Trillium | Trillium Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.98/5
476 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
trilliumbrewing.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The simplicity of Trillium’s grist of barley and wheat delivers a wonderfully complex, yet approachable, American farmhouse ale. Our house farmhouse yeast blend, along with American hops, drive a distinctive character in this rustic, unfiltered ale. Trillium expresses a beautiful nose of peppery spice, coupled with flavors of fermentation-derived fruit and more pepper. Firm bitterness and effervescent carbonation combine with a satisfyingly smooth mouthfeel from the wheat.

MALT: Pilsner, White Wheat, Flaked Wheat

HOPS: US Goldings, Columbus

Added by Todd on 01-12-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,409
Reviews:
55
Ratings:
476
pDev:
9.3%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
44
Gots:
69
Trade:
3
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 476 |  Reviews: 55
Photo of NJB145
4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ManapuaMan
3.77/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed within three weeks of bottling. Golden hue with moderate head that lasts. Smells of wheat, spices, coriander and lemon which hits the tastebuds up front but doesn't leave much flavor at the back end. An OK farmhouse ale from the masters of IPA, albeit one that doesn't stand out from other labels brewing a similar style. None of the dryness, tart and slight funk that I look for in the style (even one that's clearly touted as an IPA-heavy version).

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Photo of SebastianOwl
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled dated 8/8/15; drank on 8/21/15 while watching Phish Magnaball on my couch

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Photo of joeroma5
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of djbrown13
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Slatetank
4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to my brother for bringing this growler back from Trillium especially for our saison tasting at my house. Enjoyed this chilled from the growler in a willybecker.

The color is a beautiful hazed golden shade with a thin white head with fine bead. The smell is mild for the style yet there is a nice yeast scent with slight spice quality and mild herbal aroma. The feel is very good for the style relatively dry and decent high level of carbonation.

The taste is great, not especially intensely tropical or fruity yet there is a definite nod to the traditional Belgian style here with a cracker-like dry malt presence and light yeast spice with slight herbal hop that ends in a dry mild finish without any alcohol flavor to speak of. Overall I find this to be great for what it is -a more traditional take on the style refined and very enjoyable in every way.

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Photo of emptyglassagain
4.16/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of papposilenus
4.16/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 bottle poured gently into a nonic. A murky, bright yellow beer with a modest white head that fades quickly leaving abundant sticky lacing. S: Yeast, malt and sweet floral herbs. T: yeast, wheaty malt, funky straw. F: Thick, very light carbonation. O: I tried hard to rate to style but this is very much not a typical saison except, maybe, for the yeastiness - certainly it doesn't look like any saison I've had before. Which is fine with me. In fact, I think I shall go open another.

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Photo of WunderLlama
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bomber poured into a chalice

Hazy yellow , white foam cap

Aroma of funk, lemon. Grass

Taste of malt, wheat, saison type yeasts, funk

Smooth, well balanced

Trillium brews great beers, add another to their list

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Photo of GinjaSlice
4.14/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of gonzo000
4.01/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of LehighAce06
3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ShemRahBoo
4.28/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kgoldsbe
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer pours with a very large head. It's smell has an herbal hint to it. The taste has a subtle bitterness on the front that mellows. It reminds me of the way pine smells: clean, crisp and invigorating.

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Photo of ALC82
4.41/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mik3coh3n
4.41/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mjhall1989
4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of eawolff99
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.14/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

this is the house saison and the namesake of this brewery, but frankly, as good as it is, its the least distinct and impressive of the beers I have had from these guys so far, or at least its the least distinct. that said, its elite level base saison, French in its yeast strain with some really interesting floral notes to it and a great mouthfeel. barely hazy at all, honey colored, paler maybe, and without a huge head but with a very lively feel. almost has an elderflower thing going on in the smell and taste between pollenated bitterness and mildly perfume centered hop aromatics on the back end. spice from the yeast is pretty cool though, lemongrass and white pepper come to mind, with a floral complexion from the hops its really cool. there is also some white grape fruitiness to it, although its very dry so that's way back. delicate overall, well flavored and well made, but it really doesn't stand for me above any other awesome saison with a real strong Belgian influence. I just was just so floored by the hoppy stuff maybe that this one stands a step back, but its really good and really drinkable. we crushed our growler pretty darn quickly

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Photo of Geobus
4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of amalburg
3.89/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kscaldef
3/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very yeasty. Bready. Bit of banana.

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Photo of MyThoughtsExactly
4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of von_kaiser
3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of guido19
4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Trillium from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 476 ratings
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