Froctum Bonum
Save The World Brewing Company

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From:
Save The World Brewing Company
 
Texas, United States
Style:
Saison
Ranked #793
ABV:
7.2%
Score:
82
Ranked #26,308
Avg:
3.6 | pDev: 17.22%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
43
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 23, 2021
Added:
May 19, 2014
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  14
SCORE
82
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.
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Rated: 3.75 by archero from Texas

Apr 23, 2021
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Reviewed by Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a lightly hazed orange color with a huge head of puffy white foam. The head has a decent level of retention, fading over time to leave a bit of foamy lace on the sides of the glass

Smell – The aroma of the brew is strong of clove and cardamon mixed with smells of candied sugar, orange and a decent showing of breadiness. Along with these smells comes some yeasty aromas as well as a little bit of an herbal and funky smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a sweet orange and candied sugar flavor that is backed by some cracker and bready malt. Right from the start there is a good showing of a yeasty flavor with a strong showing of clove and cardamon. As the taste advances the spice and yeast get stronger all while the cracker malt taste fades at the expense of more bready and doughy tastes. All while this happens, the funk that was detected in the nose hits the tongue, and with a showing of an herbal and earthy flavor, one is left with a moderately thick and decently spiced saison taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is somewhat thicker with a carbonation level that is rather high. A slightly thinner body may have been better for the flavor profile, but all said, the feel was decent.

Overall – A decent saison overall.
Sep 15, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Apr 07, 2020
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Reviewed by detgfrsh from Texas

3.77/5  rDev +4.7%
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
 
Rated: 3.45 by Luckydog91 from Texas

Apr 23, 2019
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Reviewed by gr8ful from Texas

4.46/5  rDev +23.9%
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
 
Rated: 4.09 by spark3148857 from Ohio

Apr 24, 2018
 
Rated: 1.5 by thalador from Massachusetts

Apr 15, 2017
 
Rated: 3.84 by cbaz from Texas

Apr 10, 2017
 
Rated: 3.98 by Jodio from Texas

Aug 30, 2016
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Reviewed by _drummer_ from China

4.03/5  rDev +11.9%
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
 
Rated: 4.25 by Gagnonsux from Texas

Jul 08, 2016
 
Rated: 3.96 by aufie from Texas

Jul 05, 2016
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Rated by mrbasbl from Texas

3.76/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Smooth, minimal hops and floral. But a light floral note is floating around. Tasty and very drinkable for the pilsener crowd like myself.
Jun 30, 2016
 
Rated: 4.1 by cdwil from Texas

Jun 20, 2016
 
Rated: 3.47 by dasotelo50 from Texas

May 01, 2016
 
Rated: 3.85 by Kips from Texas

Apr 10, 2016
 
Rated: 3.57 by Jame515 from Texas

Apr 03, 2016
 
Rated: 3.35 by Junichi from Texas

Apr 02, 2016
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Reviewed by Myotus from Texas

4/5  rDev +11.1%
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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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

4.03/5  rDev +11.9%
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
 
Rated: 3.75 by wmountz from Texas

Oct 04, 2015
 
Rated: 3.38 by trebbates from Texas

Aug 27, 2015
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Reviewed by ElJacobian from Texas

4.52/5  rDev +25.6%
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
 
Rated: 3.5 by bundy462 from Texas

Jul 26, 2015
 
Rated: 3.25 by anvilx from Texas

Jun 24, 2015
 
Rated: 4.04 by kristyngoff from Massachusetts

Jun 20, 2015
 
Rated: 3.9 by Lovely85 from Florida

Jun 14, 2015
 
Rated: 3.94 by nickfl from Florida

Jun 14, 2015
 
Rated: 3.87 by CSO from Illinois

May 04, 2015
 
Rated: 3.32 by Vipsanius from Texas

May 01, 2015
 
Rated: 3.93 by Lukebell15 from Texas

Apr 26, 2015
 
Rated: 3.08 by Nuggetz from Texas

Apr 13, 2015
 
Rated: 3.47 by sbauer from Massachusetts

Dec 30, 2014
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Rated by Tejano_Runner from Texas

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%
I dig it. It's a "good fruit". Cheers!!!
Oct 17, 2014
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Rated by Realbeerguy from Oklahoma

1/5  rDev -72.2%
This was pretty crappy. I suspect the 'traditional farmhouse brewing method' involves letting the goats clean their asses in the wort.
Oct 15, 2014
 
Rated: 4.2 by beerforpresident from Texas

Sep 25, 2014
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Reviewed by twiggamortis420 from Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
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
 
Rated: 3.75 by zonker17 from Texas

Aug 28, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by gfg0020 from Texas

Aug 17, 2014
Froctum Bonum from Save The World Brewing Company
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 51 ratings