Steeped Emperor's Lemon Saison
Moody Tongue Brewing Company

Steeped Emperor's Lemon SaisonSteeped Emperor's Lemon Saison
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Moody Tongue Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
Ranked #716
Ranked #21,631
3.78 | pDev: 12.7%
Mar 14, 2023
Sep 21, 2014
Very Good
Steeped Emperor's Lemon SaisonSteeped Emperor's Lemon Saison
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Reviewed by Beejay from Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Thanks Richard and Alanna!

A: medium amber, slightly hazy, with a slight white head.

S: malt and buckwheat honey. Hints of lemon and tea.

T: lemon, malt, and something earthy. Interesting, very unlike must other Saisons.

M: medium bodied, light bright with moderate carbonation, and a dry finish.

O: overall an interesting version of a Saison. I like it, but it definitely defies style.
Mar 14, 2023
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

4.02/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
We tried the 101 in Bryan last night and they have some offbeat beers and offbeat music. This is one of the beers.

Poured from a bottle into a Lone Star shaker pint. Murky orange yellow color with nice head and lacing. Tart lemon smell and taste. A pleasantly floral and rustic beer. Full smooth feel. Overall a beer I would drink again.
Oct 09, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by archero from Texas

Aug 24, 2021
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Reviewed by josanguapo from Spain

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
De Beer Republic. En copa Teku. Jugando a Fortnite. Una saison agradable, con un toque ácido algo más marcado de lo habitual pero sin desagradar. No obstante, se hecha en falta algo más de cuerpo
Mar 03, 2021
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Reviewed by REDAMI from Ohio

3.61/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured from 12oz bottle into Chimay goblet

L: Pours a clear Amber/orange color, chill hazing appears after a minute or so, thin fine off white head

S: Slight bret-like funkiness, and a less than expected lemon hint... Very mild nose

T: And there's the lemon... More bitter than expected, but this beer is all about the lemon and it does not disappoint

F: Dry with rather fine carbonation

O: Not my style, but if Hard lemonades are your thing but you find them a bit too sweet... This is your beer. It's a good lemon saison hybrid. More lemon then saison, but the subtle notes of a farmhouse are there if you wait for the lemon forward flavors to subside. A good beer, but niche.
Dec 31, 2020
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Reviewed by jkblr from Indiana

3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
12oz undated bottle (first week of distribution to Indiana, hopefully fresh) poured into teku glass at fridge temp 6.3% ABV. The beer pours just slightly cloudy in a light amber color with off white head. The head recedes to a thin ring and island. No lacing. The aroma is typical saison yeast with a hint of lemon. The taste is clovey yeast up front with subtle lemon / lemongrass in the barely bitter finish. The mouthfeel is thin to medium bodied with just above average carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, good. Well made and straightforward saison.
Dec 24, 2020
Rated: 3.25 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Apr 13, 2020
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

2/5  rDev -47.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Bottled spring 2015; drank 5/23/15 @ the Yarchives.

Semi-opaque dandelion appearance.

HUGE, fluffy eggshell head; frothy lace.

Lemon Pledge nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

This tastes exactly like Lemon Pledge smells. Straight up. Maybe a hint of pepper on the finish, but all I could think of was Pledge.

My first & last bottle.
Oct 12, 2019
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Reviewed by BlackBeerPirate from Illinois

3.61/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Taste: crisp lemon citrus, white pepper, tart, yeast, bright finish. Mild lemon peel, fruit, nose. Honey/Golden hue, semi unfiltered, white head nice ring lattice of lace. Medium body. Easy to drink.
Aug 31, 2019
Rated: 4.22 by MGibbons from Maryland

Aug 20, 2019
Rated: 4 by -Andrew- from Michigan

May 03, 2019
Rated: 3.56 by WickedBeer from Alabama

Feb 12, 2019
Rated: 4 by bucrogers26th from Illinois

Dec 08, 2018
Rated: 4.34 by Vylo from New Jersey

Nov 07, 2018
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Reviewed by GreenDragonPurse from Idaho

