Spring Saison
Blackberry Farm Brewery

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Style:
Belgian Saison
Ranked #364
ABV:
not listed
Score:
90
Ranked #8,645
Avg:
4.11 | pDev: 4.87%
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
37
From:
Blackberry Farm Brewery
 
Tennessee, United States
Avail:
Spring
Wants
  2
Gots
  5
SCORE
90
Outstanding
Notes:
Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 37 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Willie. This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a hazy crisp yellow color. Big white foamy head dissipated nicely. Messy foamy lace ran here and there. The aroma starts with smooth sweet lemon pulp, light white pepper, smooth bready/yeastiness. The flavor leans to the sweet side lemon/citrus pulpiness. White pepper spice tries to balance. Quick semi-sweet slightly bready aftertaste. Sly citrus spritzy finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body. Good level of carbonation. Flows quite smooth over my tongue. Overall, nice sweet semi-dry saison that I would have again, could be that I had it at the right time.

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Photo of jrenihan
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice aroma on this one. Pretty faithful saison scents- faint light fruits, pepper, and floral notes. A touch of bubblegum. Flavour is also quite traditional, which is no bad thing. Wheat, pepper, coriander, pear and orange. There are added spices to this beer, which I am often wary of, but it worked in this case- not overdone. Quite a dry finish. Refreshing. Good stuff.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

another insanely high quality saison in this series, this one as delicate as it is subtle like the others, really mild but also really interesting. its brewed with grains of paradise, which i always recall from sam adams summer, which is the first beer i remember ever having with this unique ingredient, and the same floral and peppery herbaceous quality is on display here, albeit much more toned down and passive. the light wheaty base is a great platform for their house saison yeast too, i think its true essence is better displayed in this one than any of the other seasonal saisons in this series, less in the way of it, slight white wine notes and even a little citrus tang to it, soft peppery notes perfect with the malt here, and a bright dry hopped quality as well. tough beer to pour, insanely active carbonation, relaxes only very slowly, the head is several inches tall, airy, and pure white. i love how dry and effervescent this is, i like the mild coriander and orange peel that come on late, and i most of all love the yeast strain in this brew. easily the most mild of the four, if you are going to run through them all in a sitting, i would start here or it will be easily overwhelmed by most of the others. these guys have become one of my favorite breweries in the country this past year, everything they have put out has been absolutely outstanding!

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Photo of Alieniloquium
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle. Golden orange body with a big white head. Smells of sweet doughy bread and wheat. Yeasty aromas of banana. Coriander in the backdrop. Tastes of wheat and light bready sweetness. Light citrus, but coriander is very strong. High carbonation. Almost too much, but keeps it light. Delicious and simple. Heavy-handed on the coriander, though.

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Photo of jopezu
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a hazy golden straw with a huge, fluffy head that stays the course. nose; funky yeast, grass/straw musk, coriander, light citrusy hops, & light pear. taste; yeasty cracker malt, steel-cut grain, light clove, tangerine & pear, coriander, light citrus rind, grassy hops, & white pepper. crisp & dry aftertaste, with the pepper/coriander & rindy notes flourishing. extremely high carbonation & light mouthfeel. exemplary saison!

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Photo of ocelot2500
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy pale gold color with a soda like white head that fades quickly leaving little bits of lacing.

Smells of orange and some spices.

Tastes of the orangy citrus layered over some spice and cracker malt. Orange notes lead off with a bit of syrupy sweetness. This gives way to some biscuit and cracker malt notes. Spices come next with white pepper and coriander mostly, but a bit of clove makes it presence as well. Some earthy bitter notes add towards the end before an orange finish.

Mouthfeel is medium with a slightly assertive amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a tasty saison.

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Photo of Buck89
4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful beer. Hazy straw color with a generous fluffy white head. Aromas mainly, orange, spice, bready yeast and some funk. Complex taste - orange, coriander, pepper, cracker, barnyard funk (subtle). Great creamy mouthfeel with nice dry finish.

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Photo of tempest
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Another great saison from Blackberry Farm. The aroma's a big breadier from the wheat, but it quickly turns to a crisp spicy beer on your tongue. The orange peel and coriander come in small hits, subtly building the flavor with a bitter orange pith finish. Overall this has a slightly creamier character than the other BF saisons.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

With the heavy hearts of the Blackberry Farm Brewery after the recent passing of owner, Sam Beall, the arrival of spring beckons, bringing a breath of fresh air and a bright and floral taste that only their Spring Saison can provide.

With the quentessential hazy gold body and a turbulent rocky head, the eye is transported directly to the charm and rusticity of the Belgian farmhouse. Following with a spicy citrusy scent, the mild earth and must of grain and dry weathered wood entice the nose while a short wafer-like malt sweetness greets the tongue with aspects of pilsner and fresh-kilned raw grain.

Sweetness drops rapidly, leaving a dry creaminess behind in support of the fruit and spice balance that unfolds on the tongue. Leading with orange peel and accompanying lemon, pear and apple the hops work seamlessly with the beer's natural esters for the whimsy of orange blossom and honeysuckle to emerge. Its balance is moderate and of freshly grated white pepper, black pepper, perfume, clove and the spicy, grassy bitter bite of Germanic hops.

Enveloping the mouth like creamy champagne, the beer's expressive effervescence has a heavy hand in drying the palate and lightening the beer's body. Pushing the beer from the mouth and ushering in a faster, cleaner and spicier finish for utmost drinkability, and with an under current of whole wheat, rye and muddled grasses.

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Photo of StraightNoChaser
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

look: clear golden. Fat, foamy white head. A looker this...
smell: Quite yeasty, a slight hint of farmhouse funk and coriander. S little citrus.
taste: Much like the nose. Pretty dry. the spice blooms a bit in the finish.

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Photo of MarkQ617
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a growler of this, poured into a pint glass. Color is a transparent golden, very good looking beer. Flavor is extremely crisp with strong dark fruit tones. The mouthfeel was extremely effervescent, very light. Solid brew.

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Spring Saison from Blackberry Farm Brewery
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 37 ratings