Froctum Bonum
Save The World Brewing Company

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Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #1,830
ABV:
7.2%
Score:
84
Ranked #36,936
Avg:
3.67 | pDev: 17.44%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
49
From:
Save The World Brewing Company
 
Texas, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
84
Good
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Notes: Our Saison is a refreshing example of the traditional farmhouse ale. The distinctive aroma and flavors are of sweet malts, zesty citrus and peppery spices with a hint of earthiness. It has a medium body and a crisp dry finish. A robust and versatile ale.
​Pair with: Goat cheese, Asian and Middle Eastern foods, or any grilled meats.
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 49 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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detgfrsh from Texas

3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From a 12oz bottle. Looks like Fructum Bonum on the label, but whatever. Cloudy amber color with a small amount of beige head. Yeasty and bready aroma with a little citrus. Medium feel. Citrus, Belgian yeast, and some floral hops. Fairly dry for the style.

Nov 17, 2019
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gr8ful from Texas

4.46/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle...orangish-amber-brown. very little head. Would have rated higher if it had more head.
very nice aroma...smelled sort of like a bakery as well as saison
taste: i don;t know how to really describe all the tastes in a beer...other than it's excellent. You can smell and taste the yeast but it is not over powering at all. Appropriately low on the IBU scale, but it is not syrupy sweet as some Belgium-style beers can be.
Feel: not astringent, not cloying.
Overall: outstanding ale.

I was happily surprised to randomly pick up a 6-pack of beer of which I'd never heard, and it was really good. I will get more.

Jun 06, 2018
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_drummer_ from China

4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Quality beer. Dark-ish golden color, decent carbonation with a quickly-disappearing head. Great flavors - complex mix of citrus and spices. Smooth drink, slightly malty, and good aftertaste. I would get this one again.

Jul 14, 2016
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Myotus from Texas

4/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured gently at 43°F from a 22oz bottle (smeared bottling date, all I can make out is February of 2015) into a tulip. Allowed to warm up to 45°F before drinking. Consumed on 17Jan16.
LOOK: Pours with a quarter fingers worth of white foam that shrivels into a line within 20 seconds. Dark orange in color with a high amount of cloudiness. Rising bubbles are medium in size and so scarce, that I can easily count them as they rise. Lacing is very subtle in quantity and and thin.
SMELL: Strong aromas of white grapes, sweet peaches, pears, and bananas entangle with mild aromas of cloves and lemony zest along subtle earthy yeast aromas. The smell reminds me of those fruit cocktail salads that I'm pretty sure we all had in grade school, but minus the cherries.
TASTE: Strong banana, white grape, pear, and peach flavors enter onto the palate initially and are followed (not quite immediately) by mild clove flavors as banana flavors grow stronger. Subtle earthy yeast and lemony zest flavors next make their debut. Mild flavors of oranges, grapefruits, and tangerines (none of which were in the smell) finish off the flavor profile as all previous flavors maintain.
FEEL: Medium-bodied and highly carbonated. Goes down rough due to the carbonation. Finishes with a moderate dryness.

Jan 18, 2016
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puck1225 from Texas

4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap into a small tulip glass. A beautiful beer with a great head and lacing, clear yellow. Fragrant orange smell. The taste was fruity with pepper corn spice. Very enjoyable.

Jan 01, 2016
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ElJacobian from Texas

4.52/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

God I love Texas. Texas, our Texas! All hail the mighty State! Boldest and grandest, Withstanding ev'ry test; O Empire wide and glorious, You stand supremely blest.

Aug 15, 2015
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twiggamortis420 from Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

22 oz bomber pours a hazed copper color with a bubbly tan head...kind of dark for a saison and the head is more akin to a soda than a beer in terms or retention and lace.

Nose is very sweet and floral with a serious lack of yeasty esters...bummer.

Taste redeems itself somewhat, the yeast becomes a little more prominent and it is not near as sweet as it smells. The malt is more toasty than grainy, but other than that it is really not too shabby. After the smell I was doubting if I would be able to finish the bomber, but after a few sips, I am actually enjoying it somewhat. This would fly better as a Biere de Garde, as the malt flavors are just too dark and rich for a saison and the hop flavors are lacking, but a few tweaks here and there might yield something fairly decent.

Sep 06, 2014
Froctum Bonum from Save The World Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 49 ratings