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Brewed by:
Rising Tide Brewing Company
Maine, United States | website

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Spring

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Added by ToasterChef on 04-28-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
35
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
20.31%
 
 
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Reviews by ToasterChef:
Photo of ToasterChef
3.87/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A review based on a pint glass filled from a growler purchased earlier today at the brewery.

The beer is golden in color with a slight touch of haze. A good sized white foam head settles to a thin layer. Lots of rising carbonation.

The beer has a good aroma. It's not funky but does have a slightly musty quality. Lots of pale malts and maybe some wheat. There may be soem Belgian candi sugar as well; something is providing a distinct sweet aroma.

Good flavor. Lots of pale malts and a complex yeast that is musty and spicy. There is a dry sweetness in the finish.

The beer has a water feel, which seems to contrast with the dry flavors. Carbonation is high, especially considering this is a growler pour. It has bubbles like it was refermented in a bottle.

An interesting addition to this series. It wouldn't be my go-to Maine brewed saison (Oxbow has that honor), but I would drink this one again. I'm glad it was sold by the growler, not the bottle.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.76/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle date 02-28-15. Sampled on May 21, 2015.

Slightly cloudy yellow, heady pour. Lacing.

Aroma of toasted pale malts, Belgian yeast, thin spice, and thin grassy hops. No sourness or tartness to speak of.

The body is medium to better than medium. It holds together well and does not deteriorate into carbonation.

Lovely toasty Belgian flavors with nothing anywhere near sour. Clean and soft finish.

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Photo of fmccormi
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Straight pour from a 12oz pry-off bottle to an oversized wineglass (it’s a Hill Farmstead globe—nice and sturdy). This has a bottling date of March, 2016 printed in black ink on the upper-right corner of the label (“[BATCH] 461. [BORN] 03.2016”).

Appearance (4.0): This pours with a generous, 2.5-finger(ish) head of fat, coarse bubbles, ivory colored, capping a crystal-clear, perfectly golden body (at first—a nice, even haze falls over the body as the bottle is swirled and emptied). Not a ton of lacing as the head recedes, and it doesn’t leave much residue on surface in the end. As the body goes down, it leaves a wide, dipping collar with spindly legs and webby, patchy lacing beneath it. It’s actually much more attractive as the drink goes on.

Smell (3.75): Classic, crisp, dry saison notes: light and citrusy with lemon zest, smooth and bready with crisp pilsner aromas, light pepper and spice notes (white pepper, a touch of coriander), grassy and floral scents. Orangeade, mixed but gentle peppercorns, fresh-baked common crackers, and fresh-cut grass in the finish. Nothing flashy, but it hits all the right notes and has a nice balance.

Taste (4.0): Ooh, now here there’s some more going on. The peppery notes stand out a little more brightly, with a touch more coriander and definitely mixed peppercorns on the palate, boosted by an herbal bitterness that’s blended with just a touch of grapefruit peel astringency—which distracts from the medicinal capacity of the phenols present. The malt comes out lean and crisp, as pilsner is wont to be in small doses: common crackers, a touch of baking soda biscuits, and country white bread crusts. A relatively bold, floral bitterness crops up toward the finish, again blurring lines with phenolic notes, and carries through to the end with a touch of citrus, boosted by the slight, coriander-reminiscent spice.

Mouthfeel (5.0): This is perfect, for a classic take on the saison style. The carbonation is voluminous and soft at first but tingly in the finish, covering all surfaces and foaming eagerly. The body is fairly light, edging toward medium-weight, and dry, with its soft malt body being subsumed by grassy, floral hop oils. Perfectly drinkable.

Overall (4.0): This is, to me, a fairly classic, non-funky take on the style with a relatively restrained but still dynamic American-variety hop presence. It’s not trying to break new ground or open some mind-expanding window unto the style; instead, it’s taking aim at tradition and hitting its mark. Recommended, but don’t expect it to blaze any trails.

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Photo of JOSHRINARD
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light, crisp and peppery. A nice saison

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Photo of illpass78
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip. Note: this beer is not retired. I just bought this at their brewery. It's on for spring '15.

Appearance: Pours a semi-cloudy yellow with a one-and-a-half finger white head that recedes steadily over a few minutes. Lots of carbonation. Almost looks like sparklingly white wine.

Aroma: Peaches, grain, bread, some faint peppery spice.

Taste: Peaches hit the palate first, followed by a more pronounced pepper note than the nose indicated. Kind of yeasty and bready. Refreshing. Some apple notes in there, too. Not surprised to learn this is made with pilsner malt, as it has a pilsner-like character to it.

Mouthfeel: Light and refreshing. More summery than springy, but it works in both seasons.

Overall: Nice saison. Not as daring or challenging or flavorful as some of the others in this series, but worth trying. Matches well with most meals; I had it with a falafel salad and briefly forgot it was -10 degrees outside.

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Photo of jgammoniv
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of jaemeno3
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of abrodsky
3.47/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mklisz
3.54/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of amalburg
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Prost76
3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of xtonytx
3.44/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of braican
3.64/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CharlesK
3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JMScowcroft
3.76/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AirBob
4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DonFrap
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of valdieu2
4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dufmandinga
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEERMILER12
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

S: Fruity, spicy, and estery yeast up front, along with some light maltiness (pilsner and wheat). Definitely very yeast-note-forward, but clean

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the fruity and spicy notes, driven home by the yeasty esters. Pilsner malt comes out a little, along with more intense spicy peppery notes as it opens up. Finishes with moderate citrus and spice notes

M: Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A nice saison that portrays spring nicely, especially when compared to their other seasonal saisons. Very easy to drink and stays refreshing throughout. Very much worth trying if you're into the style

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Photo of CATVDK
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Dbrag
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pveilleux
3.65/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hockeyfighter19
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of LostHighway
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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