Worker's Comp Saison | Two Roads Brewing Company

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Worker's Comp SaisonWorker's Comp Saison

Brewed by:
Two Roads Brewing Company
Connecticut, United States

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

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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 Adlar2789
4.07/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I was at the Two Road's opening event in Stratford a few weeks back to represent the Beer, Wine & Liquor store that I work at in Danbury, CT. The past few months I have been drinking more and more Saisons and I have found myself falling more in love with them each day. The Worker's Comp is easy to drink, not too high in alcohol content, full of taste, and in my opinion is a solid beer to release as a brewery emerging into the beer world.

It was discussed that night, and I agree that Two Roads brewery is going to help Connecticut get on the beer map, and hopefully they continue to have success, as well as, brew new styles of beer that will satisfy consumers all over.

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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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Photo of jaxon53
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
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 nebula1999
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured on tap at Barley Vine in Bristol, CT.

Slightly hazy yellow beer with thin white head.

Aroma is fruity and spicy. Tropical fruit and a sharp pepper note. Some hops as well.

Taste is again fruity and spicy, dry. Some citrus in there as well. Lacks a firm maltiness that would make this more enjoyable. But still, not a bad saison. I would pass on it again though.

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Photo of Gambrinus1184
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12-ounce bottle into a Chimay goblet at the Red Stone Pub in Simsbury, Conn.

A: Hazy, golden yellow color with a thin, wispy veil of white carbonation, this saison has ample carbonation and a pale shimmer, though it leaves little to no lacing on the glass.

S: Tropical fruits and peppery esters fill the nose, along with mild citrus rind and a hint of herbal, grassy hop aroma.

T: Flaked rye and crackery malts add a dry, fruity sweetness to begin, settling into a spicier and more tropical fruit flavor, accompanied by dried melon and tangerine notes. The white peppery, finely spiced flavor accentuates the mild, bittering hops. The finish is dry and bright with a sharp spiciness and semisweet fruity ester flavor.

M: Thin to medium bodied Saison with a sharp, crisp assertive spiciness to deliver light, rounded fruitiness. Finishes dry on the palate.

O: A light, very easy drinking Saison at only 4.8% ABV, this would be a quenching beer of sustenance after working in a field, or office chair, all day, particularly during the warmer months. It lacks a certain malt depth, and tart citrusy nature somewhat indicative of the style. However, it's spicy and very palatable, which will win over the likes of the Belgian wit crowd.

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