Saison Du Swamp | Swamp Head Brewery

BA SCORE
92
outstanding
207 Ratings
Saison Du SwampSaison Du Swamp
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Swamp Head Brewery
Florida, United States
swamphead.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by CampusCrew on 01-02-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
207
Reviews:
58
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
8.79%
 
 
Wants:
134
Gots:
34
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 207 |  Reviews: 58
Photo of Agentveba
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of BMart
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of jme015
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Auror
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of jaasen64
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of THECPJ
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of hornsup
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of mixed_master7
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of AaronDrinks
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of Prospero
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of MastaShonuf
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of Hophead717
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of RayUF07
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of madnismo
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of TheMonkery
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.93/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a pint glass. Bottled 11/18/2011. Bottle #1038.

Appearance - Gushed when I opened it. Overflowed the glass. Slightly hazy orange yellow body. Huge white head and great retention.

Smell - Very bretty. Appley esters. Slight bready malt presence. Smells nice, if a little overpowered by the brett.

Taste - Apple esters strong here. Cider-like. Then the brett takes over. Very earthy, but still retains a fair bit of sweetness.

Mouthfeel - Pretty dry. Very highly carbonated. Medium bodied.

Overall - This is extremely bretty, but it's still good. Overpowers any subtlety that the saison had. Fresh, I feel this beer is too sweet. This is better, but a bit monotonic.

 694 characters

Photo of JReites
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of mendvicdog
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of oline73
3.83/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a tasting snifter.

The beer pours a cloudy golden color with a layer of off white head. The smell is a bit sweeter than I expected and it has a grape note to it. There is an herbal note behind the sweetness. The taste is also rather sweet with a strong grape like presence. Herbal notes also show up in the flavor, but I thought the grapey taste pushed everything else to the background. The carbonation was light and tingly. This was a good beer, but I would have liked the sweet flavors to be a bit more delicate.

 544 characters

Photo of duceswild
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of valdieu2
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of pixieskid
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Saison Du Swamp from Swamp Head Brewery
4.21 out of 5 based on 207 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.