Saison Style Ale (Sonoma Farmhouse) | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Saison Style Ale (Sonoma Farmhouse)Saison Style Ale (Sonoma Farmhouse)
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Saison Style Ale (Sonoma Farmhouse)Saison Style Ale (Sonoma Farmhouse)

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by magictrokini on 12-10-2008

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Photo of mikesgroove
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Grabbed this bottle in a trade recently as well. One of those that I never would have sought out, but was very glad that it found me. I used this as a nightcap believe it or not as I was just in the mood for the style. Served cold and poured into a fluted pilsner glass, this one was consumed on 04/12/2009.

The pour was very nice, very bright with a rich head of white that came up over the top almost immediately. Really nice retention at first before it faded down into nothing after a few moments. Loaded with carbonation that kept reinforcing it though, this was definitely top notch. The aroma was light, airy, with a hint of light hops and a touch of peach like fruit notes. Hints of light grass and lots of grain as it warms, a touch of sour as well in the nose. Nice smooth, clean and light feeling as I take the first sip, it was really quite refreshing I have to say. Light apple and grass like flavors were the dominant notes here. Really nice and tight flavor profile, I had no issue at all with getting this one down in a hurry.

Overall a very solid, very light and quite session able version of the style. I could see this one as my go to summer beer. Really very, very well done.

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4/5  rDev +16.6%

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4/5  rDev +16.6%

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4/5  rDev +16.6%

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4/5  rDev +16.6%

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4/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of mdfb79
3.9/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 07/29/13 notes. Had on tap at Idle Hands in NYC. Served in a pint glass.

a - Pours a hazy orange-yellow color with one inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of bananas, fruity malts, spice, yeast, cloves, floral notes, earthy notes, light pepper. Nice nose, lots of bananas and fruit to it.

t - Tastes of banananas, fruity malts, spices, Belgian yeast, cloves, pepper, earthy notes, and hay. More pepper and spice here, though still nice.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. Pretty easy to drink.

o - Overall I'm surprised to see the overall reviews so low for this one as I liked it quite a bit. It has a lot of fruit and bananas to it, and it is easy to drink. Would order it again.

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Photo of Texasfan549
3.78/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Reidrover
3.7/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Venti's Taphouse Salem..full Imperial Pint.
Golden ,bright straw coloured ale with a good sized pure white head.
Nice breezy saison/pepper aromas..but not too strong
Veery nice semi-dry taste..not too sweetv ,just right
Very nice on the tongue..not too carbonated
Overall a good drinkable attempt

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Photo of blitheringidiot
3.7/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cracked open with a *shist!* from the cap on this 22 oz bomber. ABV 5.2% No whacky write up...just a plain label on a bomber.

Filtered golden hue pours with a frothy thick inch high pillowy ivory airy cap that settles to a splotchy coating. Overly filtered? Yes. Dirty saisons are the order of the day.

Aroma contains a healthy dose of Belgian yeast strand, some notes of candi sugar and maple syrup malt backing. Slightly vegetal along the lines of leaf and green grass after rain...sorry to be too poetic.

First swigs: Buttery mild table sugar sweet. Dry start and dry finish followed by delicate hay presence. Lacks a broad spectrum of flavors that normally are associated with saisons. Musty ginger ale focus.

Feel is a touch on the frothy side of foam. Slightly too frothy for personal tastes.

Last swigs: To compare to the Saison Dupont reference? Not funky and lightly sweeter. Mouthfeel cushion is not welcome. Overall, a narrow noble effort. Some delicate leathery spots but misses the funk-o-delic leather that creates a world class saison

Saison beer is good. Happy American saison beering.

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Photo of BeerBelcher
3.7/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I had this on tap at Comet Cafe in Milwaukee, and when I saw the tap-handle I didn't know this was a Lagunitas offering. Howver, I was glad I gave it a try as I thought it was an approachable saison that went quite well with the meal I had at Comet.

The beer was yellow and slightly hazy with a bit of scummy head. Aroma was a bit apple-y with a bit of clove smell. The flavor was mild, which IMO is appropriate for a saison and in contrast to many very potent saisons and bier de garde's I've had recently. Mouthfeel was smooth.

I had this beer with a meal, and thought it to be great for that purpose. It was mild but certainly not boring. Definitely recommended.

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Photo of kimcgolf
3.67/5  rDev +7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Taco Mac in the Highlands. Poured to a light orange yellow with medium white head that lingered well and left okay lacing. Nose was a very mild, yet pleasant banana, spices and hint of orange. Mouthfeel was full and a little chewy, but led nicely into the malty fruit taste, which improved more as the beer warmed slightly. Rounded off to a nice finish.

Had two and could have had more.

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Saison Style Ale (Sonoma Farmhouse) from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.43 out of 5 with 106 ratings