Saison | Oddwood Ales

SaisonSaison
BA SCORE
88.5%
Liked This Beer
4.13 w/ 87 ratings
SaisonSaison
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Oddwood Ales
Texas, United States
oddwoodales.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Dry, tart, and funky farmhouse ale. Fermented in red wine barrels with a melange of yeast and bacteria.

Added by bccocx on 10-16-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,534
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
87
Liked:
77
Avg:
4.13/5
pDev:
12.11%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
20
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 87 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of janebender
4.65/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Whatup14
2.58/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Premo88
3.93/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

25.4 oz. bottle poured into tulip
(batch #3, bottled on 12/18/2015)

L: clear light gold, good activity in the glass; pushes up over 1-inch head of white foam that dissipates quickly; not much sticking or lacing but the beer keeps a thick collar of offwhite foam; the clarity is stunning

S: hay, wet hay, lemon peel, fingernail polish and some sweet lemon candy; sour lemon is the lead note

T: very sour and earthy first sip, mouth-puckering lemon; the palate quickly adjusts and allows for a bunch of sugary sweetness in, mixing well with the sour/earthy flavor; medicinal cough syrup, especially in the aftertaste; some grain

F: fantastic ... light but crisp and relatively full from the carbonation

O: very good brew with a nice mix of sour, earthy and sweet notes in both the nose and flavor; it gets a bit too much like cough syrup at times, but other than that, it's a tasty beer I will revisit

SECOND BOTTLE NOTE: finished one about a month after the first (Oct. 9, 2016), and it was noticeably better. Not sure if the extra month in the bottle helped it, but it was a bit sweeter with no medicinal flavors at all. Good enough that I'll buy it again.

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Photo of Wayne17
4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tons of funk, just the right amount of tart, some citrus and brett making this saison complex and delicious. Very intrigued to see what Oddwood does now they are split from Adelberts because frankly I believe Oddwood is doing the most interesting and best beer in texas outside of Jester King. This saison is on the level of many of the Hill Farmstead saisons and reminds me of Anna in many ways.

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Photo of dasotelo50
3.8/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Roybert
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stephens101
3.43/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Golden orange in color. The off-white froth disappears quickly, leaving practically nothing behind. A panoply of soured light fruits and damp hay to the nose. Dry, tart and all over the place with a panoply light fruits and spice competing with the tartness and unwelcome phenols. Uninspiring and almost off-putting. Guess I just don't see it.

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Photo of sd123
4.32/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jbspires
1.12/5  rDev -72.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Hudson2508
4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreatStoutman
4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of xtonytx
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of amvrana
4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Raziel313
4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of erushing
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Domvan
4.39/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lagerquestrian
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cam12
5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of billab914
3.55/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ExaltedNecrosis
4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jbaker67
4.26/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tke154
5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Hope they keep this one going! Just as good if not better than Jester King brews straight outta Austin

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Photo of Gus_13
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Batch 002

Really nice nose of white grapes and citrus. Reminds me of a Sauvignon Blanc wine almost. Bit of funk and a subtle tartness. Taste follows the nose and the tartness is perfect. Amazingly refreshing! I could drink this one all day.

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Photo of HeadyTheElder
4.6/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 002 (Bottled on 4/24/2015). 750mL bottle poured into a snifter. $11 at Specs.

Nice funky farmhouse aroma. The taste is very fruity with wine flavors along with a nice tartness and barnyard funk. The Brett is obvious, but not overwhelming, and the farmhouse base flavors are present. I really pick up on the oak from the barrel on the finish, which is refreshing and dry. No issues with carbonation.

Overall, a great barrel-aged saison. And for the price, one of the best values for this style.

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Saison from Oddwood Ales
Beer rating: 88.5% out of 100 with 87 ratings
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