Reserve Sour Saison | New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
3.84/5
Very Good
118 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States
newbelgium.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This intriguing Saison took years to perfect. Our Brewers worked tirelessly to brew an exquisite French-style Saison, while our industry leading Wood Cellar Team worked to mature the perfect Sour Golden Ale in large, French oak barrels called Foeders. The best of both worlds is brought-out with this Sour Saison – a traditional barrel-aged sour ale artfully blended with a rustic, champagne-like Farmhouse Ale. With over 20 years of barrel-aged sour experience and the largest Wood Cellar in the United States, we’re proud to offer Sour Saison as our first ever year-round, traditional sour ale that’s so uniquely New Belgium, it can’t be replicated.

Added by Haybeerman on 09-01-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,603
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
118
pDev:
9.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
23
Trade:
0
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tdm168
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CaliforniaJohnson
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

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This beer looks handsome in my tulip glass... poured out of a 12 ounce bottle, the head sat at the lip just perfectly.
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Nothing too unexpected or obscure. It is predominantly yeasty with hints of grass, white grape juice, and a salivating tartness. Some migut interprate a banana smell.
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The taste well-resembles its smell, with the fruity aspects appearing first, and the yeast/grass aspects tapering off at the end.
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This haa the precise mouth feel I desire...lively, crisp, not too syrupy. Being a fan of sours, I would admit that this one is a bit sweet for what I look for, but it shifts towards a saison, hence the descriptor being sour, not the style.
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Overall, I'm surprised at the quality and style accuracy from New Belgium. I used to drink fat tire when first began enjoying beer many years ago, and I'm pleased to see that they are venturing out to try new styles.

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Photo of Hellpop65
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bluehende
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Marzen_Fan
3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KeyWestGator
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bump8628
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of netshark
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jschott75
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of christinelovesbeer
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sozz2
3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jwat
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of keithmurray
4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Best by date of Jan 2019

Appearance - cloudy golden color with white head

Smell - ginger, Granny Smith apple, pear, lemon, coriander, white grape

Taste - white grape, melon, green apple, pear, lemon, ginger

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, medium carbonation, citrus upfront, a bit of sourness/tartness on the back end, dry finish

Overall - this is a pretty good take on the saison style, the beer has all of the elements of a saison and the sourness is present but not overdone. Worth a try

Price Point - $2.99/12 oz single

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Photo of DOCRW
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of donspublic
4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Good beer with food,. Lite on the sour

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4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kuhndog
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of micropale
4.38/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paresis
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Steve_Studnuts
3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mcrawford
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

SAVOR DC 2018

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Reserve Sour Saison from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 118 ratings