Greenport Harbor Spring Turning Rye Saison | Greenport Harbor Brewing Company

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Greenport Harbor Brewing Company
New York, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Spring

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Added by Brianmerrilyn on 05-10-2011

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Ratings: 46 |  Reviews: 14
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2/5  rDev -48.1%

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Photo of Billolick
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

32 ounce growler fill from the Growler Station on 8th street, NYC.

Pours clear, lighter amber, with a golden hue, moderate off white head, tiny bubble film and thin collar, leaves nice looking fine low sheeting and bits of lace.

Grassy, floral and with hints of pepper in the nose.

I get some pepper, definately rye, and a healthy dose of resiny hops drying things out quite a bit.

I'm not a huge fan of rye beers, so I was not expecting too much here. But its well blended into the mix and adds to the interest and complexity of things. Nice Long Island, N.Y. take on the beloved Belgian style.

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Photo of Milkysunshine
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of kenito799
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

20 oz pour at Pony bar, Manhattan

Pale yellow...the most gorgeous lacing pattern is left at the top of the glass. Seriously, I could admire it all night.

Aroma brings a subtle sweet funkiness that tells you this is a saison. Pleasant.

Crisp on the palate, a medium/ heavy mouthfeel with oily hoppiness. The flavor is good for saison but a bit overwhelmed by aggressive hoppy bitterness that lingers quite a while. Some nice herbal sweetness with the next sip banishes the bitterness fleetingly, only to be replaced with another dose of hops. Overall, if you like hops and saison, you will like it.

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Photo of Gmann
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A. Pours a pale straw color some big carbonation bubbles. The pure white head is short and soapy settles into a light cap.

S. The aroma is lightly fruity and spicy. Noticeable clove and tart apple a bit of white wine.

T. The taste is pretty dry and fruity. Almost has an oaky flavor. Plenty of tart apple and lemon. Light spice perhaps clove but nothing crazy. The rye adds a touch of peppery spice but more sour than anything else Some acidity in the finish as well as a grassy note. They got the dry tart aspect of the style down.

F. The feel is light and bone dry. Semi soft carbonation. Tart with an odd bitterness in the finish.

O. Average saison. Bit too dry for my liking. Needs more of a yeast presence.

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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

Photo of Sharkophile
4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured into a goblet, appears a slightly hazed golden yellow with a big crown of white head that clings to the beer and the glass.

S: Smells very spicy with an underlying fruitiness and a whiff of booze.

T: Taste is excellent. Banana and pear flavors lead into an earthy, peppery spice character and an herbal hop. Grainy with a flash of alcohol near the end. Finishes long, dry and with a lasting spiciness.

M: Light to medium body with lively carbonation.

O: Unexpectedly great saison from this small brewery in Long Island. Excellent excellent stuff. Cheers!

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Photo of Genx
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kingslotty
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of metter98
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Drop Off Service, New York, NY

A: The beer is crystal clear light yellow in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of yeast and spices are present in the nose along with some hints of grassy hops.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has some notes of spices from the rye.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and slightly dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is rather refreshing because it is lighter-bodied and dry on the palate.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of plaid75
4.47/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On draft at Sapsuckers, Huntington, NY.

Poured a dark straw hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured a peppery noble hop, full rye spice and heavy esters.

The taste consisted of waves of spice, from the rye and hop through the strong earthy esters. A touch of sweetness softened the impact slightly.

The mouthfeel was verdant and clean with a long residual

Overall a superior saison. Spicey, fresh and clean.

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Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from tap intp pint glass at Lazy Boy in White Plains, NY.
Pours a golden hay, nice froathy head. Smell is of hay and yeasty grassy malts. Very mild malty flavor but slight hops. Its ok. I usually really like Greenport Harbor. This brew was seriously lacking in all respects. While drinkable, it just seemed to lack any real personality or mentionworthy characteristics. Worth a try if you like Greenport Harbor, but not worthy of the style, in my opinion...

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of CHickman
3.82/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy yellow gold in color with a creamy 1 finger white head that faded quickly; leaves good spotty lacing.

Smells sweet and spicy, with yeast, rye, malt, coriander, orange peel, light lemon, pepper, grains and a mix of spices; the rye and pepper shows through, but in a nice subtle way.

Tastes like it smells, with yeast, rye, sweet malt, coriander, orange peel, lemon, pepper, toasted grains, light caramel, cinnamon, fruit like apple or pear, and a mix of spices like citrus or floral hops, which makes this feel like a Belgian IPA and is quite tasty.

Mouthfeel is creamy and oily slick, with light carbonation, a light to medium body and a slight bitter dry finish. The yeast adds some funk, but this is a tasty saison that was refreshing and went down easy. Overall a very good beer that would make a great session beer and went well with dinner.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served on-tap at Drop Off Service in New York, NY

A: Pours a crystal clear pale to medium yellow in color with minimal amounts of visible carbonation and some light lemon yellow + golden yellow highlights. The beer has a half finger tall thin white head that reduces to a rather thin film covering the entire surface of the beer with a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of wheat and rye upfront with some more moderate aromas of spices and yeast. Light notes of grassy hops and just a touch of barnyard/hay.

T: Similar to the smell, the beer tastes of light flavors of wheat and rye upfront with a light amount of pale malts. That is followed by some light to moderate amounts of rye spiciness and just a touch of yeast. Very light notes of hay and grassy hops which contribute a very light amount of bitterness.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of dryness are present.

O: Overall this beer is refreshing and easy to drink, it would be very enjoyable on a warm spring day while sitting outside at a cafe. I found the light body, dryness, and light rye spiciness to be very complementary.

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3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brianmerrilyn
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Unibroue tulip glass and the first reviewer of this beer. Other sites including the brewer are unaware of the ABV..perhaps w/the rye addition added to the regular style.

A: Straw yellow with faint specks rising to an intial soapy foamy finger and half head settling to paperclip size. Moderate falling crescent lacing.

S: The nose gives off a clear spice tinge(rye) at first followed by a measured malt profile

T: Minor sting from pepper & rye and extremely smooth delivery. Candied sugars somewhat follow.

M: Thicker than I expected but enjoyed the medium gearth of this fine brew.

O: A spicy American saison than Ommegang Witt or Cpt Lawrence Saison & quite sessionable. ABV....i say mid 5%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of jeranbrews
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - A lemon yellow clear body but not crystal clear. Thin wispy egg-white head.

S - Aroma is sweet. Lemon and rye bread. Lots of fruits. Peaches and figs linger in the glass afterwards. That was a pleasant suprise.

T Aftertaste of moss. Initially hoppy. Has an oaky barrel flavor. Enjoying the rye. Lots of spices but not really spicy. Kind of like a sharp cheese in that regard.

M - Average. Only average. Smooth and glides. But not remarkable

D - Overall fine. Looking forward to the next beers. I tried this one first partially because I expected it to be the least remarkable, and it seems I was correct.

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Greenport Harbor Spring Turning Rye Saison from Greenport Harbor Brewing Company
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