Saison Lamoille | Lost Nation Brewing

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Lost Nation Brewing
Vermont, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Rotating

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Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 183
Photo of BranfordBound
3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had at Lost Nation on Saturday, 9/26. Pours blonde in color, clear, with a small head that fades. Nice aroma of malt sweetness and a big yeast spice note front and center. Flavor follows along, it's sweet, but a bit too much. Yeast is there along with coriander and esters, but they don't mesh too well with the sweetness. Finishes wet and has the right body, carbonation a little too light. A good attempt but just misses the mark being too sweet and undercarbonated.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On-tap 1/4/2015 at Pour Farm in New Bedford, MA, served in an over-sized wine glass.

A: The beer is a light yellow color, with a thin white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains bananas, wheat, esters, Belgian yeast, spices, light caramelized malts and some citrus.

T: The taste starts out with bready flavors of Belgian yeast, wheat and light caramelized malts. Then some flavors of citrus, bananas and spice come in. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

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

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Photo of TheDoctor
3.38/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Service: On tap

Pours a clear golden straw with a brief finger of white froth. OK retention; a little lacing. (3.5)

Yeasty dough. Rising dough, banana, white pepper. (3.5)

Chalky floral yeast. Tons of layers of sticky, warm, banana-ey yeast, hard water, white pepper, dry mild hoppy backbone. (3.5)

Crisp and thick-feeling with aa kind of coating yeast character, pretty quick finish. (3.25)

Not a terribly good Saison in my opinion.
It is not a bad beer, and was not infected or anything, but the yeast character was a little over the top for me. I really like yeast in beers too, but it kind of became sticky and shudder-inducing after a bit. I don't know about its being a saison either, but that might just be me...
All-in-all it was just a little too much for me.
Would not have again; you can there are definitely better saisons out there. (3)

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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.71/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap @ VT Brewfest

A-Poured a clear, golden yellow.

S-A little funky, some pale fruits. Yeasty spices.

T-Saison yeast is prevalent. Barnyard flavor. Some straw or hay. Pears. Spicy from the yeast. Semisweet, pale malt flavor.

M-Medium bodied. Relaxed carbonation.

O-A drinkable, relatively generic Saison.

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Photo of tigg924
3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: 1/4 inch head, medium-high carbonation, gold in color, clear

Smell: hay and peaches

Taste: Peaches and hay dominate with slight pear and pepper

Mouthfeel: sweet and funky, medium-light in body, medium-high carbonation

Overall: I find this similar in overall taste to their gose. It is an above average saison that hits everything that I expect from the style. There is enough here to keep me curious about the brewery.

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Photo of donkeyrunner
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

@ Atwoods, Somerville

Clear gold with a thin white head that did it's best to outlast the humidity. Pepper, biscuit and floral aroma. Flavor has a nice balance of sweet light malt chamomile and spicy dry finish. Could be sessionable with a lower abv.

I like it. Lost Nation seems to be making the rounds around metro Boston and this was good enough to try some others.

Lamoille is a county in the upper middle of Vermont if you're interested.

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Photo of SebD
4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From notes (On-tap at Meadhall)

Appearance: It has a nice hazy golden/orange color to it. It has a nice white head that dies down moderately and leaves some nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of cloves, peppery spices, bready Belgian yeast, orange/lemon zest and some coriander.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some cloves, pepper, bready yeast, coriander and some orange/lemon zest.

Mouthfeel: It has a med/high carbonation with a very nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with great flavors and aromas.
Great Saison!

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Photo of Chico1985
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

10/11/14 - Updated from a 'Had' rating of 3.75

Hazy yellowish orange color with a white head, fine retention and some lace. Flavors include baked banana bread, clove, pilsnery yeast, straw, light spice, herbal hops, some vanilla sweetness. Mouthfeel is pretty nice, on the bigger-feeling side but with great carbonation.

Very tasty, but saison? I've had this 5 or 6 times now and it's always felt like a hefeweizen to me.

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Photo of skivtjerry
3.71/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the brewery.

A: Light amber color, slightly cloudy, good sized, sticky off-white head.

S: Clove, Juicy Fruit, pepper and coriander right up front; a little sweet malt and yeast character in the background.

T: Like the smell except that malt comes to the fore mid-sip. Finishes with southern Belgian yeast character, very slightly tart.

M: A little full for a saison. This seems to come from the spice notes/additions. I'd like tarter and drier.

O: Good beer, but a little tilted toward spice for me.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.67/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

First had: on tap at the brewery

Poured a hazy golden-yellow with a good inch or two of white head that receded to a thin layer and left a bit of lacing on the glass. Aroma of biscuity malts, herbal, spicy, funky, notes of overripe fruit. More of the same in the taste, "sweet & funky" being the take-home message from my notes. Good barnyard funk, bready yeast, fruity sweetness, dash of clove and green peppercorns. Light-medium body, a bit unbalanced, but made for a solid saison overall.

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Photo of MDDMD
4.17/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-hazy golden yellow with hint of orange, nice white head and good lacing

S-bread dough, cloves, fruit, spices, slight funk

T-bready malt, lemon zest, yeasty funk, cloves, pepper, hint of sweetness

F-medium body with nice lively carbonation, crisp and dry

O-really enjoyed this Saison, look forward to seeing what other offerings this brewery will have in the future

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Photo of GarthDanielson
4.27/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured on-tap and served in a nonic, the beer is a hazy, honey-yellow coloring with a bright, white head and decent cling. Nose of bubblegum, all-spice, coriander, and herbal highlights. Lots of Belgian character on the nose. Flavors of fruity sweet forward, with berry, apple, and apricot, followed-by a farmhouse spice blend. Light and crisp bodied, with a roasty, fruit sweet aftertaste. Short lingering fruit and spice finish. Very good beer.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass at the brewery.

Appearance - Huge white head. Excellent surface foam and lacing. Hazy orange body.

Smell - Spicy and estery. Cloves. Some sweetness in the nose from doughy malt. A hint of funk.

Taste - Sharper taste of some citrus here. Grain more prevalent, but a bit of lingering sweetness. Still fruity esters. Slightly bitter in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium body, pushing heavy for a saison, especially of this size. Well carbonated.

Overall - Second beer by this brewery and I'm impressed. This is good stuff.

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Photo of GermanHero
4.75/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Holy COW!

This is easily one of the great stateside saisons made.... I had this fresh, at Mule Bar in Winooski.

The classic funk comes through very subtly in a manner that slowly makes you realize it's there.

The spiced fruit also comes through. An amazing beer from one of the states hottest new breweries...

I cannot wait to see what sort of limited release stuff they have in store for us.

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

Another solid offering from Lost Nation, on-tap at the Three Penny Taproom. Very nice earthy lemmon-pepper nose, with a stronger lemon flavor on the taste. Very good yeast character backed with a peppery finish. Nice and rustic, well done and an excellent example of the style.

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Saison Lamoille from Lost Nation Brewing
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