Haysaw | Burial Beer Co.

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3.83/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Burial Beer Co.
North Carolina, United States
burialbeer.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Used for centuries on the farm as a tool to cut through bales of hay, this saw has a decidedly demonic figure. Inspired by Burial’s future as a farmhouse brewery, this Belgian farmhouse ale is deceivingly complex. pale, wheat and Belgian crystal malts are combined to forge a wonderfully well-rounded beer, while wide bodied slow fermentation of our house saison yeast imparts plum and clove flavors.

Added by bluestyle18 on 12-23-2014

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Ranking:
#19,649
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
48
pDev:
9.14%
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Photo of rangerred
3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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4.01/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.54/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of warrendietrich2001
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mattreitz49
4.06/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cooper_E
4.16/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of mntlover
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours lighter golden orange little dull, not amber but not as light as many saisons. Off white finger size head stays around for while for smaller head.

Aroma is wheat, light horse blanket and some tart lemon like citrus on first pour but mellows to more subdued fruit and clove.

Taste is like the nose wheat notes , light horse blanket and light tartness that is not quite lemon. Finish is lingering light horse blanket, wheat notes, lingering earth notes and clove.

Mouthfeel is medium with medium carbonation kind of mellow and little heavier then most saisons which is fine.

Overall not bad pretty descent brew, little heavier and bigger then most of the style. But not quite the funk or man this is a kick ass saison.

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Photo of DontTellMom
3.59/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pourharddrinkslow
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - not quite the color of an amber ale, but definitely much darker than a traditional saison. Beautiful head and lacing.

Smell - Malty, yeasty, slightly sour smell (weird) and mild fruit; banana, fig, pineapple.

Taste - Malty (slightly sweet malts) with a strong banana/clove presence. Little bit of sourness on the end that leaves you with a tart, malty after taste.

Feel - Heavy, low carbonation... goes down smoothly.

Overall - Totally different style than most saisons, but I don't know if i'm rushing to try another "amber saison" after this one.

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Photo of chinchill
3.28/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

16 oz can into a stemmed glass.

Amber body with a weak head.

Flavor & Aroma: Minimal funk for style and a generous malt load that appears upon tasting.
Moderately tart.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.06/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.32/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.51/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can dated Dec 18 into a D'Achouffe tulip. The pour is somewhat cloudy, light amber in color, and sports about a finger of rocky white foam with average retention. Interesting nose on this one. No hops, but definitely some fruity esters. I get sweet notes of bananas, pears, some peaches, a bit of clove, and some pineapple.

Medium-light body and a sweet, pleasant flavor. Plenty of malty sweetness combined with a nice fruity character makes for a pleasing combination. Low acidity. Very little hop presence here - just enough to provide some balance. The finish is not dry, but slightly sweet and herbal (cloves?). The herbal character lingers the longest. If somebody gave me this beer as part of a blind tasting, I would swear that it was a dunkelweizen or a weizenbock.

Overall, a nice beer, but I'm not sure what the brewer was trying to accomplish here. If they were trying to nail the style description, they misfired quite badly. If they were toying with the style and trying to create something that may draw more fans to this style, then they may have something. This beer is pleasant, easy to drink, and could accompany many meals.

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3.69/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.29/5  rDev +12%
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3.33/5  rDev -13.1%
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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16oz Can

This here Asheville beverage comes my way courtesy of Wilson. Thanks, dude! Haysaw is labeled as an amber saison and it's certainly more amber than your typical saison. The color leans toward harvest orange, especially when backlit. The foam is dirty white, almost khaki, with a staying power to rival some of the best in the game. Sticky and dense. It's a good looking saison.

The nose has quite a bit going on but is well rounded overall. A touch of earthy wheat underlies crystal maltiness. There's a spiciness to the nose that's pretty unique, clove is present but it's very soft and nowhere near overpowering. Mild bubblegum esters rise to the surface. A driizle of caramel adds some sugar and there is some indistinguishable fruitiness. Unique, interesting.

The flavor profile runs a little more spicy, but again, well rounded. Soft clove and white pepper kick it off while the unspecific fruit runs through the middle, all esters. The bubblegum is faint and I can't tell if its yeast driven or crystal malt driven with help from the yeast, I'm guessing the latter. The malt profile is snappier and crisper than the nose led me to believe. The caramel is gone and there's a little wheaty twang. I'm enjoying this guy.

The carbonation is alive and zippy. It's on the higher side of the spectrum but never becoming overly aggressive, instead it awakens the tastebuds. The finish eventually dries up enough to leave you needing another drink. An easy beer to put away, Haysaw is.

This is a fine beer from the folks at Burial. It's flavorful and well rounded with enough unique esters and malts to keep things interesting. It doesn't hurt that it's available in 4-packs either. I'd have this in the fridge if available in my area. Thanks, Wil!

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3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerDawgs
4.19/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A 16oz can with a canned date of 8.24.15. Also note it says 6.2%.

L - Bronze with no clarity, 2 fingers of head, and lace left all over the top of the brew and glass all the way down

S - Belgian yeast strain and spices, bananas

T - Spicy and belgian funk dominates. Very tasty and hidden ABV. Moderately sweet. Easy to drink a lot of these.

F - Medium carbonation and well balanced. Dry finish

O - An excellent Saison. Tasty and easy to drink

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Haysaw from Burial Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 48 ratings