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Philosophizer | Adelbert's Brewery

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3.8/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Adelbert's Brewery
Texas, United States
adelbertsbeer.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Mora2000 on 06-20-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,837
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
132
pDev:
11.58%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
45
Trade:
0
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4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

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4.49/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

January 9, 2017

750 ml, Belgian glass

A – Amber to nearly russet, a slight haze but for the most part clear. Massive, off-white/bone head of about three inches, with looooong retention.

S – A lot of fruit, pear, kiwi, tangerine. Peppery-spicy tinge throughout the nose. Perhaps some clove, papaya, plantains. Sweet, light brown sugar malt aroma holds it all together.

T – Sweet bananas, pink peppercorn, a touch of clove. Pink bubble gum, pear, and kiwi in the mix. Light toasty malt. A Belgian yeast showcase.

M – Massive carbonation, with scrubbing bubbles throughout the sip so the flavors ebb and flow. Mostly dry, though some sweetness shows, especially at the beginning. Mild bitterness on the finish that lingers. No flaws here.

O – A near perfect interpretation of a traditional Belgian saison, with a few hints of American hops and slight sweetness.

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Photo of Clay1010
4.63/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aufie
3.62/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tracker83
4.21/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sabre311
3.47/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jmills3
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wejohnsn
4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Spider1001man
4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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2.96/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of martyl1000
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Houston Xmas dinner. To be tarn seriously from now on, Adelbert's

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Photo of kkarimi
3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of tubeyes
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GoTread
4.67/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A Belgian brewery in Austin, TX. Doing right. This thing is a piece of saison work. Wonderful mouth feel with that banana, straw, coriander magic. Highly recommended.

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Photo of nickfl
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dinkel
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.47/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.23/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.12/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Poured in a pint glass it has a pleasant appearance on the amber side of pale. Nice carbonation and a thin but persistant head.

Smell: Bready like a malt forward belgian, little bit of almost orangy citrus. Nice. Feels like they let the yeast do the work instead of adding the typical american lemon peel, pepper, etc. or maybe they did add that stuff, but not overblown.

Taste: Like it smells but a little more yeast forward on the palate. A pleasant tartness.

Feel: The effervescence holds on to the end of the pint. Makes for a mouth feel that clings to the back of the tongue, probably contributing to the perception of tartness in the beer.

Overall: Really a nicer than normal saison (hmm?) disquised as a baby triple. Great drinking beer that I would order again or be happy to steal the recipe if I could get my hands on it.

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4.33/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a very tasty beer! On tap into a snifter. Pleasantly sweet with a great fruity taste . Apples and pears with a bit of orange. It has been a while since I had this beer, but I will come back to it in the future.

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Philosophizer from Adelbert's Brewery
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 132 ratings
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