Kinda Classic
Suarez Family Brewery

Kinda ClassicKinda Classic
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Style:
Belgian Saison
Ranked #169
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
92
Ranked #4,127
Avg:
4.26 | pDev: 4.46%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
45
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Suarez Family Brewery
 
New York, United States
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Notes: Kinda Classic is a hoppy Belgian-inspired refresher ripe with fermentation character. We fermented this beer hot with a single strain of expressive yeast, and cold conditioned for a short spell. This one crackles on the palate with notes of black pepper, sweet floral chamomile perfume, lemon pie filling, oily earl grey tea/bergamot, spring time forest, clean pils malts and other bright things sure to please. So refreshing and so complex. Please do not cellar.
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 45 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by musicsherlock:
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4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Photo of travisvb
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nichols33
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.02/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of trevorpost
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SpaethJam
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vfgccp
4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chrishiker1409
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of xtonytx
3.94/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of doremite
4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mltobin
4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cbutova
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A- A deep golden yellow body poured from the tap to a wine style glass. Fuzzy foamy white cap to about two inches with infinite retention. Wide and thick patches of lace here and there.

S- Bright with Belgian yeast dominant. Pepper, herbal tea, coriander, belgian yeast spice, lemon zest, slight esters, pear and base Belgian grain. Clean and to the point.

T- Dry profile with Saison yeast all over the flavor profile. Packs a lot of flavor for a somewhat low ABV. Peppercorns, pear, lemon zest, vanilla sweets, pale cracked barley dust, slight banana, whole grains, bread and cooking herbs. Minimal sweets.

MF- Light bodied with a fluffy and crisp texture. High level of carbonation and an herbal bitter finish.

Low ABV and bursting with Saison yeast flavors. Clean, spicy, herbal and slightly fruity. Gimme a kegerator full.

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Photo of TheEpeeist
4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cavedave
4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A lightly cloudy gold topped by three fingers of white foam looks like a jewel in the glass. Head kicks back pretty quickly, nice cap lasts for the ride.

Med. strength aroma features lemon-limey funk and overripe citrus, nice rounded yeasty tart, with sourdough, hay, and barnyard aromas checking in as well. All the flavors are balanced, and make it truly delightful to inhale. As it warms spice and floral fragrances emerge.

Wow it's a full flavored presentation of the aroma,, with spice revealed as peppery that assumes a more prominent role in the taste. Bright, clean flavor crests, keeping its wonderful balance even with more potent peppery note, with this spice and overripe fruit funk closing the sip.

Super light bodied, low carb. very refreshing, clean as a whistle flavor presentation, and a finish that is a linger of beauty and excellence that doesn't build on palate.

What can I say except get this if you see it, highest recommendation.

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4.91/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of oline73
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.04/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A standard classic.

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4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Kinda Classic from Suarez Family Brewery
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 45 ratings