Peppercorn Saison | 3 Stars Brewing Company

Peppercorn SaisonPeppercorn Saison
BA SCORE
3.85/5
159 Ratings
Peppercorn SaisonPeppercorn Saison
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
3 Stars Brewing Company
District of Columbia, United States
threestarsbrewing.com

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
Ranking:
#11,870
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
159
pDev:
11.43%
Bros Score:
4.06
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
42
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 159 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of MGibbons
3.59/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of srw
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fosters9
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WatertowerIV
4.77/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a can into a frosty mug

A- honey-gold, with a nice haze you'd hope for from belgian yeast. Lively effervescence and a half-inch head which settles down rather quickly, disappointingly.

S- almost like a heffeweizen, banana and clove prominent, but layered with an acidic funkiness underneath which becomes more prominent as the beer warms

T- Earthy barnyard up front, some clove, and a nice tingle from the pepper

F- dry, dry, dry. Like the Brös said, keeps you coming back for the next sip. Balanced carbonation and medium to light body.

O- saison's easily one of my favorite spring/summer styles, and this is easily one of my favorite expressions of it (alongside Boulevard Tank 7 and Brooklyn Sorachi Ace). Had it alongside a nice green curry and couldn't have been happier with how it complemented the food!

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Photo of Hopfenpeter
4.11/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of michaelsmith11
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of AndrewLogan
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good saison! Tasty but not outstanding

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Photo of philbe311
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of festizio
4.34/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 11-52_4hops
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cambabeer
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Big_V
3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DMc8ride
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ocelot2500
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden color with a frothy, white head that leaves little chunks of lacing.

Smells of slight funk, fruits, and some pepper.

Tastes of the fruits and bready malts layered with a bit of funk and pepper. Fruits lead off with notes of apple, pear, and white grapes. This gives way to doughy malts along with some sweetness. Yeast adds next with some clove and coriander before the peppercorn hits. A touch of funk and some earth hits towards the end before a fruity finish.

Mouthfeel is full with a slightly crisp amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a good saison.

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Photo of generallee
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Uconnelmo
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TomMorris
4.24/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rspauldi
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ozzylizard
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$ 2.03 (Including Beer Club discount and tax)/12 oz can ($ 0.169/oz) at State Line Liquors, Elkton, MD.
Can ink stamped on label 12/07/16. Served at 42 degrees in a Jester King snifter. Consumed at 54 degrees.
Aroma – spice and yeast.
Head large (Maximum 5.8 cm, aggressive pour), off white, low density froth, rapidly diminishing to an irregular three to four mm frothy ring with drag marks and a frothy partial layer.
Lacing – fair. Partial rings with stalactites, mostly tiny to small bubbles.
Body – light yellow, hazy.
Flavor – Begins with some light yeast phenolics and a little spice, well balanced. No hops, no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate – light, watery, soft carbonation.

Very drinkable saison – not exceptionally yeasty of spicy. I could definitely drink more of these.

Appearance 4, Aroma 4, Flavor 4.25, Palate 4, Overall 4.

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Photo of Jacobob10
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can with "PepperCornucopia 11/22/16" marked in black ink on the side.

Deep gold color with a slight haze to it. Tall, frothy head that fizzles down quickly to a thin cap of white foam.

Light tangerine citrus aroma combined with sweet malt and yeasty funk. Rye-like spice in the flavor courtesy of the peppercorn. Good balance overall with nothing overpowering. Medium-full bodied, dry, chalky, and spicy.

Nice Saison overall. Could benefit from a lighter body, and possibly lower ABV, but an enjoyable brew nonetheless.

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Photo of duvel1979
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dirtyhands
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bonns42
4.11/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a can into a pint glass. Canned 7 December 2016.

Look: Hazy straw yellow with a creamy head that doesn't linger. Lively carbonation keeps a thin head going around the edge of the glass.

Smell: Bubblegum and hay, grass, pine. A bit of spiciness comes through from the yeast and peppercorn. Somewhat fruity aromas start to shine through as it warms, like a mild red apple and peach.

Taste: Mild, herby bitterness and spice from the peppercorn. Some apple and peach sweetness pushes through as the beer warms a tad, and a lingering light bubblegum sweetness stays on the tongue before being replaced by a dry, grassy taste. Full, complex flavor that isn't overpowering. Very tasty.

Feel: Active carbonation on the tongue, medium-light body, and a dry finish. Pretty light for a Belgian-styled beer (at least in my opinion) but surprisingly refreshing and drinkable.

Overall: A really solid brew. Hits all the flavors I was hoping to find, and it's really drinkable. The combination of grassy bitterness and fruity sweetness really works out well, and neither flavor overpowers the other. The lively carbonation keeps the beer feeling fresh even after it sat in my glass for a bit. I would highly recommend this beer, and I'm already looking forward to my next can. 3 Stars consistently impresses me.

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Photo of Rbodacious
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Peppercorn Saison from 3 Stars Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 159 ratings
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