Trillium | Trillium Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
474
Reviews:
55
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
9.36%
 
 
Wants:
44
Gots:
68
For Trade:
4
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Ratings: 474 |  Reviews: 55
Photo of M_chav
3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Patinsane
3.87/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jcoleMA66
4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lorwhal
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Don't get a whole lot of pepper but I do get a warm fruitiness. Little bit of wheat, mild funkiness. Feels, out of ten, 7 on the carbonation scale. Really solid farmhouse. Enjoyed it a lot!

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750ml bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains Belgian yeast, wheat, citrus, bananas, light caramelized malts and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of wheat, Belgian yeast and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. Then some sweet flavors of citrus, bananas and caramel come in. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a very good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, decent kick, very good representation of style, this is a very solid beer to drink for a long time if you’re in the mood for the style.

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Photo of JordonHoltzman
3.89/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into wine glass. Very bright golden yellow, very clear. No head. Smells of clove, banana, Belgian yeast.
Taste matches the aroma, and has that nice subtle spice to it.

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Photo of kalosjakar
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

6.4 abv, the listing has a ?

Straw colored with a light white head.

Scents of lemon, wheat and yeast, call me crazy.
Slight biscuity aroma to it.

The taste: nothing overpowering. Everything is middle of the road, which is not a bad thing. Sessionable.

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Photo of liquorpig
4.44/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Highbury09
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Coorsy
5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Ace1117
3.79/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thebeers
3.87/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Slightly hazed pale gold color with a thick white head that lasts. Typical saison aroma -- lemongrass, a little white pepper, banana and wheat -- with a touch more sweetness than usual. Distinctive mouthfeel that's crisp up front and hefeweizen-like on the backend. The taste is similar to the nose, with the wheat quite prevalent, some very slight orange juice and a somewhat metallic aftertaste. Pretty solid, but there are so many superb saisons nowadays, wouldn't necessarily go out of the way for this one.

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Photo of ScaryEd
4.54/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy golden straw color with a small, fluffy white head. Pretty good lacing and excellent retention.

The aroma is very tart and earthy, with notes of lemon and sour apple. There's also a lot of wheat, and grass, as well as a doughy backbone that smells like fresh bread straight from the oven.

The flavor is wonderfully crisp and lightly floral, with notes of wheat bread, sour apple, and even bananas. There's also a subtle spicy pepper character that comes through on the back end.

The mouth is medium-light bodied with high carbonation. Slightly dry with a bit of lingering bitterness.

Overall, a fantastic saison. It's crisp, refreshing, and very tasty.

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Photo of Justdoit1234
3.71/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of slim2043
3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of frekky
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Bdrega10
3.29/5  rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of theIPAman
3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A dark straw pour, with a highly carbonated appearance. The nose is of faint clove. The taste is wonderful, with hints of clove, sour apple, ripe banana, and a bit of smokiness. Very original. My only complaint would be the carbonation seemed a bit high.

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Photo of allezvousen
3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice and clean in all aspects. It's a welcome deviation from Trillium's juicy hoppy offerings.

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Photo of grahuba
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Peter1977
4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of atrocity
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of imonhiatus
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

bottle from 4/20 classic farmhouse w some bright citric notes. very American saison....has the earthiness that the classics have w a candied sweetness over the top. very enjoyable.

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Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Trillium from Trillium Brewing Company
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