Honey Saison | Almanac Beer Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Almanac Beer Co.
California, United States | website

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by RblWthACoz on 08-26-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
170
Avg:
3.48
pDev:
40.52%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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Reviews by portia99:
Photo of portia99
3.52/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into an Idle Hands tulip.

A - Pours with a huge fluffy, off-white, 3 finger cap of foam on top of a cloudy, slightly muddied pale amber colored body.

S - Noticeable honey character up front, green, grassy and slightly vegetable hop presence, ginger , slightly tart wheaty malt.

T - Mild wheat tartness with grassy hops, honey sweetness, mild hop bitterness, gingery spice. A number of flavor components here, but overall it seems kinda hollow without any cohesiveness pulling everything together. Comes across as rather plain and a bit lacking in life.

M - Light in body, a bit watery in feel, sharp carbonation that is extremely prickly on the tongue. Spicy ginger in the middle that then lingers forever past the swallow and giving the biggest flavor impression in this beer.

O - Unimpressive...seems like it should be better reading the ingredients list. It just doesn't seem to pull it all together...big potential, but lacking a bit in execution. Drinkable but not one for me to go back to...not really saison-y to me - more like a non-descript pale ale with ginger added.

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Photo of NWer
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of andyfrancis
3.98/5  rDev +14.4%
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 -13.8%

Photo of Stebow1289
2.88/5  rDev -17.2%

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +14.9%

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.
3.48 out of 5 based on 170 ratings.
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