DaySpring | Creature Comforts

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Creature Comforts
Georgia, United States
creaturecomfortsbeer.com

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
61
pDev:
9.57%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
14
Trade:
1
 
User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 61
Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sample at Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2018, Yellow Session. Aroma has yeasty brett notes, hay, quite rustic and floral. Taste follows woody, earthy, yeasty, rustic with prominent brett character. Quite light overall.

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Photo of Stevedore
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle, served in a snifter glass.

Pours a light straw-yellow body, slightly hazy, one finger white head with good retention and a bit of lacing. Smells of dry lemon, touch of leather, wheat. Like a spiceless witbier. Heavy Brettanomyces presence. Flavour is as expected based on the nose- wheat and traces of heavy Brettanomyces activity. The flavour is more subtle and thinned out, with touch of lemon, light leather and a bit of mustiness. Mouthfeel is appropriately thinner bodied per the Brettanomyces, well carbonated with a nice light leathery bitterness on the finish.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Served up a soft yellow-hued body, lightly cloudy and crowned with an inch of airy, white foam.

Smell: A near neutral wheat base, a shave of lemon rind and a finespun hint of funky brett.

Taste: Soft, subtle wheatiness and ultra-lite, ultra-fine pale malts given the merest hint of powdered sugar, its sweetness gone in a flash. Light, lemony citrus character. There's definitely a brett-derived funkiness to it, but it's particularly clean in nature - if you were to assign a basement quality to it, it'd be a very well-kept, finished basement, if you were to ascribe a cobweby aspect to it, it'd be those faux cobwebs you buy in bags at Halloween and not the ones littered with gloomy-looking spiders and discarded bug carcasses. Dayspring finishes as dry as straw in a barn with a zip of carbonation.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-high, active carbonation.

Overall: A soundly refreshing, charming brew.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

thanks to homeboy josh for sharing this one. a special beer, worthy of a lot more attention than its gotten to date. i love these grain forward session wild ales, bretty and funky and light and interesting. this is as much a grisette as anything else in terms of style, but thats a lot less relevant than what it tastes like. quite obviously wheat based, but really pale and simple in its grain composition, maybe a hint of spice to it, but no rye immediately evident. the brett is clean too, maybe a brett C type, its moderately funky, but the genius is in how dry it is. its carbonated like the most aggressive champagne, and is perhaps the most dry beer i have ever had, just straight gone after the splash in the mouth, i mean, super quick, drier than dry, insane really, reminds me of some of those F art beers from tool. farmy in the harvest sense, freshest grain and saison funk, but light and summery too. my first beer from these guys, a pretty special one. i was surprised people in our group didnt like it more, i thought it was quite distinct and really well executed. this is the kind of beer i really like to drink though, and the hops on it are robust for what it is. i think its a real fun recipe, and i would but this again for sure if it were for sale here. mouthfeel is epic.

edit: nowhere near as compelling on draft, or on recent batches, i didnt get nearly the life out of it, and the finish wasnt quite as dry and mature, probably a difference between keg and bottle conditioning. still an awesome beer, but if you have the choice, the bottle is the way to go on this for sure!

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Photo of Jadjunk
3.59/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

"Brettanomyces, local wheat, earthy funk". Brewed in the style of a Grisette ale, available in 750ml. bottles as a limited release beer, with locally sourced wheat from Danielsville, Georgia.

Poured from a 750 ml. bottle to a tulip glass. Served above 58 degrees Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a frothy head of an ecru white color over a mildly hazy pale straw amber body with ample carbonation. Retention is average and lacing is light and spotty. 3.5

(Smell) Wheat malts and light grains, Brettanomyces funk, peppery spice, pear juice, light fruity hop profile, mildly dry. Potency is moderate. 3.75

(Taste) Malted wheat, pale malts with a light body, light funk, moderate yeast presence with bold spiciness, moderate cider fruits and a moderate dryness. 3.5

(Mouthfeel) Texture is silky, clean, moderately dry. Carbonation is high, generating a moderate frothiness and a briskly crisp finish. Body is medium for the style, light/medium overall. Balance is moderately spicy and phenolic over sweet and bitter. Alcohol presence is very low and there are no off characters. 3.75

