Liopard Oir | Lavery Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lavery Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
laverybrewing.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
A beer for the ladies, crazies and connoisseurs. A floral, hoppy and fruity French-style saison. Saisons are completely undescribable so we won't even try. Our interpretation has five types of grain, Lavery Estate hops and three different strains of yeast! The yeast is the star of this show - fruity, spicy, fragrant, alluring and simply delicious. This beer ends dry and crisp and bottled conditioned with Brettanomyces Clausenii, a wild yeast that adds fruity, tart and mildly funky aromas and flavors to ale. This beer is great young but will change considerably with time.

Named Liopard oir, Irish for 'gold leopard', which appears on the Lavery Family crest.

Added by Morey on 06-25-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
148
Reviews:
42
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
13.18%
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
15
For Trade:
2
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4.55/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip.

A: Pours a beautiful murky straw with about 2-3 fingers of white, bubbly head. Large amounts of yeast sediment settles at the bottom of the glass.

N: Pear, doughy bread, clove, drops of lemon juice and apple juice along with some subtle barnyard and hay. There's also some underlying Brett notes. Smells fantastic!

T: Notes of apple juice, lemon juice and pear are upfront along with some tart Brett characteristics. Mid-palate brings in doughy bread, wheat and clove with hints of hay and potpourri. Finishes with very subtle notes of cracked black pepper, barnyard and lightly sour Brett.

M: Light bodied, crisp, clean and refreshing with moderate carbonation.

O: Very delicate. Very refreshing. Outrageously easy drinking. Excellent entry in the Table Saison category.

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a golden yellow with a hugh amount (2 full fingers) of cloud white head. The lacing on my glass is amazing the entire drinking session.

Ar: Peppery, funky, with some crisp hop notes.

T: Wow! This is an amazing farmhouse beer. Crisp, citrus hops, Funky brett notes with kind of a grassy flavor. Really complex for the style. Nice mix of grains and funk topped off by hops.

M: Light and crisp with moderate carbonation.

Overall: An great farmhouse/Saison beer. This is one that I usually compare other beers of the same style to. I can say that I will have a few of these in my celler and can't wait for this to gain even more funk over time.

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4.33/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer had a good, cloudy look to it. It smelled grainy and not too funky. The spices balanced out the sourness very well. A spring beer, but awesome on a hot summer-ish day! This was a superb farmhouse ale! One of the better ones I've had from the East Coast.

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4.32/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Overly enjoyed this beer with bright apricot golden body thick with fluffy white head, forms a dimpled texture rising above the rim of the glass. Streaming flowing carbonation follows shortly. Aroma has tart lemon citrus, with spicy barnyard funky notes, complex funky spicy yeast from the brettanomyces bringing in earthy mint and citrus herbal hop bitterness into the party. Flavor has a dry finish with cereal grain notes of complex spicy finishes in other worldly fruit and spice combination, for the record I will kill directly any SOBs that want a good shot at me. The flavor has a dry finish complex spicy tart fruit combines well in this inspired golden ale...dry white oak aging has it's moments with tart lemon and spicy brett addition flavors. High carbonation levels tickles the throat with re-fermentation throughout the bottles, this is unbelievable , at one hand it adds Belgian like effervescence on the other hand carbonation is flat as can be. Overall a complex and crazy farmhouse ale from Erie, PA you tell me if it's worth my time.

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4.3/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Liopard Oir
Lavery Brewing Company
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 4.80 %

LOOK: Hazed yellow with a pale white hint. Pours with a soapy head and fine lace work.

SMELL: Aroma is funky, yeasty, floral, citric, and has a bit of a barnyard element as well. Smells like a well made farmhouse ale, and is very inviting.

TASTE: Refreshing and light, with lemon peel, Belgian yeast, a funky tartness. There is also some peppery spice and earthyness. Small hop notes and mild bitterness. Very nice tart Brett notes, making the brew refreshing and quite tasty all the way through. Light bodied feel, well carbonated, and very easy to drink.

Overall, this is a very nice Saison with some earthy and Bretty characteristics. Definitely a new favorite of mine, a classy semi-sour brew with very delightful flavors. A new session staple and I highly recommend trying this. Just about world class.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Review from notes. Had at a Pittsburgh tasting a bit ago.

22oz bottle split and poured into a Stone taster.

A - Pours a cloudy, hazy goldenrod with about a finger's worth of white head. Retention and lacing are both decent.

S - The nose is full of spicy and somewhat herbal notes. I'm getting a good amount of lemongrass, citrus, and maybe some coriander as well. Slightly funky with some earthy notes.

T - The taste at the start has a lot of floral, grassy hop flavors, before transitioning into lemon, orange, and a melange of different spices, like clove. It's hard to put a finger on this since I am getting lots of different notes here. The yeast doesn't help matters, but it definitely makes things interesting and fresh.

M - Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with high carbonation. This beer finishes bone dry and rather crisp, which is always nice to see from a saison. Long-lasting fruit and spice leaves a very nice finish.

D/O - Drinkability is high. Excellent mouthfeel and the hops add a nice layer to an already solid saison base. I have seen Lavery bottles a few times, but have never pulled the trigger, but I will definitely pick this beer up again and keep an eye out for their other offerings.

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Liopard Oir from Lavery Brewing Company
3.87 out of 5 based on 148 ratings.
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