Newburgh Saison | Newburgh Brewing Company

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Newburgh Brewing Company
New York, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A nod to one of our favorite session beers. Saisons were traditionally brewed to very low alcohol content in order to refresh farmers while they worked the fields. In keeping with that drinkable tradition, our version weighs in at a very thirst- quenching 3.8% alcohol. Brewed with pale malted barley, raw oats, raw rye, Belgian yeast, and English, American, & French hops. Left unfiltered, it refreshes while giving a subtle spice from the yeast and grains and a gentle hop bitterness.

Added by Jason on 07-14-2012

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Ratings: 26 |  Reviews: 8
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.47/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at The Gibson, Brooklyn, NY

A: The beer is crystal clear light yellow in color and has a very light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down and left a thin ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are aromas of earthy yeast and bready hops in the nose.
T: The taste seems to be rather malty considering the style and strength of the beer. There are slight hints of adjuncts and spices in the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a bit thick on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. A very slight amount of dryness is present in the finish.
O: This beer isn’t bad considering its low alcohol content but seems like it could use a little more hops. I wouldn’t drink this as a standalone saison, but I could definitely drink this if I was planning on having more than one of them and wanted something light.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From 11/05/13 notes at dba in Brooklyn. 16 oz. pour for $4, loving the happy hour prices there.

a - Pours a murky bright yellow color with one inch of bright white head and moderate carbonation evident. Looks as expected.

s - Smells of bananas, spices, Belgian style yeast, grains, cloves, and bready malts. Nice nose, liking the bananas and yeast.

t - Tastes of grains, bready malts, wheat, spices, Belgian yeast, pepper, cloves, and light apples and bananas. Taste has more grains and bread, and a little more spice. A step down from the nose.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. Body is smooth and easy to drink.

o - Overall a decent beer, and appreciate the low ABV, but probably my least favorite Newburgh beer so far (I've really enjoyed the other 3-4 I've had). A lot going on in the nose for such a low ABV, but the taste loses some of it. Worth checking out but not their best in my opinion.

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Photo of Jason
3.92/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sample from the brewery.

LOOK: Bright copper hue, tight bubbly head

SMELL: Medicinal, crackers, herbal, earthy, dried grass, juniper, faintly nutty

TASTE: Smooth, crisp snap, mildly creamy, moderate sized body, grapenuts, dried grass, herbal, phenols, peppery, lemon pith, mild bitterness, faint twang, refreshing dry finish

Brewers intention was to make a smaller version, or at least from the aspect of volume of alcohol. There is a whole lot going on here for a 3.8% abv brew, complexities run deep yet drinkability is quite high. Good fun drinking this one though I'd have to be on a Belgian kick to drink more than one ... though when am I not on a Belgian kick.

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3.91/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A really nice, fairly authentic Belgian style saison that’s highly drinkable and keeps the session strength tradition of the style at heart. Perhaps not the most complex example but hits all the right marks and goes down easy. Burnished gold, lightly hazy, with a fluffy white head that has strong retention. Lacing is also strong, creamy, and clinging to the sides of the glass.

Aroma of saison yeast; citrus fruit, pepper, and spice, faint maltiness underneath. Flavor is well-balanced; the malt has a nice bready character; the yeast imparts subtle spiciness, again pepper and citrus fruits emerge; everything is in harmony; not overly spiced or tart. Mild hop bitterness lingers gently in the aftertaste. Very much to style.

Medium light bodied, crisply carbonated, quite refreshing and clean drinking. This isn’t going to blow anyone’s mind but that’s obviously not the point. Traditional and well-crafted.

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3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had a glass at Breukelen Bier Merchants. Ah, a fine session and table beer. I didn't know the strength at first, but figured it was on the low end from the lighter body. 3.8, though, is surprising. Or at least it indicates that's this is a well-designed beer.

Anyways, the beer has a classic mix of earthy saison spice with a thin, dry finish. The mild barley character is, not surprisingly, less apparent. The spicy, earthy citrus rind hops are balanced well against the yeast character for a lighter saison that's still quite satisfying. Great summer beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.67/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at the brewery...6th weekend they were open. I tried the saison, their IPA, and their stout. The saison was above average, assuming you like the style. A bit of sourness came through and they didn't overdo it with any flavorings, which is the downfall of many of this style IMHO. True to style and flavorful.

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3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: A light golden, honey hue. Slightly hazy, with about 10% turbidity, 90% transparency. From a growler into a Tampa Bay Brewery pint glass, a very nice creamy, silken slightly off-white head of 3/4 inches. Decent retention. Lacing not consistent.

S: Complex medicinal aroma, sensing a lot of Eastern Indian spices like vanilla and light clove. Complexity rivals the incense I just bought with thoughts of allspice. A slight hint of pink peppercorn accentuates its sweetness mainly of the banana varietal.

M: A nice dryness parallels light creaminess. However, the dryness tends to dominate at times as the initial sting does not subside in time, and detracts from the free-flow of flavors from one to the next. Moderate viscosity, and some unwanted stickiness at end.

T: Lemon pepper, bubblegum, banana. Tart citrus components and alight sweetness. Interesting hop bitterness is unusual, but not necessarily unwanted. Spicing is nuanced. A pretty bright lactic sourness pervades as well. Somewhere the sweetness gets lost.

O: A uniquely made saison that is not unique in its exceptionality. Sessionable for the summer season, and delivered at a nice price point. A good beer for the right occasion, but nothing much more.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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