicy yeast taste that finished off this brew wonderfully, making it a very enjoyable drinking experience...

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Photo of Guden
3.72/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chinchill
3.39/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

From a 12 oz can.
Clear amber body with a fine, foamy white head. As usual for style, this tastes better than it smells, but the aroma is relatively good.
Medium-high but soft carbonation. Medium body.

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Photo of ChadA83
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of AxlSkull
3.95/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of WickedBeer
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nathan50
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of tdm168
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of woodchip
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of thagr81us
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served from tap into a Trappe Door tulip. Poured a golden yellow-orange with a two finger off-white head that subsided to a half finger amount slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, spice, earth, fruit, and earth hop. The flavor was of sweet malt, bread, dark fruit, earth, earth hop, and spice. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. To my surprised I really kind of liked what I found in this one. To be honest, I didn’t really expect much. However on the flavor the dark fruit note was a really nice find that definitely helped to tie more of this brew together for me through each sip. It was quite easy to drink the entire glass. If there hadn’t been other ticks to move on to, I definitely would have had another glass.

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Photo of KevinGordon
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

Photo of SlipperySquid
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of EN27
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of Immortale25
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Duvel tulip. No freshness date.

A- Pours an orangeish dark amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of sheer surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a jagged ring behind.

S- Semi-rich Belgian yeast aroma with notes of banana. Slightly soily.

T- The soily quality is even more apparent in the flavor. A bit sweet with more notes of banana and some spice. Kind of one-dimensional but certainly drinkable.

M- Crisp but with also a mildly milky texture. Medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the fuller side.

O- A serviceable saison that gets the job done even if it's not very complex.

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Photo of Volsdawg10
3.92/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of garybrownnc
4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

Photo of Yoda22
3.77/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FriedSlug
3.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Copper colored with off white head. Head stays around the edge. Smell is yeast, banana, clove and malty sweetness. Taste is the same with a caramel sweetness and a nice hoppy finish. Decent beer.

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Photo of mwbrady12
2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of IPAchris
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of SVan007
4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

Comes in can, I poured it in a tulip, and drank at room temperature. Poured with a two inch head. Which had a strange aroma of rotten milk . Good body, with mild carbonation. Bitter flavors, hints if bubble gum, and peppery . Drinkable but probably wouldn't buy again. It us a good interpretation of farm house saison, but missing some of the natural yeast qualities .

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Photo of gregcordle
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mojo
3.45/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaswilson2
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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Saison De Aviator from Aviator Brewing Company
3.53 out of 5 based on 61 ratings.
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