The Contessa
18th Street Brewery - Gary Taproom

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From:
18th Street Brewery - Gary Taproom
 
Indiana, United States
Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
ABV:
5%
Score:
88
Avg:
3.94 | pDev: 10.91%
Ratings:
28
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Apr 03, 2016
Added:
Oct 19, 2014
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  4
SCORE
88
Very Good
Notes: A stately mixture of Pink Sea Salt and Pink and Green Peppercorn curl around your tongue like a Snake, giving off a balanced salty fruitiness with a subtle peppery bite.
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3.83 by AlexFields from Tennessee on Apr 03, 2016
 
3.81 by izzyismyrott from Indiana on Feb 07, 2016
 
4.16 by Sweffin from Wisconsin on Jan 16, 2016
 
4.24 by RobinLee from Wisconsin on Jan 16, 2016
 
4 by BPMeyer27 from Ohio on Aug 29, 2015
 
4.06 by Boilerup from Maryland on Jul 13, 2015
 
4 by dgilks from Australia on Jul 10, 2015
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3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by metter98 from New York

A: The beer is relatively clear golden yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that has good retention properties and co sisterly covered the surface.
S: Moderate to strong aromas of Belgian yeast are present in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste is rather yeasty and has some notes of spices towards the back end.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and slightly dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. Some hints of fruits are also perceptible.
O: This beer is very yeasty for a saison, but has a nice amount of dryness and is relatively easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

Jul 04, 2015
 
3.94 by smithj4 from New York on Jul 04, 2015
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4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by jjwisenheimer from Indiana

Apples, pears, apricots, pepper...very refreshing!

Jul 04, 2015
 
3.5 by olradetbalder from Sweden on May 20, 2015
 
3.73 by BeerOps from Illinois on May 02, 2015
 
3.25 by kscaldef from Oregon on May 01, 2015
 
4.12 by turtmcgirt from Indiana on Apr 28, 2015
 
4.03 by jbaker67 from Pennsylvania on Apr 25, 2015
 
4.47 by claaark13 from Indiana on Apr 13, 2015
 
3.75 by threedaggers from Kentucky on Apr 10, 2015
 
4.15 by georgeaaron from Indiana on Apr 10, 2015
 
4.2 by JDByryderCARSALES from Illinois on Mar 26, 2015
 
4.12 by neckbracesub from Indiana on Mar 26, 2015
 
4.02 by aasher from Indiana on Mar 14, 2015
 
4.18 by PBRmeasap1980 from Indiana on Mar 13, 2015
 
2.37 by Filabee from Michigan on Feb 14, 2015
 
4.25 by Inglewood from Illinois on Nov 28, 2014
 
4 by GratefulTech from Illinois on Nov 25, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%
by Braeburn from Indiana

This is a fantastic French Saison. Highly carbonated yet very smooth. Fruity and spicy.

Nov 06, 2014
 
4 by Buttermilk from Illinois on Oct 21, 2014
 
3.3 by Mike412 from Indiana on Oct 19, 2014
The Contessa from 18th Street Brewery - Gary Taproom
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 28 ratings