Saison De Banc Vert | Green Bench Brewing Co.

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3.82/5
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115 Ratings
Saison De Banc VertSaison De Banc Vert
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Green Bench Brewing Co.
Florida, United States
greenbenchbrewing.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Saisons, or Farmhouse Ales, were originally brewed as a summer seasonal in the French-speaking region of Belgium. Dry and crisp, our “Green Bench Saison” is packed with fruity esters similar to citrus fruits and spicy, peppercorn-like phenols from our farmhouse yeast strain.

Added by RblWthACoz on 10-20-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,538
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
115
pDev:
10.21%
Bros Score:
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Ratings: 115 |  Reviews: 23
Reviews by Mavigo:
Photo of Mavigo
3.66/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at the ale and the witch in st.Petersburg Florida. Pours a hazy orange cold color with a thin off white head and small lines of lace.smells of wheat yeast malts citrus and hops. Mellow flavor with a hint of dry and bitterness. Tastes of honey, wheat, yeast, malt, hops. Medium body with medium mouth feel. Crisp and refreshing with a light hop after kick.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

my bottle said 6.8% not 6.5%, perhaps indicative of the now separately listed brett edition. my bottle says brett on it, did not know there were multiple versions, but never mind that. this is a really impressive beer, these just sort of showed up here in colorado one day, i think there are several ones out there too, which now i need to get my hands one based on how much i enjoyed this. it looks the part, a heady cloudy wheat based looking brew, with an awesome aroma that is more saison than brett, but has an appreciable funk tone to it, and some fruitiness from green grapes to grapefruit. its well hopped, i notice that right away, bitter enough, but also pungent and dank in some ways, and it really goes well with the brett, which picks up on that and harmonizes beautifully. its got a really soft yeast complexion, a little belgian, a little french saison, a little bretty farmy aspect, its layered but not over bearing. easy drinking beer with great carbonation. amazed this is priced as fairly as it is, most breweries would come in almosyt twice this much per bottle, i think that will help their beer catch on here, but the quality will do that too without a problem. this is awesome early summer saison. id like to see how it ages too.

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Photo of oberon
3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of t2grogan
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TimoP
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of mverity
3.52/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Green Bench for Foeder for Thought. This was foeder #4. Pours a clear pale straw, some white head, thin collar. Aroma is dry grass, light funk and some lemon. Taste is grassy, funky and lightly lemon, but there's an odd white grape-like sweetness to this as well. Very light body, thin mouthfeel and medium-low carbonation.

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Photo of mtpHokie
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JFrank78
3.86/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

You don't read my reviews, who would, but if you did you'd know that I really like my farmhouse ales. St Peter's doesn't let down with this sun hazed saison. I had the non-brett edition, and I have to say, I wasn't thrilled during the first gulp but halfway through the bottle it really became a nice drinker. It's probably that Florida water I'm not accustomed to drinking, but it sort of has a dry wet thing going on - a sort of flat texture. A very nice beer, I'd pick this one up again.

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Photo of Varkias41
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of whatname
4.04/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cjgator3
3.67/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16.9 oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours a hazy golden orangish color with a large off-white head with excellent retention and lacing. The aroma is fruity esters, oak, and yeast. The taste much like the aroma is sweet, fruity and slightly tart up front. Overall, this is a solid saison that is worth a try.

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Photo of Keith_R
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GRG1313
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of waddellc2
2.98/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of CaptainFleeker
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of mobrockman
2/5  rDev -47.6%

Photo of SPLITGRIN
4.34/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HopsAreDaMan
3.67/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle, 6.8 ABV (on label); I could not find a bottling date on the label or on the bottle.

Based on the rating (3.81) I was a little disappointed in this beer in that the finish was a bit bitter (perhaps that's the dry-ness?) and somewhat one-dimensional; still, a decent wild ale for my tastes.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.59/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MikalMick
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of tommy5
4.13/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is hazy amber yellow in color. It poured with a two finger high white head that gradually died down, leaving lots of lacing down the sides of the glass. It consistently left a short head covering the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of Belgian yeast are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of oak and yeast along with some hints of peppery spices towards the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium- bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There is a bit of dryness, and this seems to mostly come from the oak.
O: This beer seems to quite yeasty compared to other saisons, but is still relatively easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of ninaturner
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sproulio
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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Saison De Banc Vert from Green Bench Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 115 ratings