Saison Minuit | Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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12 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Oregon, United States
cascadebrewing.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Beerandraiderfan on 06-29-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
12
Reviews:
3
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
13.98%
 
 
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Ratings: 12 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of rodbeermunch
3.51/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Well that's a dark saison to say the least. Even a light brown head on it, 1/8". Aroma was such a hodgepodge of stuff, yeasty phenols, smoke, brown malt, more herb than spice rack. Overall that worked.

The mouthfeel and taste are the same hodgepodge, there's pepper, aged hops, chocolate, although quite understated. Tea like notes, dry almost cedar like quality to it.

Weird beer, but no off flavors, just a saison unlike anything ever besides Fantome Chocolate.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Smurf2055
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of beertunes
2.25/5  rDev -39.5%

Photo of FalconA
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of twelveinches
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of AApparel
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Chou
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of ccrida
4.5/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On draught at Bailey's, served in an imperial pint, Saison Minuit is a dark, cola brown with a tan head leaving foamy lace.

Smell is sweet, tropical fruits. Good, identifiable saison esters, a touch of grape as well, nice.

Taste is really quite complex. It's got some of the quinine like minerality that I look for in a saison, some dry, herbal hops...but then there is a smoked malt character, not dominating, pleasantly integrated even, but surprising. A dusting of chocolate.

Mouthfeel is very dry, moderately carbonated, and medium light bodied.

Drinkability pretty high. This is an interesting, and well executed twist on a classically styled base saison. I'm impressed with their restraint, just a kiss of smoke provides texture without dominance. Worth seeking out.

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Photo of UA8
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.32/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Brown colored ale, thin light brown ring of head to it, not much lacing. Herbal spiciness and a dallop of roasty smoke to it.

Pepper, cocoa, chocolate. Mild spice from the pepper and 'vintage' hops. Substantial bitterness in a style I was not expecting to find such from. This is actually pretty complex, a saison sipper if you will. Wasn't really my cup of tea though. Didn't have any sourness, the chocolate was underplayed for my tastes. Seemed more like a dressed up brown ale. Would recommend for big saison fans, otherwise, probably not.

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Saison Minuit from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
3.72 out of 5 based on 12 ratings.
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