(Overall) It's a pretty interesting ale, not bad but I'm not terribly impressed with its simplicity, either. There isn't much impact from the Brett strain in this bottle, but the yeast generates a strong spiciness and phenolic profile for this beer, which isn't countered very well with the remaining ingredients. 3.5

Creature Comforts'
Dayspring Grisette Ale Made with Local Wheat
3.59/5.00

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Photo of brentk56
4.24/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy goldenstraw capped by a massive head; great stickage with clumps of foam lining the glass on the way down

Smell: Wheat bread and earthy funk; slightly toasty

Taste: Earthy funk and toasted wheat bread flavors from start to finish, with a slight hint of pear and lemon

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with low to moderate carbonation

Overall: I have only had a few Grisettes as the style is just not that common but this one hits it very nicely; I haven't done enough research to determine whether using Brett in a Grisette is authentic or reflective of the brewer's creativity but it is a nice touch

Thanks, trial_by_hedgehog, for the opportunity

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Photo of Jmikepow
3.28/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The build up for this beer was a complete let down in my mind. Was expecting more earth and funkiness from what I was told. The taste was missing complexity and overall just lacking.

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Photo of ThickNStout
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750mL bottle from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 19.99. No bottling date but released 04/15. Served in a fluted wine glass.

Pours a dull gold with a copious three finger cap of white froth. That head lingers as a thick layer, leaving a good bit of lace.

Aromas are yeasty, funky and earthy. Straw, hay, barnyard and a strong dose of spicy and earthy yeast.

Flavors follow the nose with wet hay, spice, yeast, barn funk and grass. While I was not sure at first I grew to like it more with each sip. It's not tart or sour but quite funky.

Crisp, dry, thin body with abundant carbonation. Yeasty spice, earthy subtle funk and grass in the finish.

Not a favorite style of mine but Dayspring is refreshing and easy to drink. The Brettanomyces adds an earthy, funky complexity that I believe elevates this beyond what a standard yeast might have produced.

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Photo of PhillyStyle
3.56/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

750mL bottle - Poured hazy golden color that produced a light, fizzy, white head that was well retained. Light-ish sour aroma...and the taste was really lacking...I did some sour kick to it, but it seemed really flat. Light feel and good carbonation. Overall, not bad, but certainly better out there. Willing to give them another shot, since they are in-state.

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Photo of Immortale25
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Funky Buddha Brewery snifter. Back label says 2015.

A- Pours a hazy dark golden color with a 1/2 inch white head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Resilient, billowy lacing leaves a thick ring behind.

S- Good clean Brett aroma has some barnyard character to it plus some light lemon and hints of green olive.

T- Taste follows the nose quite closely with the Brett presence continuing. Dry, tangy and super drinkable.

M- The carbonation is quite high with this one as every sip results in an explosion of bubbles in the mouth. Light body.

O- My first Creature Comforts and I must say I'm impressed. Solid Brett presence is textbook for funky saisons.

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Photo of Zach136
4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2015 batch, enjoyed 5/22/15.

Appearance: Slightly hazy yellow, big effervescent carbonation gives a big "airy" cloudesque head that leaves big chunks of lacing.

Aroma/Flavor: Medium intensity cherry pie, and other assorted fruit brett/sacc funk. Some bready aromas as well. Lightest hints of some lemony tartness. Palate follows the nose just less intense.

Mouthfeel: Big dry, big scrubbing carbonation. Dissipating finish, very refreshing.

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Photo of ndepriest
4.51/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The only problem with this beer is it's format as I could crush 6-packs of this all summer long. The addition of brett was a smart move here. It really livens things up.

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Photo of CreatureChris
4.58/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

stylistically very good.

Appearance - slight haze, light golden color

Smell - definitely a good bit of funk and barnyard character. Hint of spice as well.

Taste - earthy, spice, wheat, touch of bready

Mouthfeel - medium body good carb tingle.

Overall - really a great easy drinking table beer. The Brett has done it's job in here as well. The beauty in this beer is almost in its complex simplicity!

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Photo of chinchill
3.26/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

From a cask at the 2015 Atlanta Cask Ale Tasting.

Brett and related barnyard aromas and flavors are present but limited (thankfullY). Moderately tart. Fruity and yeasty. Lively, light body.
Not my style, usually but the love/hate ratio at this event seemed to run about 4-1.

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Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 61 ratings