Worker's Comp Saison | Two Roads Brewing Company

BA SCORE
87
very good
494 Ratings
Worker's Comp SaisonWorker's Comp Saison
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Two Roads Brewing Company
Connecticut, United States
tworoadsbrewing.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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).

Added by Gambrinus1184 on 12-23-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
494
Reviews:
84
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
11.4%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
142
For Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of Urk1127
4.73/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Photo of talkingpoints
4.62/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Probably my favorite offering from Two Roads love the name and the alcohol level from a worker who wants to drink a couple and not be dizzy after the first beer.

This beer had the hazy saison look with a golden hue and the aroma was white pepper laced with a mild cross between a lemon and a grapefruit peel.

The taste was a light hop tang that transformed into a carboninated malt on my back palate. I seen the workers of America rising up and consuming much of these if they are indeed on Workers' Comp.

The need for more session beers instead of overtly high heat alcohol sugar bombs need not overstated. Two Roads is on the Road to producing amazing craft beer, when you pay more you expect more, I wasn't disappointed.

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Photo of Lilbeck23
4.59/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Very aromatic in smell and light in taste and color. For a low ABV, and a light presence it holds a bold flavor and feel! A must try!!

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Photo of Gajo74
4.56/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Look-Pours a pale straw color, hazy, with a thin white lace.Had it in a tulip glass.
Aroma- fruity and citric with a hint of cherries, lemon, and honey.
Taste- similar to the aroma; citrus like (lemon) fruity (cherry) and honey. The finish feels like a white wine.
Feel- feels great in your mouth! Perhaps my favorite attribute. A light body with medium to light carbonation that nevertheless produces a lovely tingle in your mouth. Crisp and refreshing. I would use this as mouthwash if it were socially acceptable! ;)
Overall- I loved it and will get again!

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Photo of woosterbill
4.56/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

12oz bottle into a Duvel tulip. Thanks to vonschplieffen for leaving half a sixpack in my fridge.

A: Pours a brilliant, clear burnished gold body beneath an inch and a half of frothy off-white head. Retention is very good (if not quite great), and lacing is similarly impressive but not overwhelming. As beautiful as this beer is with its outstanding clarity, I usually enjoy Saisons that look a bit dirtier.

S: All right, all worries about it being a dumbed-down take on the style are immediately defenestrated as soon as I catch a whiff. This is a seriously intense, spicy, phenolic aroma. It's got some great minerality, a bit of understated earthiness, and plenty of fresh-ground peppercorn. Excellent.

T: Starts out spicy, then mellows a bit with some bready malt and just a hint of green apple fruitiness. The earthiness returns on the back end, and things close out with an extremely dry, spicy finish. The aftertaste is tart and so dry it's borderline chalky, but this is a minor quibble. It's delicious.

M: Fairly light-bodied and frothy. Nice and lively, but slightly prickly.

O: Excellent Saison, period. Doubly excellent since it's such a sessionable ABV. Triply excellent because it's a $9 sixpack. I'll be drinking lots of this beer.

Cheers!

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4.54/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of Duhast500
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a White Birch flute.

The color is a copper/yellow with two fingers of foamy white head. There is a high amount of carbonation and leaves a thick layer of webbie lacing.

The smell is filled with an ever present banana aroma. There is touches of wheat and slight hints of figs.

The taste is fruity as expected from the preview of the aroma. The taste follows along with the aroma and has a great banana flavor that is the big feature here. Cotton candy seems to be another flavor that comes on surprisingly and melds well with the fruit flavor. There are some touches of clove and coriander in the far back.

The feel of this beer has a light body and is pretty smooth. It goes down easy and has a real good drinkable feel to it. I had finished a glass without realizing it and then was looking for more.

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of SnakeSanchez
4.43/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of giorgia
4.38/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RobertColianni
4.35/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AIFeldstein
4.34/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ColdOneKev
4.32/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Poured a 12oz bottle into a small snifter. Hazy, straw body. Thin white head develops and fades quickly. Little lacing.

S - Amazing. Strong fresh ground pepper.

T - Follows the nose with pepper, but it is complimented by sweetness, ripe banana, ever so light malt. They've got a winner of a yeast strain here.

M - Medium body, but highly carbed so it moves past the palate. Slightly sweet aftertaste. Dries out between tastes.

O - it might just be my progression into the Saison category, but I am really into this beer. It has a ton of flavor and complexity for a beer weighing in at 4.8%. Definitely try this one.

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4.32/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LukeGude
4.31/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle. Really enjoyed this one and will seek out again! Like the description says, it's wheaty and a little fruity sour/spicy.

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4.31/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of larbush
4.31/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tigg924
4.3/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at their tasting room

Appearance: minimal head, minimal carbonation, gold in color, clear

Smell: lemon, hay, and straw

Taste: lemon, hay, straw, honey, and light pepper at the end

Mouthfeel: light body, funky and sweet, moderate carbonation, semi-dry

Overall: I love the flavor combination here. Of all the Two Roads beers, this is my favorite. This one is nice, light, and complex. Amazing on draft and it still holds up well in the bottle. If I want a six pack saison, this is the beer I would go with.

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Worker's Comp Saison from Two Roads Brewing Company
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