Worker's Comp Saison
Two Roads Brewing Company

Worker's Comp SaisonWorker's Comp Saison
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Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #1,705
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
85
Ranked #32,199
Avg:
3.76 | pDev: 11.17%
Reviews:
111
Ratings:
563
From:
Two Roads Brewing Company
 
Connecticut, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
85
Very Good
Worker's Comp SaisonWorker's Comp Saison
Notes: A traditional farmhouse ale made with a very expressive yeast strain that contributes an array of tropical fruit, spice flavors and aromatics. Brewed with a variety of harvest grains including barley, wheat, oats and rye as was likely the case with farmhouse brewers of yore. The result is a complex, refreshing and distinctive example of this esoteric style. Intensely fruity (passion fruit, pineapple, mango, lychee), slightly spicy (clove, white pepper).
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brodyonthecorner from Pennsylvania

3.13/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Decent beer, though I am not a big fan of the style. Nothing super notable about the aroma, just generally malty and a bit spicy. Taste is mostly spice, can detect some clove and maybe some nutmeg and cinnamon. Get the classic banana with a hint of lemon tartness and earthiness. Surprisingly light considering the spiciness. I would say its pretty solid, but nothing really excites me about it.

Sep 21, 2020
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VoxRationis from New York

3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served from a 12 oz (355 ml) bottle into a Captain Lawrence, muffin top pint glass; bottled 05/06/20.
A: Pours a hazy to cloudy, lemon yellow color with a one finger, foamy, white head, rim retention, and very limited lacing.
S: Spicy with aromas of lemon, unripened pear, honeysuckle, coriander, and clove.
T: More semidry than semisweet. Flavors follow the nose with the addition of a bit of vegetal earthiness. Light bitterness with clean finish. Very refreshing.
M: Light bodied with solid carbonation.
O: Two roads has produced a dry, flavorful, and very refreshing Saison. Actually, a very good compensation for work.

Jun 12, 2020
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hman43 from North Carolina

3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: It pours orange with a white head. Head retention is good.

Smell: There are lemon and spice aromas with a bit of clove. There are some earthen elements with a slight bit of leather.

Taste: It has strong spice flavors with a bit of clove and some lemon. There are some earthly flavors in the background with some doughy elements.

Feel: It has a medium light body with high carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall, lots of flavor and aroma. It is a bit spicier than I am used to.

Dec 26, 2019
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jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, poured into glass

fairly clear with a touch of haze, darker yellow in color, white head. aroma is herbal belgian yeast, mild pale malt. similar flavor, slightly dry. thin to medium bodied.

Sep 08, 2019
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Bird_Priest from New York

3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A great little saison that's regularly available, often my go to at a bar when I'm capping out my night. Light, tart and good malt to round out my evenings.

Feb 18, 2019
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RockHop from Massachusetts

4.02/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A solid but not exceptional saison. Pours gold with slight amber hue. Fair amount of head with good lacing and retention. Sweet spice, banana bread and lemon zest nose. Flavor is more spice and yeast than fruit, with some grass and grain notes. Lighter in body. Nice refreshing finish.

Feb 08, 2019
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sjdevel from Utah

3.94/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

LOOK: Poured from a 12 oz. can. 2-3 finger head and quite active. A hazy yellow/orange.
SMELL: Grassy, slight fruit, spices, some funk
TASTE: Nice bready/yeasty funk flavor. Some tart fruit notes - some tropical / some citrus
FEEL: Medium bodied - carbonation died out quicker than hoped - more would have been nice
OVERALL: Enjoyable Saison/Farmhouse Ale. Nicely balanced between sweet malt / grassy-funk / and spiciness. Would purchase again.

Dec 22, 2018
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rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle poured into a tulip glass.

L---Clear, pale gold color. Nice, white head faded quickly, and left good lacing.

S---A little bit of barn funk (not in a bad way). Sweet & fruity (banana/lemon). Also spicy. A lot going on in the nose. Nice work.

T---Sweet with lemon & banana. Barn funk doesn't follow through from the nose. A tinge of spice does follow through. Taste isn't as good as the nose, but is still nice.

F---A bit mouthwatering, from the lemon & touch of sour. Light & well carbonated.

O---A nice effort. I think this would make for a very good summer beer. I'd definitely like to get this one again.

Nov 14, 2018
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drtth from Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The hazy golden beer pours out into a Duvel glass with a 1 1/2” white head that recedes very slowly to eventually become a thin irregular island of foam on the surface and that leaves some irregular patches lacing on the sides of the glass. Sipping creates a few scattered patches and skinny legs of lacing, many of which soon slide back down to the liquid.

The aromas are fruity and spicy with some white pepper and what seems to be a bit of clove. There are also some complex bready, doughy grains showing along with a bit of mild earthy character..

The flavors are much as expected from the nose but with the bready, doughy grains and some sweetness up front. This is noticeably backed up by some fruits, which include pineapple and mango along with some other tropical fruit. Also noticeable is an earthy, spicy character that includes some clove and some white pepper.

