Saison | Oast House Brewers

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Oast House Brewers
Ontario, Canada
oasthousebrewers.ca

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Sammy on 02-11-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
64
Reviews:
18
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
9.54%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

Photo of pathman
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

"Began aging on Jan 29 2014" per bottle; purchased June 2014 at brewery; cellared @50-55F for one year; consumed 6/26/15

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Photo of leaks
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of neenerzig
4.36/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I've had a 750 ml bottle of this sitting in my cellar for awhile ever since my wife and I visited the brewery when we went to Niagra On The Lake, Ontario about a year and 8 months ago now. This bottle started aging on 1/29/14, so it is just over 2 years old now. POP! goes the cork when I opened this bottle. Poured into one of my tulip glasses, this beer pours a clear, light golden color with lots of streams of little bubbles continuously rising towards the beer's surface. Has a huge fluffy white head that is about 2 inches thick when first poured with excellent retention and excellent lacing. One of the most impressive heads I've seen on any beer in quite a long time indeed. Has quite a complex yeasty aroma along with some bready malts and herbal spices of coriander and clove. The taste is pretty much the same, with a nice, sweet, yeasty flavor with Belgian notes of candy sugars, a bit of barnyard must with a bit of grassy, hay like dryness that is followed by cereal and bread like malts that give way to a bit of apple, lemon zest and a hint of banana. All this is rounded out with the aforementioned coriander and clove herbal spice notes. No discernible hop presence here at all. A very complex and well rounded flavor profile indeed, yet so simple in some ways. Has a crisp, frothy, medium to full bodied mouthfeel with fairly high carbonation. Easy to drink in the way a well crafted beer ought to be. I really enjoyed this one and I hope I get the chance to drink it again.

Eric

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Photo of Scaboo
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of hunterjames
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Molson2000
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Spesme
4.22/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Gold colour with hazy clarity and a lasting, fizzy head. Aroma is sweet, citrus-y and clean. Taste is estery, more fruity than spicey. Silky mouthfeel with champagne-like carbonation. A finish that fades quickly and leaves much to the imagination. Would definitely consider buying another one, despite the price!

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Photo of jp32
4.22/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tried this at the brewery on a recent trip. This was my favorite offering from Oast that day, and maybe that's because it was super fresh. It pours a hazy golden color with good head. The flavor is great, just what I would usually be looking for in a saison. Very grassy, earthy, and herbal with notes of banana and coriander. It was a refreshing, great-tasting hot summer day beer. Great job Oast!

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Photo of beersareonme
4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great every day brew. I've only had it on tap. At first taste, it seems ordinary, but it seems to "stick" to my palate, in a good way. And it just screams for more and more. Makes a great session pint.

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Photo of Jaisell
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a caged & corked 750ml bottle into a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a bright gold color with a large off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thick but spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains Belgian yeast, bananas, citrus, caramelized malts, some spice and some hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of Belgian yeast, wheat and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. Then some sweetness comes in from flavors of citrus, bananas, caramel and spices. There’s also a touch of tartness in the background. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and very crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, very good representation of style, this is a solid Saison to drink for a long time.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a dirty cloudy beige color male with a nice huge white foamy head with great retention and some very good lacing. Aroma consists of light rustic flavours with some light yeasty and bready notes. Taste is dominated by quite a peppery yeasty punch with some rustic malt flavours with light hay notes. Body is full with great bottle conditioning and some strong carbonation. Very enjoyable and easily drinkable with nice spicy and peppery notes.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Jerboat
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of leaddog
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a cloudy golden yellow with three fingers of foamy white head.

Smell - Clove, citrus, wheat, banana, spicy hops and yeast... spot on for the style.

Taste - Same as above with the aromas: spicy hops and yeast, citrus fruit, banana, clove. Spicy, peppery, and lively flavour. Touch of pleasant tartness.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with light-to-moderate carbonation.

Overall - A spot-on representation of a saison by Oast House Brewers. Hits all the right notes for aroma and flavour - very refreshing. Nice to see more breweries popping up near my old hometown.

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Photo of nullbort
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Dianeish
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Enjoyed this with a thunderstorm! Golden with lots of head and a peppery aroma. The flavour starts with pear, ends with grapes and sweetness. Dry and carbonated, I don't often enjoy light beers but this was excellent. I'm going to get another bottle if I see it at the lcbo.

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Photo of Cycle69
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Cadbury
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of bigox420
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of alienmario
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Shaun871
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kevinlater
3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into snifter. 7% abv. began aging on feb 25 2015, consumed dec 15 2015

a: half-opaque pale yellow with bubbly white head. TONS of yeast sediment at the bottom of the bottle, kinda gross

s: bartlett pear, apricot, peach, clove, slight lemon. a bit of wheaty malt on the back end

t: the aforementioned fruits are perceived at the beginning, but they get obliterated by the strong bitterness in the mid-palate. on the finish is that same bitterness with some surviving lemony notes and straw-like, wheaty, hay malt flavours

m: medium-minus feel. prickly, bubbly, a-bit-high carbonation. bone-dry finish

o: a really enjoyable not-so-yeasty saison. i dig the fruit profile and the dryness

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Photo of mychalg9
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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