Belgian Summer Ale
Great Adirondack Brewing Company

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Beer Geek Stats:
Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
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Avg:
3.86 | pDev: 3.37%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
4
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Great Adirondack Brewing Company
 
New York, United States
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Kendo from New York

3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got it on tap at the brewery/restaurant in Lake Placid on 8-10-10.

A: Body is dark yellow with a small white head. No visible carbonation and no lace left behind at all.

S: Faint nose. Touch of husky grain and a bit of honey. That's it.

T: Cereal grains up front with underlying fruit. Touch of earthy funkyness, presumably from a Belgian yeast strain. Finishes with a decent lemony bitterness that provides some balance.

M: Given the lack of visible carbonation, it feels surprisingly active in the bubble department.

D: Pretty good. Went well with both the calamari appetizer and the chipotle shrimp I had for dinner.

Aug 16, 2010
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WesWes from New York

3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a clear, gold color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a basic pale malt scent along with a nice fruity yeast aroma. The taste is good. It has a quaffable pale malt flavor that goes down easy with some light citrus notes and wonderful yeast character. It's a Summer crowd pleaser for sure. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a really good drinking beer. The yeast really adds a ton of fruity esters and lots of Belgiany character.

Nov 18, 2009
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plaid75 from New York

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy dark straw hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured strong yeast esters and a touch of orange.

The taste consisted of a spicy yeast atop a light, but husky, grain.

The mouthfeel was average for the style with some residual spiciness.

Overall a good representation of the style. Easy to drink and rather refreshing.

Sep 10, 2007
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Hojaminbag from Colorado

3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Adirondak's saison has a cloudy golden colored body with a thin white head, served in a tulip glass.

The aroma is spicy with a lot of fruit, some spice, and just a bit of funkiness.

The flavor leans heavily on the fruit, with hints of pear and green apple that go along with a little bit of bready malt to back it up. Just a bit of graininess to it also. Some spiciness comes through next, and underneath it is a little bit of musty, funkiness, which is a surprise to find in a brewpub beer from a place that I've never heard of. Not bad.

The mouthfeel is another pleasant surprise. It certainly isn't on par with a great belgian saison, but it is light and effervescent enough that you can tell it's a saison.

Overall, this is a pretty good beer with an impressive mouthfeel and a solid flavor profile.

Mar 17, 2011
Belgian Summer Ale from Great Adirondack Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 4 ratings