Entrepôt - d'automne
Rising Tide Brewing Company

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Belgian Saison
Ranked #1,609
Ranked #30,827
3.74 | pDev: 16.04%
Rising Tide Brewing Company
Maine, United States
Very Good
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Notes: D'Automne was the first of our Entrepôt series of "warehouse ales." Originally available in draft only under the moniker [oats], d'Automne is now our fall seasonal saison-style ale featuring a generous portion of oats and fermented with a blend of French and American yeast strains. Orange in color and slightly hazy, with notes of citrus and pepper and a luxuriant mouthfeel from the oats.
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3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Autumn 2015 batch. Sampled on October 25, 2015.

It pours amber in color with a little olive colored hues. Quick white head.

A nice dose of sweet toffee of caramel malts on the nose along with yeast and smashed green apples.

Medium body.

Sweeter than expected taste with an overripe fruit finish and mild bitterness. Some booze.

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Photo of illpass78
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip.

Appearance: Pours a slightly cloudy brownish orange with a big eggshell head that retains well. Lots of lacing.

Aroma: A little pepper, a little wheat, a little citrus, like orange rind.

Taste: Follows the nose, but has a slight syrupy quality to it on the finish. Not a slam, but noticeable.

Mouthfeel: Nice autumn depth.

Overall: The guy at Bier Cellar told me this is more like a biere de garde than a saison. Whatever it is, it's a nice way to kick off the fall seasonals. Not cheap, though, at $12 for four.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Batch 265; Born September 2014

A: Pours a golden orange color with a fingers worth of head that fades down to a ring of lace around the edge of the glass

S: A bit of fruitiness and wheat come out first, along with some citrusy hops. Also has some peppery spice as well

T: Starts off with a mix of fruitiness and peppery spices. Goes more into the hoppy citrus notes as the peppery notes clam down a little. Finishes with some fruity notes

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth, but maybe a little over-carb'd

O: A solid American-made saison with a bold peppery spice character as well as the usual fruity suspects. Pick some up if you can find it

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4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer is clear straw/gold with a thin ivory head that lingers. Nose is bready and yeasty. Taste is bread and malt up front. Finish is peppery with a hint of lemon and some esters. Overall the taste is good. A nice saison, but with a bit more of a malt heft than is typical. It's tasty and interesting, but crisp and drinkable.

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3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer that I can't pronounce is the first of Rising Tide's new "warehouse ales" series. I guess since they brew in a warehouse and not a farmhouse, any saison they make will be a warehouse ale. According to their website, it uses a combination of French and American yeasts, pilsner and hard red wheat malts and oats. I picked up this growler on Friday afternoon (while the staff was bottling this year's batch of Polaris—can't wait for that), and it has been in my fridge until Sunday afternoon when I opened it up.

The beer is translucent/hazy and has a golden orange color. The head, made up of off-white foam, was small but long-lasting. There is a modest amount of rising carbonation; all of it very tiny bubbles.

There is some strong musty yeast aromas coming off of this beer. I can also smell the wheat and oats. There is also a distinct pepper aroma.

The beer seems to have a heavier flavor than I am used to finding in a saison. I think it is the wheat and oats that contribute the big malty flavors. The pepper is strongest in the finish. The coating is small but has a lot of the wheat flavor.

This beer is an interesting take on a farmhouse ale. I think I'm a bigger fan of Oxbow's beers when it comes to Maine-made saisons, so perhaps I've judged this beer a little harshly. If the ingredients list intrigues you, I'd recommend you try it, but I wouldn't go out of my way to track this limited release down (not when there widely available Rising Tide beers that I enjoy more).

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Entrepôt - d'automne from Rising Tide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 37 ratings