Syndicate Saison | Evolution Craft Brewing Company

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Evolution Craft Brewing Company
Maryland, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewing in collaboration with 3 Stars.

Added by THECPJ on 05-26-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of yourefragile
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of Mississippi
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of metter98
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear golden yellow in color and poured with a finger high white head that slowly faded away, leaving behind a bit of lacing on the surface.
S: The nose has moderately strong aromas of spices and yeast.
T: Like the smell, the spicy flavors stand out in the taste but are in no way overpowering.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a light to moderate amount of carbonation. There are some hints of dryness in the finish.
O: The spiciness and dryness lend some refreshing qualities to this beer.

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Photo of Rhettroactive
4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From tap to snifter at ChurchKey on 5/30/11 at the DC premiere.

This Peppercorn Saison is a collaboration between 3 Stars Brewing Co. in DC and Evolution Craft in DE.

A: Hazy liquid gold. It's 14k and simply marvelous. A nice one finger head and some decent lacing follow.

S: Hints of cracked black pepper and that trademark Belgian yeast essence. A twist of lemongrass and ripe banana are minor players on the back end.

T: Not as intense or spicy as I'd expected. It's subtle, and the pepper sneaks up on the finish. It starts a bit acidic, with a touch of lemon rind. The mid expands and explodes with earthy yeast and fresh French bread heel. As mentioned, the finish carries a slight kick, though it's more of a lingering twinge in the back of my throat.

M: Really, really well done. It's quite smooth and rich, it's luxurious and prefectly carbonated. It's an absolute pleasure to drink.

O: Congrats to Dave and Mike (and Tommy too) for creating one hell of a tasty Farmhouse Ale. Their Syndicate Saison is sure to be a big summertime hit during the dog days here in the District. The bar has been set high, and I'm sure 3 Stars is up to the task of meeting or exceeding the high quality of The Syndicate. Highly recommended, and worth seeking out.

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Photo of THECPJ
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes had on tap at Evolution Brewery:

appearance: hazy golden yellow with a 1 finger white head

smell: citrus, spice, wheat, malts,

taste: citrus, spices, malts,

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium body,

overall: a very nice, refreshing, crisp, summer beer. hopefully they'll brew more of this.

the CPJ

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Syndicate Saison from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
3.95 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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