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Flower Envy | Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)

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Brewed by:
Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Summer

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Added by EtOHMD on 08-23-2012

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Ratings: 78 |  Reviews: 14
Reviews by ryan1788a5:
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3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.

A: Pours a hazy golden-orange with a creamy white head. Retention is excellent, and rings and globs of lacing stick everywhere.

S: Very yeasty and spicy on the nose. Chalk, dash of confectioner's sugar, white pepper and spices. A touch musty. Hops are mildly floral and spicy. Malt scents of baked bread underneath.

T: As in the nose, this beer is very yeast-forward on the attack. Very spicy, hints of white pepper, subtle chalk and a touch earthy. Citrusy and floral hops muscle through on the mid-palate and bring bold flavors of orange pith, wildflowers, and a slight herbal spice. Bitterness is slightly sharp for the style. Mild tropical esters are hard to detect. Malt tastes of musty bread and biscuit barely register. The hops calm down a bit and the yeast begins to come out again toward the finish. Finishes with a fading tide of oily and somewhat citrusy hops and musty, chalky yeast.

M: Medium bodied. Highly effervescent with a prickling, scrubbing carbonation. A slight enamel-clinging feel from the hops. Creamy.

O: A pretty decent saison that has been augmented with a bolder hop addition. A good choice if you crave something a little different, but still want the hops.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a tulip glass)
Bottled 6/8/12
A- This beer pours a slightly hazy golden-yellow body with a trail of microbubbles and a dense cobweb of buttercream head.

S- The hints of saison yeast have some nice farmhouse ester with more of a clove phenol growing in the finish. There is a pleasant soap quality in the finish aswell.

T- The slight tart note fades to a soft saison yeasty flavor that takes on some dry bubble gum character and a spicy green hop note in the finish. There is a ripe fruit ester and clove flavor in the slightly dry finish.

M- This beer has a light mouthfeel with a tight spicy fizz that enhances the spice in the taste.

O- The soft yeast character has a bit more clove flavor than ester yeast character which I would prefer the other way around. The hops are nice and I wish this wasn’t 1 year old.

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.21/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Funky Buddha Brewery snifter. Bottleneck says Bottled On 08/06/12.

A- Pours a hazy medium amber color with a 1/2 inch white head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a thick ring behind.

S- Floral, as expected, with notes of lavender and honeysuckle. Plenty of wheat and yeast bring some banana to the table.

T- Flavor's pretty much your standard light saison. Plenty of fruity esters play off the yeast well and there's a sweetness throughout that's pleasant. Alcohol taste is hardly recognizable as it should be for the ABV.

M- A bit zesty and tangy with medium carbonation and a lightish body.

O- Pretty damn good for being a year old (my girlfriend bought it for me and didn't notice the bottled on dates (that's right, there were two of them) until she got home). My first Slumbrew beer and it certainly won't be my last.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

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3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes from our annual Sour/Saison tasting on 05/04.

A- Tulip glass with semi-hazy golden yellow body. Foamy fine bubbled head that is white with about one finger in height. Decent retention and a foamy ring leaves some webs of thinner lace.

S- Very floral aroma as the name might suggest with coriander and peppercorn shining as well as general spicy, grassy hints. Light biscuit, caramel. Orange citrus is big.

T- Main flavors are of orange juice/peel and spices like coriander and peppercorns. Lemon zest also big with a pretty herbal and floral feel overall. Slight sweetness.

MF- Lighter end body with bubbly high end carbonation. Slight bitterness in the finish with a fairly creamy, silky feel.

Orange and spice forward but a good amount of flavor out of the yeast strain. Juicy citrus with time and warmth.

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice fizzy 1.5 finger head fades at a med pace with soapy lacing, mostly clear tan golden color.

Nose saison comes through first, light floral spices, earthy saison almost farmhouse like aromas, light wheat like malts and fruity apple like esters, little yeasty and bready, and some flower like floral and grassy hops.

taste starts with a slight wants to be sweet malt but never comes sweet, stays dry, with a light Belgian golden like malt and some light wheat like almost hay flavors, some saison earthy flavors, little yeasty and bready, light floral spices. A hint of warming booze comes on surprisingly more warm than I expected for 6%, and light fruity esters. Then hops, a nice hoppy bitterness with some grassy and slightly spicy noble hops, and some floral grassy flowery hop flavors. Finish is dry and light bitterness, lingering grassy floral hops, touch spicy, light floral spices, and a bit of citrus.

Mouth is med bodied, good carb, a hint of warming booze.

Overall pretty good, I'm glad the saison flavors were able to stay in the front, with some nice noble like hops in the back, nice floral flavors hops and spices, little citrus on the finish, nice earthy and tasty, fairly drinkable but feels a bit hot for only 6%.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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Flower Envy from Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 78 ratings
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