Myrtle | The Commons Brewery

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3.99/5
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143 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Commons Brewery
Oregon, United States
commonsbrewery.com

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Myrtle has a pleasant acidity from a Lactobacillus fermentation. Lemony Meridian hops grown in Silverton, OR enhance the citrus character of our house Lactobacillus strains and the fruity ester profile of our house farmhouse yeast.

Added by Sarlacc83 on 03-31-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
143
pDev:
9.27%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
13
Trade:
2
HISTOGRAM
 
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3.91/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of wisrarebeer
3.76/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BirdsandHops
3.42/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Keananmichael5
4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Whatup14
3.37/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NickThePyro
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dasotelo50
3/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of cd34
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of mattsander
3.67/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

a Fine and Acceptable Saison , totally anonymous, nothing interesting at all about this, nothing offensive. There are so many boring beers at the Commons they all kind of blend together.

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3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.45/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

it is absolutely shocking to me how underrated this is! definitely my favorite beer from our visit to the commons, and unlike anything else i have ever had, and i have certainly had a lot of beer at this point. it has a slightly rust colored honey color to it, hazy, and holding well over an inch of belgian looking head on top, enthusiastic to say the least. it smells like dried apricots you buy in bulk at whole foods. i swear there has to be apricot in here, but i am informed there isnt. i cant believe how true that aroma (and indeed flavor) are in this one. some nice herbaceous and citrusy hops follow that, with a seemingly wheat derived grain base that has plenty of body. this is the only beer we had here that was sour really at all, lots of funk in the house, but this was maybe the only lacto beer they had working when we were there. its not overly sour though, a nice tangy clean tartness is there, mostly in the finish, pulling full on lemon notes out of the hops, and with the apricot i pick up its a unique fruit cocktail. complex and awesome, there is a saison strain in here too, giving it that best of both worlds aspect. every beer these guys make that i have had, i have loved, but this could be my favorite of them all! really tremendous brew.

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4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brewfoolery
3.69/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Very subdued nose, subtle tart flavor, fresh effervescent mouthful. Taster at brewery

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.96/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.11/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served On-Tap

A — Pours a slightly hazy pale yellow color into the tulip. There is a tall and creamy white colored head on it that manages to leave some lacing behind.

S — Smells great, light yeasty notes first that build into a juicy and tart lemony kick, lightly acidic.

T — Tastes lightly estery, yeasty, bright and slightly funky, though overall it is quite clean and crisp.

M — Medium bodied, almost clings to you with each sip.

O — Very nicely done, perhaps the best beer from The Commons.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750mL bottle poured into a snifer.

(A)- Pours a hazy golden apricot orange color. Produced a giant frothy head of white colored bubbles. Good retention.

(S)- Very very dry. Slight graininess but with some citrus and floral elements. Not big funkiness but not clean either.

(T)- Not as dry as the smell but bursting with some orange and lemon citrus and floral notes. Slight funk but otherwise a fairly clean tart finish.

(M)- A great carbonation level and balance. Lightly tart with juicy citrus and mild funk meets a mellow dryness. Really refreshing.

(O)- A really nice hybrid of a tart and juicy wild and a dry, almost funky saison. Would love to have this on hand in the spring and summer.

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3.56/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Myrtle from The Commons Brewery
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 143 ratings