CraftHaus Brewery

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CraftHaus Brewery
Nevada, United States
Ranked #737
Ranked #23,790
3.68 | pDev: 10.87%
Sep 04, 2022
Dec 13, 2014
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Reviewed by iguanodon from Utah

3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
Draft at the brewery tap room. Pours light gold with a medium white head. Aroma: faint citrus, grass, black pepper. Taste: clean grainy malt, not too farmhouse IMO. Ok but not a great saison.
Sep 04, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by einman from Minnesota

Nov 14, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by ChrisG523 from Massachusetts

Jun 05, 2019
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Reviewed by berkough from Nevada

2.87/5  rDev -22%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Normally I'm an IPA, lager, and stout guy, occasionally I step outside of my comfort zone. This is definitely one of those times. Lee's Liquor had a "build your own case" with several different beers from Crafthaus, so I took advantage.

There's not much to the nose. Initial taste is light and lemony, moderately bitter. Some mild botanical spice. Similar "chaulky" mouth feel to other Belgian style beers. Overall, I think it's a pretty solid brew.
Mar 09, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by Gobzilla from California

Jan 20, 2019
Rated: 3.76 by UCLABrewN84 from California

Jan 15, 2018
Rated: 3.74 by Sellen from Connecticut

Nov 06, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by deniserat from California

Jul 16, 2017
Rated: 3.72 by Thecalmdrinker from Nevada

Jul 05, 2017
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Reviewed by 98green from Michigan

3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
On top. Saison isn't my wheelhouse, but I enjoyed this one. Light flavor, plenty of banana and light spice. Faint grassy funk. A lot closer to a wit than a saison to me, which is fine for me. Overall a nice offering. I'd try again if I saw it on an otherwise weak tap list
Apr 15, 2017
Rated: 4.19 by TheOakKing from New York

Mar 04, 2017
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Reviewed by denver10 from New Mexico

2.88/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
An uninspiring saison. Pours translucent golden with a white head. Aroma and flavor is largely banana with the slightest hint of saison yeast and its barely contributing spice, just enough to let you know its a saison and not just a wheat ale. No depth. At 4.7 abv i didn't need a super complex beer, but this is underwhelming nonetheless. A local brewery to me, Dialogue Brewing, released their own sib 5% abv saison and nailed it so I think i am fair in being critical here and not throwing unrealistic expectations their way. A creamy, fuller body mouthfeel, not sure its working with the style for me here. I would have preferred/expected something light, crisp and active, which this was not. Overall, drinkable but one to pass on, imo.
Jan 22, 2017
Rated: 3.23 by B_B from California

Dec 20, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by rfgetz from New Jersey

Sep 28, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by twelveinches from Washington

Jun 07, 2016
Rated: 3.57 by nmann08 from Virginia

Apr 16, 2016
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Reviewed by biegaman from Canada (ON)

3.49/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Saison in a can? Now I've seen everything! Actually, this is nothing I haven't seen many times before: the bright golden body with a light haze but beaming highlights. Evocation looks like a Saison through and through, right down to the dense, long-lasting head... wait, cancel that. It collapses fairly quickly.

When I think Saison I think of two places: the farm and the orchard. But this aroma has a more tropical fruit smell, a distinct banana flavour (something more akin to a German weissbier) and very little, if any of those mildly funky, farmhouse qualities. It's definitely not the work of real Belgians...

Which does not therefore automatically make it inferior. No, what makes Evocation inferior is the lack of spice and prickly acidity to enliven the palate; the lighter-than-normal body and absence of an aftertaste; the faintness of the fruit notes; the weak and near flavourless malt and hop character.

Looking for a silver lining amongst all those shortcomings requires glasses even stronger than the prescription I presently have (and I'm legally blind in one eye). What I need to stress, however, is that there's not one unpleasant thing about this ale; it's perfectly drinkable, if unexciting.

CraftHaus' motto is "time well spent" - they aught to spend a little more time on Evocation. This Saison is perfectly acceptable for mindless consumption, but those of us familiar with the style's heights know this to be a lowly example; it evokes Belgium's great farmhouse ales in only the very slightest.
Feb 27, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by ItsYourBoyBlue from Washington

Jan 27, 2016
Rated: 2.9 by Jugs_McGhee from Colorado

Jan 13, 2016
Rated: 3.7 by Stinger80OH from Ohio

Jan 12, 2016
Rated: 3.64 by emwilke from Nevada

Dec 12, 2015
Rated: 4 by MarkyMOD from Colorado

Dec 11, 2015
Rated: 3.51 by Rutager from Canada (BC)

Nov 27, 2015
Rated: 3.03 by Erndogg from Pennsylvania

Aug 20, 2015
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Reviewed by BucannonXC5 from California

3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Type: 16-oz. can
Glass: Karl Strauss pint glass
From: UNLV Adam
Price: N/A
Purchased: N/A; Received July 27, 2015
Consumed: Aug. 7, 2015
Misc.: Best before Aug. 11, 2015

Thanks Adam!

Poured a yellow, golden, hazy color with two fingers of rocky, white head. Good deal of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Minimal foamy lacing on the sides of the glass. Poor retention on the top. (Sight - 3.50)

Smelled Belgian cloves, peppery spices, banana chips, lemon zest, honey, apple, green grapes and faint sourdough toast. (Smell - 3.75)

Tasted a bit better than the nose, getting those Belgian peppery spices first, which lingered throughout the pour. Also got cloves, honey, lemon, grass, green grapes and sourdough yeast. (Taste - 3.75)

Light body. Oily-to-thin texture. Lively-to-average carbonation. Spicy finish. (Feel - 3.50)

This was a decent Saison overall. I may have underrated a few of the categories a tad. (Overall - 3.75)

3.71 | 84 | B
Aug 12, 2015
Rated: 4.47 by torr99 from Nevada

Aug 03, 2015
Rated: 4.74 by wretchedabyss from England

Aug 02, 2015
Rated: 4.06 by bcgill from Virginia

Jun 22, 2015
Rated: 3.77 by richj1970 from Alabama

May 08, 2015
Rated: 3.73 by MonkeyBread from Nevada

Apr 19, 2015
Rated: 3.51 by ILikeGoodCider from New Jersey

Apr 04, 2015
Rated: 3.72 by TequilaVoodoo from California

Apr 02, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by slasich from Pennsylvania

Jan 25, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by GRG1313 from California

Dec 13, 2014
Evocation from CraftHaus Brewery
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 34 ratings