Classic Saison | Blackberry Farm Brewery

BA SCORE
90
outstanding
248 Ratings
Classic SaisonClassic Saison
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Blackberry Farm Brewery
Tennessee, United States
blackberryfarm.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This medium bodied Saison pours with a voluminous head and releases bright notes of lemon and a crisp spicy hop aroma. Finishes clean and dry.

Added by dbrauneis on 06-19-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
248
Reviews:
67
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
8.8%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
50
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of jlindros
4.49/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Thanks to rudzud

Big pillowy fluffy head fades slowly, hazy golden color

Nose nice Brett funk, fruity funk, earthy farmhouse Brett, with tart fruit, nice fruity saison tree fruit esters, sour mash, acidity, little lemony, cheesy funk, sweet malt, grass spicy hop

Taste mild sweet malt, big honey and honey malt, nice toasted grainy Belgian malt, like pure Belgian saison base, caramel sweet notes, some nice Brett funk, farmhouse funk, lemony grassy, fruity tree fruit esters and peppery spices, mild acidity, bright funk and grassy hops, dry finish.

Mouth is med bod, bright effervescent carb, little acidity but not flemmy.

Overall awesome, right on point, great funk, great base Belgian saison, great esters phenols, some grassy floral hop, honey, very nice, perfectly executed.

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Photo of rudzud
4.44/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Received as an extra in a trade.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice slightly hazy golden hue with a nice two finger head that fades to leave a creamy blanket.

S - Aromas of light apples and lemon, nice saison funk, good lightly spicy hops, nice esters, hops and yeast bring nice fruit aromas.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, lots of honey up front, the fruit is pleasant but nicely subdued, the saison year is nice, light funk. Very clean with nice grain and malts.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, bubbly, fluffy, bright, crisp.

O - Overall this was a very good representation of the style. Really wonderful honey and saison notes with the right amount of carbonation. Well done.

Serving Type: bottle

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Photo of John_Beeryman
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of orcrist_cleaver
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cavedave
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Buck89 for another tasty Tenn. treat.

Pours a clear dark gold with a quick to flee finger of white foam.

Aroma is a blend of bready, tart, and sweet fruity/berry yeast notes, with some lighter perfumey floral. It is a simple, medium strength bouquet.

Taste is quite a bit different than expected. It starts with some bready tart yeast notes, much less sweet and fruity than in the nose, that picks up some black pepper and clove. This combines with some righteous earthy drying notes and citrus pith to end things.

High carb., med. viscosity, light/med. body, decent finish, fairly clean flavor profile, perhaps a bit of resin buildup is a minor ding.

A decent saison that has a killer aroma and somewhat of a letdown in the taste department. Could be I am spoiled by the quality of saison I drink in my day to day. Recommended, but not highly.

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Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of reebtaerG
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattreitz49
4.34/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of festizio
4.49/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wolverine0712
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brunsojw
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

While this isn't my favorite Saison, it is certainly up there and a go-to for summer days in Tennessee.

Very crisp and hints of lemon and grass. The smell is one of my favorite parts.

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Photo of acurtis
3.79/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Snow_Bird
4.44/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden color with a large white head on top. Has a fruity citrus smell to it. Can taste hints of lemon and sour apples and some kind of spices.

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Photo of Dizzy242
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jasadewi
3.68/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Slightly cloudy golden color with a fluffy white head.
S: Mostly the spicy, peperry aromas come through.
T: Spicy and peppery with a refreshing dose of lemon.
M: Light bodied, medium carbonation.
O: This is a pretty good beer, that I definitely think is worth a try. I'm not a huge fan of spicy tastes, but I did enjoy this beer.

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Photo of frasergrove
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of twelveinches
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of coz
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of McAndrew
1.86/5  rDev -54.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of Prost76
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ScottP
3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brpendergast85
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Taybeh
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hozersr
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Classic Saison from Blackberry Farm Brewery
4.09 out of 5 based on 248 ratings.
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