3.26/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Pours golden-pale orange amber with a big white head; lots of lacing. The scent is slightly fresh, slightly malty, very lemony. The taste is sweet lemon, basically equal parts lemonade and beer. This is probably safe for your 10-year old to drink. There's not enough going on here to get excited about.
Sep 18, 2018
Rated: 3.87 by robotic_being from Florida

Jul 19, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by Pro_Magnon from Texas

Jun 15, 2018
Rated: 4.03 by Nurhyme21 from Kentucky

Feb 24, 2018
Rated: 3.99 by cd34 from Illinois

Feb 10, 2018
Rated: 3.98 by Sparky44 from Illinois

Jan 13, 2018
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Reviewed by avalon07 from South Carolina

3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
L: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a yellow-orange color and a very cloudy consistency. There was an inch of foamy, very long-lasting head. Pretty good lacing.

S: A nice aroma of citrus fruit, Belgian yeast, the barnyard funk, malt, and spices.

T: Tasted of a fair shot of Belgian-style yeast, some spices (a little pepper, perhaps?), some of the advertised lemon (not quite enough), light malt, and the aforementioned barnyard funk. The flavor's a bit on the uneven side, but still likable. Could have used a bit more oomph with some ingredients, particularly the lemon.

F: A good amount of carbonation with a dry finish. Medium-bodied.

O: On the whole, this beer has its flaws, but still manages to be likable. Worth a look.
Dec 27, 2017
Rated: 5 by Switz160 from Illinois

Dec 10, 2017
Rated: 3.92 by CSO from Illinois

Dec 09, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by CPAles from Illinois

Nov 07, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by drstalker from Illinois

Nov 05, 2017
Rated: 4 by kell50 from North Carolina

Oct 25, 2017
Rated: 4.14 by vanfanusa from Georgia

Oct 14, 2017
Rated: 4.43 by Jaybeam from New York

Sep 11, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by Zach136 from Georgia

Jun 20, 2017
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Reviewed by megapyro6 from Wisconsin

3.67/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pours a nice yellow-gold with a thick head. Fades rather rapidly into lacing.

The aroma is a little crackery and bready malt with with yeast phenolics. If I really look, there is the faintest hint of a lemon type aroma, but I probably wouldn't have smelled it if I wasn't looking for it. A little earthy.

The taste matches the aroma. Earthy yeast character with a little peppery spice. Lightly sweet malt character with some notes of funky and hay. A touch of fruit, but nothing distinctly lemon. It's mostly earth, dirt, and rustic character.

The mouthfeel is a little prickly due to high carbonation. It's a fairly dry beer. Goes down well.

Overall, I'm a little disappointed. It's an alright saison, but no lemon aromatics or flavor. I was also expecting even a light tartness, but there is none. Maybe I got an older bottle. The bottles are dated, but they're all too smudged to read. It looks like 4/10/1X The X could be any number from 6-9. I'm not sure if it's a bottled on or best by date. I may check and see if anything at the store is more readable the next time I'm in.
Jun 20, 2017
Rated: 3.65 by mjwellman from Texas

Jun 14, 2017
Rated: 3.8 by rjd722 from Maryland

May 31, 2017
Rated: 3.18 by Commandophile from Illinois

May 05, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by Keith_R from Georgia

Apr 24, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by jschott75 from Illinois

Mar 08, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by westyrun from New York

Feb 20, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by Shaymus from Massachusetts

Dec 29, 2016
Rated: 3.25 by Rice_Nate_25 from Ohio

Dec 12, 2016
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Reviewed by Unholy_UFO from Indiana

3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours a very thick head of foam, straw colored out of the bottle.resolves with an amber color.
I get a very aromatic smell to this one, as if I can taste the sour flavor from the lemon off of this one.
Tastes like a happy medium between Sierra Nevada's Otra Vez and Bells Oarsman ale, sour enough but not the main focus.
The mouth feel is a very light sting from the alcohol, and the sour flavor never pervades over the beer.
Overall I am surprised i would enjoy this considering how little I enjoy sour flavors.
Oct 26, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by Lukass from Ohio

Oct 01, 2016
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