Impasse Saison | Crux Fermentation Project

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95 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Crux Fermentation Project
Oregon, United States
cruxfermentation.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by raynmoon on 05-29-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
95
Reviews:
20
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
8.56%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
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Photo of InfernoBoss
4.16/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of erk0607
4.09/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Farnswurth
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of frasergrove
3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DahWag
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tjcamm
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Highbury09
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.72/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

its cool to have these guys in the colorado market now, they are clearly up to some pretty interesting stuff. this one is open fermented, and frankly, i almost wish it wasnt, as with that technique i expected this beer to be a whole lot more interesting than it is. its a nice saison, dont get me wrong, but its not way different, the first of their beers ive had to be a little generic, although the more it warms up the more i am liking it. only a little fog to the pale yellow beer. short lived white head on it doent make it five minutes. there is also almost no sediment on the bottom of the bottle, so perhaps its filtered in some way. it smells belgiany, esters all over the place, and a little sharp like the 3711 french saison can be sometimes, especially when done warm. i know they pitched yeast into this and its not a wild ale, but i expected some funk for an open fermented beer, and its not there, its actually just the opposite, super clean. the flavor is a little more interesting, with some light peppery spice to it, green peppercorn kind of thing, vegetal at the same time, white wine notes, and then a really dry finish with soft carbonation. its cool because after the swallow, it sort of flushes back in, mouthwatering without sourness or acidity, i like that sensation and dont often feel it. in the end i like it more and more as i work on it, but it leaves a little something to be desired i think in terms of complexity and yeast character.

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3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had from a 500mL brown glass bottle purchased at a Walgreens on Holgate in SE Portland. Bottled on date of either 05/13/15 or 05/15/15. Hard to read.

Pours a light hazy golden color with a very weak white head that dissipates almost immediately. It sports ample carbonation, but almost no head whatsoever.

Pretty aromas of fresh-cut lemon, ripe peach, farmhouse funk, light untoasted grain, grains of paradise, clove, grass, herbs, and unripe pineapple.

Zippy and vibrant on the palate with a lithe citrusy acidity, orange peel, subtle spiciness, and generous malty backbone. Some pleasant spicy funkiness on the finish.

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Photo of natfiedler
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Covocali
2.7/5  rDev -32%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Not a big fan sweet after taste

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Photo of wlynch
4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kiki3drt292
3.11/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It's like if a hefe and saison scissored each other while Kayne watched and poured syrup and hop cones all over the bed.

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Photo of khmel
3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 81tillinfinity
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Goatdavemac
4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Steve-244
4.41/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lovely85
3.86/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nickfl
3.69/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fatehunter
3.87/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a finger of head on a hazy straw body.
The aroma is bright lemon, flowers and spice.
The taste is mild spice, lemon bitter and water.
The texture is light, soft and airy.
Good.

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Photo of mltobin
3.67/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mrchrisray
4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dar482
4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer is spicy and herbacious up front. A good wheaty body. Very dry and clean on the back end.

A wonderful classic saison that tastes very traditional, but also exceptional.

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Impasse Saison from Crux Fermentation Project
3.97 out of 5 based on 95 ratings.
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