Tarasque | Wiseacre Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wiseacre Brewing
Tennessee, United States
wiseacrebrew.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Summer

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Added by memphischas on 05-30-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
105
Reviews:
17
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
10.96%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
28
For Trade:
1
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Reviews by zeff80:
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4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer needed a review!

Poured out a clear, golden orange color with a one-finger head of white, sudsy foam. It left soapy trails of lace on the glass. Smelled of tropical fruit and grains. Tasted great. Slightly spicy with tropical fruitiness with a touch of pepper. It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish. This is a really tasty saison from a really good brewery.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of TTripp725
3.55/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mrw1zard
3.99/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of wgrussel1028
5/5  rDev +33.7%

Photo of jmrybak
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of Tuckersmth
3.29/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Wiseacre "Tarasque" Belgian-style Saison
on tap @ Clawson's Pub & Deli, Nashville, TN

Notes: Looks like a witbier/hefeweizen: hazy/cloudy orange body beneath a full head of cloudy bright white; perhaps a bit too cloudy as a saison but that can be forgiven. Aromas of chalky yeast with some phenols and some fruit (mainly apple)... generally yeasty/fruity/spicy. Flavor is as the nose suggests with a fairly straight-forward grainy and slightly toasty malt base. Some earthiness adds depth of character. Pleasant balance. Slightly thin of the style, but OK. A median bitterness balances it, allowing the spiciness to take half of the responsibility for delivering a dry finish. Overall not bad at all with no flaws whatsoever, but it somehow left me looking for a little bit more. Still, worth trying to be sure.

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Photo of ESpindle615
4.53/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of russpowell
3.97/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours an effervescent & slightly hazed amber with 3 fingers of fluffy eggshell colored head. Stellar head retention & lacing

S: Pears ( faint), herbal & woody hops once warm

T: Pears & peppery yeast, a little orange peel as well up front. Faint caramel notes mix with green appleskins & aspirin & dryness as this warms, a little mango as well, plus leafy hops. Finishes semi-crisp, with leafy & peppery hops & plenty of green appleskin & a little grapefruit at the very end...

MF: Light/medium body, fairly creamy carbonation, good balance

Pretty good crack at the style,

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Photo of Jhill23
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of richj1970
3.81/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheSleepyMonkey
4.01/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GRG1313
3.29/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dvmin98
3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tone77
3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I had this beer in my fridge already, and received another from woodychandler today. I guess it is time to try it. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1/2inch head. Smell is of fruits, malts. Taste is fruits, spices, malts, refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an easy drinker, I can't believe the glass is empty already.

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Photo of Elicoleman
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of SPLITGRIN
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Dillinger
4.06/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CraigTravor
4.75/5  rDev +27%

Photo of dookstout
4.32/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of witster18
3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

very solid brew here.

looks like a golden ipa, but with a greyish sudzy head.. slightly high carbonation actually fits nicely on this saison.

perfect amount of saison spice-funk and sourness. kinda like a rye ipa met a sour and had a baby but on the light side. loads of sour pink grapefruit and a chalky sour lime-candiness. Sublimely drinkable. Best served very cold - which isn't always the case with this style... most of the time that mutes some flavors, here I think they pop when this beers really cold.

dry. sour berry and grapefruit bomb.. not good as it warms but great cold.

I live here in SE TN, and while there's some pretty slim-picken's, this is easily one of my go-to accessible/local brews. My fave: local brews are here:
Calf Killer's Scorned Hooker A+
Terrapin's MooHoo Choco Stout A
Dozier 109 A
Velas Helas A
Magnum PA A-/B+
Wiseacre's Tarasque A-/B+

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wiseacre Tarasque has a very thick, foamy, mouse, off-white head, extremely heavy lacing left behind, and a hazy, sediment (large & small tan-gray chunks)-filled, bubbly, yellow-gold appearance. Aroma is of lemony white spiced bread and horse blanket. Taste is of those elements, with some sweetness and fairly strong bitterness, especially within the the creamy foam. Mouthfeel is medium, and Tarasque finishes medium dry.

RJT

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Photo of Volsdawg10
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of TheBishopco
3.23/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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Tarasque from Wiseacre Brewing
3.74 out of 5 based on 105 ratings.
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