Liopard Oir | Lavery Brewing Company

Liopard OirLiopard Oir
BA SCORE
73.5%
Liked This Beer
3.82 w/ 147 ratings
Liopard OirLiopard Oir
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
Ranking:
#14,350
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
147
Liked:
108
Avg:
3.82/5
pDev:
13.09%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
15
Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 147 |  Reviews: 42
Photo of HoppyBastard1
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Rhettroactive
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of DIM
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: Mostly clear, very pale straw color, pours with a very sticky, fluffy white head.

s: Grainy minerals, candy like berry and grape, pithy lemon, and some peppery spice.

t: Candied fruit flavor (fun dip?), lightly sweet earthy grains with a hint of citrus. The finish is minerally with a light lingering funky yeast.

m: Light and airy.

o: Nice table strength, bretty saison.

 378 characters

Photo of hollywood_15063
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of whatname
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of vinny21bal
2/5  rDev -47.6%

Photo of crc1935
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served in a 3oz glass, part of a six-beer flight at Lavery's brewery.

Appearance - hazy yellow with a half-inch head.

Smell - fruity, like grapes or apples with herbs.

Taste - light and fruity, with herbal notes.

Mouthfeel - lightly carbonated.

Overall - a decent, but weak saison. the beer had a slightly flavorful finish, but lacks identity.

 349 characters

Photo of Tucquan
3.89/5  rDev +1.8%

Had this on 2014-09-07 at Federal Taphouse in Lancaster.

Just a hint of saison flavor. More like a pils. Refreshing. Worth having.

133 characters

Photo of mendvicdog
2/5  rDev -47.6%

Photo of yourefragile
2/5  rDev -47.6%

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.06/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle shared by Dr. Moll.

The beer is transparent and yellow with a thin white head. The aroma is straight apple juice. This beer is pretty much bland with some apple juice notes. Unexciting. Green apples, apple skins. A one-dimensional beer. Drive finish and lacking complexity on the palate. Meh...

 303 characters

Photo of THECPJ
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of cjgiant
3.54/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: straw-white cloudy with decent head with good retention and lacing
S: yeasty with some tartness
T: yeasty lemon-lime tartness to start with a somewhat lager-like crisp backbone, transforming to some light bitter grassiness
M: carbonation is present throughout, with a barely perceptible dryness in the end
O: this is a very drinkable beer, but it's two components don't stand out. It isn't overly tart or funky, and not too dry or bitter in the end.

 452 characters

Photo of laxer8811
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of nrs207
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of fmccormi
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Straight pour from a 22oz pry-off bottle to an oversized wineglass (Hill Farmstead stemware). No bottling date, but I picked this up in Erie about a month ago. If it’s really good, I might go out of my way to get another bottle or two to hang onto for a while, to let the brett develop.

Appearance (3.75): Two and a half fingers of milk-white foam comes off of the pour, crackling away visibly, but stalls after awhile to leave a solid finger of dense, whipped meringue-like foam that sticks around for a looong time. It leaves crazy lacing at first, with a nearly solid wall of light foam all the way around the glass, but eventually it leaves just a few scattered suds. The body is a pale golden color, moderately hazy but not cloudy.

Smell (4.0): Very nice, brett-forward mix of tart, vinous white grapes, dusty hay and straw, some earthy, grassy hops, tart apple flesh, dry biscuits and unsalted crackers, etc. Very pale, very rustic, very light and spritzy—smells nice, and very refreshing.

Taste (4.0): Fresh, young brett marks the body, with a lightly tart, minerally, vinous character like pinot grigio with fresh, unsweetened apple juice and some lemon mixed in. The malt is biscuity, and moderately starchy like common crackers. It has an earthy tone in the body that’s subtle and transitions into some pear juice in the finish. There’s a light spiciness that persists from start to finish, with very light clove and pepper. Overall, it’s mostly vinous, earthy, crackery, and a little fruity (along the lines of pear, lemon, and apple). It finishes with a slightly tart, minerally, wine-like note.

Mouthfeel (4.0): Very full, lush, soft carbonation floats the body very nicely, off setting the very dry, vinous body. It’s definitely on the light side of medium-weight, and feels even lighter with the dry body and full, lush carbonation. Quenching and very easy to drink.

Overall (3.75): It’s not an overly complex beer, but it’s a really easy-going, brett-forward saison that’s light and spritzy. This is the kind of saison that’s approachable and easy to drink a few glasses of. Better than average, and the brett adds a nice, vinous character to it, but at least when the yeast is young and the brett character is still relatively underdeveloped, it’s not quite exceptional in any way. Regardless, I’ll probably be seeking out at least one more bottle of this to hang onto and see where it goes.

 2,442 characters

Photo of SGToliver
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of qcbrewer
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of tbrascojr
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of kpaxfaq
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of gpblackgt
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of hockeyfighter19
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of hakedr
4.33/5  rDev +13.4%
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.

 263 characters

Photo of metter98
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy pae yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that has excellent retention properties and consistently left a thin head covering the surface and some bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of spices are present in the nose along with notes of yeast. Hints of sourness become noticeable as the beer warms up.
T: The taste very much follows the smell and has subtle hints of sourness. The spices linger through the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a little dry and tart on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This tastes much more like a farmhouse ale than a sour beer but the subtle bits of brett add a bit of complexity.

 782 characters

Photo of smithj4
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Liopard Oir from Lavery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 73.5% out of 100 with 147 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.