Saison Du Blodget
Upright Brewing Company

Saison Du BlodgetSaison Du Blodget
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Style:
Belgian Saison
ABV:
5.75%
Score:
91
Avg:
4.14 | pDev: 9.42%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
81
From:
Upright Brewing Company
 
Oregon, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  5
Gots
  10
SCORE
91
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Saison Du BlodgetSaison Du Blodget
Notes: The only beer that combines the hop forward Five with barrel aging, Saison du Blodget has a historic profile melding tartness and bitterness. The wild aroma is rooted in the mix of hop notes and spent peaches from the Fantasia, which also contribute unique yeasts and bacteria.
Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 81 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by kevanb:
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3.81/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle, 2014 release, poured into a stemless wine glass.

The beer pours a copper color, hues of orange and gold, hazy complexion with a finger or so of white head that has low retention and little lace. The aroma is of funky yeast, citrus, hops, pale grain, oak, wildflower, spice and a bit of fruit, oddly bitter and tart. The flavors match the nose, but boy this is bitter, dry hopping is definitely the showcase here, crisp and floral, spicy and funky yeast, pale grain, musty oak, some tartness in there as well with some citrus and fruit, nice complexity and depth of flavors, the balance is nice after the initial bitterness subsides. The mouthfeel is okay, lower carbonation, struggles to coat the mouth, average body that finishes lightly dry but without much oomph.


Verdict: A nice saison, definitely a unique mix of tart and bitter, as stated on the label and description, the dry hopping is certainly evident but it has a nice delicacy and brightness after that initial bitterness hits the tongue. Easy and refreshing, but perhaps a bit busy.

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kevanb from Illinois, Oct 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

A nice enough beer, but I thought the sour component was a bit over the top (well, for me at least). Still, there's a nice lemon grass and light honey component that helps to keep things interesting. A nice enough beer, even if it's not my cup of tea.

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John_M from Oregon, Sep 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Sammy from Ontario (Canada), Jun 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

jzeilinger from Pennsylvania, Jan 03, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This years release, not retired, and probably a duplicate.

Pours a bright saturated orange, a finger of white foam on top. Spotty lace around the edges of the glass.

Musty oaky aroma with a juicy citrus quality, peach pit, fuzzy sweetness.

Bright peachy acidity in the taste, grapefruit, yogurty lacto, wet wood, oaky tannic bitterness briefly in the dry aftertaste. Crisp acidity, refreshingly tart verging on sour. Somewhere in the realm of Fantome and Fantasia, somewhat lambic-esque. Overall it's tasty and nicely complex and cohesive.

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emerge077 from Illinois, Dec 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

largadeer from California, Aug 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts, Jan 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

spycow from Illinois, Sep 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Gonzoillini from Illinois, Mar 31, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Greenplastic615 from Pennsylvania, May 10, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Pale orange. Nice head. Nice surface foam.

Smell - Funky and citrusy. A little tropical. A bit of yeast. some Belgian sugars.

Taste - Very hoppy. Otherwise kinda bland. Yeasty again. Pale malts and leas funk. A little bitter.

Mouthfeel - medium body. Otherwise a nice saison.

Overall - Decent, but nothing better than what my local shop has.

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

Spiri7 from Virginia, Sep 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Rifugium from North Dakota, Oct 09, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pour is deep golden amber with a tight white head. Nose has a great oak presence, huge bright peach, and notes of dusty brett. Taste is even brighter, fruits are huge, tropical fruits with a good bit of peach, brett is quite clean and citrusy with notes of leather and dust. Carbonation is strong, body is very delicate and soft. Flavors are extremely juicy and bright.

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cpetrone84 from Pennsylvania, Jun 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

liamt07 from Ontario (Canada), Nov 12, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3/5  rDev -27.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

duceswild from England, Jan 23, 2014
Saison Du Blodget from Upright Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 81 ratings