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Saison Houblon | The Pike Brewing Company

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Saison HoublonSaison Houblon

Brewed by:
The Pike Brewing Company
Washington, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by NWer on 07-06-2012

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2/5  rDev -45.4%

Photo of archyquaffer
2.4/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served from a bomber into a pilsener sampling glass. The head is somewhat sticky, with big bubbles. The beer is hazy, and of a pale golden color.

This smells like a hop bomb- grassy grassy, or rather like a musty hay bale. The flavor is over the top bitter, and barely allows any yeasty flavors to come through. Astringent aftertaste with a dry funky finish.

This beer is a mess. It is WAY too hoppy for the style, and the hops and funk clash so badly that it is barely drinkable.

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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

Photo of tfsimpkins
2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of smanders
2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

Picked this up for less that $5 at TW in Chantilly. Love the bottled-on date!

Appearance: a cloudy, honey color with an white(ish) head.

Smell: loads of malt leap out of the glass, followed by typical saison aromas: grain, yeast, a hint of hops.

Taste: similar to the smell with a biting medicinal tone; almost like someone dropped a cough drop into the bottle. Less yeasty and crisp than other saisons.

Mouthfeel: lots o' bubbles (i.e. heavy carbonation

Drinkability: Usually saisons are light, crisp, and refreshing. This example was a bit more work due to the medicinal quality; too off-putting in my opinion, considering the myriad options in the style.

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Photo of Fatehunter
2.96/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a huge foamy head on a clear light straw body.
The aroma is honey, wildflowers and a little mint. Nice
The taste is honey sweet, an odd bitterness and hay.
The texture is soft.
It has a weird flavor finish, but it's fine.

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Photo of ChugMan
2.99/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A - Huge foamy head left tons of lacing. Great! Clear golden orange body + tiny bubbles
S - After an initial blast of Budweisery-ness, the aroma settled to familiar saison territory: yeasty, cracked baguette crust, somewhat sweet. Granulated sugar and rainbow bell peppers. Nice.
T - Too bland for the style. Uniformly bitter. Green pepper, clove, baguette. A bit of fusel also? Hmm.
M - Carbonation is nice, afterfeel is sticky, annoying.
O - This is a hopped-up pilsner barely passing for farmhouse. Cripes, did I get an old bottle? Where's the funk? The floral? The CHARACTER? Boring but not totally offensive, and the great presentation makes this a decent stepstone to stronger examples of the style.

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Photo of Takezo
2.99/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A bit anemic on the pallet, I expected more from the beer considering the touted IPA finish in the description.

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of IPAchris
3.27/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Corson
3.42/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Moose90
3.49/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of marmstrong1212
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of RenzoD
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sort of a different approach to a Saison IMO. Has the fruity aromas, and the full bodied, hazy look with a very bubbly head. Taste is pretty basic upfront but the finish is very dry, almost bitter hoppiness. Im certainly no expert to the style but I can tell that it is a pretty unique finish for a farmhouse. I enjoyed the beer and recommend trying it. It isnt bad.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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Saison Houblon from The Pike Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 93 ratings
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