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Spelunker | Barrier Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Barrier Brewing Company
New York, United States
barrierbrewing.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by greybeardloon on 05-19-2011

BEER STATS
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
15
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
7.47%
 
 
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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 15
Reviews by greybeardloon:
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3.76/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark reddish-brown, like a brown ale. A very thick, khaki head that quickly subsides. Splotchy lacing.

S: Fruit and spice, a touch of chocolate roastiness. The smell turns medicinal if I concentrate on it too much, but I don't have this problem when I drink from nonic.

T: Grapes with a bit of vinous acidity. Dry and a bit spicy at the end. A roasty, mineral aftertaste lingers pleasantly.

M: Medium to light with medium to heavy carbonation. The mouthfeel is basically what one expects from a saison, but it doesn’t match the color and roastiness.

O: I’ve never had a dark saison before, so I don’t have much to compare it to. It’s certainly an interesting beer, and I liked it, but I’m not surprised that I haven’t seen more dark saisons.

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Photo of tempest
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had a tulip at Crescent and Vine in Astoria. It's sort of a mix between a light-bodied porter and saison. The barley lends a gentle cocoa roast that can stand up for itself and balances nicely against the peppery Belgian spice. It's a well-made take on the dark saison with more roast than most but it works.

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Photo of Amalak
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I had at Over the Eight in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

A. An extremely dark, nut-brown color with a big, thick foamy light-tan head with some good lacing.

S. It has a malty and roasted nut scent.

T/M. True to the scent, there's a roasted nut taste, mixed with a bark roughness on the tongue. Grassy at the end. Some watermelon sweetness, perhaps a bit of caramel. It is quite carbonated and medium to full bodied.

O. I enjoyed the taste of the beer, but it was more a simple nut brown ale to my taste than a saison.

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Photo of tabhill
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of david18
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was one of a number of Barrier Brewing Company beers that I sampled on a recent visit to Rattle N Hum in Manhattan's midtown area. This is not my favorite style of beer but I liked this one very much.

Appearance is a little dark for a Saison. Almost amber in color. Nic carbonation that stuck around for a while.

Aroma was citrusy/spicy. Very nice.

Flavor was quite interesting. Spicy and refreshing with a very nice balance of yeast, malt and alcohol.

Overall a very good Saison.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Takeanotherswing
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of VonZipper
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of mrchrisray
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of monkeybeerbelly
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of JxExM
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of longisland1983
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Spelunker from Barrier Brewing Company
3.88 out of 5 based on 15 ratings.
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