Early Grey Marmalade Saison
Dominion City Brewing Co.

Early Grey Marmalade SaisonEarly Grey Marmalade Saison
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Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #1,462
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
86
Ranked #29,410
Avg:
3.78 | pDev: 9.52%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
21
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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 by bylerteck:
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bylerteck from Canada

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.

Aug 15, 2014
More User Reviews:
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Sammy from Canada

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.

Feb 25, 2016
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Electros from Canada

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

May 17, 2015
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liamt07 from Canada

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

Dec 23, 2015
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spinrsx from Canada

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

Jun 07, 2015
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

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!

Feb 13, 2018
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kelvarnsen from Canada

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

Jun 21, 2016
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FondueVoodoo from Canada

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Oct 18, 2014
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polloenfuego from Canada

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Nov 15, 2014
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Simon212 from Canada

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

May 06, 2015
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byronic from Canada

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

Mar 10, 2015
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boszormeny from Canada

3/5  rDev -20.6%

Aug 18, 2014
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Cycle69 from Canada

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

May 22, 2017
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Jotora from Canada

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

Jun 27, 2017
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Corson from Canada

3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mar 20, 2016
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StormAles from Canada

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

Jul 22, 2017
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talbotjf99 from Canada

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

May 01, 2015
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CanadianBeerBlogger from Canada

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

Aug 03, 2015
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Mousel from Canada

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

Jan 28, 2018
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kier from Canada

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

Aug 30, 2018
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Adam_stewart from Canada

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.

Aug 05, 2018
Early Grey Marmalade Saison from Dominion City Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 21 ratings