Rumblefish Hoppy Saison
Birds Fly South Ale Project

Rumblefish Hoppy SaisonRumblefish Hoppy Saison
Write a Review
Beer Geek Stats: | Print Shelf Talker
Belgian Saison
Ranked #449
Ranked #10,789
4.09 | pDev: 9.54%
Birds Fly South Ale Project
South Carolina, United States
Very Good
Rumblefish Hoppy SaisonRumblefish Hoppy Saison
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 28
Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Looks like a hand written date on the bottom right corner that says "10 - 18."
Poured into a tulip, the appearance was a semi-dark bronzed chill hazed copper color with a sly transparency. Level foamy white head settled down fairly slow leaving some concave lace.
The aroma had some juicy citrus fruit pith/pulpy character flowing into some sour Bretty to tart funky character. Subtle grassiness.
The flavor brought a thorough blend of juicy citrus fruit to tropical fruit with an ample backing of sour and funky tones running in and out of each other. Aftertaste seems to be like "cement." Weird but yes, (I once knocked out my front teeth when I was little so I know what cement tastes like). It's a clean cement as if it was just poured two hours ago.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied, perhaps just a touch over, but I can endorse this one to be full bodied. I'd say somewhere between a sipper and somewhat sessionable. Finish seemed somewhat jolly rancher - ish but scaled down a bit with a really nice juiciness.
Overall, really nice sour saison, well worthy of coming back to!

 1,087 characters

Photo of philbe311
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A hoppy saison, yes please!!! A loud crisp carbonation release upon popping the cap... Huge fluffy white head comprised of big chunky bubbles... Lacing clings to the glass... Interesting nose - All the normal Saison components are present but there is also hints of lemon and melon along with a subtle hoppiness... Simple and straight-forward flavor profile, not over complex... Lively carbonation and smooth mouthfeel... An enjoyable and interesting American Saison...

 475 characters

Photo of Pontzie
3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: pours a hazy lemon yellow. Nearly a full two finger head. Head lasts a medium length and leaves nice thick lacing.

S: fairly reserved scent. Lemon and yeast. A touch of earthiness

T: good sour yeastiness. A tiny bit of black pepper and some mild lemon. Pretty much a standard saison ale character.

F: A bit creamy up front and the flatness carries through to the back of the palatte. The lemon and yeast don't quite kick it into the right level of sour.

O: A good saison with some interest to it but not really enough character to make this memorable. Overall it is just good and drinkable but not really worth the premium price.

 641 characters

Photo of JayQue
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a really good Saison. The strong hoppiness did not take from the overall quality of the beer. I drink Saisons for the yeast/barnyard/musty/horseblanket thing and it was very apparent in this beer. Pours a somewhat hazy gold color with a medium size delicately bubbly white head. Head retention is better than average but not much lacing on the glass. Aroma should satisfy a saison lover. Yeast/Brett and some lemon zest rule the roost here. There is some hint of the hoppiness to come but the aroma is good classic saison. Taste has a nice funky/musty lemony presence to it but there is also some up front grassy hops bitterness that blends nicely into the more traditional saison flavors. Funk and hops seem to work well thogether (at least with this beer). The funk and hoppiness are nicely balanced and the tongue can enjoy both of them. Mouthfeel is rich enough with both saison and hoppy presence. THis was one of 21 beers I bought in Columbia SC. If I could get my hands no more of them, I would buy some!!!!

 1,036 characters

Photo of mntlover
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a lightly hazy pale yellow color big billowing white three finger head . Beautiful beer can watch single bubbles releasing from the bottom of the tulip raising slowly to meet the massive head that leaves gobs of lace everywhere.

Aroma is definite Farmhouse musty horse blanket grainy malt background, light lemon grass mingled with real lemon citrus notes, and earthy spices. Can detect slight notes of Brett sprinkled about giving it a light tartness to the nose. While the nose is good it is lightly subdued at least to me, still nice just not as in your face.

Taste little different then I expected, not as citrus like as the nose. Malt with light funky moves to lemon notes covered in Brett but not overly sour lemon grass adds some earthy, herbal grassy notes to the mix that finishes with light brett , spices clove, coriander, hints of mint and light lingering funk. The more I drink it the more I appreciate it, nothing over the top just well made and easy drinking goodness here.

Mouthfeel is lighter medium considering the big head the carbonation on this one is also more towards medium, it is not overly fizzy or overdone at all.

Overall I like this beer might not be as big in your face as some, not overly fruity or overly funky, just the right small touch of Brett and enough hops to keep it balance. I would defiantly have this often if it was available, just a solid well crafted brew.

 1,415 characters

Photo of MagicJeff
4.01/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into my snifter.
Look: Old gold body with a decent faded white head.
Smell: Lemons and earth. Wish this would open up more.
Taste: earthy, mossy, fresh cut grass. Lemongrass. Hoppy lemony citrus notes. Slight black pepper spice on a crisp finish.
Feel: Medium bodied and very drinkable. Very refreshing after a run on the treadmill. The finish wants me to take another sip.
Overall: It's almost overwhelmingly lemony/hoppy but they pull this one great. Ideal for a hot day. Would love to try this on draft as well. Solid offering from Birds Fly South.

 579 characters

Photo of Pourharddrinkslow
4.01/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A light colored ale that is an excellent tasting, easy drinking saison. The taste is slightly sweet, with hops at the beginning that fade near the end and give way to a sweet, earthy, organic saison taste. The texture matches the taste perfectly on my tongue. One of the best by BFS.

 287 characters

Rumblefish Hoppy Saison from Birds Fly South Ale Project
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 28 ratings