Citron Saison
Brewery Vivant

Citron SaisonCitron Saison
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Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
ABV:
7.6%
Score:
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Avg:
4.24 | pDev: 4.48%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
7
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Brewery Vivant
 
Michigan, United States
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Citron SaisonCitron Saison
Notes: A classic saison laden with lemon peel and Lemon Drop hops. Bright and refreshing.
Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 7 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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superspak from Michigan

4.13/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 2/18/2019. Pours fairly hazy/cloudy medium golden yellow color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice thick soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big lightly tart/tangy lemons, citrus peel/zest, peach, pear, apricot, melon, red apple, white grape/wine, peppercorn, clove, coriander, mint, dill, green tea, wheat, cracker, and white bread dough; with lighter notes of pine, banana, bubblegum, herbal, floral, wood, grass, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, citrus/earthy hops, lemon peel, and moderate pale/wheat malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big lightly tart/tangy lemons, citrus peel/zest, peach, pear, apricot, melon, red apple, white grape/wine, peppercorn, clove, coriander, mint, dill, green tea, wheat, cracker, and white bread dough; with lighter notes of pine, banana, bubblegum, herbal, floral, wood, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate peppery yeast spiciness; herbal, floral, woody, grassy bitterness; and light wheat/fruit tang/tartness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart/tangy lemons, citrus peel/zest, peach, pear, apricot, melon, red apple, white grape/wine, peppercorn, clove, coriander, mint, dill, green tea, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, pine, banana, bubblegum, herbal, floral, wood, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, citrus/earthy hops, lemon peel, and moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; with an awesome malt/bitter/spiciness and tart/tangy fruit balance; with no astringent flavors after the finish. Fairly crisp/clean finishing. Moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitter/spiciness, and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy/sticky, and lightly tangy/acidic balanced mouthfeel that is great. No warming alcohol for 7.5%. Overall this is an awesome fruited/hoppy saison. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, citrus/earthy hops, lemon peel, and moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; very smooth and fairly crisp/clean/refreshing to drink, with the mellowly bitter/spicy/drying finish. Not overwhelming on any aspect. Awesomely well rounded Saison yeast complexity; with balanced juicy/vibrant, fairly dank/earthy Lemondrop hops and lemon peel flavors; and a great pale/wheat malt backbone. Light residual sweetness with crisp dryness. A really enjoyable offering, and impressive spot on style example as expected.

Mar 28, 2019
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detpizzaboi from Michigan

4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bright golden color with a lot of particulate, makes it kind of cloudy, thin head. Smells nice, bready, zesty, lemony, soft bitterness, drinks similarly. Hides the 7.5% well, a nice crusher.

Mar 26, 2019
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cbingham24 from Arizona

4.59/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Everything these guys are doing is outstanding. They deserve more praise. They get plenty of support from GR as the place is always popping but not enough on here. This was one of the best beer I had in Michigan and I went everywhere. Keep up the good work.

Apr 22, 2018
Citron Saison from Brewery Vivant
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 7 ratings