Saison Aux Baies Ameres | Left Hand Brewing Company

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3.75/5
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Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
lefthandbrewing.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Saison Ale brewed with Chokecherry juice and with Chokecherries added.

Dry and crisp farmhouse-style ale. Mild tartness with bitter Colorado Chokecherries.

10 IBU

Added by jsh420 on 03-19-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#26,708
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
68
pDev:
8%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of ONUMello
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16oz can bb 11/6/17 poured into a tulip
A: Gold with a pink tinge with a one-finger head and plenty of bubbles
S: Belgian yeast, a touch bready, floral with generic fruit notes
T: Belgian yeast, banana and a touch of what I presume is the chokecherry
M: Medium-bodied with light carbonation
O: Overall a pleasant but unmemorable saison, I wish the chokecherry was more prevalent

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Photo of 11-52_4hops
3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BB1313
3.59/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Best by 11/6/17. 16oz can poured into a tulip. Pours golden with nice clarity and has bubbles racing upwards; small white head that quickly fades leaving okay retention and little lacing. The aromas have subtle hints of banana and bubblegum. The yeasts are there and blend well with the sweet malts. Hints of honey. Nice fruity aromas. The flavors follow the nose for the most part. More banana and bubblegum. I'm not too familiar with chokeberries, but I do pick up some mild berry flavors. The yeasts blend well with a solid malt backbone. Slightly sweet, but nothing crazy. It doesn't seem tart at all. Alcohol basically goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is nice. It's on the lighter side of medium-bodied with moderate to active carbonation. It's fluffy and sharp. Easy drinking stuff.

This is a solid saison. It might not be the most traditional example of the style, but it's close enough. It's clean and refreshing. Enjoyable stuff. It's possibly even better than my "numerical score" might indicate.

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Photo of Lukass
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.6/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

i think its a great idea and an exciting series they have here, making saison seasonal again, doing all these special ones with seasonal ingredients, although where i really dug the honey one they did in the spring, the chokecherry version leaves a little to be desired. where the honey filled in some of the holes of simplicity in that one, this seems thin and one dimensional from a yeast standpoint, and not as wheaty and full and fresh tasting as the honey one either. a little overly belgian in the nose, and sort of winey in taste. the cherries add a little tartness and are highly floral, almost cherry blossom as much as the fruit itself. i like that part, but the chokecherry is both tart and sweet, and sort of strange and a little medicinal with the belgiany yeast strain, tastes fermented too warm also. i can see the appeal, but next to the better cherry saisons in the game, this seems almost amateurish. i was so impressed with the honey one and was really looking forward to this, but its not even close to as good, at least in my opinion. hey, at least the cans look pretty! some will love this im sure, but for me it didnt quite get there...

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Photo of Beerasaurus
4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Slarson7
3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of scottspencer
3.67/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GregSemenza
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Fettpopps
3/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of liquorpig
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HermitDan
4.26/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of djrn2
3.1/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of PJCarnell
4.09/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Satorn
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 16oz can into Bell's Hopslam Tulip. Best by Halloween 2017.

L: Pinkish orange, finger width white head has decent retention but fades into a ring after a minute or two.

S: Floral and spicy, pale malts, a fruity note which I would assume is from the Chokecherry. Not a bad aroma.

T: Floral and spicy beginning, with a touch of peach like fruit in the middle that turns to a yeast and pale malt lingering aftertaste. Not unpleasant but not great. Good enough.

F: Light bodied, crisp.

O: Not bad but I have had much better Saisons.

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Photo of Hellpop65
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of babaracas
3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a pink-tinged clear orange with fizzy insta-fade white head. Smell: pils malt, midlly floral and spicy, vague stonefruit. Taste: a bite of peach, backdrop is semisweet pale malt with mild clove and spicy hopping, a mild cranberry-like bitterness takes hold, then finishes with more peach. Light-medium bodied, aggressive but agreeable carbonation, crisp finish. Far less sweet than the first entry in the series (au Miel) and more enjoyable for it. I get the idea of making a fairly clean beer to showcase the seasonal ingredient, but a lot of the background players (rye, wheat, oats) are not doing anything here... could we get some head retention by season 4?

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Saison Aux Baies Ameres from Left Hand Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 68 ratings