La Petite Saison
Twisted Pine Brewing Company

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Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #1,639
ABV:
5.3%
Score:
85
Ranked #32,913
Avg:
3.76 | pDev: 12.23%
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
83
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Twisted Pine Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
85
Very Good
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Sammy from Canada (ON)

3.87/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Thanks JMBH for a spot-on saison. Opaque fruity colour, modest head. Spicey saison, very drinkable and nicely malted.Some yeast more fruit including berry. Good balance, with significant taste.Only minor drawback was a bit much carbonation.Also a bit sweet bannana.

Oct 10, 2010
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BeerAdvocate from Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #46 (Nov 2010):

Hazy pale-yellow color, decent lacing wrapped around the glass. Fresh herbs, nutty yeast, ripe pears and plums, and some fresh-cut grass is the collective of a very complex aroma. Crispness struggles to snap though the moderate body, which finally yields. Lemony, herbal and floral ... from bite to phenol to pleasant. Mild tartness is short but has enough muster to stand up to the malt. A little wet and malty in the semisweet finish. Pretty damn amazing, from a brewery not known for Belgian styles.

Feb 04, 2011
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budgood1 from Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bomber.

pours out a very pale gold colour with incredible active carbonation holding up an immense inch high eggshell white head. belgian lace. peppery spice and lemon aroma supported by a pilsneresque malt base. the taste follows suit...nuanced cracker like maltiness blanketed by a white pepper spice note. slightly tart. there is a noticeable hop layer in the flavour profile that has both spicy saaz notes and a hint of domestic NW fruitiness. it's also a bit yeasty as per the style...finishing on the dry side. quite quenchable. this saison is a bit light in the body, with a dry, crisp, lip smacking mouthfeel. nice drinkability.

overall...this one scores points for it crispness and quenching qualities, but lacks in the taste department. I've been sitting on two bottles for a long time and wonder if this is past its prime. i'm not a great saison drinking mind but this offering failed to pique my interest.

Apr 18, 2014
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brentk56 from North Carolina

4.45/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: A Belgianesque looker, with a massive foamy head perched above the hazy goldenrod colored liquid; plenty of lacing sticks to the side of the tulip

Smell: Bisquity malt, with a touch of banana, coriander and white pepper; some grassy hop and barnyard touches, too

Taste: Biscuity sweetness, up front, with banana and a hint of honey; in the middle, the spices emerge, bringing coriander and white pepper as well as some grassy bitterness; in the finish, however, the sweetness re-emerges (along with some tartness) to provide balance

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with crisp carbonation

Overall: Having had some mixed experiences with this brewery, I wasn't expecting anything quite this good; very pleased with this unusual Saison

Dec 22, 2012
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Domingo from Colorado

3.66/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a honey color with a little bit of a carbonation at first. 5 minutes later it was dead flat. Swirling and giving it a shake does nothing. The carbonation is just plain gone.
The flavor profile is more complex than expected. A pretty funky nose kicks things off. Citric and a little bit over-ripe. This could be good or bad, but here it's good. Slightly sweet initially followed by a little bit of yeasty spice. Peppery and earthy. Hearty stuff!
A pretty solid and tasty beer that is really hurt by the dying carbonation. The nose and flavors fade a bit, too.
I'm interested in trying this on tap or maybe another bottle that doesn't go flat.
A good beer that's a bit flawed in this state. It really could be an excellent saison if the carbonation held up. It's currently great at first and fades fast.

Sep 07, 2011
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JMBSH from Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Aug 14, 2013
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Hellpop65 from Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Jul 04, 2014
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GarrettB from Colorado

3.57/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

August 28th, 2013 - Twisted Pine's saison is petite in smell, but bolder in flavor, casting out a nice assembly of light pear juice and vanilla ice cream, with a grainy aftertaste that cleans the palate and throat with each wave of sips. The aroma is harder to define. I get some light floral notes, and a bit of pear juice, but it's soft and a little too quiet. I blame the tasting glass.

