Danae | Free Will Brewing Co.

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Free Will Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.90%

Availability: Spring

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Added by Yeroc on 03-21-2014

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appears an orange copper body with light cream colored head, fine even bands of lacing.

Aroma has dank, earthy hops I'm enjoying smelling the different varietals included on the label: copious amounts of Apollo, Chinook, and Calypso hops. That Chinook is unmistakable it's almost like an earthy vegetal spicy garlic but tamer than the Summit garlic/onion butt notes thank God. The Chinooks are actually quite pleasant, along with the hops there are great spicy rye accents that will help this beer too.

Flavor has a wave of hops riding across the palate with those rye additions bringing in a spiced bread, caramelized malts don't overpower when there's mild citrus, earthy dank hops with a spiced garlic finish that actually works in the mix of everything going on. Saison I don't know that I could tell you blindly that this was a Saison lacks Belgian yeast spice notes, maybe due to the high alpha hops covering up the yeast spiciness that I usually detect in most Saisons, there are some nice black pepper qualities going on especially on the nose.

Mouthfeel is quite smooth a bit of residual sugars but nowhere near cloying hop oils are slick and it lubricates the mouth with a bit of dry spices in the finish.

Overall, I'm a big fan of this bottled Danae, maybe because my brother's name is Dante'???

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Picked this up mixed and matched at Carnivores in Oakmont. Into a pint glass.

A - Carbonation isn't as bad as the guy below me said I got a solid 1/2 inch of head that sticks around for quite a bit not bad for a beer with 6+ months of age on it. No sediment floaties thank goodness with a tanish hazy body beer.
S - Saison notes of dry yeasts and spicy rye fill the nose with slight bitter notes and some fruit. Slightly tropical so it may not be so dry.
T - Well it does have a bit of a rye bite at the end but surprisingly its good. Taste is fruity mango and bubblegum hops, spy rye, then bitter finish rounded out by some more fruity flavor. Tasty!
M - Wow at almost 8% this is one easy going stout. It has the right carbonation too most of these beers drink like a bubbly champagne making it hard to slam.

Overall I was not very excited when I found out this was a rye beer but this is a very well done rye saison in the same way RyIPA from founders is a great rye IPA. Worth picking up if you love well done rye beers.

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Danae from Free Will Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 60 ratings