Quelle Saison | Beavertown Brewery

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Quelle SaisonQuelle Saison

Brewed by:
Beavertown Brewery
England, United Kingdom

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by mdagnew on 03-01-2014

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Ratings: 67 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of Pletser
2.68/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JackF30
3.94/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sephyrott
4.02/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MarkStout
3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Citrus on the nose but a slight aroma of pineapple. Head was lively and foamy but quickly disappeared. The beer looks pale and cloudy. A nice easy drink but not remarkable.

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Photo of Vader444
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Can pour into schooner glass.

A cloudy, vibrant yellow beer with large resilient head. Smells like limoncello with some cinnamon notes. A very refreshing flavour with light yet crisp carbonation. Quite herbal on the finish. Will revisit in the summer for sure.

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Photo of trevorpost
3.67/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of S_McAteer_95
4.05/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of steverx8
3.81/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hoponit
3.81/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dryndantheman
4.07/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aleigator
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a pale, slightly hazed orange color with an enormously huge, spongy head.

Smells of a profound hoppiness, with a nice yeast spiciness and cakey malts cutting through. Features a really exciting, diverse nose, pleasantly dominated by flowery hops, exhibiting qualities of unripe lemon, juicy orange and wet leafes. Amazing how well the soothing yeast and malts interact with the extroverted hops, creating a banana enriched spiciness among pungent hops.

Has a light mouthfeel to it, together with a higher carbonation, remaining soft enough on the tongue for the flavors being able to unfold. Very drinkable, while its spicy finish creates to desire in me to have another gulp.

Tastes of peppery, clove accompanied spices with a nice cardamom bite, opening up the palate for the hops. Those bring a late dryness to the palate, becoming recognizable after the swallow, while they are not capable to evolve from the spice supremacy in this. The beer's spice qualities are so overbearingly present that they are able to produce a tingling warmth on the palate, which is very surprising as for its lower abv. Not much else going on besides that, finishes clean with a recognizable dryness, seemingly partly evolving from the established spiciness, partly from the hops, wrapped up in earthy, leafy malts.

Easy drinking with a profound spice backbone, creating the whole experience by smelling the beer before every sip, estblishing a great interplay between hops on the nose and spices on the palate.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.06/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

on tap at bull and bush, this beer is awesome. i think it deserves more love than its getting right now. amazing look to it, sexy as can be. it is pale yellow in color, impossibly light, with a two inch pure white head on top thats airy and light but it doesnt budge a bit. resilient and lacy. it smells delicate too, some saison yeast sure, but it also has that sort of stale bready english yeast aroma too, best of both worlds maybe. the grain appears real light, not all wheat, and something herbal going on. if the herbal thing is hops, its not a varietal ive had much of, it has citrus notes, but also apples and green tea in the flavor, very unique, and all very delicately layered in. the yeast is more saison type than it smells, with a little white wine and a little funk to it, again quite soft though. very light in body, as dry as can be, and carbonated like champagne. i am amazed at the feel, i love it. its a total summer crusher with quite a bit of nuance to it, and with some cool fruity notes of green apples and grapes, lemongrass too, there is a lot going on for how gentle the whole thing is. my first beer from these guys that hasnt been a collaboration, and its very good. i hope to see more of their stuff around. worth the steep price tag for a pour though. yum.

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Photo of samEBC
3.89/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hdtrice
3.49/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BAsbill
3.82/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MrDell
2.79/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5


Beavertown – Quelle Dry Hopped Saison
Saison / Farmhouse Ale – 4.1% - 330ml can - Best before 21.02.16

Appearance: Pale golden colour, looks like fresh apple juice with a rocky white head, started off at 4 - 5 fingers then dissaptes quite quickly. Medium levels of carbonation - very small bubbles.

Aroma: Citrus and pineapple from new world hops and not much else. Quite pleasant, reminds of just about every modern hop forward American IPA on the market at the moment in the aroma.

Taste: Soapy, then boom - hop bomb, with a dry finish and a tiny bit of sour funk, not much else to say here, disappointing. I was expecting a saison of St.Feuillien calibre with that lovely sour, refreshing yeast, unfortunately that's not we've got.

Mouth feel: This is where it really falls apart - very low in body, watery in fact, with a very dry finish. Reminds me of Beavertown Neck Oil, their session IPA.

Overall: Was expecting more from this one given some of the other beers I've had from this brewery (with the exception of Neck Oil!) and my love of saisons. If I want a hop forward citrusy beer I would avoid this next time and buy an American IPA with an abv of 7%, that way you’ve got more body and complexity, and if I want a saison, I'll stick with one of the classics from Belgium. This is neither here nor there. 5.5 / 10.

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Photo of Sammy
3.76/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of bark
3.38/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

The colour is pale yellow (4 EBC), the liquid is clear. The three finger head is white and airy; it sinks slowly leaving some lacing on the glass.

The smell is sweet with lots of unripe fruits and floral notes. Hints of alcohol and citric peels, ripe bananas and honey.

The taste is semi-sweet and soda-like. Floral notes, unripe fruits and some earthy yeast. Light to medium body. The aftertaste is bitter-sweet with phenolic spices and exotic fruits. The finish is mild and short with some floral hops.

The carbonation is strong, the short-lived large bubbles are fresh. The light liquid is a bit sticky.

A pleasant modern Saison, but a bit too sweet.

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Photo of pin
3/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rolltide8425
4.05/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The first word that comes to mind is clean. A very clean, grainy smell followed by very clean citrusy, grassy taste with a very dry finish appropriate for a saison.

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Photo of eric5bellies
3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of elamb106
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hoppsbabo
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Nice and champagne-like. Light straw body. Almost colourless with a large white head.
T: Same profile as Brewdog IPA but less intense. A bit of chlorine. More like a pale ale than a saison. Nice hoppy earthiness.
O: Quite nice. Wish I refrigerated it longer.

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of epyon396
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Quelle Saison from Beavertown Brewery
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