Worker's Comp Saison
Two Roads Brewing Company

Worker's Comp SaisonWorker's Comp Saison
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Style:
Belgian Saison
Ranked #1,677
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
85
Ranked #30,471
Avg:
3.76 | pDev: 11.17%
Reviews:
109
Ratings:
560
From:
Two Roads Brewing Company
 
Connecticut, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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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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Reviews by jaxon53:
Photo of jaxon53
3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Finally some more beer from Connecticut. Served to me in a tulip, at New York Pizza in Plainfield. Let's see what Two Roads has to offer...

A: Two Roads Workers Comp Saison pours out a bright, slightly hazy golden yellow color. Looks like quite a lively beer, tons of bubbles were floating to the top of the glass. Poured from a tap this beer yields about a finger and a half of bright white, bubbly head. Head is short lived. Fades into a small white ring around the glass.

S: Nice fresh floral aromas. Grassy hop presence hidden behind some pepper and sweet malt. Hints of rye. A little yeast mixes in to round out the nose.

T: Mimics the nose pretty well. Faint citrusy fruit with some light notes of pepper. A touch of hops hit the tongue for a second. The malt flavors don't really stand up to the other flavors, but does offer a bit of balancing sweetness. Spicy.

M: Just about medium bodied. Crisp and dry. Light and easy to drink at 4.8 percent ABV.

O: Not too bad. Tasty, above average brew. I'll take the road less traveled again.

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Photo of smcolw
3.49/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Moderately cloudy with a green hued dirty gold color. Little, large-bubbled head that leaves a minimal number of spots on the glass.

Sufficiently sour to the nose.

Watery body with a lower than expected carbonation level. Starts off rather bland but the swallow draws out the expected flavors--tart and creamy sweet. Short aftertaste. I like this beer but it is rather plebeian for the style--it's kinda a lawnmower Saison.

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Photo of metter98
3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap at Terroir Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short but dense bright white head that died down but consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of peppery spices are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of Belgian yeast and peppery spices, the latter of which linger through the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer has some refreshing properties and seems like it would be a refreshing drink during the summer months.

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Photo of Jwale73
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz. bottle served in a tulip. Bottled 082614 printed on the bottle. Pours a hazy honey blond with a two inch, bright white cap that sizzles and pops and quickly settles into a soapy slick that coalesces around the shoulders. Nose is somewhat reminiscent of a witbier - citrus, clove, coriander and yeast. Taste consistent with nose; however a bit dull and muted. There's also a pleasant lemony presence towards the finish. Mouthfeel is light and lively with a mild, even astringency. Overall, a decent beer but not what I would consider a Saison. A pleasantly drinkable and refreshing summer beer in both character and abv; however, I'd rebrand this as a witbier.

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Photo of drtth
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.

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Photo of sjdevel
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.

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Photo of bmeehan
3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I love a good Saison, and this one fits the bill. It's dark in color and full in flavor, but it isn't quite as strong as some other saisons are in terms of spice or hop. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but it does stand out compared to other saisons in that regard.

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Photo of Aisha
2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

Photo of SpaethJam
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Abe_Froman
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dmarathas13
4.19/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cdicanio
4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

It pours foamy, but settles without much head. There is a robust clove taste, but it's not overpowering, compared to how it can be with many winter ales. There is no sweetness to this beer; it's crisp with a pleasant mouthfeel and an almost buttery clove flavor.

I'd pair it with any grilled meat, as the crispness pairs well with some charring. It also would be paired well with something spicy, e.g. chiles poblanos or peppery chicken.

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Photo of ucmike11
3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of srw
3.87/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brett-drinks-beer
4.27/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours hazy golden with a large, bubbly head. Interesting to the nose: coriander, clove. Easy to drink and not very dangerous as the beer has only has a normal alcohol percent.

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Photo of SmashAdams
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The smell is typical saison with some yeast, spice, and tart fruit. Taste is much the same. Overall it feels a bit thin but I would expect that with only 4.8 abv. Not bad for a light easy drinker. Honestly this is priobably a more accurate representation of the style than 75% of the saisons you commonly see. yb

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Photo of rjp217
4.01/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of PatrickCT
3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle into a tulip.

a: Nice one and a half finger bubbly white head that unfortunately didn't stick around. Nice honey color.

s: Orange and grapefruit, coriander and yeast...a bit of grain. Like rye.

t: Slight sweetness like pineapple, cloves, pepper, wheat, citrusy finish.

mf: Light body and carbonation. Nice and dry.

o: Different from what I consider a saison but I am far from an expert. Either way, it is a nice beer.

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Photo of braican
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of TomMorris
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mikeluzzjr
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of 88caprice
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.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Clicknation
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Worker's Comp Saison from Two Roads Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 560 ratings