Notch Saison | Notch Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Notch Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
notchbrewing.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Jason on 05-10-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#28,630
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
107
pDev:
11.56%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on April 24, 2014.

The color of the pour is golden with a small fizzy white head and low carbonation. It fades rather quickly.

The aroma has a decent toasted biscuit character and a touch of pineapple of grapefruit in the mix.

The body is light to medium.

The taste has a good toasted maltiness too with a citrus and slightly tart bite. It feels bigger than 3.8% ABV

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4.54/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Last brew from my trade with Yamar 18. Thanks, Kevin!

It pours a straw gold, looks slightly hazy, forms a 2 finger head of foam and again, great lacing.

It smells yeasty, spicy with cloves etc, wheat, all of the goodies I expect from a Saison.

Could the tastes ever be more true to smell than this? lol. Yeasty, spicy...second pour brings a stronger haze and that can me even more flavour judging from my past experiences with the style.

The spice and yeast rule this sucker and it even has a mild hop flavour if you're into Saisons with that trait.

The mouthfeel is perfection for the style, imho.

This is a wonderful Saison and the fact that it is only 3.8% abv is icing on the cake.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. Bottle “bottled on 4/12/13” and consumed on 7/27/13.

A- Off white, fluffy head. Hazy,dark gold in color. Good head retention, and a fair amount of large carbonation bubbles.

S- Lemon, pepper, a bit tart, some soft and subtle wheat aromas, and some esters. Interesting and more complex than I was expecting.

T- Initially, it seemed like the taste had less going on than the aroma. I was tasting wheat, spicy pepper, and lemon flavors. As I continued to drink, I came to appreciate the subtle complexities and balance achieved with all the ingredient playing their parts nicely.

M- Soft, smooth mid bodied mouthfeel with a prickly carbonation, and a crisp dry finish.

O- Definitely a winner by Notch in my book. A very good drinking and refreshing little session saison. I wouldn't mind re-hydrating with this if I were a farm hand back in the day...or today. Pairs well with a barn balcony on a warm, breezy, July afternoon in the Catskills.

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Notch Saison from Notch Brewing
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 107 ratings