J. Marie Saison | River North Brewery

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J. Marie SaisonJ. Marie Saison

Brewed by:
River North Brewery
Colorado, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by hopfacebrew on 03-12-2012

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Reviews: 19 | Ratings: 82
Reviews by ccrida:
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3/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hazy dull gold with a big bubbled, fizzy white head that is quick to settle and leaves scattered foam, a little sticky looking.

Smell is fruity, over ripe banana, tropicals, and yeasty - very. A little spicy as well.

Taste is robust, huge esters, fruity more than spice, but some of all of that. In line with the exaggerated feel of the nose. Really lingers in the back of the throat on the after taste.

Mouthfeel is a little watery, sharp carbonation, very dry and light bodied.

Drinkability is ok. This is too in your face for my taste, like saison extract. Within the stylistic guidelines, but too much to really enjoy much of.

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Photo of Beaver13
2.09/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

22 oz bottle. Pours hazy golden yellow with a medium bubbly, creamy white head that goes to a thin film that leaves some lacing.

The aroma is grassy straw, bready malts and a little fruit with some funk.

The flavor is sweet bready malts with floral vanilla notes and some ripe fruit. Weirdly tastes a bit like a nitro cream ale. The mouthfeel is a bit thin and watery.

Overall, as it warms it degrades and get a bit vegetative.

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4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -5%

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3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of GilGarp
3.07/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bomber served cold into a goblet. I picked this one up in Boulder for $8.99

J. Marie is a redish amber color with a slight haze. It barely forms a head even on an intentionally vigorous pour.

Aroma is sweet and funky, which is good, but also a bit musky. Not so good.

Flavor is much the same in that it has some positives but also some unfortunate negatives. It goes from sweet, almost cloying, to bready and yeasty.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, a little too think and syrupy for the style.

Overall a real disappointment. I don't normally knock a beer but this is kind of a mess. Too sweet, too thick, too rich. A saison should really be more light, dry, crisp and should highlight the yeast. This seems to be under attenuated and maybe a bit oxidized. Hopefully the other bottle of Belgian IPA I bought is much better.

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Photo of 40ontarget
4.5/5  rDev +31.6%

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of pagesofphotographs
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +17%

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4/5  rDev +17%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Ardeer
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of claspada
4/5  rDev +17%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of holeN1br
4.45/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

awesome taste. wonderful color. high abv. perfecto

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4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of THSdrummer
3.46/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours an opaque orange with two fingers of white head. Head foams up quick, with good retention. Lacing is present, but mediocre. Aroma is a little soapy, with notes of dark fruits, hay, and wheat. Flavor profile features notes of soap, dark fruits, hay, wheat, and spices. It hits notes all over the place. Mouth feel is fizzy, with a medium thickness. Overall, lackluster. It has a few things going for it, but it's not worth sifting through the ehhh for the good, especially with the mouth feel.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IPAchris
3.32/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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J. Marie Saison from River North Brewery
3.42 out of 5 based on 82 ratings.
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