Galaxy Dry Hopped Sunshower
Trillium Brewing Company

Galaxy Dry Hopped SunshowerGalaxy Dry Hopped Sunshower
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Style:
Belgian Saison
Ranked #166
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
92
Ranked #3,478
Avg:
4.19 | pDev: 7.64%
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
92
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Trillium Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
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Galaxy Dry Hopped SunshowerGalaxy Dry Hopped Sunshower
Notes: The most hop-forward in our series of Super Saisons, Galaxy Dry Hopped Sunshower is juicy and herbal, yet dry and peppery on the finish. Beautifully haze-straw colored in appearance with an earthy, pineapple aroma, this is a farmhouse offering that will delight any hop-head. The spicy, fermentation-driven character of our farmhouse yeast is subdued by the intensity of the Galaxy hops, which impart strong flavors of grapefruit and peach.

MALT: Pilsner, White Wheat, Flaked Wheat

HOPS: Galaxy, Columbus
Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 92 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by musicsherlock:
Photo of musicsherlock
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16 oz can from the brewery
Canned 10/20/17
Tasted 11/28/17

Pours a hazy straw yellow, bubbly white head that dissipates rapidly
Smells of Meyer Lemon, yeastiness, some hops
Taste slightly tart, medicinal; some yeast presence; hobs on the back end along with the pepper in the description
Mouthfeel is a little thin given the ABV and dry-hopping
A fun Saison on the Americanized side. Prefer mine closer to traditional. Wish I could compare to the base beer

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Photo of WanderingFool
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy straw yellow with a big frothy head. The foam is slow to fade leaving netted lace on the glass. The aroma has notes of clove and citrus. Each sip of this medium bodied beer is creamy with mild carbonation. Flavors of grapefruit citrus, clove, bubblegum, and wheat. Grassy bitter finish. Lingering spice and citrus when gone. A tasty beer that deserves to be sipped.

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Photo of brewandbbq
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can dated 10/20/17.

Pours cloudy gold with a large, fluffy head of white. Plenty of lacing with decent retention. Aromatics lead off with a mix of white grapes, apples, pear bubblegum, and cloves. Medium bodied with a crisp mouthfeel. A bit tacky. Apples, grapes, banana, and cloves on the palate. Zero malt with a trace of honey and biscuits. Low bitterness and fairly dry. Finishes with plenty of Belgian phenols.

One of the better Sunhowers.

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Photo of Billolick
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tall can, 10/20/17 so a few months in the can

Pours heavily hazed, n creamy looking , lasting cap, leaves some spotty lace.

Yeasty, orangy notes on the nose.

Pleasing hopped up n fruity saison...oranges, lemons, light pepper, yeasty goodness...bring on the arugula, cheese and crusty bread.

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Photo of rab53
4.26/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of doremite
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Do like this variant better than the original (Amarillo?) but I still struggle with the beer's concept. Great hop flavor but doesn't blend well for me with the saison yeast and finish. Heavy handing the hops doesn't work in all instances and would prefer a better saison than just a really hoppy one. Still really dig their pales and IPAs. Farmhouses good but I wouldn't go after this again.

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Photo of johnnnniee
4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got the last of the bottle at the meeting tonight. Hazy straw with a minimal head. Earthy rustic spicy with a great resinous pine hop presence to counter. Wish I had more of this!

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Photo of gdub
4.49/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of billab914
4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Bilco
4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jaydoc
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of halfshell
4.8/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.36/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of orangesol
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Duff27
3.99/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hopley
4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IrishColonial
3.81/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SenorHops
3.97/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
3.82/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rhong187
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Galaxy Dry Hopped Sunshower from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 92 ratings