Short Pump Saison | Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery

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Short Pump SaisonShort Pump Saison

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Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery
Virginia, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by brother_kenneth on 10-07-2013

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3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Clear, light copper, with a 2-finger head that lasted quite a while. Lacing was pretty good as well.

S: A lot of citrusy aromas from the hops. Faint notes of rye bread are also present. In the background, I detected a little oakiness.

T: Malt is slightly sweet, but bready flavors win out. Some tart, fruity notes including orange and grapefruit are present in the middle, but the tartness is a little weak for a saison. There is also a bit of funky, earthy flavor later; but again, it's weak for a saison. Hops are slightly tangy, but mostly bitter, and that bitterness lasts well into the finish.

M: Well carbonated, yet smooth at the same time. It's medium-dry by the finish.

O: It lacked the tartness and funk that I was hoping for from a beer calling itself a saison, and the hops bitterness was dialed up pretty high for the style. But it was still a solid beer in it's own right. Maybe not worth the price it lists for, but solid nonetheless.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.18/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750ml bottle into a goblet.

A: Pours a semi-cloudy copper color with vibrant carbonation. The head is about two fingers high, with a shade somewhere between off-white and pale yellow. Its texture is amazingly creamy and soft - one of the creamiest/softest I've ever seen from a Belgian-style beer, in fact. Also great is the retention. Rings of lacing are left behind, creating an attractive look.

S: There's a nice bread character going on here - I'm also picking up some of the rye, albeit more subtly. Citrus and black pepper also comes through after opening up a bit. Aroma-wise, it sways a hair too sweet for my saison preferences. Still, it smells like it will be a good (non-brett) saison.

T: It starts with a fairly healthy spiciness, bringing notes of rye, black pepper, and later citrus. Rye makes a stronger appearance near the back end, nearly becoming the dominant flavor. There also seems to a be a generic citrusy bitterness that obstructs this beer. The big problem here is that it doesn't have that balanced lightness I like from a great saison.

M: The carbonation here is sneaky: it's concealed by the full, creamy body, but once I focus on it, it's actually fairly strong. But still, that full and creamy body hampers things, creating a saison that isn't as drinkable as it could or should be. Its finish is long-lasting and only semi-dry.

O: Doesn't really succeed as a saison, but it's a solid rye beer. Maybe something like Dupont has spoiled me, because this left me wanting more. I'm not going to dissuade anyone from trying this just because it's not dry/light enough for my personal tastes - then again, it does cost $10+ for a 750...

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3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Pours an incredibly muddied deep orange color. Voluptuous 2 finger light caramel colored head, retention is insane. Poured 15 minutes ago and a solid/consistent half finger remains. Lacing is spectacular as well.

S - Lots of Belgian yeast esters. Lots of coriander and orange, not much else.

T - Starts out juicy blegian with orange, peach, and lots of coriander/clove. Strong bitter hops begin to mix with the belgian yeast. Aftertaste is semi dry/lingering bitterness and orange.

M - Medium bodied+, relatively thick, minimal but enough carbonation. Very smooth, on the less drinkable end of the spectrum for a saison but not taxing at all.

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Short Pump Saison from Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 118 ratings