Saison In The Key Of Life
Free Will Brewing Co.

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Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
Needs more ratings
Avg:
4.21 | pDev: 2.38%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
6
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Free Will Brewing Co.
 
Pennsylvania, United States
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Retired (no longer brewed)
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Notes: This saison was fermented in a foudre and finished in wine barrels with our house saison strain and various strains of Brettanomyces and bacteria. Notes of tropical fruit, kumquats, citrus rind, golden plums, white grape, and Brett. funk, with a dry, ever-so-slight tartness in the finish.
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Reviews by blackmagik2272:
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blackmagik2272 from Pennsylvania

4.37/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This wants to be Raptor's Delite, but it's not approaching that flavor profile. Like Raptor's Delite, this saison ale was fermented in a foudre and finished in wine barrels with the Brewery's house saison strain and strains of Brettanomyces and bacteria. That is where the similarities disappear, unfortunately. Don't get me wrong, it is very good, but when compared to Raptor's Delite, there is just no comparison. There are notes of tropical fruit and citrus, with strange flavors like kumquats, plums, and white grapes that leaves a tart finish and taste I did not completely appreciate. \m/

Apr 24, 2018
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Shantzak from California

4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Apr 28, 2019
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metter98 from New York

4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It became very cloudy yellow in color. It poured with a short white head that died down but consistently left a short head covering the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of sourness and yeast are present in the nose along with lots of funk.
T: The follows the smell and is both sour and funky.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This saison is interesting as it is sour and exhibits lots of flavors of oak from the foudres.

Serving type: bottle

Dec 17, 2018
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dbrauneis from North Carolina

4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dec 17, 2018
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smithj4 from New York

4.02/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dec 17, 2018
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Erikshegda1994 from Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mar 20, 2018
Saison In The Key Of Life from Free Will Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 6 ratings