Biere De Seigle | Door County Brewing Co.

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Biere De SeigleBiere De Seigle

Brewed by:
Door County Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
It takes a certain Frenchman to fully understand joie de vivre. In the late 1600s, that man was Pierre Espirit Radisson. The adventurous French explorer wintered in Door County during a fur trading expedition and was never the same. “Oh là là,” he said, as he described the region as a place of such great bounty, whatever a man could desire was his for indulging. In honor of our rich land, we created Bière de Seigle. Brewed with our saison yeast, low alpha hops and two types of rye for added depth and spice, Bière de Seigle is a rustic American approach to a classic Belgian farmhouse ale. The range of flavors is a tour de force.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 68 |  Reviews: 10
Reviews by NorthSideSean:
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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Photo of KFBR392
4.36/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Vibrant active head of about a finger and a half of head which continued to regenerate itself. The color is a darker orange/brown with a very murky body. Highly above average active carbonation.

Smell: Doughy, buttery rounded yeast on the front. Fresh cut straw and prairie grass crispness on the body. Medium bodied spices with rustic earthy fruits which I attribute to the rye keep on adding layers to this brew. The back end is open and all the wonderful aromas come together.

Taste: Rounded buttery yeast hits so evenly and cleanly on the front. Herbal and vegetal tones pop up after the front which compliment the grassy hop tones. Bananas, dark fruits, and continuing soft bready yeast pulls it all together. Easy delicious finish keeps you pulling on it.

Mouthfeel: So insanely drinkable, especially for the style. The rye is integrated well. Carbonation is bright and potent yet rolls on the palate so easily.

Overall: Well Door County is two for two with me. Both of their saisons I've had so far have been truly delightful and no doubt world class. Looking forward to trying the rest of their line and hoping for more craftsmanship like this.

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Photo of Duff27
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- One inch off-white colored head on a light orange body. Sticky, clumpy lacing. Fairly good head retention, a cap throughout.

S- Notes of dry, tart, banana esters in the nose. the smell has me excited to try.

T- More with the esters that the style is known for. Not unlike a witbier in that regard. I wouldn't guess rye was used but because I know it is I can get a very subtle spiciness on the back end of each sip. Would put at 6%abv if I had to guess.

M- Medium mouthfeel. Pricky, small-bubble carbonation bites at the tongue.

D/O- While perhaps not standout, Door County's Biere de Seigle is solid enough to quench any saison fan's thirst while also being approachable enough for someone trying the style for the first time. My hats off to them.

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: A light gold pour with a slight haze produces a 2” white foam cap that quickly dissipates leaving splotchy lace.

S: A variety of fruit aromas dominate including banana, citrus, some orange and over ripe fruit with touches of spice.

T: Rich Belgian yeast flavors of fruit, spice, orange, light banana, light malt, and a trace of bubble gum. The yeast flavors are medium high, the malt flavors are medium and the hop flavors and bitterness are medium low.

F: Medium to medium low body, medium high carbonation.

O: A decent, drinkable Saison that brings out the Belgian yeast flavors. The rye spiciness is very faint.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of InVinoVeritas
4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Rborre321
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of jdkitchi
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of emerge077
3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Murky brownish orange, ample foam and spotty sudsy lacing.

Pepper and clove phenols from the yeast come out in the aroma.

Taste of pepper, clove phenols, grape esters, slight astringency. Mild bitterness and grapeskin aftertaste. Grainy malt base, heavy yeast presence. Medium bodied and spice forward, fairly dry aftertaste.

Overall it's ok, kind of an interesting Saison/Biere de Garde hybrid. Leans on the heavy yeast and clove/pepper end of the spectrum, which isn't my personal preference.

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Photo of Hendrick24
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of michaelbutler
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of jaydoc
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of RogerWolfe
4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of la_gitana
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of jonbonfondle
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of allouez86
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of Ri0
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

poured 12oz bottle into Duvel tulip

A - Hazy dark gold with a 1.5 finger of white head. Good retention, thick collar and some lacing.

S - The aromas are spicy with Rye. Some grains, Belgian yeast, and light malts. Mild earthy hops.

T - Flavors of rye grain and black pepper lead off. This is followed by herbal grassy notes that seem to be from spices or yeast. The mid-palate is buttery and slightly sweet. Light earthy hops notes to cut the sweetness. Nice flavors in this beer.

M - Medium body with silky smooth carbonation. Low alcohol presence. Clean, crisp, dry and spicy.

O - I have had many Farmhouse ales, but this is my first brewed with rye. I will buy more since I really enjoyed it.

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Photo of jwc215
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours hazed golden. A creamy head leaves nice lacing.

The smell is of lemon meringue, grass, only vague rye.

The taste is of lemongrass with sweet and sour notes - bready background. Rye is mild but gives a minty touch in the aftertaste. It has a mild bitter/sour touch in the soft finish.

It is creamy/silky.

Nicely done! Fits into the "style" well enough while having a unique, subtle, rye touch. I was between scores on the "overall", but will give it the higher of the two. This is a definite "thumbs-up"!

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3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rilesmiles
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DangerDawg
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of blairb366
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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Biere De Seigle from Door County Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 68 ratings