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Brasserie Saint James
Nevada, United States
Ranked #452
Ranked #12,442
3.99 | pDev: 10.53%
Sep 06, 2022
Jan 02, 2015
Very Good
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Notes: This traditional saison pours a hazy yellow. Brewed with three different yeasts, this beer offers the complexity, dryness and earthiness of a true saison. Soft bright fruit, yeast ester and spice pop with the crisp carbonation.
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Rated: 4.02 by Nunya from Ohio

Sep 06, 2022
Rated: 3.73 by taospowder from New Mexico

Jun 04, 2019
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.81/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Here's a local beer I should review before the place closes down. Pours a hazy yellow, kinda bright, the head on it out of the bottle is massive, and its good size on tap too, 1" or more. All kinds of shit popping off aroma wise, like a blend of saison and lager going on. I don't get anything in the way of a fruit connotation out of the aroma despite the commercial tugjob claims.

The taste is a bitter yet earthy saison. Kind of a mineral water like mouth feel given the big carbonation. Some citrus and hay creep into the development. Definitely has a dry finish to every sip. Seems like the entire beer is driven by the yeast, and that makes sense given the style. Usually seen on shelves for around $11 I believe. I rarely purchase unless I have a real hankering for a saison when I'm at Winco shopping.
Dec 04, 2018
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Unknown vintage; drank 7/7/16 @ the Yarchives.

Cloudy yellow/orange appearance; champagne bubbles throughout.

A rough pour yielded a HUGE white head; strong, frothy lace.

Banana, orange citrus & black pepper notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel. Banana & faint soap flavors up front; dry black pepper notes on the finish.

Drinkable but instantly forgettable; can't say I'll track another one down.
Feb 17, 2018
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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Light, golden yellow body with a decent head; lively carbonation. Grassy, herbal, citrus aroma. Traditional saison funk with the taste; relatively light and mellow; peppery; phenolic. Medium body; coarse on the palate; crisp, dry finish.

This is a rather delicate flavored saison yet fully pleasing on nearly all accounts.
Feb 04, 2018
Rated: 4.12 by KAP1356 from Pennsylvania

Aug 21, 2017
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Reviewed by sjdevel from Utah

4.27/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Look - Pale straw / light yellow color. Huge 3-4 finger head billowed up with a moderate pour. A bit hazy. Head recedes pretty quickly, but doesn't go flat... continues to produce bubbles / foam ring.
Smell - Grass, hay, spices, herbs, peppercorns, and biscuit. Some floral notes.
Taste - Tart fruit upfront. Heavy grass and herbs. Slight malt sweetness, then gets dry. Nice yeast and spice flavor. Decent sourness - but not too much. Slight pine/evergreen flavor.
Feel - Low-Medium body. Where it needs to be. Staying more active would have been better.
Overall - This is a great Saison / Farmhouse Ale. I like how prevalent the herb and spices are. Would get again.
May 27, 2017
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Reviewed by mactrail from Washington

4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Nearly clear golden brew. First pour was a lot of foam in the tall Saxo tulip, but it settles down to a lovely sudsy glassful. Lemony aroma with some grain. Creamy and smooth in the mouth. Light and frothy with an abundance of yeasty flavors. At first sip I thought there might be Brettanomyces, it has that distinct dry and peppery taste.

Not very sweet but pleasantly malty. There is some dried pear, and a touch of lime peel. Just enough funkification. Long aftertaste with pear and Cream of Wheat and a bitter touch. This is one of the better Saisons I've had lately. From the 750 ml bottle purchased at Grapevine Liquors in Denver.
May 22, 2017
Rated: 4.14 by Kurmaraja from California

Apr 10, 2017
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Reviewed by Buck89 from Tennessee

4.23/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a tulip. A clear golden-yellow color with effervescent bubbles and a large, rocky white head. Aromas of fresh pepper, lemongrass, dough, and floral hops. Really well-balanced and complex on the nose. The taste did not disappoint: delicate flavors including lavender, pepper, lemon, grass, earthy notes, limes, and oranges. There was a nice crackery dry malt presence. Mild funk was there as well. Beautiful.
Mar 08, 2017
Rated: 4.02 by needMIbeer from Virginia

