Chloe | 18th Street Brewery - Gary Taproom

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18th Street Brewery - Gary Taproom
Indiana, United States

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Summer

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Ratings: 45 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by beerhawk41:
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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Photo of mverity
3.16/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Slight haze, pale gold with thin eggshell colored head and very thin collar. Aroma is of white grape and a faint light malt sweetness. Medium carbonation and light body. Chalky mouthfeel. Taste is like sparkling white grape juice up front, minerally at the end, and banana bread like in the middle.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a teku)

A- This beer pours a hazy deep orange body with a slight hue of rose and a big fizzy head that turns into a broke mat.

S- The bread yeast aroma has some soft clove phenols that grown with a mellow citrus zest note in the finish.

T- The club soda flavor is strong with yeast flavor and some softer clove phenols in the dry finish. There is some juicy citrus flavors that stay mellow with an herbal hop note that blends with a slight tartness of hibiscus in the aftertaste.

M- The light mouthfeel has a tight fizz with a soft alcohol warmth as it opens up.

O- The well blended flavor has the yeast character taking the lead with the other flavors a bit too soft. This is a nice sipper for warm weather.

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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Vonerichs
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy and pale golden-orange with a fizzy white head. Little retention.

Pleasant smells of corriander, yeast, slightly funky.

The hibiscus and blood orange are not pronounced, but otherwise it's a fairly good saison with standard yeasty flavors. Slightly sweet for the style. Banana and spice.

Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation.

A good saison. I was hoping for some deeper flavor from the hibiscus and blood orange, which would make this stand out among other saisons.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of emerge077
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Murky yellow orange, a good finger of foam on the top at first that fades after a couple minutes. Thin ring around the edges that lasts for a little bit, and a wispy patch floating on the surface.

Yeasty aroma, vague yeast-derived fruit and spice character.

Tangy, spicy fruity taste, hard to pinpoint the blood orange or hibiscus specifically. Sort of watery, spicy, malty in the middle, dry and spicy in the aftertaste. Slight honey graham aftertaste as well. Light to medium bodied, carbonation ebbs away fairly quickly. Overall it tastes good and is drinkable. Would hope to see more fruit presence in the future.

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3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle (1 pint 9.4 fl oz.), with no apparent bottled on date present. The local beer store just got these in stock, so I'm going to assume it's fresh. Snagged the second to last bottle. They also tell me that this beer is named after the brewer's daughter. My first beer from 18th Street Brewery, brewed and bottled at Pipeworks Brewing, out of Chicago. Expectations are decently high based on this knowledge.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.

A - Pours two fingers of sudsy white head on top of a nice dark burnt orange colored body with some brownish highlights when held to the light. Head dies down to a thin white ring around the edges of the glass.

S - Smell is nice: sour bread dough, Belgian yeast, fruity pineapple presence from the yeast, some floral hibiscus, and spicy cloves. Reminds me of that cheesy burned tortilla type smell, but it's probably from the yeast also.

T - Taste brings more of the same, but I feel as if it falls a bit short on the finish. Belgian yeast, hint of funk, fruity pineapple, and cloves. Not really pulling out any distinct 'blood orange' flavor but citrus fruit is apparent. Definitely a subtle sour "cheesy" taste in the finish; I feel like this beer would pair well with some cheese and I wish I had some.

M - Feel is good, although it feels a bit too moist to be a saison. A bit too smooth and creamy, and not as dry or heavily carbonated as your typical saison / farmhouse ale. Either way, it suits me just fine.

Overall, I am quite enjoying this. It reminds me more of a stronger Belgian ale than it does a typical saison, but I like what they did here. Smooth & creamy, 7.00% abv is well hidden, medium bodied with ideal carbonation. Recommended even if you aren't the biggest fan of the style.

18th Street Brewery Chloe ---4/5.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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3.66/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle purchased at Binny's in Lincoln Park

A - Pours an orangish / light brown color. Pretty thick in appearance with plenty of sediment

S - Lots of bready yeast and a little tartness

T - Very heavy upfront on the yeasty flavors... Funky bread is the best way I can describe it, but that's followed by a very nice, natural tasting blood orange flavor. The 7% abv is present, but it's not overpowering.

M - fairly thick for the style

O - If you are a big fan of oranges (blood oranges in particular) I'd give this a go because the orange flavor doesn't taste artificial at all. It's a tasty beer. But, I wish it was a little bit lighter in body because it could make for a perfect summer beer. All in all though, I think this is a brew most will enjoy

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4.12/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.66/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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Chloe from 18th Street Brewery - Gary Taproom
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 45 ratings