There's No Way Of Knowing
Sawdust City Brewing Co.

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Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #1,434
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
86
Ranked #30,140
Avg:
3.78 | pDev: 6.88%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
14
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Sawdust City Brewing Co.
 
Ontario, Canada
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Rotating/Seasonal
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SCORE
86
Very Good
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Reviews by LanceH:
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LanceH from Canada (ON)

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

Apr 29, 2016
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DaPan from Canada (ON)

4.26/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Jul 03, 2017
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CurtisD from Canada (NB)

3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Apr 05, 2017
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GoHabsGo from Canada (ON)

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

Apr 22, 2018
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polloenfuego from Canada (ON)

3.54/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Jun 05, 2016
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Simon212 from Canada (ON)

3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Apr 28, 2016
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Cycle69 from Canada (ON)

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

Aug 23, 2016
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Brody1714 from Canada (ON)

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Apr 10, 2018
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StormAles from Canada (ON)

3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Jun 29, 2017
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jfreeze from Canada (NB)

3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Jul 14, 2016
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Larryfunnell from Canada (ON)

4.16/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours with a large head, which takes a long time to dissipate. The colour is straw coloured, with a slight haze. The can claims "can conditioned", so this makes sense. The taste has strong citrous notes, with a mild bitterness. Overall a good light taste, with no strong lingering after tastes, makes for a good summer beer.

May 07, 2018
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Sammy from Canada (ON)

3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Apr 24, 2015
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biegaman from Canada (ON)

4.15/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

There's No Way Of Knowing is brewed for that time of year when "the snow slowly recedes, the days grow longer and we once again head outside to feel the warmth of a vibrant new season" - that much is obvious just from looking at it. This inherently icy complexion actually exudes golden, sunny radiance. It fits the billing perfectly.

There's everything in the aroma one could expect and hope for in a Saison: ripe, branch-bending fruits, zestful, fresh-cracked spices, pungent herbals, and sun-blanched straw and raw cereal grains. It has everything I love about the style and isn't the least bit shy in showing it all off. It's a proper bouquet.

And it's one that heralds an equally gratifying and comprehensive taste; flavours of peppercorn, grains of paradise, lemon seed, orange peel, sage, peach pit, apple skin and white bread are all shoveled onto the palate, loosened by a drop or two of easy-to-ignore ethanol. The aftertaste is part pithy, slightly spicy and deeply herbaceous.

Though a reasonable 6.2% alcohol, the profile hints at something stronger - even while it drinks like something far lighter. That's what makes Saisons a bit of an anomaly: they're bold, strong beers that somehow drink easily and informally. Sure enough, this 473ml can pretty much disappears in the blink of an eye.

There's No Way Of Knowing actually proves with all certainty that "can conditioned" Saison is every bit as good as traditional bottled-conditioned versions. This is a knock-your-socks-off example of the style that isn't just in line with Sawdust City's usual high standards but may just be the best Saison ever made by an Ontario brewer.

Jul 22, 2016
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TheHammer from Canada (ON)

3.25/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Apr 15, 2018
There's No Way Of Knowing from Sawdust City Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 14 ratings