Classic Saison | Blackberry Farm Brewery

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4.06/5
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285 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#3,460
Reviews:
74
Ratings:
285
pDev:
8.62%
Bros Score:
4.21
 
 
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18
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Ratings: 285 |  Reviews: 74
Photo of BigGold
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had at Stock & Barrel, Knoxville, Tennessee, on draft into 10-oz. tulip. Classic Saison is my first beer from Blackberry Farms, and lives up to the name and reputation.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a bright semi-transparent yellow color with a somewhat sturdy finger's worth of white foamy head. Nice and slow dissipation presented a moderate concave lace roaming here and there around the glass.
The aroma blends a nice white wine vinous sour to sweet character over top of some sweet lemon, green apple and pear. Grassy and hay-like hoppy notes meddle in closer to the end.
The flavor took the prior aromas sweetly with an eloquent sour vinous feature that slyly moved over the grassy and hay-like hoppy notes. A touch of earthy spice slid in underneath. Nice aftertaste of the lemon, green apple, pear, grassiness and earthy spice.
The mouthfeel was almost medium bodied, seemed to sit just a touch under. Carbonation felt fine, almost felt close to being just a touch over, but I did my best to try to control this in my glass. ABV did feel on par.
Overall, pretty darn nice as a saison bringing in the spices to control the vinous sweet and sour character. I'd have this again.

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Photo of Jaxlion82
4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SpaceBeagle
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bubseymour
3.92/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A good classic saison if you like alot of spice and no funk. Not quite my wheelhouse and preference for the style but it was a solid brew.

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Photo of WynnO
3.71/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of frykid
4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

excellent saison...really enjoyed this one

poured from the 750ml bottle to tulip glass....light yellow color....citrus aromas as poured, some foam before it settled down....lemons flavors, peppery...this is definitely one of the best saisons we have had the opportunity to enjoy!

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Photo of wmartin
4.48/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great beer from BBF! Looks gorgeous in the teku glass poured from a 750ml bottle. Color is clear, light yellow with a hint of orange. Gets a strong white head upon pouring. Bouquet and taste are closely aligned with the Belgian Yeasty flavor most forward, followed by a panoply of botanticals and some bitterness. Perhaps a degree more bitter than others of this style, which seems to elevate it in deliciousness. Pepper, subtle citrus, wheaty flavors, and so on. Nothing is anywhere near over-powering, and it oozes drinkability. Would seem to pair well with just about any food, and in my book ought to replace wine on the table at big meals.

Folks at BBF see this as their personal favorite of the beers they make, and I can see why.

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Photo of nickfl
4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrewSnyc667
3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Orny18
4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.73/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FLBeerGuy
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigred89
4.62/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerNDoggerel
4.36/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ZinFanDave
3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of npachl
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mizzydawg
4.41/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of baklo
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Grackos
3.74/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of M3rk22
4.85/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Definitely need to practice opening the cork... Without losing half of the bottle.... Warning... But it is daggum good!

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Photo of shelby415
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Erik-P
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GClarkage
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Classic Saison from Blackberry Farm Brewery
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 285 ratings