Haysaw
Burial Beer Co.

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Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #1,216
ABV:
7%
Score:
86
Ranked #23,126
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 warrendietrich2001:
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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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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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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
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joe1510 from Illinois

3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
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!

Nov 11, 2015
Haysaw from Burial Beer Co.
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 53 ratings