Bière De Saison
The Kernel Brewery

Bière De SaisonBière De Saison
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Style:
Belgian Saison
Ranked #1,733
ABV:
4.6%
Score:
84
Ranked #34,494
Avg:
3.59 | pDev: 15.6%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
12
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The Kernel Brewery
 
England, United Kingdom
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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 12
Photo of hopsputin
3.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

A: slightly hazy pale yellow color. Not much head for a saison. After poured there is almost no trace of it

S: lactic acid, barnyard funk, lemons, crackers, peppery yeast, grains and banana

T: lemon tartness, dry crackers, grains, lemongrass, oak

M: effervescent light mouthfeel. Even though no head, there is still a lot of carbonation in the mouth

O: a bit too tart for a saison in my opinion. Good beer, but in my mind would benefit from being classified as a different style. It's refreshing, and not too sour. Great ABV for the style

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Photo of Spike
2.23/5  rDev -37.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

From a 330ml bottle, barrel #30 on the label, bottled 04/04/15, BBE 04/04/18.

Poured carefully to leave yeast sediment in the bottle but also from a height to encourage some head development. Hazy, pale yellow. A few large bubbles, otherwise no head. No lacing. A swirl produces nothing extra. Couple of streams of bubbles. Looks like scrumpy.

White wine vinegar. Yeast. Lemon. Pretty funky. Quite off-putting

Lemon, vinegar, light floral. Not great.

Thin, light body. A sharp, tangy finish saves it from being watery. Zero carbonation.

Have tried this beer a couple of different times now. It has varied a little each time but the sensation remains vinegary and light. Maybe this is a historically accurate recipe? I don't know. Thumbs down.

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Photo of aleigator
4.02/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, superbright, pale golden color, with a fizzy, bubbly head to it, which soon disappears.

Smells of a mineralic tartness with coppery, toffee malts underneath. White citrus zest and wet hay add to the nose, which appears a bit restrained.

Has a lively, very bubbly carbonation to it, while the beer drinks truly easy, due to it very light body.

Tastes of a citraic crisp- and dryness from the beginning, accompanied by a mineralic quality and white bread malts, which develop a toffee quality, once straw gets detectable. This establishes a balancing sweetness to the otherwise light, but tart beer, accentuated by white pepper and a whiff of cardamom. Finishes with an aqueous softness among a gentle, spicy heat and sour lemon peel.

Very elegant and effectivly put together, regarding its low abv. It certainly drinks easy, while the beer provides a streamlined, focussed Saison profile, being heavy on the citrus with supportive spices, creating a very refreshing beverage.

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Photo of captaincoffee
4.2/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours very pale with a short dense head. By the color alone, I wasn't expecting much at this point. However, the nose is very lemony with a bit of funk behind it, some sauvignon blanc-like characteristics . Nice. Taste packs a lot more flavor than expected. Again, lots of lemon, and mineral elements. Maybe lacks a little of the depth of Dupont, but it really tasty and refreshing. Mouthfeel quite effervescent but very fine and not overcarbonated. Will get again for sure.

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Bière De Saison from The Kernel Brewery
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 12 ratings