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Freckles Saison | Avery Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States | website

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Rayek on 10-08-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings:
6
Avg:
3.5
pDev:
14.86%
 
 
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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 6
Photo of Spider889
3.2/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

On tap at the brewery on 9/24/11.

"Brewed as a wedding ale with rose hips, cherries, and orange peel."

A - Dark in color for a saison - it was a ruddy copper color with a short head. Doesn't leave much in the way of lace.

S - Funky and peppery with plenty of clove esters going on.

T - Odd at first, this saison tasted of tart ripened red cherry peel then progressed into some sweet apple action. Not as funky as the aroma professed.

O - I suppose with saisons there are few if any rules guuiding what they ought to taste like, but I'll just say that this one didn't seem to fully work for me.

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Photo of Rayek
3.55/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the Avery Tap Room. Feckless arrived with a cloudy peach hue and a wispy eggshell cap that slowly fell to a ring at the beer's edge.

Feckless has a very fruity and floral character due to the herbs used in it (I should have written down what they were). The sourdough theme I look for in this style is alive as well. A sharp coriander bitterness carries a touch of citrus. The alcohol adds a hint of heat going down. The body is fairly light and slightly grainy. Carbonation is a bit low for my tastes.

Overall, Feckless is a nice beer. I'm glad I picked it up.

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Freckles Saison from Avery Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.
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