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Petite Saison | Rockmill Brewery

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3.81/5
Very Good
64 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rockmill Brewery
Ohio, United States
rockmillbrewery.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by RblWthACoz on 06-17-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,240
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
64
pDev:
9.19%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 64 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of zimm421
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sabtos
3.4/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Slightly haze yellow-gold with a soft white blanket of foam.

Smell is banana, clove, grass, and breadiness.

Taste is perfumey and herbal, with that banana clove yeast combo, but an odd bit of bitter gasoline emerges.

Frothy feel.

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Photo of minterro
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mportnoy
3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DanoBear
3.54/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Golden hazy hue, and a pleasant citrusy aroma. The taste is wheat and lemon, other fruits, almost like a sour, maybe some spices, overall mild and crisp. It is very drinkable but perhaps a tad bland.

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Photo of WesM63
3.32/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vylo
4.44/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gregcordle
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chris33
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Nife
4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A good simple saison. Fruity but not overly. Small hop background balances fruitiness. Easy to drink- would probably appeal to new saison drinkers, but still enjoyable for more experienced tastes.

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Photo of deonreds
3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smokescreen
3.29/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up at Sunset Beer Co, Los Angeles on 07/06/15.

Beautifully printed label, limited run, wonderful answer to a hot LA afternoon, little extra birthday money still swimming around in the pockets, all systems were go on this unknown brewery from Ohio. But Rockmill's take on a farmhouse ale turns out to be a bait-and-switch: this is not so much a saison as an unusually flat Belgian golden ale.

The beer pours densely cloudy, with an incredible amount of yeast exiting the bottom. This could be exciting, but the nose doesn't do much to promote itself: a kind of hollow nose with a whimper of Belgian yeast and sickly sweet grapefruit, oddly sterile for such a funky-looking ale.

Once the beer hits the palate, there's a little more life: rubbery, resiny, mouthfeel gives way to a bulbous wall of sugary yeast swallowing-up the suggestion of hefeweizen's funkified citrus - a style not much liked by me, for transparency, but also not a particularly successful use of the profile here. There is some candied lemon peel, and I think some watermelon, although I might be reaching. The flatness of the beer combined with the relative lack of acid makes for a muddled brew which does not ripen with temperature adjustment. In all, a beer with pretty flat dynamics which could have really been bolstered by way more effervescence and a cleaner profile.

I wish I could say more for this beer, but even if I'm charitable enough to depart from my expectations of the saison style and listen to the beer as it exists in the wild, naked of corked bottle or sexy label or limited availability, I still wouldn't be very excited about it. I can imagine certain excellent food pairings with it, like thai chicken wings or grilled swordfish, but there is invariably something I'd prefer to it in a paring, even then.

My conclusion: this is not going to help you much on a hot day, even if the back label suggests that you pair it "with sunshine". Pair this with being out of any good Belgian blonde.

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Photo of dataylor21
3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of egrace84
4.15/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

No idea why this is so underrated.

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Photo of GOBLIN
3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I guess I didn't particularly care for this one. For starters I probably should have just poured, but no, I decided to pour, swirl, pour, swirl and repeat . . . Beer was the haziest I've ever seen. Decent feel I suppose but in my opinion this "saison" was all over the place and barley resembled a farmhouse ale. Aromas of lemon and a hot humid country afternoon after the rain. Taste is similar . . . not sure what else to say.

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Photo of pkalix
3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of doc_logic
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed from the 750ml bottle in a snifter. This saison pours a lightly cloudy yellowish amber with a moderate white head of foam that dissipates to a thin layer and thick ring with solid lacing. Nose of lemongrass, apples, pears, light Belgian yeast, and light candy sugars. Flavors exceed the nose with a nice mellow fresh bread and apple note that blends nicely with the sweet Belgian candy sugars. Lemon zest notes come through on the sides and back and softened by the yeast at the end making for a light mellow brew with a decent sweet tartness. Lightly carbonated and creamy mouth feel finishes moderately dry. Very subtle and more complex than the nose would let on. A solid saison. Need to visit this brewery.

Cheers

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Photo of dukeufo
3.33/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Brewstradamus
4.16/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Petite Saison from Rockmill Brewery
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 64 ratings
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