Scrumtrulescent Saison | New England Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
New England Brewing Co.
Connecticut, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Ratings: 113 |  Reviews: 14
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of VelvetExtract
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a cloudy yellow color. Head is large and very bubbly. Head leaves sporadic lacing bubbles. Head dies down to a bubbly thin layer.

S-Quite spicy. Peppery and yeast. Has that nice Barnyard aroma. Hops are surely not overshadowed. Grassy, clean and bitter are the hops. Tons going on. A nice, aromatic Saison.

T-Akin to the nose. Spicy pepper, other spices too. Yeasty and a bit funky too. Ends in a very delectable grassy hop wave. Very smooth, and the flavors seemingly melt together. Complexity abound.

M-Would prefer a bit more intense carbonation here. Body is medium. A bit slick. Smooth and creamy.

O/D-NEBCO always kills it in my opinion. This is a great Saison. It is not their most delicious beer, but for a $10 growler fill I am more than pleased with the results.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of ColForbinBC
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Growler poured into a pint glass

A hazy golden yellow body with a foamy, soapy white cap. Head rose about a finger and subsided to a thin layer, with some extra cling around the edges.

The nose is somewhat tame. Soft and subtle. Spicy and estery. Some medicinal/herbal notes with some breadiness while the hops lay low.

Clean saison, classic in style. The body is light and clean with soft, delicate spices and a balance of alcoholic phenols and fruity esters. Nothing is overly aggressive, everything plays nice together.

Light on the feel, but creamy. Almost so much that it makes this medium bodied. Dry, really dry on the finish with a touch of white pepper and earthy hops.

A damn fine saison. Extremely easy to drink, perfectly dry. I would like this to be a little more funky, but still this is a solid saison on all fronts.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from tap into pint glass at Gingerman sono. Pours a hazy straw golden thick foam and a bit of lacing. Hay and fruity hop aromas. Very mild hay and yeasty fruity funk flavors. Easy drinker and nice mellow balance but not my favorite saison. Deff worth a try though.

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4.42/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the brewery, poured into a tulip. Thanks, Matt and Rob!

A: Hazy pale orange body with a finger of dense, creamy off-white head. Great retention, light lace. Nice.

S: Light, delicate, classic Saison aroma: very spicy, herbal, and earthy, with a bit of breadiness as it warms. Lovely balance of esters and phenols, with no harsh medicinal aspects at all. Nice minerality, and faint hops. Really, really nice. Happily, the sulfur that plagued this beer when I first sampled it from the fermenter is entirely gone.

T: Very dry and spicy up front, with some major pepper and mineral components. Some light apple esters come in midway through, with a very dry, chalky finish. So, so dry. I feel like there's a vacuum in my cheeks. Crazy, and hugely drinkable.

M: Light, lively, and puckeringly dry. Challenging, in a good way.

O: Terrific Saison! I know Matt's hopes were high for this one, and I think he nailed it. I love that it's not the least bit sweet or boozy, problems that seem to derail many American "bigger is better" takes on this style. The dryness of this beer was incredible, and impressively free of astringency. Highly recommended.


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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Roguer
3.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful beer, dark gold with a hint of copper, huge white head with nice retention, tons of lacing.

Lemongrass and slight banana aroma, some Belgian yeast, wet blanket.

Slightly sweet take on a Saison, with lemongrass, light citrus peel, grass, candi sugar, wheat, hay, light pepper, tobacco, and Belgian yeast.

Semi-dry, pleasantly alive with a mild sting. Cloying sweet aftertaste.

This is a nice Saison, on the sweet side, in the style of Hennepin. Very drinkable, and a nice ABV for the style.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.26/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: hazy, straw color; light head that dissipated quickly; sporadic lacing;

S: Belgian yeast and lemon;

T: complex; yeast morphed into lemon and orange at mid-palate followed by some tartness, which faded to a mild bitterness and a little pepper on the finish;

M: light; moderate carbonation; crisp; refreshing;

O: another great beer from NEBCO; this isn't a style I generally like, but I do appreciate the quality;

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3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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Scrumtrulescent Saison from New England Brewing Co.
4.05 out of 5 based on 113 ratings.
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