Sanitas Saison | Sanitas Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Sanitas Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A contemporary take on a timeless classic, our flagship Sanitas Saison blends old world tradition and new world ingredients. Bright gold in color with a cloud-white head, expect this beer to glow with aromas of sweet apricot and bubble gum. Our unique Saison yeast imparts a refreshingly tart fruit flavor while French and American hops leave pleasant citrus and grass notes in the finish. A fine representation of the modern Saison.

Added by Jason on 09-30-2013

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Ratings: 47 |  Reviews: 10
Reviews by StoneTSR:
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4.35/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Had this in the taproom a few times and had to bring home a 6-pack to drink and review.

APPEARANCE: Yellow straw with a decent sized, stark white head that foams up quickly as soon as the beer is poured. Enjoy the head while it lasts though, it quickly settles and disappears leaving nothing but a thin lattice-like pattern on top of this crystal clear beer.

SMELL: Big, huge bubble gum on the aroma with a nice backbone of lighter fruit aromas. A touch of banana and a very slight spice round the nose out.

TASTE: The bubble gum is still there, but the fruit flavors take over once the beer hits the palate. Again, banana and a little spice are present here, along with some tropical fruits, but they soon give way to a dryer finish of grassy, lemony hops.

MOUTHFEEL: Light in body, sweet to start and drying as it finishes, this is a very well balanced beer.

OVERALL: What an insanely easy beer to drink. It is really hard to believe this is only 5.2%. Full of flavor, yet light in body, this beer is rife with contradictions; sweet, but dry...not malty, but not hoppy, yet somehow both at the same time...a beer you can throw down on the river, yet still fit for a wine glass in a Michelin Star restaurant. Sanitas is off to a great start.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of sgttibbs
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Sara24
3.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 40ontarget
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of drone
1.5/5  rDev -55.4%

Photo of LotsofLupulin
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of jaydoc
3.6/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of soalivetoday
3.6/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I bought this on a whim as I have been enjoying Saison's a bit more lately and have not had any of Sanitas beers. I can definitely see why some of the prior reviews say this is a faux-Saison as it definitely only has a hint of the Saison flavor to me and is a lot clearer than a lot of Saison's I have had...however I find this to be a very drinkable and pleasing beer...

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Photo of nakedasajbird
3.05/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of famous_mortimur
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of chippo33
1.3/5  rDev -61.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Shame on this brewery. This is not rusitc, a saison, or a farmhouse ale.

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Photo of MkDross
2.21/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 1 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 1

As StonedTrippin said, this is nothing like a saison. It's very malt-forward and the yeast character I pick up is one of a Belgian Pale rather than that of Saison, which is the defining characteristic of the style. It would nearly qualify as bière de garde if it weren't for the Belgian Pale yeast flavor. Unfortunately, though, the malt and yeast flavors clash. They tricked me into trying it at least; I'll stick to the better CO local saisons that actually taste good and are representative of the style.

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Photo of SamN
2.59/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Flat brassy gold color, thinner eggshell white foam cap. Smell is a sort of faint whisper, swirling brings out yeasty esters, soft bread malts, maybe crisp apples, faint vinegar note. Taste is sort of bland and limp, a little bit funkiness in the finish. Watery.

Drain pour.

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Photo of Lovely85
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of Moose90
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of LukeB
3.63/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brentk56
3.56/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy honey color with a somewhat rocky head; strands of lacing linger

Smell: Bready and somewhat sweet, with hints of butterscotch and lemon

Taste: Very bready, up front, with sugary sweetness and a hint of butterscotch developing; after the swallow, there is a lemony tartness that develops to offset the sweetness but it is the sweeter tones that linger in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body, slightly creamy; moderate carbonation

Overall: More like an American Wheat than a Saison, I could see this one being consumed on a hot summer day but it really isn't that impressive

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Photo of telescifly
3.38/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MichaelBuck
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Stillmakingnoise
3.71/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JMBSH
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of brett_arneson
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of Comiha
3.52/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of alexipa
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of farondb
4/5  rDev +19%

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Sanitas Saison from Sanitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.36 out of 5 with 47 ratings