The mouthfeel is on the light side of medium bodied and both smooth and a bit prickly and crisp from the persistent finely bubbled moderate level of carbonation. The fairly long finish begins as the sweetness and doughy, bready grains start recede, the fruits move forward a bit and then also begin to fade, leaving the spices and a bit of earthy bitterness to persist throughout the long finish.

Overall this beer has an interesting aroma/flavor profile that is both complex, enjoyable and seems to change a bit as the beer warms. I’ll probably be having more of this one over the summer and would say that it is a beer probably worth giving a try if you happen to find it.

Jul 08, 2018
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bret717 from Pennsylvania

3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 6/7/18

Look- pours cloudy pale Golden with a 1/2 finger white head and spotty lacing

Aroma- bananas and light bready malt

Taste- follows the nose with banana and bready malt up front, but that’s followed by a zippy black pepper note, then an herbal mild bitterness followed by a lingering subtle wheat like flavor

Feel- medium bodied with medium-light carbonation and a somewhat dry and slightly bitter finish

Overall- pleasant and refreshing Saison with a fair bit of complexity in the flavor

Jun 29, 2018
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88caprice from Virginia

3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a glass.

Overall, this was good and enjoyable despite subdued flavors. Only my second saison/farmhouse ale, so not much to compare it to.

Cloudy yellow with a sudsy head. Light aromas are funky and tart. Barely some spicy undertones, but nothing distinct. Similar taste with subdues flavors. Lightly tart. Mildly spicy/fruity. Sparkly. A little sticky.

Jun 27, 2018
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dacrza1 from New Jersey

3.62/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

DATE: May 11, 2018... OCCASION: the last day of intense yard work is finished, and even though rain is forecast, the lawn is ready--thus, this beer is a worthy reward for a good day's labor... GLASSWARE: La Fin du Monde tulip... pours a hazy, sallow yellow body with a swirl of bubbles... the head is white, fluffy, and three-fingered in height; its wreath of lacing is equally attractive... intense banana, pineapple, apple, yeasty dankness, clove, orange, lemon grass, hay--a nice balance of fruitiness and the earthiness...delicate early, subtly tart and tangy, slightly creamy before finishing with a textured gravity... again, a bit of every angle is represented in its mouthfeel, which makes for a somewhat muddled experience...the banana is subdued by the fruitiness--grapefruit, orange, lemon--while spiciness of pepper, cumin, and lavender make this drinkable but slightly nuanced... really, it's a fun beer to sip or slam at 4.8% ABV, and though it might not pack in stronger flavors, it wins when (after work) it counts...I would enjoy this again, especially if a spring/summer party host offered it...

May 12, 2018
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GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. Can poured into a Felsquell Pils tulip glass

The coloe depends on the light at which you look at it through. Sunlight brings a pale, solid golden color, LED light inside at night, brings out a burnt gold with amber hues. A creamy, white foam is smooth and bubbly, excellent coverage and solid, intricate lacing is left in it's wake.

The yeast strain aromatics are actually very inticing and complex for an American style version of the classic French and Belgian wild child style refreshing brew. Deep, herbs and heavy spices, mrs. Dash, pepper and sour-earthy tones are seriously bold. Green veggies, lemmon candy and sour white grapes are all very fine aspects to the nose.

A very jazzy and light malty, peppery kick in the mouthfeel is most noticeable in the first sip. Earthy, pepper, funky-herbal tones in the yeast forward flavor is remarkable. Sour grapes, green, tangy apples, sour and bready wheat, a dash of pepper, green veggies and grainy malt is pretty much the overall flavor spectrum. Yeast>malty bite>herbal and greeen hops ....in that order. Maybe some creamy , smooth tones that finish crisp and light keep things rolling with such an easy-breazy, yet complex concoction.

French and Belgian Saison's have much more "charisma" complexity in the yeast strain and personality in the texture. Often "on lees" which brings a very jazzy....jam to the look and feel through the liquid literally being "Alive!". It's hard for American brewed, Belgian-styles to anywhere comparable. This one does a decent job.

Apr 10, 2018
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MrOH from Maryland

4.55/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy straw, white head. Good retention and lace.
Banana, apple, lime, a bit of pepper and coriander, and light malt aroma. Balanced, nothing overpowering.
Zippy and crisp. A bit more phenolic in flavor than the aroma (pepper, hint of clove). Fruitiness is still there, with the lime more prevalent. A bit herbal as well. Still very balanced.
Light bodied but not thin, and well carbonated.
One of the better non-tart, not-brett saisons out there.

Apr 08, 2018
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jfmorey from Virginia

3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

On draft at the Whole Foods in Vienna, VA. A fine example of a farmhouse ale, refreshing and flavorful from the yeast, but not high in alcohol. Just tapped, plan to return for more.