Feb 06, 2017
Rated: 3.83 by BirdsandHops from Oregon

Nov 21, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by jordanian2 from Maryland

Nov 06, 2016
Rated: 3.25 by suckaj from Florida

Oct 27, 2016
Rated: 4.13 by leprechaunandfatman from Ohio

Oct 22, 2016
Rated: 4.09 by MonkeyBread from Nevada

Oct 16, 2016
Rated: 4.05 by WDJersey from Colorado

Sep 11, 2016
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.09/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
i hear folks speaking negatively about these guys all the time, and i really dont know why. i have not had a ton of their beers, but the ones i have tried have been excellent, nice to see some of their stuff starting to show up around colorado a little bit. this is heady beer man, really good stuff. nothing at all to speak ill of. its bright in color, somewhere between sunflower and golden, with just a little haze and and over an inch of pure white head, thick and lasting and lacy. awesome. it smells great too, definitely bretty, this has some real funk to it, belgian yeast too it seems, farmy, notes of white wine and apricot to it, wheat driven on the malt side for sure, and interesting too, not the normal profile. the flavor is like that too, somehow different on the brett side of things, really pretty evolved, and a lot of fluffy wheat here, yummy! white grape and pear hints, slight floral honey sweetness, sweet citrus later on, drying wild yeast, mixed for sure, some belgian notes there, french saison, cleaner though, lots going on, layers of subtlety on the yeast front build into a rather complex overall profile. i absolutely loved this beer, highly charged and crisp in the finish, pleasant and drinkable forever. not sure the negative speak around these guys, is there some politics i dont know about? their beer has been great and this is really solid!
Sep 10, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by redfox405 from Virginia

Jul 17, 2016
Rated: 4.19 by Lilmikey1989 from Nevada

Jun 19, 2016
Rated: 4.38 by rarigney from Washington

Jun 17, 2016
Rated: 3.97 by nvbrew from Nevada

May 26, 2016
Rated: 4.35 by jorgerod99 from California

Apr 09, 2016
Rated: 4.33 by MattSlem from California

Apr 08, 2016
Rated: 3.68 by XicanoBeerRun from Texas

Apr 06, 2016
Rated: 4 by dbauer from California

Mar 06, 2016
Rated: 4 by Canada_Dan from Colorado

Oct 30, 2015
Rated: 3.87 by kiki3drt292 from California

Oct 25, 2015
Rated: 3.6 by oh_sacred_hops from Arizona

Oct 19, 2015
Rated: 3.52 by Keananmichael5 from California

Sep 29, 2015
Rated: 3.71 by kmanjohnson from California

Sep 26, 2015
Rated: 3.63 by Honeybourne from Scotland

Sep 06, 2015
Rated: 2.47 by Stengelfoot from California

Aug 28, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by boudeysbigbrew from California

Jul 02, 2015
Rated: 3.15 by westcoastbeerlvr from California

May 31, 2015
Rated: 3.84 by largadeer from California

May 31, 2015
Rated: 4 by Schwegler from Nevada

Mar 22, 2015
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Reviewed by tempest from New York

4.34/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
A wonderfully-made saison. The flavors a little brighter than a bottle shipped from Belgium, but all the right elements are there. The aroma is woody and a touch yeasty with a hint of lemon. The flavor expands with notes of apple and lavender amid white pepper and little farmhouse mustiness. The finish is dry and spicy. A friend complained of chalky astringency, but I like the aftertaste. There's a subtle bit of floral hops tucked in. Find this beer.
Mar 03, 2015
Rated: 4.75 by RBassSFHOPit2ME from California

Feb 12, 2015
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Rated by Beerart888 from California

5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
This beer is world class! Gold Medal Saison of the 2014 GABF! Dry, lightly spiced, a perfect balance of earth and citrus. Get your hands on it!
Feb 03, 2015
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Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 42 ratings