Reprieve French-Style Ale | Jailhouse Brewing Company

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Reprieve French-Style AleReprieve French-Style Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jailhouse Brewing Company
Georgia, United States
jailhousebrewing.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Mavajo on 05-23-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
56
Reviews:
20
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
9.72%
 
 
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3
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3.31/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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3.4/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

22-ounce bottle into a tulip.

Pours the hazy light orange of pineapple juice marred by stringy fog. A full two fingers of white froth caps it for a bit, but pops away after a time to a soapy top layer.

The nose is marked with pear juice and a distinct grainy cracker malt quality. There’s also honey, some clove and both herbal and floral notes.

Notes of pears and some white pepper mixed with hints of tangerine peel and just a bit of vanilla, perhaps. Dryness cleans the sweet notes right off the palate, replacing them with crackers and toasty biscuits.

The cotton-soft body breaks out in big fizzy bubbles and prickles the tongue with moderate carbonation. Light, pillowy and refreshing.

I’ve been enjoying a lot of heavy brews lately, and Reprieve is a welcome reprieve. It’s simplistic, but refreshing. A good summertime brew.

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3.43/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared by Bobby. Thanks.

A: The pour is a pale and cloudy straw color with a finger of white head.

S: Like with their stout, there is a bit of diacetyl on the nose. Some mild spice, primarily pepper, with a bit of earthy hops. Light fruits (mostly apple), with some pale malts and bread.

T: Starts off with a bit of sweet malt and bread. Pears and apples give a bit of sweetness as well. A fair amount of yeast contribution such as pepper and spice. Just a bit of earthiness.

M: Light to medium in body with a medium level of carbonation.

O: Surprisingly okay after the nose, which didn't excite me much.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.62/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to AtlCarl for sending me this as an extra. Always greatly appreciated when traders take the time to read my profile and know to send me saisons as extras. :)

Pours a very bright but hazy lemon, sunshine yellow with astoundingly tall and resilient head. Didn't even give this an aggressive pour at all and it filled the whole glass with a pure white foamy head that refuses to go anywhere. Beautiful.

Smell is tart lemon, orange peel, bright flowers, spices, champagne like yeast

The taste is a little less complex than expected. Lemon again but it's not as bright or tart as in the nose, more orange flavor than the nose, mild floral notes. Spice and yeast is subdued. Solid but I expected better after appearance and nose.

Strangely, despite the remarkable head, the mouthfeel is slightly watery. Very bubbly but it's just thin and doesn't quite come together. Not bad, but disappointing still.

Overall, a solid saison, but better to look at and sniff on than to drink unfortunately. Still pretty good though!

7.1/10

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3.69/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

No label information. Saison Reprieve French-Style Ale is brewed in the style of a Saison ale, available as a spring/summer seasonal in 22 oz. bottles or on draft.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottles to a tulip glass. Served above 57º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) This beer is easily excited from the outset and foams up easily upon opening and pouring. The beer pours a frothy foam head of a pearl-white color over a medium amber body with mild haziness and plentiful spritely carbonation. Retention is very good and lacing is medium-thick and patchy. 3.75

(Smell) Wheat and pilsner malts round the body with a moderate sweetness, a light hop bitterness with grassy and floral notes, and a touch of white pepper and coriander spice round out the nose. The yeast profile is fairly tame from what I gather and contributes to smoothening out the spiciness and building a fruit profile of apple and white grape. The potency is moderate. 3.5

(Taste) Dry pilsner malts with a touch of wheat body and a generous coriander spiciness on the end. Accentuated by a grassy hop with a mild bitterness. The yeast profile comes across fairly simple, with a little bit of cider fruit and some added spiciness but little to no funk keeps things clean and simple, which is completely fine by me for a beer that sits at the relaxed edge of the saison flavor scale. 3.75

(Mouthfeel) The texture is medium chewy, smooth and moderate dry. Carbonation generates a medium spritely buzz on the tongue for a moderate crispness. The body is medium+ for the style, medium overall. Balance is very slightly spicy, bitter and acidic over sweet. Alcohol presence is very mild to none, there are no discernible off flavors. 3.75

(Overall) Reprieve sizes up as a decent saison with an enjoyable malt base, a tame level of hoppiness and a mild but enjoyable yeast profile that, while simple, keeps things decidedly Saison about this beer. It holds up firmly until the fall season, so its worth a shot if you can nab one on a markdown deal. Hopefully, in the near future, Reprieve will follow suit alongside its year round beers, making a transition to the far more session-worthy and bargain priced 12 oz. 6 packs. 3.75

Jailhouse Brewing Company's
Saison Reprieve French-Style Ale
3.70/5.00

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3.7/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Reprieve French-Style Ale from Jailhouse Brewing Company
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