Captain Stardust Saison | Yellow Springs Brewery

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Captain Stardust SaisonCaptain Stardust Saison

Brewed by:
Yellow Springs Brewery
Ohio, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BuckeyeSlim on 05-07-2013

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3.6/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

32 oz. growler filled yesterday poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - Pours a very light pale lemon/lime gold. A one-finger head of slightly off white foam made up of loose, large bubbles dissipates rather quickly, leaving a broken ring of lace around the glass and a peninsula of large bubbles jutting out from one side. Held to a full-spectrum light, the beer is a bright, rich yellow/gold and mostly cloudy opaque, with just enough clarity to notice a thin trail of tiny bubbles rising from the very center bottom of the glass.

S - Esters of slightly sour green apple, Jolly Rancher watermelon, pear, lemongrass, hints of wet slate, and a touch of white pepper when just out of the growler. Some woodiness in the background is reminiscent of an oaked and buttered Chardonnay. As it warms in the glass, hints of banana appear, as does a more fullness from the malts, which offer up suggestions of vanilla and orange rind. This really replaces the initially thin, almost astringent nose. A very noticeable transition when it shakes off the cold of refrigeration.

T - The pear juice mixed with the malts is more forward on the tongue, and the watermelon & green apple follow into the finish. Just enough sour/tartness is retained to balance the fruit sugars. A bit of wheat and other light malts with just a touch of butter and light caramel provide the foundation. There's also hints of earthiness and spice on the tongue in the back end from the yeast, which become more pronounced as the beer warms up.

M - Fizzy and rather crisp. Light body, but not watery thin, although it moves in this direction as it warms. Components are nicely integrated. Clean finish that's a tad dry, but still presents echos of the apple and pear, followed by the woodiness and soft spice.

O - A pleasant, quite drinkable in-a-slow-paced-relaxing-sort-of-way offering from a new local brewery that's a great addition to the vibrant arts community of Yellow Springs. Open less than a month, they're still getting their recipes down for brewing in batches large enough to keg and distribute. Some of the other beers I've tasted clearly have some tweaking left to do to get to their styles and remove the blemishes, such as the fusel that was present in the hefeweizen. This particular recipe, however, is ready for reviewing - it was clearly the best of the four we tasted in the brewery's friendly and comfortable but acoustically challenged tasting room. This would pair well with grilled shrimp or a plate of goat cheese, Granny Smith apple slices and light wheat crackers. It's also worth noting how much the characteristics of this beer evolve as it warms in the growler sitting out by the glass - an added bonus to this tasting.

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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4.09/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of SomethingClever
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can poured into spiegelau IPA glass

A: Bright clear gold yellow body. Head us a small tiny bubbled white affair that settles fairly quickly.

S: A little hay, funk, coriander, a little yeast

T: Soft coriander and light Clove a little of that hay funk and very smooth easy drinking.

M: Medium carbonation lighter body refreshing clean taste.

O: This is a solid saison could drink several of these on a warm summers day. This beer is just to style it's good clean light easy to drink. Well done beer, surprised at the low rating.

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Photo of prototypic
3.29/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.78/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 oz can in a snifter. This interesting little saison pours a cloudy yellow with a puffy head of white foam that goes as quick as it comes on leaving a wafer thin light ring. Nose of crackers, white wine, lemon zest, and yeasty funk. Flavors follow the nose with wine and yeasty funk flavors that are pretty heavy with a touch of lemon zest and cracker notes that set soundly on the middle to the back with a touch of grape and wine note on the aftertaste. Decent mouth feel, dry finish, light carbonation, but a touch on the watery side with a mineral touch to it. Overall a decent saison for the summer months.


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3.68/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.92/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.81/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

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3.43/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.36/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ohiovania
4.26/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WesMantooth
3.54/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From a 12oz can

It is a cloudy bright gold with a minimal whispy white head.

Some club crackers, wet hay, white wine, and lemongrass and a light yeast aroma.

Flavors are the same with a very modest amount of funk/yeast character. Maybe a little banana. The grains seem to win out overall.

Body seems to be on the fuller end of the spectrum.

Nothing stands out about this one, but it is a decent beer.

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Captain Stardust Saison from Yellow Springs Brewery
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