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Worker's Comp Saison | Two Roads Brewing Company

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3.74/5
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522 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#23,627
Reviews:
93
Ratings:
522
pDev:
11.23%
Bros Score:
3.98
 
 
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3.49/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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4.15/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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3.84/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.87/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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3.54/5  rDev -5.3%
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.

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3.81/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

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4.13/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.89/5  rDev +4%
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.

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4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
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

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3.32/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.12/5  rDev +10.2%
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...

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4.09/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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5/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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3.96/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

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Worker's Comp Saison from Two Roads Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 522 ratings
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