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Swing Session Saison | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States
victorybeer.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Seasonal release beer brewed w/ German & American whole-flowers, 2-row German malts, Rye, Oats & Wheat. Spiced w/ peppercorn & fresh lemon zest. Belgian saison yeasts.

Added by Tucquan on 02-26-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,929
Reviews:
149
Ratings:
764
pDev:
14.12%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
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4.75/5  rDev +34.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer pours a very nice golden cloudy body and fluffy white head

This beer has a very nice chive dill from the earth flavor with a nice hop touch at the end. Smell is similar

Medium to light mouth feel

I really enjoyed this beer I would certainly drinking again

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4.46/5  rDev +26%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Was pleasantly surprised by this low octane offering from my neighborhood brewery. As compared to other Victory offerings this beer was more mellow in taste without giving up on the uniqueness that has become Victory. The copious amounts of lemon zest contribute well to this beer as does the other spices.

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4.33/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Session saison? Now this is what I’m talking about. Great Belgian-style ales shouldn’t just be for special occasions.

A: A fizzy, pale yellow body with a bit of haze; looks like a typical American lager, but with a stark white head of cappuccino foam. Few strands of lace here and there.

S: An invigorating character of strong, spicy hops, black pepper, and pure lemon – complex and aromatic. A wonderful Belgian yeast character sits behind, showcasing scents of bread and ester that would please anyone with a penchant for Belgian beer. Hints of coriander and ginger floating around, as well.

T: A blast of hops to start, jolting the taste buds with bright lemon peel and citrus pulp. Belgian ale tastes of leafy, fruity wheat, coriander, sugar cookie dough, and light vanilla fill the gaps in the palate, but this beer seems to be all about the zest – the fruits of the front end soon grow to a spicy salt and pepper kick. Needless to say, it satisfies with every sip. A crisp snap of a finish, condensing the entire palate into an upward swing of lemon-lime. Fantastic.

M: There’s not a saison out there that feels as light as a pilsner, but this one comes close; bubbles pop in time with the bitters to give a bright, mildly fizzy character. Light-to-medium body with that sessionable feel, inviting another sip.

O: One of my favorite beers this year – a sunny day in a bottle. I can’t think of anything I’d rather have for a lawnmower beer.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

App: pours yellow-gold like a filtered wheat ale; tame lacing, with no sediment

N: grapefruit bomb, citrus pith, lemon and clementine zest, melon, cedar, white flowers, white pepper, salicylic acid.

T: lemongrass, grapefruit, clementine, lemon peel, white wine vinegar.

M: dry, tart, zesty, slightly metallic, buttery filmy, finish a la movie theatre popcorn, sharp initially ending with rich undertones.

O: a pleasantly bright, aromatic and tart saison! It's the love child of Australian Sauvignon Blanc and oaked, Napa Chardonnay.

Pairings: Dry enough for fish, white fowl and mixed nuts, bright enough for salads, fruits and cheeses, serve early in a meal. Not sweet, but citrusy and acidic enough for white wine appropriate foods.

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Swing Session Saison from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 3.54 out of 5 with 764 ratings
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