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French Style Saison | Odin Brewing Company

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French Style SaisonFrench Style Saison

Brewed by:
Odin Brewing Company
Washington, United States | website

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Summer

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Added by mactrail on 06-12-2014

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 8
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Photo of mactrail
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Color is a handsome yellow gold in the Het Kapittel chalice. It foams up admirably in the glass and is quite sudsy in the mouth. Fragrant with a whiff of cider and raspberries.

The first taste is a really pleasing funkiness. Some scratchy yeast taste at the finish. Cedar taste with a hint of sweetness in the malt. A touch of pencil shavings. The apple taste often encountered in this style is dry and tangy. Even some of the meaty "umame" taste. Full bodied with each mouthful and then it billows away in light clouds of hard to define flavor-- the ideal Farmhouse brew.

Which makes me think that this is more like a Farmhouse ale than the yeasty fruit bomb so often encountered with Saison-style brews. One of the two best Saison I've had this year (other was Fremont's Rye Saison). I'm glad to see this very decent brewery doing some Belgian styles. From the Co-op market in Bellingham.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a medium golden amber with a half finger white head with great retention and light lacing. Nice aroma of saison yeast, light citrus and pear juice, coriander, clove and hint of pine resin and sage. Flavor follows with saison yeast, light funk, coriander, evergreen resin, clove and light sage; finishes with a mild apple family fruitness and spicy bitterness. Medium bodied with a hint of creaminess. An interesting domestic version of the French farmhouse style with the funkiness and wild yeast present, but dialed back and a bit more intense spicing that still manages to be well balanced and tasty. Possibly might not convince a traditionalist, but this is the kind of saison I find enjoyable, with good spicing, light fruit flavors and moderate funk. I liked this version of the invasion.

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Photo of Braz
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of paul_emm
3.92/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had this one on tap. Very nice effervescence, with a little hint of green apple on the nose, it won me over. Head dissipates quickly, I would recommend a smaller glass so you can finish it quicker. Great beer for seafood, or even a little spice like a paella

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Photo of nmann08
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of bschinelli
4.11/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of snaotheus
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle split between a pair of chalices. No dates or codes on the bottle, but the label says 2014.

Pours fairly clear golden with a slight bronze tone. Head is big, long lasting, and luscious. Very carbonated. Smell is saisony. A little lemony, a little yeasty, a little funky.

Taste is interesting and pretty intense without being overwhelming at all. More of a fruity characteristic, some apple or pear. A little more of that funky characteristic.

Mouthfeel is light, medium dry, effervescent. Overall, this is a very nice beer.

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Photo of Farnswurth
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

French Style Saison from Odin Brewing Company
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