River House Saison | Martin House Brewing Company

BA SCORE
85
very good
79 Ratings
River House SaisonRiver House Saison
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Martin House Brewing Company
Texas, United States
martinhousebrewing.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by J_Dub on 05-18-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
79
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
12.2%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
17
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 79 |  Reviews: 13
Reviews by tubeyes:
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.86/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Yeasty, Effervescent, Refreshing, Poundable

Touted as a “Texas Saison made in Texas by Texans,” the 16oz can pours a slightly hazy straw color with a great head; foamy, white, and lacey. Aroma is packed with yeaty nuances, herbal, floral, and peppery. Lively, crisp, and effervescent on the palate with a light and creamy body. Opens up to a touch of malt sweetness, faint ripe banana, soft yeast and bread flavors, herbal tea-like suggestions, some pepper, and a drying, chalky edge. This is a very refreshing, balanced, and easy drinking Saison.

STYLE: Saison | ABV: 5.0% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine issue #96 (JAN 2015)

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Photo of jeschaefer
3.42/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StuporJew
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of En29356
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Sammy
3.34/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CWVegas
3.57/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fthegiants
3.52/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BayouMafia
3.54/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jheezee
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of BeerRunner
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of 1ale_man
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz. can into a frozen mug. I know that doesn't sound right, but I'm outside and it's 92. Hazy, golden with massive head that lasts a lifetime.
Smells like a chemical spilled in a hay pile with cows and horses. That's a good smell to me! Early morning on a ranch!
Taste is like the smell. Has that slight decayed, barnyard taste. I love this beer and keep it all the time.
Great carbonation, semi dry on the end. Clean and refreshing.
Great beer! Would recommend this to anyone who likes Saisons. One of my favorites!

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Photo of ejfreed
2.25/5  rDev -40.3%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Magery
3.27/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of stampfler07
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.67/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

16 oz can pours a very overcarbonated hazed gold color. Massive white head forced 2 pours into a 20 oz glass.

Nose is grainy with some citrus tartness and honey. Decent saison nose and it smells like they did a good job with the yeast.

Taste is light and tart with a rich grainy texture. A little sweetness takes away from the crispness of it all and despite the huge overcarbonated pour, it has a dull mouthfeel. Its a pretty good saison overall though, and Id like to try it on draught. Fix the mouthfeel and carbo issues and they might have another winner on their hands.

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Photo of Mfilchock
2.88/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Lighter looking and paler-tasting Saison. Little weak in body and feel. Good on 104 degree TX afternoons.

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Photo of ruzzal
4.01/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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River House Saison from Martin House Brewing Company
3.77 out of 5 based on 79 ratings.
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