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Saison De Banc Vert | Green Bench Brewing Co.

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Saison De Banc VertSaison De Banc Vert

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

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

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Ratings: 88 |  Reviews: 13
Reviews by Mavigo:
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3.66/5  rDev -3.9%
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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Photo of oberon
3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of t2grogan
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TimoP
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of mverity
3.52/5  rDev -7.6%
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 +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Varkias41
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of whatname
4.04/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cjgator3
3.67/5  rDev -3.7%
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 +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GRG1313
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CaptainFleeker
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of mobrockman
2/5  rDev -47.5%

4.34/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MikalMick
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of tommy5
4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ninaturner
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sproulio
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of fmccormi
4.42/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Straight pour from a 500ml/1pt 0.9oz/16.9oz pry-off bottle to an oversized wineglass (Jester King stemware, easily the best glassware I’ve got in my collection). No bottling date or freshness info present on the bottle, but this was purchased a week-ish ago from my local shop, off of a recent shipment, and put right into my fridge until it was opened. Fresh, and consumed under proper conditions.

Appearance (4.0): Immediately on the pour, three fingers of tight, fine-grained foam fluffy as meringue rise, capping a lightly hazed, 24-carat golden body. The head dies down slowly, leaving a rocky surface and foamy, loopy collars of widely spaced, arcing lace. They don’t stick around the whole time, but it does leave scattered spots and temporary, thin collars as the beer goes down.

Smell (4.5): Dry, vinous, moderately funky brett dominates the nose. Fresh cut grass, dewy flowers, mineral aromas like pinot grigio, white grape skins, and green wood. Some very light, pale, dry grains all come through—cracked wheat, oats, and dry, floury biscuits. A little apple and pear juice come out more as it warms, adding some sweet, estery notes.

Taste (4.5): Whoa, this follows the direction of aroma and follows through, very assertively. White grape juice, tart apple, unripe pears, and light citrus notes fill out the mellower, sweeter notes of the body, followed by grassy, modest bitterness, vinous mineral notes (again, along the lines of pinot grigio), and the starchy dryness of wheat flour. Some malt comes through with unsweetened biscuits and sourdough, but it’s really washed out by the end by the dry, vinous tones and grassy, floral bitterness brought out by the brett. The fruit esters (white grapes, Bartlett pears) come out more as the beer warms, but it still retains that dry, vinous character, especially on the backend.

Mouthfeel (4.5): The body comes in at a medium weight with a slightly syrupy feel, almost completely disconnected from the overactive, tingly foam of the carbonation, which covers every surface before reaching its full volume, foaming generously before it washes out.

Overall (4.25): This is, in the end, an excellent saison all around, and represents a fantastic middleground between the classic, non-wild variety of franco-belgian saisons, and the wide, diverse world of brett saisons. It incorporates brett in a relatively by-the-book, classic manner, rather than using it to explore new territory or augment unusual adjuncts or hop varieties, but that’s just fine by me. It’s a people pleaser. (Okay, okay . . . a beer nerd people pleaser!) Highly recommended, especially at this price point.

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Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FBGordon
3.76/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured on draft unto a tulip.

A: Pours a rich gold with a frothy off-white head that settles down to a solid line that laces beautifully.

S: Mostly a light yeasty funk with some tart citrus notes.

T: Malty and yeast notes with a little tart citrus and a touch of hops for balance. A slight tart note settles on the back end of the palate.

M: Medium body with soft carbonation, very inviting. Slides easily across the palate, leaving it wet and satisfied.

O: This is a great saison for those looking for a "beer". A straightforward, no-frills approach to the style that doesn't drown it's character in gimmicks or hide behind fruit flavors.

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

Photo of aasher
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.62/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Saison De Banc Vert from Green Bench Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 88 ratings
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