6 String Saison | South Austin Brewery

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6 String Saison6 String Saison
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
South Austin Brewery
Texas, United States
southaustinbrewery.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Lawl3ss on 02-12-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
59
Avg:
3.32
pDev:
26.81%
 
 
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Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 59
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Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.38/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Whip In during the RateBeer Winter Gathering. My first beer from this brand new brewery. Definitely excited to give this a try.

As expected, the beer pours a hazy golden color with a large white head. The aroma has some biscuit and Belgian yeast notes, as well as a little bit of citrus. The flavor follows suit. There is a little bit of orange citrus, as well as some pepper and spice from the yeast and some biscuit malt. The beer is fairly dry. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of Dface
2.5/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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1.75/5  rDev -47.3%

Photo of Sammy
3.54/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A passable saison. Thanks Steven Beerenberger. Lots of head. A tad of funk. Very overcarbonated. A little rye taste, some banana yeast, otherwise not all that spicy. Still good drinkability. Too much alcohol for the taste gained. Needs more delicacy to get at the herbs.

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2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of zonker17
3.75/5  rDev +13%

Photo of JamLand
3.75/5  rDev +13%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.57/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle nearly took my head off when I unwound the cage. Im still wondering if it broke my skylight 25 feet up from where I opened it. I actually have cork-burn on my forehead from this bitch. I have never, ever had a cork fly out like this one did. Use extreme caution when opening. Gushed a bit, not as much as expected for the flying projectiles, and poured 1/4 hazy gold beer and 3/4 fluffy white head. Retention lasted through that whole paragraph and still persists. Leaves some spotty lace.

Nose is a fairly pleasant blend of red apples, honey, fresh crushed grains and pears. A nice smelling brew.

Its not infected, just way overcarbonated...so the CO2 is the first thing I taste along with a fruity yeast and grainy malt. The yeast might be a bit too rampant and seems to be fermented too warm with a disappointing hop presence and an overmatched malt profile. Its not horrible and would pass for a pretty good homebrew...but more than $10 a bottle for this absurdity?? Really? That annoys me more than the flaws of the brew. I will not be buying the Golden Ale at $11 a bottle and I was hoping this would be a good local to send out in BIFs...but Im afraid I might get arrested for blowing up a FedEx truck. NOT willing to take that risk on a shiesty bottle of lackluster brew.

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Photo of ovaltine
3.74/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stumac
3.45/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of utfiero
1/5  rDev -69.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Color- sediment filled medium dark honey. Full head.

Aroma- funky yeasty sharp edge, floral notes, and hint of canned fruitcake.

Taste- awful! Either this was a bad bottle or this is the most awful Belgian Saisons ever. Tastes like soured milk and rotten fruit in a tin can. We had to pour out our glasses and the bottle after two small sips. Purchased locally at Twin Liquors in North Austin. Tasted on 5/31/14.

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2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of tubeyes
4/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of BryantForestry
4.5/5  rDev +35.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of greenspointexas
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of MsLiberty
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of Jentex
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of thereal_adam
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of cgrunin
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of sd123
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of champ103
2.97/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: And again, this is a huge gusher. Pours a dark burnt orange color. Yeast floaties all over the place. A massive white head pours out of the bottle. The foam vanishes in the glass in a second and can not be rejuvenated. Light lace.
S: Earthy yeast, phenols, pepper. I can't get much else.
T: Up front is dry earthy yeast. Phenolic, kind of plastic like. Burnt caramelized brown sugar.
M/D: A medium body with prickly carbonation. Initially the earthy yeast makes this dry, but finishes to much on the sweet side for me. Fairly easy to drink, though not coming back to this one.

Pretty much just like the Golden Ale, but a bit sweeter. Especially in the finish. Again, too expensive for what is here, and another gusher. Not something I am going to revisit.

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6 String Saison from South Austin Brewery
3.32 out of 5 based on 59 ratings.
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