Reprieve French-Style Ale | Jailhouse Brewing Company

Reprieve French-Style AleReprieve French-Style Ale
BA SCORE
64.3%
Liked This Beer
3.78 w/ 56 ratings
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
Ranking:
#20,327
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
56
Liked:
36
Avg:
3.78/5
pDev:
9.52%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
11
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 56 |  Reviews: 21
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Zach136
4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Opaque yellow, lasting white pillow of a head. Great lacing.

Aroma: Yeast character of banana, bubblegum, and a hint of tropical fruit.

Flavor: More peppery yeast, with a grassy hop finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium light, high carbonation. Refreshing in spite of the grassy peppery finish.

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Photo of Keith_R
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of AlexFields
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
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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Photo of jlindros
4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I do enjoy me a good Farmhouse saison, so let's hope this is good, thanks to cpinto6.

Pours a fast rising huge 3+ finger pasty white fizzy head that fades semi quickly but not as fast as I expected, lots of spotted lacing, initial pour (sans sediment) yields a crystal clear pilsner straw color. I was only able to stir up the slightest haze with almost no sediment surprisingly.

Nose starts a little floral and effervescent, lemony straw and hay, grassy, citrusy, light sweet malts with hint of wheat like character, light saison spices, hint of a grassy hop character I think as well.

Taste starts crisp and quite straw like, almost German pilsner like, with light sweet malts, a little wet hay and some farmhouse characters but not much for funk, and just a bit of wheat again. The straw characters really go strong and turn a bit grassy, and that's when the grassy slightly earthy spicy hops kick in with a med to milder bitterness but enough to let you know they are there. Light saison spices in the middle, with plenty of citrus, little lemon zest, lemon grass, and just a hint of orange peel citrus. Finish is drier but sticky, lingering straw and hay malts, little more farmhouse with hint of funk, lots more citrus, lemon, grassy earthy hops and bitterness lingering.

Mouth is med to a bit lighter bodied, tons of effervescent carbonation.

Overall pretty good, a straight up saison with very little farmhouse funk but a nice malt profile and light but nice hop character, quite drinkable.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Dudeletter
4.43/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The Reprieve is a traditional french Saison. The Saison is a summer beer, traditionally brewed in the winter to be enjoyed as the weather warms. The style is quite popular now in the states where initially homebrewers, then microbrewers, pulled the near extinct style from the brink. Like most complex tasting things, the recipe’s ingredient list is very thin. This hazy offering has a mild apple or pear taste, with a light citrus sharpness. The lingering sweetness is almost honey in character and the flavor is complex.

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Photo of GRG1313
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of stevegregg
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of PthPndr
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of brentk56
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Has a great look, with a cloudy honey color capped by a meringue of a head that leaves all kinds of splotchy lace

Smell: Bready, with vague elements of pear, white pepper and anise

Taste: Bready, up front, with developing pear, cardamom, anise and white pepper tones; adds a bit of an earthy hop dimension, after the swallow and a lemony tartness in the finish

Mouthfeel: Light bodied but just a bit too fizzy

Overall: A very nice stab at the style for this relatively new brewer; would prefer a little less carbonation but the flavors are refreshing though the beer could use a touch more complexity

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Photo of lnashsig
3.86/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Many thanks to Ahlthe3rd (Hugh) for the chance to taste this one. Poured from bottle into Jester King Farmhouse Ale glass. Pours a very light cloudy yellow color, thick tight white foam bubbles. They dissipate over time, leaving a little lacing on the glass. Smell- coriander, orange peel, herbaceous spices, lemon zest. Some nice citrus notes from the hops. Nice aroma. Taste- cracked pepper, lemon citrus, champagne dryness, a light airy saison. The carbonation makes this a bit stingy, but its on par for other good examples of the style. This is a pretty solid Saison- light and airy, I really like it for the low (relative) ABV too. I would have this one again- a very nice brew.

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Photo of Xcalibur077
4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of FosterJM
3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

841st Review on BA
Bottle to Parra Tulip
22oz

2011

Thanks to @Thehughbachi(via twitter) for this one. Had a bet my Bears would beat his Falcons.

App- A very light medium yellow with some lemony colors with soft golden wheat. A gigantic three finger head and took forever to fall to a medium marshmallow fluff color. A bit of nice cling and lace as well.

Smell- A very subtle spice with a strong yeast background. A little wheat with some lemon zest. A bit thick on the aromatics but still nice and pleasing. A little bit of earthy floral grass to round it out.

Taste- Again, subtlety reigns on this one. The yeast is the first to open on this one but not over peppery or spicy. A timid wheat note comes next with a small bit of earthiness and some grass. Its a bit floral to add a little bit of layer to the yeast.

Mouth- Lighter medium bodied with a lighter medium carbonation. A little bit of bubbly yeast with some small spices and earthiness.

Drink- A tasty saison with a bit thicker aromatics and flavors. aA semi-good balance with some soft lemon notes.

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Photo of JamnesCameron
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased at Hop City is Atlanta on a recent trip. Poured into a wine glass. Pours a clear, straw, with a tight white head that drops slowly. Lots of champagne bubbles.

Aromas of spicy peppery yeast, grainy malt, and leafy hops.

Flavors of grainy malt, good peppery yeast bite, mild bitterness. Finish light, with biscuity grains and yeast lingering.

Mouthfeel is refreshing, light, and thirst quenching. Good level of carbonation.

Overall a very nice effort for my first try from this brewery. Nice job!

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Photo of Snamnoum
3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - hazy light acorn color, billowy white head, and lots of sediment.

Smell - initial funky licorice/star anise aroma mingling with big tangy wheat and yeast esters. Some hints of lemon, cut grass, and floral hops

Taste - begins sweet and fruity from the wheat, then some light tang and a dry slightly tart finish. Faint butterscotch, booze, and savory/saltiness as the beer warms.

Mouthfeel - very soft from the wheat and at the same time bubbly and bright.

Overall - drinkable, well-balance and unique offering from a young Georgia brewery. Wish the best of luck to these guys in the coming years.

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Photo of glid02
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased from Green’s on Ponce in Atlanta.

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a white head leaving solid lacing.

Smells of light malts with good amounts of medium fruits – pears and green apples – with hints of leafy hops.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Crisp light malt flavors up front with soft medium fruit flavors midway through. The fruits fade near the end and leafy hops round things out. The ending is mildly bitter. Mouthfeel is good, with solid carbonation.

Overall I was a fan of this beer but no one thing really knocked my socks off. Another solid effort from Jailhouse, I look forward to the next in the series.

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Photo of rajendra82
4.42/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The hazy body was golden yellow in color, and exhibited a two finger thick head, fed by some lively carbonation streamers. The aroma was floral, earthy, and a bit like honey, and was very pleasingly rustic. The taste was light and airy, with a clean and simple wheat sweetness, a lemony sourness, and a slightly spicy finish, with a touch of clove and pepper. This was much more evocative of a quenching summer drink served to farmhands, than a typical Saison of today. The body felt thin and runny, but I think this was exactly the intended effect. A great effort by the local boys.

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3.4/5  rDev -10.1%
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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Reprieve French-Style Ale from Jailhouse Brewing Company
Beer rating: 64.3% out of 100 with 56 ratings
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