Collaboration Saison | Long Ireland Beer Company

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Long Ireland Beer Company
New York, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by JoeyBeerBelly on 05-15-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 23 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by MrDanno96:
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3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Corked and caged 750 ml bottle. A collaboration between Long Ireland and Blind Bat, two up-and-coming Long Island breweries! Purchased from the new beer store in Port Jefferson.

A: About a finger of white head sits atop a beautiful golden ale. Lots of foamy lacing on the sides of the glass.

S: Nice and earthy smelling--yeast, pepper, grapes, and lemon grass.

T: Lemons and white grapes dominate the flavor. Slightly tart in the finish with a hint of bitterness. Notes of pepper too.

M: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation.

O: A very solid farmhouse ale, especially from two very small brewing operations. Very refreshing on a muggy summer evening. Keep up the good work, Long Island!

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Photo of socon67
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours translucent copper colored. Soapy white foam that laces the glass well.

S - Smells of fresh grain, honey, and citrus.

T - Fun beer with a tartness of citrus, fresh flavor of wheat, and sweet flavor similar to the sugary coating on a pastry.

M - Easy to drink, this was the one bottle that was emptied quickly among the group.

O - I'd get this again if it was available. Glad to see two locals combine ot make an enjoyable beer.

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Photo of Gmann
3.46/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy pale orange color with a tight white head that settles into a light ring. A shade or two darker than the traditional saison.

The aroma is very strong on coriander. It gives the beer a veggie/celery scent which is not my cup of tea. It's really hard to pick up anything past the coriander.

The taste is big on the coriander as well. There is a peppery note from either the yeast or hops. Light hay and grass give the beer a bit of that farmhouse flavor. The malt is bready and has a honey like sweetness. Some light tart notes; unripe apple. Bitter floral notes as well.

The feel is moderate with prickly carbonation. There is a bright sweetness on the palate which is balanced by a peppery hop, that also gives off a metallic bitterness. Finishes slightly dry.

A beefy saison, way too much coriander presence for my liking.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of plaid75
3.72/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a clear brassy hue with a two finger frothy white head. There was good retention and lacing. There was very good retention and lacing.

The smell featured sweet malt, white grapes and spicy esters.

The taste offered soft, sweet malts with a smooth earthy esters and a grassy hop.

The mouthfeel was toward the softerand fuller side of the style.

Overall a tasty full bodied saison.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of RichThatchr
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

There was a unique cask of this collaboration beer devised by Blind Bat and Long Ireland that was served at The Black Sheep in Mineola earlier this week. I tasted one of the first pints served after the cask was tapped and I was spell-bound by the flavorful characteristics of it.

The vibrant gold and orange ale with the uneven head looked like a winner for immediate consumption with a slightly cloudy body and a spicy aroma that would fuel other thoughts later. Elements of coriander and vanilla came to mind while I could pick out fruits too.

Not geeking about it too long, my first taste was inspiring as I made instant comparisons to the landmarks of this style, such as Fantom and Saison du Pont. There was a little more body to it, so after the first pint, I was thinking it was possibly more like a Tripel.

I was very impressed with the consistency of the ale as it didn't fade from the top of the pint to the bottom.

My thanks to the Black Sheep and Liam from Long Ireland for bringing this masterful work out for LI Craft Beer Week.

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

picked this up locally to check out. enjoyed in an urthel tulip.

a - de-caged and popped the cork, the brew poured a transparent orange with a few fingers of foamy white head. some soft carbonation could be seen in the brew. not much lacing to speak of, but the head really held together nicely.

s - as soon as i popped the bottle i could smell some nice grassiness. upon closer inspection a fairly complex and classic saison shows itself. clove and some soft banana notes blend nicely with some subtle earthy grassiness. not really any bubblegum sweetness at all, but the grassiness isn't overdone. quite nice and very classic with a good amount of grain and yeast to balance things out.

t - much like the smell the flavor is classic saison. grains and grass with a dry finish. some soft pepper. not sweet or bubblegum. clove. yeasty.

m - a bit dry. medium to full bodied. kind of juice-like as opposed to beer-like but it is certainly carbonated, but not as prickly as i'd have hoped.

o - overall, rather classic saison. i tend to prefer more bubblegum sweetness or some sort of zing to it, but this was quite enjoyable and very true to style. nice one from the locals with good balance. really tastes like sitting in a field on a summer's day.

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3.11/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Looking at the beer it has a golden, slightly amber hue with some cloudiness which is to be expected from an unfiltered Ale. It has some light lacing left on the glass when the head dissipates. The Aroma is very faint, almost non existent. Mouth feel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavors I got from it were sweetness from the malt with hints of apricot and a fruitiness that went well with the light hop aftertaste. Overall I found it to be a pleasant Ale.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle brewed for Long Island Craft Beer Week 2012 served in a snifter.

L - lightly hazed brass color with a fizzy white head that fizzled out after a few minutes.

S - champagne with some earthy and floral whiffs.

T - mellow flavored, white grape, with a fairly dry and tart finish.

F - medium bodied with good carbonation, easy to drink.

O - a good example of the style that I'd drink again.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Collaboration Saison from Long Ireland Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 23 ratings