Early Grey Marmalade Saison
Dominion City Brewing Co.

Early Grey Marmalade SaisonEarly Grey Marmalade Saison
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Style:
Belgian Saison
Ranked #1,423
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
86
Ranked #27,954
Avg:
3.78 | pDev: 9.52%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
21
From:
Dominion City Brewing Co.
 
Ontario, Canada
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
86
Very Good
Early Grey Marmalade SaisonEarly Grey Marmalade Saison
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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 21
Reviews by Corson:
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3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Photo of Sammy
3.86/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beyond the gimmick, enjoyed on tap at the only cafe. Complex aroma, this is real ingredients. Hoppy and pepper finish seals the deal.spicy and mildly tart.

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Photo of Electros
4.07/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bylerteck
3.4/5  rDev -10.1%

Growler from the brewery opened with barely a sound so there might be carbonation issues. From notes.

A - Half finger of head was gone instantly. Cloudy gold to dark gold colour with very mild carbonation. No lace and no retention.

S - Nice orange zest and sweet spice. Tea was there but mild and worked well with the spice and orange. A little grain.

T - Orange, more tea and spice. A good combo of flavours. Straightforward, but tasty.

M - Mild carbonation, good medium body and a nice orange/spice finish.

O/D - A better offering than the blonde ale. Interesting and more complex and quite refreshing. I wouldn't drink a ton of this but it was interesting.

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Photo of liamt07
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of spinrsx
3.34/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

one of the more clever and innovative and high quality craft beers i had around toronto, this one on tap at king taps. its a great brew, a clean but grainy saison spiked with earl grey tea and orange, both in tasteful proportion, enough to come through and accent, but to still respect the simple rustic nature of the base beer. its a pretty pour too, several inches of rising white wispy head rest atop a sunny colored orange brew with just a little haze. fresh orange flesh and juice in the nose, a fragrant almost perfumey tea element, and some crackery wheat malt, simple and elegant, but also robust and complex, its the best of both worlds and the kind of flavored beer i like to drink. the additives contribute a lot, as a saison alone this is well made but maybe a little boring, the yeast ferments it dry and clean, but some funk would be welcomed here. the esters from it are awesome with the orange though, and the tea gives it a cool earthy finish where it might otherwise drag a little. instead the whole thing is fresh and vibrant and spingy with notes of lavender and coriander and lemongrass, lively and bright, love how dry it is too. a developed brett pitch to make this wild would make this amazingly unique and interesting, but i also really am digging its freshness. a great food beer as the extra ingredients arent too invasive. rushing carbonation makes it sing. an exceptional brew!

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Photo of kelvarnsen
3.56/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FondueVoodoo
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of polloenfuego
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Simon212
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of byronic
3.91/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of Cycle69
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jotora
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StormAles
4.49/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of talbotjf99
3.42/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CanadianBeerBlogger
4.21/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mousel
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kier
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Adam_stewart
4.48/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Still tastes like beer! A perfect balance; subtle enough citrus tastes from the tea and marmalade; I was really happy with what was an unlikely choice for me. Colour is very attractive, as is the smell (which is to be expected). Brewhouse is a great little spot to boot.

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Early Grey Marmalade Saison from Dominion City Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 21 ratings