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Saison Du Soleil | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Saison Du SoleilSaison Du Soleil

Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
We brewed this light, refreshing, saison with gallons of fresh squeezed grapefruit juice and zest. It's a perfect brew to pair with a frozen pizza you've recently harvested from your freezer, or that vibrant, green, salad you foraged from Mariano's (or Jewel, what have you). What we're trying to say, is that it's a perfect accompaniment to the final moments of sweet, sweet, Chicago summer.

Added by TMoney2591 on 07-03-2013

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Ratings: 73 |  Reviews: 17
Reviews by MrsBeerGut:
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle (2013)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, Hugonaut13!

Slightly hazed light golden with a huge, creamy, very persistent, off-white head. Small and tight bubbles with decent stick left down the glass. Without a doubt, an appropriately pretty saison.

Good amounts of grapefruit zest and juicy flesh in the aroma, along with mild grain, some lemon, saison yeast, and a very mild mustiness. Very appropriate.

The flavor follows the aroma. Saison yeast and mild grain lead the way but are backed up nicely by distinct citrus juice/flesh/and zest. Nicely balanced and incredibly drinkable. A great summer beer.

Medium bodied with high carbonation, but nothing distracting or detracting.

Really quite tasty. Very impressed with Pipeworks' quality and range, lately. Very nice.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a tulip)

A- This beer pours a hazy orange body that trails strands of slow moving bubbles to the half glass of rocky snow white head.

S- The mineral yeasty aroma has some ripe orange skins aroma and an orange oil and green cinnamon spice hop smell in the finish.

T- The dry juicy orange flavor blends with some fruity esters that lead to an orange pith and hop bitterness in the finish. There is a earthy slightly dank hop character that blends in the finish aswell.

M- The medium-light mouthfeel has a tight little fizz on the tongue and no alcohol heat.

O- This has a nice dry but juicy fruit flavor with a good dept that is well blended with the yeast profile and hop character. Nice twist to a good solid beer.

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.21/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Golden orange body. Hazy. Big white head. Nice lacing and excellent retention.

Smell - Really herbal. Grassy all over. Citrus. Some yeastiness and pale malt.

Taste - The herbal character is diminished up front, giving way to more citrus. Grainy cracker malt in the middle. The grassy herbs come back and linger in the finish. Bitter, too.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Well carbonated. Quite bitter.

Overall - I'm not sold on the combination of flavors, but it drinks well enough otherwise.

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of emerge077
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark opaque orange, fluffy white foam that billows to the rim of the glass, settling slowly and leaving behind random patterns of lacing. Lasting surface coverage, unbroken skim after half the glass.

Huge citrus aroma, grapefruit and orange, augmented by citrusy hop overtones that seem to take over. Some yeast esters, light bubblegum and spice from the Belgian yeast strain.

Creamy feel, dry bitterness, bitter orange and grapefruit peel/zest. Medium bodied and finishes dry, light honey traces in the aftertaste. Phenolic yeast notes, dry and spicy in lieu of anticipated juicy fruitiness. Overall it's a nice saison, would like a little more juicy fruit flavors and trace sweetness, but it's easy to drink.

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Photo of mfnmbvp
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle, with Batch #501-502 printed on the label. A new saison to me from Pipeworks, this one brewed with citrus zest and juice, according to the label. My bottle also lists an 8.00% abv.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - It pours a murky golden body with four fingers of big bubbly white head, and lots of active carbonation streaming topside from the etching at the bottom of the glass. No real lacing to brag about, but it otherwise looks very nice. 4

S - The aroma is simple, yet pleasant enough - some musty yeast presence, some prickly carbonation, some earthy / herbal hoppiness, and a good deal of citrus fruits, although it's kind of unclear which ones.

T - The taste is juicy, fruity, yeasty, and bready. Notes of grapefruit, orange, & pineapple.

M - The feel is smooth & juicy with crisp, moderate carbonation. Very easy drinking despite the moderately high abv.

Pipeworks Saison Du Soleil -----4/5.

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Photo of dtomes
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of Zaphog
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of BrentSeifts
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of ystazi
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of HumanParaquat
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of liamt07
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of cnbrown313
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of csparace
4.4/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Smell (4.50) – very floral. Yeasty like you would expect but not simply yeast. Also has a lemony fruit or otherwise bright character to it.

Appearance (4.00) – pours a hazy pale orange. Super white head of super small bubbles that sticks around and coats the sides nicely. Super carbonated pour so the head is huge (4 fingers before I start getting my shit together) Lacing is pretty good but not great.

Taste (4.50) – floral notes from smell very present. Yeastyness is not too big and is nice. Definitely lemon in the taste. Medium sour on the finish, but not offensive at all. Sweet body to it. Grassy and earthy notes in the middle.

Mouthfeel (4.25) – big carbonation level which really compliments the flavor. Lips slightly sticky afterwards. Bitter and sour finish gives this a satisfying and quenching quality.

Overall (4.25) – Super awesome summer beer. I was actually quite surprised by the tastiness of this one. Its lemon and floralness without that summer shandy shit quality. Mouthfeel makes this perfect for someone living in chicago summer.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Azpittil57
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of krome
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served in a Sweetwater snifter.

The label's text tells me this is brewed with some random "citrus" zest and juice, but the picture leads me to believe it's grapefruit in particular. I guess it could be a blood orange, but I've never seen one in person, so I couldn't tell you for sure. Regardless, this stuff pours a cloudy golden-straw topped by a short finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises grapefruit zest, light cream, light clove, very mild glass, flowers, light banana, a twinge of mandarin orange, and a slight smattering of general Belgian yeast goodness. Though the grapefruit is decidedly front and center, it prefers to be considered merely primus inter pares. The taste continues this trend, but now the grapefruit is definitely leaning heavily on its rind. The resulting bitterness mildly clashes with the spicy yeast surrounding it, but not enough to lend any real negativity to the proceedings. Speaking of, the yeast comes across earthier, more rustic, than before. Right on. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda drying finish. Overall, a pretty tasty saison, one that works fairly well with the fruit it employs.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle opened on 9.18.13
Bottle # 155

A - Pours a cloudy medium orange with a huge light tan head that slowly bubbles away.

S - Earthy, dirty, fruit rind, Belgian yeast.

T - Saison - Belgian yeast with some citrus rind.

D - tons of carbonation with a light body.

O - Light and dirty, citrus with a nice saison body.

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Saison Du Soleil from Pipeworks Brewing Company
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