Lola's Saison | Abandoned Building Brewery

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3.9/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Abandoned Building Brewery
Massachusetts, United States
abandonedbuildingbrewery.com

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Jason on 04-26-2014

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Ranking:
#15,484
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
29
pDev:
9.74%
 
 
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Ratings: 29 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by MenardMa:
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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Photo of MikeyBadnews
3.72/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Yeast meets Wheat and somehow results in an almost medicinal/licorice taste that sticks to the tongue. As off putting as that sounds it still remains drinkable.

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 1/8/17 popped on 2/19/17.

A white- hazy straw color. Small white cap of foam rises, slowly disipates.

Golden wheat French malt aroma, earthy and herbal, very much like corriander and allspice. Earthy, green hop, spicy, white pepper and sour citric yeast. A very classic saison esque nose, I'm VERY impressed with the fact there are no spices added, it stands on it's own French malt and Wheat, yeast and hops to get to a very deep aromatic nose.

The French malt and partially local malted wheat gives a very authentic and complex flavor spectrum : Dry, golden wheat, bright, crisp and very clean malt flavor's. Green and herbal hop, sour, earthy yeast and a sour-citric edge.

The mouthfeel is amazingly crisp and clean, big bite, dry undertones and rather peppery.

A full-on saison.

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Photo of trevorpost
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of puboflyons
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the 650 ml. bottle. Sampled on July 29, 2016.

The pour is a slight cloudy but more clear pale yellow under a decent white head that fades quickly.

Big Belgian style aroma of toasted bread, Belgian yeast, wheat (even), mild spice, and a low to no hop profile.

Light to medium body.

As for the taste; I pick up many of the same toasted and wheat malt characters with a mild hop bitterness that ends dryly. But there is also an herbal spice note in the mix.

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Photo of PJCarnell
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Craft_Deviant_Rob
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of Hos
4.69/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of eluvah
4.41/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WOBrewstraveler
4.6/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of cbutova
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A- Tallboy pours a mostly clear pale yellow brew into a glass with a one inch creamy white cap. Large webs of lace decorate the glass.

S- Saison yeast blasts out of the glass dominating the beer's aroma. This particular ferment strays towards the spicy side of things but still has some fruity hints in the backdrop. Pepper, coriander, banana, clove, vanilla sweets and whole cereal/bready grains.

T- Many beers drift from the aroma into the flavor profile but this one really follows up on the aroma almost identically. Spicy saison yeast saturates the taste buds. Pink peppercorn, coriander and clove lead into banana, whole grains, pears, vanilla sweetness, orange zest, crusty bread and cereal.

MF- Puffy and foamy light-medium body for the style. The carbonation is very high and almost effervescent. Ends with a slight spicy bitterness.

Straight up dry and spicy Saison with some fruity hints that play into the overall flavor profile well.

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Photo of Bumblebtna
3.6/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Heftklammer
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dru12and35
3.01/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of EatonHops
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MJSh3a08
3.63/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brewstraveler
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of brureview
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a cloudy honey lemon color with a 1F head in a Mikasa Tulip.

Aroma:citrus, spice, earthy.

Lightly carbonated. I like this. Too often Saisons are over carbonated and too bitter-dwarfing the taste.

Excellent taste. Lots of clove, spice, licorice with a light bitter finish- just right.

Overall, a nicely balanced Saison. Not too bitter,nor over carbonated. Great taste.

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Photo of AGust82
3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SABERG
3.56/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DBosco
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottled 5/31/16, 5 months ago. Nice appearance, hazy orange with an ample straw colored head that settles quickly. Label says it is unfiltered and unpasteurized. Nice smell of grass and malt. Taste is a little grainy, a little tart, a little bitter, with a little saison spice - nicely balanced. Mouthfeel is clean with moderate carbonation - refreshing. Overall a fine saison, a little more grassy than most I've had.

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Photo of scotorum
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of uturn
3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DIM
4.12/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This was a slightly hazy, pale straw color. It poured with large, fizzy head.

The smell was fresh cut hay and lemon zest. The taste was lightly tart grains and grassy citrus, very dry overall. The mouthfeel was light and effervescent. This was a really nice sessionable saison. Enjoyed from the growler by the campfire.

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Photo of deanhead
4.32/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Lola's Saison from Abandoned Building Brewery
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 29 ratings