Haysaw
Burial Beer Co.

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Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #1,217
ABV:
7%
Score:
86
Ranked #23,021
Avg:
3.85 | pDev: 9.35%
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
53
From:
Burial Beer Co.
 
North Carolina, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  0
Gots
  5
SCORE
86
Very Good
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Notes: 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.
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Reviews by metter98:
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metter98 from New York

3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Beer Co., Greensboro, NC

A: The beer is slightly hazy orange amber in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a thin off white head that left some lacing on the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of Belgian yeast are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of Belgian yeast along with some grainy and amber malts, the latter of which contribute some hints of associated sweetness trying to peek through, but these are mostly subdued by the yeast.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is an interesting hybrid between an amber ale and a saison, which comes through more as being a saison with the underlying notes of malts in the taste and somewhat heavier body in the mouthfeel.

Serving type: on-tap

Aug 14, 2015
More User Reviews:
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FriedSlug from North Carolina

4.4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice copper color. Smells yeasty, malty, like figs and cloves and slightly like candied pineapple. Tastes sweet from the malt with the clove and pineapple flavors appearing in the middle along with a nice yeasty flavor. The finish is spicy and slightly hoppy. Really a nice drinking beer that I will seek out again.

Aug 29, 2015
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BGsWo22 from Texas

3.02/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Mar 02, 2015
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aaronyoung01 from New Mexico

3.32/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Jan 30, 2016
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baklo from North Carolina

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

Sep 16, 2015
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warrendietrich2001 from Nevada

3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Feb 25, 2017
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Bieniek30 from New York

3.33/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Dec 10, 2015
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HopsForBrains from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oct 05, 2015
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REVZEB from Illinois

3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Jan 04, 2015
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SFNC from North Carolina

4.01/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Jun 05, 2018
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Cooper_E from North Carolina

4.16/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Jul 02, 2016
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brewduder from North Carolina

3.31/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Aug 31, 2015
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bluestyle18 from North Carolina

4.88/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Dec 23, 2014
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CavemanRamblin from North Carolina

3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Aug 28, 2015
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Jamato14 from North Carolina

4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jan 06, 2015
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jpuetz from South Dakota

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

Mar 02, 2016
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Pourharddrinkslow from South Carolina

3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

Mar 14, 2016
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Pflan40 from Pennsylvania

4.29/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dec 31, 2015
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BEER88 from Washington

4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 01, 2016
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twage04 from North Carolina

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

Okay saison, the flavor mostly coming from yeast with a little malt too. I like my saisons with a little more of lemon peppery taste.

Jul 30, 2015
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DontTellMom from North Carolina

3.59/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mar 31, 2016
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mntlover from Tennessee

3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

Apr 26, 2016
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WynnO from Florida

4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nov 26, 2015
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ChainGangGuy from Georgia

3.12/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a lightly hazy, tawny-looking, darkish golden-amber body with a slim, off-white head.

Smell: Spicy, lightly sweet-smelling holidaytime fruit cake aroma.

Taste: Tangy, sourish, tart-tasting culmination of orchard fruits, sticky raisins, peppery spices, candy-glazed wheat, clove-flavored bubblegum, cinnamon and 'nanas. Spicy aided by a staunch carbonic bite. Convoluted flavor all the way through the tingy finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: It's okay. Feels much more akin to a dunkelweizen.

Jul 14, 2018
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jak from North Carolina

3.69/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sep 20, 2015
Haysaw from Burial Beer Co.
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 53 ratings