Jun 12, 2015
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Latarnik from New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Sep 21, 2014
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mpyle from Maryland

3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

App - decent-sized white head, dispersed fairly quickly. Pale straw color, decent clarity

Smell - Yeasty pepper aroma, somewhat generic Belgian

Taste - Flavors are subdued but has a Belgian character with a bit of pepper lingering into the finish. Flavor profile very clean.

MF - Light-med body, med-high carbonation. No astringency or warming. MF feels right for the style.

D'ability - Subtleness of the Belgian character and clean flavor makes this one very drinkable. A "lawnmower" Saison.

Aug 02, 2010
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lonestar4lunch from Texas

3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a orange, peach hue with a nice white head that settles to a nice lacing on the top. The aroma is light lemon sweetness and some pepper spice. Not overpowering and very mild. The taste follows the aroma pretty well but is for sure stronger. Starts with some light sweetness then comes the earth like bitterness that is just about right for the style. The starw and whole grain bread taste finishes with a light pepper bite. I love this style and this one is well done. Very drinkable and really enjoyed the 22oz bomber. Good stuff from Twisted Pine.

Dec 05, 2010
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zeff80 from Missouri

4.03/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a cloudy, straw yellow color with a 3 finger, pillowy white head of foam. It left some patchy rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled yeasty and spicy with some nice clove notes. Slightly phenolic, too.

T - This has a good sharp spice/yeasty bite. Nice fruitiness with some grains and caramel. Mild clove flavor, too.

M - A light to medium bodied ale that is crisp and sharp.

D - This is another good Timberline Series beer from Twisted Pine. Better than the regular lineup.

Feb 05, 2011
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nickfl from Florida

3.89/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Apr 11, 2015
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ArrogantB from Colorado

3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle $5.50 nice yellow color, hazy, cloudy. Smells super yeasty and spicy. If I smelled it blind I think I would have immediately said saison but it was no Dupont. The taste was a little citrusy, very yeasty, not a bad saison at all but still not a Dupont or Hennepin by any means (or my personal favorite Saison Brett). The carbonation is light and its super easy to knock the bomber back.

Nov 22, 2010
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bmwats from Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Feb 23, 2014
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robertmitchum from North Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.4%

Jun 05, 2013
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deac83 from Texas

4/5  rDev +6.4%

Sep 03, 2013
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timmy2b from New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Nov 06, 2014
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Naugled from New York

4.6/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a really flavorful and drinkable saisn, zesty, lemony, peppery notes.

Feb 24, 2015
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claspada from New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

May 28, 2013
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nmann08 from Virginia

4/5  rDev +6.4%

Nov 25, 2011
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Rayek from Colorado

3.62/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Nonic.

A: Pale gold with minimal carbonation and a very light haze. A soapy white cap quickly recedes to a patchwork film. Leaves a small amount of lace.

S: Slightly musty and sour. Coriander and pepper spice dominates. It's backed up by a light sourdough aroma and a bit of straw.

T: Starts out with straw and dry bread malts. Bitterness contributes a pepper and coriander spiciness. A lemon tartness comes on late. Finishes with lingering coriander and pepper flavors. Alcohol adds a little heat.

M: The medium body is dry and has the right level of fizz.

D: I found this rather enjoyable. Perhaps a bit too strong for a warm summer evening, but a nice pickup overall.

Aug 21, 2010
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bluntedboywonder from New York

4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jun 17, 2015
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ocelot2500 from Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy, pale golden color with a soapy white head that leaves chunks of lacing.

Smells of some grassy hops, light fruits, and grainy malts.

Tastes of the grainy malts with plenty of saison goodness. Malts lead off with a grainy sweetness. This gives way to some banana and apricot fruitiness. Spicy yeast notes of clove and coriander add in next. Touches of funk come in towards the end. Finishes with more sweetness.

Mouthfeel is medium with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a nicely done saison and worth checking out.

Mar 22, 2015
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kjyost from Canada (MB)

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Dec 25, 2013
La Petite Saison from Twisted Pine Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 83 ratings