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Peppercorn Saison | 3 Stars Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good
11 Reviews
Peppercorn SaisonPeppercorn Saison
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
3 Stars Brewing Company
District of Columbia, United States | website

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Chaney on 02-04-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
122
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
41.45%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
30
For Trade:
1
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4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dry, Chalky, Peppercorns, Hay

With everyone and their mother trying to brew a Saison or simply using the name out of popularity 3 Stars Brewing Co. rises well above the sham and fluff with a very authentic looking, smelling, and tasting version. Just spicy enough to keep the palate alive and quite dry which makes us go back for another sip quicker than the last. Great to see a brewer paying attention to style details and following all the way through.

STYLE: Farmhouse Ale | ABV: 6.5% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine issue #95 (DEC 2014)

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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a couple of growlers from "3 Stars" for Super Bowl Sunday and this was one of them. Awesome, friendly place!

Served in a DC Brau tulip, because that's the way we roll in the Capitol region.

A: Poured a very murky, yellow-orange color, with ever the slightest head (maybe a 1/4 finger or so).

S: Lots of spices: Coriander, pepper, and orange peel, with the pepper leading the way, with the wheat playing second fiddle. Nice.

T: I dug the bitterness slap on the end, with lots and lots of pepper (which I personally like), coriander (without being a bomb), and some hints of banana. On the verge of being a hefeweizen to my tastes, but that's totally okay by me.

M: The carbonation was on the low side, but that brought out the bitterness. Not much lacing, and the sweetness was kept in check.

O: My first outing with "3 Stars." Looking forward to many more of their gourmet entries.

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On tap at Pizzaria Paradiso in Georgetown

In a less than full 12 oz glass, which is not the way to serve beer

A slightly cloudy yellowish amber, not inviting

As expected the taste is peppery, with some saison funk on the back

Almost flat, little mouthfeel

Not bad but disappointing

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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3.55/5  rDev -8%

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. Big pop off the cork but no gusher, really solid give. Dam this cage was on tight and painful to take off jesus...

Deep apricot orange with a good brown hue to it, fairly opaque and slightly murky and hazy looking. A nice very fine rising middle column of carbonation though, with a fleeting tan head that has little retention sitting tall at only two fingers. Settles to a half finger sized puck while drinking.

Mild hints of bready yeast and minimal funk. Some spiced like tangerine orange a bit, and very mild pepper. Some peanut butter aromas round out a bit also but quite a bit quiet down in there and subtle.

Palate comes with an interesting twist. Tropical juiced hop orange like body and flavor in the mid palate, with a noticeable malt and mellow sweetness. Slight front tongue pepper more in flavor with a bit of tingly carbonation, and not much aftertaste. Much of the flavor in the front with very little dryness or saison like character.

This sort of comes out like a muted pepper saison, almost tropical American subdued brew in a sort of way. It's actually tasty but really doesn't seem to have much saison farmhouse Belgian character to it at all. Otherwise fine.

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Peppercorn Saison from 3 Stars Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.
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