Swing Session Saison | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

Swing Session SaisonSwing Session Saison
764 Ratings
Swing Session SaisonSwing Session Saison

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

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

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Picked up this one as part of a mixed 6 at the local store. Generally like Saisons and have had pretty good luck with Victory. Okay appearance but nailed the smell, gives you that good Saison vibe. Taste however returns to okay. Not bad, decent Saison but nothing special. Probably would not get the beer again but would certainly not turn one down.

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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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