The Grand Saison | Grand Teton Brewing Co.

The Grand SaisonThe Grand Saison
BA SCORE
79.3%
Liked This Beer
3.98 w/ 82 ratings
The Grand SaisonThe Grand Saison
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Grand Teton Brewing Co.
Idaho, United States
grandtetonbrewing.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Saison is the original summer beer. Originally brewed in southern Belgium for thirsty farm hands, these crisp, bubbly, and refreshing brews demand to be consumed on hot summer days. Our Saison follows centuries of tradition, using European hop varieties—Hallertauer Magnum, Styrian Goldings, and Strisselspalt. We also use a very light base malt accented by just a touch of Wheat and Munich malts. Finally, we ferment the beer very warm with a well-known Belgian yeast strain to bring out the spicy flavors that are common to Saisons.

32 IBU

Added by Jason on 05-10-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
50
Ratings:
82
Liked:
65
Avg:
3.98/5
pDev:
11.06%
Alströms:
4.15
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
2
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 82 |  Reviews: 50
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4.16/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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2.71/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy amber under a sudsy white 2” foam collar. Herbal fruity nose. Spicy fruit palate with a little tartness especially on the finish. Creamy meadium body, above average carbonation.

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3.58/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.66/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

bottled on 6/16/11. opened on 3/8/12

Slight haze of gold, 2" standing strong.

Spicy aroma!! Musky, earthy, but sweet and tangy fruits as well, grains, golden wheat and subtle...green peppers.

A full-on crispy and alive mouth feel, with a traditional full, and smooth finish, and yes dry aftertaste.

The yeast flavor's and complexity are huge. Spice, peppery wheat, hearty, musky-earthy born flavor's are exactly what I want from this style. A sour-wild yeast comes into play as the brew warms, tangy fruit, tart and sour finish hits me as spot-on.

You just never know what to expect from a small American Brewery covering such a wonderful Belgian style is going to present. The yeast must be complex with the balance of flavor's and wild edge being right on. This is a bulls eye.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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1.75/5  rDev -56%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.72/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Note- Catching up on some ancient review notes. This was consumed about 3 months past the bottling. 750 ml poured into a Duvel tulip.

Slightly hazy deep gold with a sizeable head and some lacing. Pleasantly fruited aromas of lemon zest and sliced apples with grasses, grains and assorted herbs. The flavor doesn't quite live up to this promise of complexity, but make no mistake, it's bold and flavorful with a zippy, almost spritzy feel. Big herbal hop flavor with a nice citric bite at the swallow and lingering yeast. Good stuff.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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The Grand Saison from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 79.3% out of 100 with 82 ratings
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