Honey Saison | Almanac Beer Co.

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Brewed by:
Almanac Beer Co.
California, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by RblWthACoz on 08-26-2012

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Ratings: 172 |  Reviews: 29
Reviews by 4000qtrap:
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3.19/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.5

Source/Serving: 12oz bottle

S: Moderate mossy/herbal/floral hops, clean horse stable mixed with brass, ginger and lemon verbena, pepper. Light oaky vanilla. Straight-up lightly spiced Brett saison character. Dank but lively and upbeat.

T: Balanced up front with nice dryness, a hint of acidity, good carbonation/carbonic acid, and a lively crispness without being sweet. Understated but well done and decently complex. Ginger is moderate, but a touch too much for me. Has a nice dank, dark Brett edge thats surprisingly musty but doesn't overwhelm and is heavy on the funk. Lemon verbena, citrus with a herbal/dark edge. Somewhat heavy for a saison even though carbonation is high. Very hard to describe which is perfect for a saison. Finish is perfectly dry with a pleasant mix of funk, herb, lemon/pepper, ginger and spice.

Notes: Understated but near perfection if it weren't for the heavy hand with the ginger. I say this even though I'm a bit biased against the farm-to-bottle marketing campaign of Almanac.

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Photo of NWer
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of andyfrancis
3.98/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a tall tumbler.

Very bubbly, clear golden honey with a snow white head reducing into a smooth frosting.

Floral and lemony notes on the nose.

Nice complexity. The saaz hops are recognizable and mingle nicely with the honey sweetness. The ginger sneaks in some bright spicy notes.

Nice full body for a saison, still easy enough to have a few. Definitely coats the mouth though.

Saisons are not usually my go to, but I like this one. A nice summer bbq beer with a little more body than a typical "summer" beer.

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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2.88/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Nose: ready grains, honey, spice, ginger
Pours gold with a slight haze under a persistent, rocky, 2" bone white moussey head that produces excellent lace.
Palate: fruit, light bready grains, a touch of heat from the ginger, a touch of hop bitterness on the finish for balance, very well put together.
Very creamy, medium high carbonation, medium body

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Honey Saison from Almanac Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.34 out of 5 with 172 ratings