Pyrus Saison | 4 Hands Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
4 Hands Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States | website

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

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33
Ratings:
181
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
11.02%
 
 
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Reviews: 33 | Ratings: 181
Photo of GossageBrewery
3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served this Saison on tap, at the brewery in a pint glass. This ale poured a light golden color, produced a nice white head, average retention and below average amount of lacing left on the glass. The aroma of this beer consisted of fresh pear juice, sweet malted grain and some spicy hop aroma. Light in body,the flavor profile featured, sweet malted grain, pear juice, and a spicy hop finish. This is a beer style that I really enjoy and think is vastly overlooked by American craft brewers. I enjoyed this version and would order it again in the future. Prost!

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Photo of stephens101
4.08/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours reddish orange with a bold and thick white head that sticks for a while. Smells of lemon at the forefront with a bit of melon and banana followed by pepper and distant notes of caramel. Grainy, peppery, fruity, citrusy and a bit sour to the tongue up front. Has a slight earthiness and some barnyard funk for the follow up. Exceptionally dry and light bodied with a hint of alcohol. This is a sharp dressed beer that is ready for a warm summer night on the town.

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Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass from a 22oz bottle.

Pours a traditional gorgeous, hazy golden color with some slight orange hints on the edges. Nice white slightly dense head forms to about 1.5 inches. Nice retention that slowly recedes.

Aroma is delicious and very true to style but with some nice fruit juice sweetness. Aroma of some nice funk and dry yeasty notes. Some nice pear juice notes. There is some nice grassy hop notes on the back end that lend the beer a slight Belgian IPA note.

Flavor starts off funky and fruit juicy sweet to start off. Very nice barnyard taste with some nice slight citrusy hop notes. Has a nice 4 Hands hop note to it mixed in with some nice fruit juice sweetness. Nice crisp saison notes. The yeasty notes play well with some good grain and the pear juice notes. Very nicely done.

Pretty good brew. 4 Hands is coming up quick as one of the best around St. Louis. Nice traditional Saison notes mixed in with pear notes and some slight hops.

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Photo of Monkeyknife
4.15/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The actual name is Pyrus, not Pryus. Almost couldn't find it on the site.

Poured from the bottle a very lightly-hazed deep gold color with two fingers of bright white head. Very little lacing.

Aroma of fresh pear, candy sugar, bubble gum, and a light herbal spiciness.

The taste really matched up with the aroma. Pear, bubble gum, candy sugar, herbal spices and light earthy malts. White pepper came through in the finish.

Medium bodied and dry with a moderate carbonation.

A very nice Saison from an up-and-coming local brewery. I'll be having this one again.

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Photo of hooliganlife
4.15/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a clean golden yellow. light white thin fizzy head. light retention

light pear combined with a fresh funk. hint of citrus hops.

similar to nose, a well balanced pear to funk ratio. nothing over done here, just balance. white pepper and orange zest are very hidden. maybe a hint of burn in the finish.

mild to moderate carbonation, clean but dry finish

this was really good, better than prunus. i would and plan on drinking more of this.

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Photo of ColForbinBC
4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap, served in a tulip

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a foamy, paper white cap that rises to fill the glass and falls slowly. Some spider web lacing.

The aroma is classic saison. Clean, bright spice, earthy hops, mild funk, lemons, with pear juice undertones. The pear is a little soft, but a nice addition. I don't know of any other beers using pears.

The pears come out a little more in the flavor profile, lending a soft, fruity complement to the classic saison flavors. Coriander, tangerines, grassy hops, dry hay, and a touch of bubble gum.

Clean, crisp, and sharp. Light body with strong carbonation. The finish is fairly dry with the lingering flavors of pear and spice.

This saison is welcome in my glass anytime. Sharp flavors, clean, strong elements of the style with the unique addition of pears. Well-crafted on all fronts.

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Photo of Tone
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy, pale gold color. 1/2 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of coriander, wheat, slight yeast, hop, hint of banana?. Fits the style of a Saison / Farmhouse Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of slight banana, pale malt, slight sweet malt, slight yeast, and a hint of hop. Overall, good appearance, aroma, and blend.

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Photo of DCon
3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on-tap @ 4 Hands Brewing Company in St. Louis, MO for $6. Tapped from the Wooden Tap Handle into a 12oz Tulip Glass.

Aroma- A malty, upfront aroma starts this one out. Light oranges and coriander. Hits the nose with minimal spices but more malt and citrus and fruit characters.

Appearance- Received with a 1 finger, frothy head that has very average retention. Has a dark, golden body that is completely full of haze. Leaves a few suds behind.

Flavor- Citrus, malt, and mild coriander comes out in this Saison. Effervescent and finishes semi-dry.

Mouthfeel- Light Bodied, High Carbonation, Effervescent, and has a nice sour/funk note.

Overall Impression- While 4 Hands will be a new spot to hang out and enjoy new beers, this one will be on my radar! A great example of the style and highly recommend if available on-tap here. I hope they think about bottling this guy!

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Pyrus Saison from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.
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