Mar 17, 2018
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IronLover from Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Dark yellow in color with a light haze and continuously rising bubbles. Poured with a tall, soapy, rocky, bright white foam with excellent retention. Under-ripe banana and peppery aromas with a hint of over-ripe lemon. Bready, wheat malt aromas. Medium light bodied with soft, but aggressive carbonation. Creamy smooth feel through the middle hidden under the effervescence. Light banana and wheat malt flavors with dry, peppery notes on the edges. Medium light tartness in the middle followed by light hop bitterness. Peppery esters grow from the middle to the end. Finished dryly with a light, sweet banana note followed by wheat flavors and a mellow, dry, peppery aftertaste that quickly fades. Peppery esters are more prominent than the sweet, fruity banana flavors, but are pretty mellow. Crisp and refreshing with a great feel. A pretty straightforward, tasty, easy drinking saison.

Mar 15, 2018
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Moir1994CT from Connecticut

3.11/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Not too heavy and not super light even for a belgian style beer, is it the best no. But its still pretty good. Worth a try thats for sure, i think it would be a bit better with a bit higher alc. percentage vs what it is which is 4.8. Maybe a 5.9 or 6 and it would be excellent.

Jan 23, 2018
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HorseheadsHophead from New York

4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Lightly hazy, transparent straw with a tight white head. Medium retention, and rings of lacing.

S: Banana, clove, bubblegum, apple, pear, lemon, hay, cracker, wheat.

T: Banana and clove upfront, hay and crackery malt and wheat on the mid-palate. Apple, pear, and lemon notes add a slight tartness. Finishes dry with more hay and clove notes.

F: Light, but not watery. Fizzy carbonation. Smooth, crisp, and dry.

O: A solid and enjoyable saison. I'd happily buy this again.

Jan 16, 2018
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rcwilliamsjr from New Jersey

3.54/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

If you like a bit of Belgian spice, this gives you just enough to enhance the citrus, not dominate it.

A good summer brew, for sure. Again, if you like a bit of spice.

Sep 30, 2017
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Beginner2 from Illinois

3.81/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A very good table beer... albeit probably won't be great for this reason: it is thin. While this allows the food to work (in my case, a creamy butter sauce on pasta), the thinness almost requires a second bottle... which is OK and probably not that many more calories. But, do the trick in one bottle is my advice.

Other than that, this is a good saison. They have found a good yeast. And judging from the high number of ratings (514) in only five years with mostly Seaboard distribution, many others seem to think this hits the Belgian sweet spot that many American crafters miss because the yeast is hard to use properly over time.

I will have this saison again with food.

Sep 22, 2017
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edward_boumil from New York

3.89/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pretty good saison, spicy, yeast aroma, very bready and finishes dry. Smooth to drink, although its a little heavier, lunch in a glass.
Overall seems like a nice saison to kick back after a long days work.

Sep 08, 2017
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BEERMILER12 from Maine

4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a lightly cloudy yellow color with 2 fingers of head that slowly fades down to a thin cap

S: Lots of yeast influence, with some spicy and fruity notes in there along with a bit of wheat

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the yeast influence, which presents lots of fruitiness and spiciness. Wheat and rye malt come through quite a bit as well. Finishes with lingering spicy notes and some raw wheat

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A solid saison/farmhouse with a big influence from the yeast. Not overdone and very easy to drink. Definitely worth checking out, especially in the summer

Sep 01, 2017
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YoungMtn52 from New York

4.12/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is an ale with a very complex taste that includes tropical fruit, spice flavors and aromatics along with a variety of grains including barley, wheat, oats and rye. A rich golden hue and the right amount of carbonation add to a pleasurable quaffing experience . I got this at Fairway as part of a mixed six...I had this brewer's beers before and always thought they were very good. I will be buying this one again...

Aug 18, 2017
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argock from Virginia

3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a clear glass mug. April bottling date on bottle neck.

A: Very clear slightly Amber golden with short cap of off-white head that left little to no lacing.

S: A little funky earthiness with lighter bubblegum and phenolic notes. Pils malt graininess contributes some bready and the rye provides some earthy toasty notes. With all this said, this smells like a Wyeast 3711 French Saison based beer.

T: Solid malt graininess with some herbal, earthy malt which segues nicely into the hopping with is also herbal, and earthy with a light floral touch. A middling amount of yeast character, again which, to me, has 3711 written all over it with the light phenols and relatively tame yeast contribution. Light bitterness.

M: This feels like a 3711 beer too -- substantial early and mid-palate body with a medium-dry finish that is crisp and very enjoyable. High carbonation overall.

O: Nothing wrong with this sessionable saison -- just a little more interesting yeast character and I think this recipe could shine even more.

Jul 01, 2017
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HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yellow,orange color with medium carbonation. Aroma of yeast,spice,fruit peel and a bit of hops and malt. This beer has a lot of different things going on but it works and makes for a really easy beer to enjoy. Has a bit of a bite and sharp peppery after taste but reasonable and doesnt ruin the beer. Definitely enjoyed this one

Jun 28, 2017
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