Joie
Westbrook Brewing Co.

JoieJoie
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Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
ABV:
7%
Score:
87
Avg:
3.91 | pDev: 20.46%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
13
From:
Westbrook Brewing Co.
 
South Carolina, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  1
Gots
  1
SCORE
87
Very Good
JoieJoie
Notes: "Dewdrops in a meadow during a spring sunrise." Joie is a mixed fermentation saison aged 1 year in sauternes casks. Bright gold color with notes of honey, lemon, and ripe pineapple funk. Bottled Nov. 2016.

10 IBU
Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 13 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by kitch:
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kitch from Hong Kong

4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A 1 pint 9.4 fl. oz. bottle, bottled on 18th November 2016. Poured into a Holy Mountain tulip glass.

Appearance: A lightly hazy golden colour with a just over two finger white head that had decent retention but left only sparse spotty lacing.

Aroma: Sweet Sauternes wine, ice wine, white grape, tangy lime, lemon, oak and light funk.

Taste: Much like the aroma, taste was sweet Sauternes wine, ice wine, white grape, tangy and tart lime, lemon, oak, apple skin and light funk.

Mouthfeel: Dry, light to medium bodied with moderate to soft carbonation.

Overall: I’m surprised how well the Sauternes barrel comes through so strongly. However this naturally meant that this was on the borderline of being too sweet for me. The lime and lemon tanginess was probably just enough to balance this sweetness. But this definitely did grow on me, and I liked it more and more.

Aug 28, 2019
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StoutSnob40 from California

3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Apr 07, 2018
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iCabaLLero from Georgia

1/5  rDev -74.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Apr 09, 2018
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Pearlstreetbrewingco from Florida

4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 03, 2018
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BEER88 from Washington

3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nov 30, 2017
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Samputnam14 from South Carolina

3.6/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Dec 18, 2017
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Dactrius from Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 14, 2020
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superspak from Michigan

4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got in a BIF from KMitch. 750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 11/18/2016. Pours fairly hazy pale golden yellow color, with a 1 finger dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tart/sour lemon, lime, orange, citrus peel/zest, peach, plum, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, berries, red/green apple, white grape/wine, peppercorn, oak, cork, wet wood, hay, straw, herbal, grass, wheat, cracker, and white bread; with lighter notes of leathery/musty/lacto funk, white wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/spicy/acidic yeast, moderate pale/wheat malts, and wine barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart/sour lemon, lime, orange, citrus peel/zest, peach, plum, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, berries, red/green apple, white grape/wine, peppercorn, oak, cork, wet wood, hay, straw, herbal, grass, wheat, cracker, and white bread; with lighter notes of leathery/musty/lacto funk, white wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Slight oaken vanilla well after the finish. Light-moderate peppery yeast/oak tannin spiciness, lactic tartness, and wine tang on the finish. Lingering notes of tart/sour lemon, lime, orange, citrus peel/zest, peach, plum, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, berries, red/green apple, white grape/wine, peppercorn, oak, cork, wet wood, hay, straw, herbal, grass, wheat, cracker, white bread, leathery/musty/lacto funk, white wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/spicy/acidic yeast, moderate pale/wheat malts, and wine barrel flavors; with a great malt/tart/sour and yeast/oak spiciness balance; with no puckering/astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering tart/tangy/sourness, and yeast/oak spiciness. Medium-plus carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, acidic/tangy/tannic, and fairly crisp balanced mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 7%. Overall this is a fantastic sour/wild saison. All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/spicy/acidic yeast, moderate pale/wheat malts, and wine barrel flavors; very smooth, crisp, and easy to drink with the modestly acidic/spicy/tangy/tannic/drying finish, not overly lactic. This is definitely super barnyard, more so than most domestic wild saison examples. Amazingly well developed Brett/Bacteria and saison yeast complexity; great Sauternes wine barrel presence, and pale/wheat malt backbone against acidity. A highly enjoyable offering, and amazing style example as expected.

Oct 20, 2018
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JohnnyHopps from Indiana

3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance - The beer poured the color of apple juice with a white head.

Smell - there was little funk in the nose but there was sweetness.

Taste - This is delightful. At the front, notes of green apple radiate. With the booziness, it almost comes off like apple brandy. While it was a little hot in the back, it’s quite nice.

Mouthfeel - The carbonation was a little light in the feel was a hair thin.

Overall - Based on the reviews, I probably would’ve passed on this one. Even for not liking saisons, I really enjoyed this one.

Apr 23, 2018
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DVMin98 from North Carolina

4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dec 10, 2017
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mattreitz49 from Florida

3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 27, 2018
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chippo33 from Vermont

3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nov 28, 2017
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Keith_R from Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Apr 14, 2018
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