Icon Series: Texas Honey Saison
Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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From:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
 
Texas, United States
Style:
Saison
ABV:
6.4%
Score:
84
Avg:
3.65 | pDev: 8.77%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
24
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Apr 08, 2020
Added:
Jun 12, 2016
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  9
SCORE
84
Good
Notes: Icon Gold - Texas Honey Saison is a refreshingly bright ale brewed with Texas wildflower honey from our friends at Burleson’s. The honey evokes aromas of floral blooms and nectarines, while Lemon Drop and Motueka hops impart subtle notes of citrus and earthiness.
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Rated: 4 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Apr 08, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by Karibourgeois from Texas

Feb 28, 2019
 
Rated: 3.61 by GarbageMan10 from Texas

Jul 21, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by devilmakesthree from Oregon

Dec 31, 2016
 
Rated: 3.77 by Whiskeydeez from Kansas

Dec 07, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by aztraz from Sweden

Nov 17, 2016
 
Rated: 3 by Dface from Texas

Oct 09, 2016
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Reviewed by Todd from California

3.92/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Honey, Bready, Lemon, Lime

Brewed with Burleson's wildflower honey, this lively, bright, pale yellow Saison boasts a creamy head with a pleasing floral and stone fruit aroma. Creamy and light bodied with a dry honey sweetness and a malty base with soft, bready undertones. The use of Lemondrop and Motueka hops bring a distinct lemony-lime citrus character with herbal and cordial-like qualities. The finish is a bit rustic, earthy, and yeasty. Texas Honey is true to style, and puts a very tasty twist on this classic.

As reviewed in BeerAdvocate magazine #116 (September 2016).
Sep 11, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by MaddDogg84 from Texas

Sep 02, 2016
 
Rated: 3.48 by kwselke from Texas

Aug 27, 2016
 
Rated: 3.68 by sd123 from Georgia

Aug 24, 2016
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Reviewed by champ103 from Texas

3.19/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
A: Pours a crystal clear golden/yellow color. A two finger white head forms and recedes gently. Light lace is left behind.
S: A substantial honey sweetness up front. A light phenolic, almost plastic aroma. More sweetness as this develops, and finishes with a grainy, biscuit aroma.
T: Like the nose, up front is all honey like sweetness. With a touch of phenolic, maybe fruity like esters, though nondescript, and is about the only thing I can say resembles what I am looking for in a Saison. Basically just sweet. With a grainy, and biscuit like malt finish.
M/O: A light body that is superbly clean, crisp, and effervescent. Which might be the best part of the beer. Not hard to drink at all, but not necessarily what I am looking for in a Saison. The pint is gone in no time, but not really looking to come back to this often.

I don't think this is much of a Saison. The yeast character is almost nonexistent, and what is there is mostly very light plastic like phenols. Mostly just honey like sweetness up front, with a grain/biscuit malt flavor. Which is nice for what its worth, just not what I want for the style.
Aug 11, 2016
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Reviewed by MarkBoris from Texas

3.54/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
I was expecting a stronger honey flavor, but it was mostly floral. It tastes strongly of flowers, with a little bit of hay and grass. Reminds me of a Texas meadow.

It's very bright with a good amount of hops. I would have liked more honey, but it was still an enjoyable drink. But not so drinkable I could slam back 5 or 6. I stopped at 2.
Aug 07, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by Matt141 from Texas

Jul 31, 2016
 
Rated: 3.42 by StArnoldFan from Texas

Jul 30, 2016
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Reviewed by donspublic from Texas

3.92/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured from tap into tulip, 1/2 finger cream colored head, recedes rather quick to a small pool. Bright yellow, crystal clear in the glass. Smells of fruity Belgian yeast esters, and honey. Taste fruity up front followed up by honey and coriander. Not as spicy as most saisons and I think the lack of a dry finish affects the body here. Overall a solid saison
Jul 26, 2016
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Reviewed by jngrizzaffi from Texas

4.01/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured a clear golden color with a 2 finger width foamy head. Head retention and lacing are both excellent. Aroma of Belgian yeast, honey and coriander. There is a little spice to the taste at first but hits you with a bigger honey taste. Some coriander and Belgian farmhouse taste at the end. Taste is a little watered down but tasty. Light bodied beer with moderate carbonation.
Jul 20, 2016
 
Rated: 3.73 by Texasfan549 from Texas

Jul 12, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by Jame515 from Texas

Jul 08, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by rspauldi from Texas

Jul 07, 2016
 
Rated: 2.59 by Dinkel from Texas

Jul 03, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by greenspointexas from Texas

Jul 02, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by Gagnonsux from Texas

Jul 01, 2016
 
Rated: 3.58 by cdwil from Texas

Jul 01, 2016
 
Rated: 3.62 by PureSteele from Texas

Jul 01, 2016
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Reviewed by Mateo2699 from Texas

3.57/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Appearance is a very clear bodied, golden honey colored hue. Small ring of tight white bubbled head with moderate lacing. Aroma is overall very sweet malt foward with hints of burnt toast. Taste follows the nose with the aromas of sweet malt and burnt toast with a very subtle hint of honey and nectarine, honey flavor more noticable as it warms. Mouthfeel is very thin bodied, with a moderate dose of carbonation. Overall a quite one dimensional saison, I wish more honey and nectarine was here. But still refreshing enough to be good on a hot Texas day.
Jun 29, 2016
 
Rated: 3.98 by BKotch from Texas

Jun 27, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by kjkinsey from Texas

Jun 25, 2016
 
Rated: 4.09 by metropolisz09 from Texas

Jun 14, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by BdM from Netherlands

Jun 12, 2016
Icon Series: Texas Honey Saison from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 30 ratings