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Saison Du Swamp | Swamp Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
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58 Reviews
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Swamp Head Brewery
Florida, United States | website

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
Reviews:
58
Ratings:
206
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
8.79%
 
 
Wants:
138
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Reviews: 58 | Ratings: 206
Photo of mikesgroove
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

hazy medium yellow color came gurgling out of the bottle, quickly coming to a head that reached a height of maybe two inches. There was then a rich coating of side glass lace that thoroughly coated the glass with some nice carbonation being visible throughout the session.

The aroma was highly charged on this one. Lots of light fruit swirling around with a healthy dose of spice in it as well. Nice touches of coriander, lemon, hints of pepper coming through, with a touch of pears warming up to it as it came up to room temperature. The initial taste was peppery, with a rush of lemon following suit almost immediately. A wonderful sense of light fruit really just ran all over this one. I was quite impressed I have to admit. Smooth mouth feel was more the adequately carbonated and really just kept the profile popping throughout. An easy sipper, the moderate ABV lended itself well to a warm late summer evening.

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Photo of neobob187
4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served from a hand numbered, corked bottle, this was #420.

A: Very bright, yellow/golden in color.

S: Very sweet on the nose, smells almost fruity too like a blue sweet tart. Also a slight spice though I can't place what kind.

T: Very big belgian flavors, banana esters, and light champagne dryness. Not as much spice as I thought there would be considering the bottle says it's a Saison brewed with honey and "spices". Definitely has a nice refreshing saison finish however.

M: Really nicely carbonated, and very champagne-like on the pallet.

O: I found this to be a very pleasant offering by Swamphead Brewery. A nice light summer saison to enjoy when it's unbearably hot down here in Florida. Easy to drink, and the alcohol is not overwhelming either.

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Photo of CASK1
4.79/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 to a tulip glass.

Aroma - Tons of yeast character. Peppery, citrus and tropical fruit, pear and apple. Low spicy and earthy hop aroma. Light Pils malt sweetness in the background. Can't keep my nose out of the glass.

Appearance - Pale gold with a slight haze. Huge thick moussy white head that won't quit. Continuous streams of bubbles rise from the bottom of the glass.

Taste - Just like the aroma. Lots of yeast character as both spice and fruit. Quite peppery, a character I like in Saisons. Some tartness, but stops well short of sour. Medium high hop bitterness. Light Pils malt graininess and a low alcohol sweetness.

Mouthfeel - Crisp, dry, and tart. Medium-high carbonation adds a prickly sensation. Low alcohol warmth. Very thirst-quenching.

An outstanding example of the style. The best of the Swamp Head beers I've had to date. Can't wait for the next release.

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Photo of ArcaneXor
4.79/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Swamp Head's Saison du Swamp is a wonderful summer beer, balancing dryness from rye and grains of paradise with lots of very pleasant and complex fruit esters. The appearance is wonderful as well - pours a light golden color with a thick, dense head. In my opinion, this is the best beer this young brewery has produced to date.

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Photo of babaracas
4.36/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2011 version bottled Nov 18, 2011. #361. Pours a cloudy light amber with one finger of fast fading white head. Smell: semisweet pale malt, bread dough, tart plum, mild barnyard note, peppery and slightly grassy. Taste: tangy, wheat cracker with honey-ish sweetness, then into pepper, biscuit, finishing fruity and spicy. This is more interesting than 2010's, and not as dry. Pretty fantastic. 3/4.5/4.5/4/4.5

Corked and caged. Thanks for the sticker about how to get the champagne cork out, very considerate. Pours a hazy straw color with three fingers of styrofoamy white head, settles slowly, leaving a sheet of sticky lace. Smell: pale malt, hay, bready, grassy and spicy. Taste: sweet pale/pils malt, bready, grainy, grassy, and pretty spicy, with a very slight dried sugared pineapple component to the finish (from honey?). Lightish medium body, nice carb with a semi-dry finish. Seemed like a fairly standard approach to the style, but a very nice example. Bottle 523. (2010). 4/4/4.5/4/4

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Photo of Deadheadbill
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted on draft at the brewery.

Pours golden with a nice tight white head. Smells of yeast and a little fruit. Light to med bodied with some very nice typical Saison flavors, plus an added spiciness which gives it a nice complexity. ABV is a little high for a Farmhouse Saison at 7.6, but this beer hides it very well.

Overall a very nice Saison from Swamp Head.

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Photo of jgagne
4.48/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Saison Du Swamp by Swamp Head
A-Foggy Golden with prominent bright white head
S-The smell is a perfect blend of spice and sweet citrus
T-A sweet beginning with a bold spicy but smooth after taste.
M-Very light but flavors still linger for a long while, very smooth, complex and exciting.
Overall a great beer that can measure up to any Saison out there.This creation by Swamp Head is a definite showstopper.

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Photo of CampusCrew
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Saison du Swamp - Florida Style Saison with rye

appearance: dark golden with a solid head retention

smell: spicey belgian yeast aromas

taste: saison with a kick with the rye addition. great idea to spike up a saison.

mouthfeel: medium bodied

drinkability: I tried this at the kickbacks Swamphead dinner among many others. This brewery in new and going in the right direction. Solid beer from a solid brewery. I would love to have this again.

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Saison Du Swamp from Swamp Head Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.
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