Elevator
Whiner Beer Company

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From:
Whiner Beer Company
 
Illinois, United States
Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
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Avg:
3.71 | pDev: 8.63%
Ratings:
7
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Active
Rated:
Jan 19, 2022
Added:
Jun 25, 2019
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Notes: Easy drinking saison brewed with lemon/orange peel and peaches. Then dry hopped with a combination of Citra, Loral, and Equinox hops.

8 IBU
Recent ratings and reviews.
 
2.99 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Jan 19, 2022
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3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by jzlyo from Iowa

Aroma is fruit/lemon/peaches and spices. The flavor is Belgian yeast, lemon, fruit/peaches, malts, mild sweetness in the middle and start/dryish finish.

Sep 07, 2020
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3.94/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by Beginner2 from Illinois

With this, I am glad I came back to Whiner.
I had been shy of Whiner when they started becoming winey-er and wilder. But with Elevator, Whiner has come back to earth.

Elevator Looks slightly above average; lacking foam. Smells are summer fruit (peaches, apricots, whatever) and then there is the yeast working the malt. Adding citrus, Tastes are the same... until the end when the hops kick-in and they leave a nice drying sensation. In the mouth, bubbly enough to cleanse the palate. And gentle enough to have with a variety of foods.

I've made lots of jokes about Whiner being Chicago's southside Belgian brewery. But, I just noticed another aspect of the joke. Whiner uses cats a lot in the artwork for its cans. (The cats do funny things.) And what is the mascot of Off Color, the northside's Belgian brewer? A mouse (and they do even funnier things.) Maybe there is something more than baseball involved in Chicago's north-south rivalry.

May 31, 2020
 
3.79 by loganburgh from Michigan on Dec 30, 2019
 
3.84 by blissfulNemo from Michigan on Oct 24, 2019
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4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by superspak from North Carolina

12 ounce can into tulip glass, canned in 7/2019. Pours lightly hazy medium golden yellow color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big lightly tart/tangy peaches, fruit skin/pits, lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, citrus peel/zest, pineapple, pear, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, guava, red apple, berries, white grape/wine, wood, peppercorn, clove, pine, light banana/bubblegum, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of peaches, lemon/orange peel, citrus/fruity/tropical hops, fruity/spicy yeast, and pale/wheat malt notes; with big strength. Taste of big lightly tart/tangy peaches, fruit skin/pits, lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, citrus peel/zest, pineapple, pear, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, guava, red apple, berries, white grape/wine, wood, peppercorn, clove, pine, light banana/bubblegum, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel/zest, herbal, floral, woody, grassy bitterness; peppery yeast spiciness; and light fruit/wheat tang/tartness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart/tangy peaches, fruit skin/pits, lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, citrus peel/zest, pineapple, pear, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, guava, red apple, berries, white grape/wine, wood, peppercorn, clove, pine, banana/bubblegum, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of peaches, lemon/orange peel, citrus/fruity/tropical hops, fruity/spicy yeast, and pale/wheat malt flavors; with an awesome malt/bitter/spiciness and tart/tangy fruit balance; with no puckering/astringent flavors after the finish. Fairly crisp/clean finishing. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitter/spiciness and tart/tangy fruit. Medium-plus carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy/sticky, and lightly acidic/tangy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 5.5%. Overall this is an excellent fruited dry hopped saison. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of peaches, lemon/orange peel, citrus/fruity/tropical hops, fruity/spicy yeast, and pale/wheat malt flavors; very smooth, refreshing, and fairly crisp/clean to drink with the modestly bitter/spicy/drying finish. Very flavorful and not watery for the ABV. Awesome balance between juicy peaches/citrus zest, vibrant Citra/Loral/Equinox hop, Belgian yeast, and a clean pale/wheat malt backbone. Minimal residual sweetness with crisp dryness. A very enjoyable offering, and impressive spot on style example. No complaints.

Sep 02, 2019
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3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Bshaw22 from Wisconsin

Saison brewed with peach - double dry hopped.
Pours yellowy gold with a white head that disappears quickly. Not much lacing or anything sticking around. Pretty boring in that regard.
Nose is muted peach.
Flavor is somewhat generic blonde ale with a little rusticness. Peach is almost not noticeable at first but becomes prominent as it warms.
Finishes pretty dry.
This is a very drinkable beer, but I prefer more tartness from some sort of mix culture when it comes to Saisons. I do like the idea of having this in cans for summer.

Jun 25, 2019
Elevator from Whiner Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 7 ratings