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Pyrus Saison | 4 Hands Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
4 Hands Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
4handsbrewery.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
The name Pyrus originates from the genus of the pear tree. Pyrus is our Fall and Winter saison brewed with pear juice, whole white pepper corns, and the zest of fresh oranges. Pyrus pours a hazy golden hue, with aromas of pear, citrus, and spice. A perfect compliment to seasonal fare.

Added by DCon on 03-26-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#29,589
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
182
pDev:
11.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
16
Trade:
0
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1.5/5  rDev -59.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

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2.94/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

22oz bottle poured into a snifter.
(A)- Pours a clear yet pale orange color. Minimal white froth.
(S)- A big combo of white pepper and pear. Smells a bit sweeter for the style.
(T)- Again, big flavors of pear, orange, and white pepper with a drier finish.
(M)- A good carbonation level. Very fruity and peppery for a saison.
(O)- It is just a little too fruit forward for this to remind me of a true saison.

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of JLaw55
3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This one is pretty funky, more so than I like. It seems to have some of the same funk that brettanomyces yeast gives off, not sure if that is even in this brew, but it tastes extremely similar. Not a fan of this, and the pear is pretty much nonexistent. I really expected to taste more pear. Also, even though the ABV is not exceptionally high, there was still a noticeable amount of booziness coming through.

I have had this and their Opus Saison and I must say that Opus was the preferred one. Opus was fantastic, this was not.

Would Drink Again: No
Would Purchase Again: No

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3.02/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from 22oz bottle, label was stamped mid March 2014, so just about as young as can be found. Vigorous carbonation. Peppery aroma. Very forward pepper taste. Some tart sweetness (presumably from the pear), but then more pepper squeezing out siloed hay and malt flavors. A chilled subsequent pour slightly muted the pepper and elevated the malt. Unmemorable except for the pepper; not a fan.

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3.17/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Beautiful head that maintained. Very little lacing. Color is a pale yellow with just a hint of cloudiness. Plenty of effervescence. Not much going on at the nose, other than citrus notes.

This one had a sharp beginning and clean finish, but not much in between. Not a whole lot of body. The orange zest was very understated, and I didn't catch any pear at all. Certainly a refreshing and drinkable ale, but nothing to write home about.

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3.18/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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Pyrus Saison from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 182 ratings
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