Yards Saison
Yards Brewing Co.

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Belgian Saison
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3.57 | pDev: 12.61%
Yards Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States
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Notes: Saisons were originally brewed to keep farmhands happy and hydrated during the warm summer months. True to the style, Yards’ Saison is a semi-unfiltered Belgian style ale brewed with distinctive Belgian yeast. It’s delicate and fruity with a subtle spiciness. Styrian Goldings in the kettle lend a touch of hop to the palate, balancing out this highly drinkable version of the classic style.
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Reviews: 212 | Ratings: 507
Photo of johnnnniee
3.8/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Old Bottle from Todd, unknown date but it has the older style label and says its 4.7% abv. A careful pour yields a brilliantly clear deep golden color with a huge bubbly white head that persists. Light oxidation that is sherry and faint cardboard but the aroma and flavor are still earthy spicy saison. Surprised it held up so well given the abv,

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Photo of CanConPhilly
3.62/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

L - 2-finger fluffy yellowish head atop a medium orange, translucent body.

S - flowers, brown sugar, oranges.

T - follows the nose. Very floral, backed by citrus. Anise, biscuit, cloves, banana. No bitterness. Moderate sweetness. No booziness.

F - medium body and carb.

O - a little too sweet and banana heavy to enjoy fully.

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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.79/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

About a medium body and carbonation,overall a nice feel. Aroma of orange peel,coriander,yeast, malt, and what came off as bubblegum
. Taste wasn't overpowering but it still tasted of spices,orange peel, yeast and malt. Overall it went down fairly smooth and would have it again

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Photo of udfan07
5/5  rDev +40.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I really enjoyed this beer. Tastes of bananas, clove, and some spice. A really refreshing beer that is great on a hot summer day. Absolutely loved the taste.

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Photo of Act25
3.86/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Maybe I was in the mood for Saison on Indian Summer Sept afternoon, seems like a great match for Philly water.
a: Pours a sediment packed, hazy golden body with a fizzy head that dissipates and leaves a bit of spotty lace/
s) Mostly pleasant Belgian yeast, with orange and coriander and not much bubble gum or odd notes. Fresh.
t) Follows smell with a predominant orange flavor with coriander and spice; then in nice see-saw, yeast. hops. and bitterness arrive, attenuating into clean, dry finish.
f) Light bodied, effervescent, great wine-like apertif.
o) Simple, field worker saison, great first of evening or before dinner. Dry and simple.

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Photo of MikeWard
3.92/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

part of a flight at The Brickhouse in Orwigsburg PA on Monday.

Faintly hazy golden yellow body. small but persistent bright white head. Some lacing.

faint spices on the nose, no bubblegum or yeast that I could detect.

The spices are a little stronger than the nose would suggest. Fairly sweet, low abv just about makes it sessionable. Good muted taste to it.

Between medium and thin on the mouth, slightly dry and faintly peppery on the finish.

Overall, this is a Yards beer I've never had before, but would not be shy about picking it up again. Not a full throttle saison to be sure, but quite refreshing.

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Photo of VoxRationis
3.29/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) bottle into a Weissbier vase; no production information.
A: Pours a clear, dark golden color.  Quarter inch off white head with modest retention.  Strong, persistent Belgian lacing.
S: Aromas of bread and clove.
T: Palate follows the nose except for strong up front bitterness. Clove greater than bread evident; tingling on tongue and roof of the mouth afterward.
M: Light to medium bodied with very persistent carbonation evident. Initially some excess astringency at back end, until warmed.
O: Surpringly light, creamy and crisp. Pleasant, if not overwhelming Wit-like Saison Ale.

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Photo of Vetbidder
3.72/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Somewhat hazy yellow beer with a quickly receeding off white head. Pepper and slight spice on the nose. Maybe some tripel style yeast but nothing very bold. Slight banana, pepper and spice on the palate, something with the hop ending sort of makes a slightly metallic tinge to the ending flavor. Well carbonated and creamy. A decent enough Saison, enjoyable.

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Photo of Bluerabbitbell
4.06/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This got average reviews, but I rather enjoyed it and thought it was better than average. Had a sample of this at Duffy's Tavern in Boalsburg pa with Leah on our 20 anniversary trip.

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Photo of hman43
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look: It pours golden with a white head. There is some lacing and it is very clear.

Smell: There are aromas of pepper, fruity esters, pepper, moderate spice, and hints of oranges.

Taste: There are flavors from fruity esters, bananas, moderate pepper, spices, and hints of orange.

Feel: It has a moderate fell and a moderately bitter aftertaste. It has a dry finish.

Overall it is a complex blend of flavors from fruit and spices with a dry finish.

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Photo of 57md
3.54/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a straw color with about a half finger of head. The nose and flavor profile can be described in three words: lemon, pepper & funk.

This is a refreshing, if unremarkable, offering.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.03/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is a fairly sweet Saison without even a hint of tartness. Pours a fairly dark (for the style) orange color with a medium head that lasts just a few seconds. Nose is spicy and yeasty. The taste is sweet, with Dupont-esque yeastiness and spicy. A fairly pleasant Saison, albeit lacking complexity.

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Photo of Jacobier10
3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle.

Pale gold in color with a small white head. The clarity caught my attention immediately, very clear for a Saison. There is a very small amount of yeast at the bottom of the bottle, which clouds things up slightly if you add it in. Spicy hops hit the nose first, followed by lemon and light grainy malts. Good fruit/spice combo in the flavor with the malt, hops, and yeast all balanced very well. Dry finish. Medium-light bodied with lively carbonation. Not the most rustic or complex Saison, but very clean and easy to drink.

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Photo of BrokenEdge
3.61/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Body is a transparent golden, honey color. Very thin head (maybe half a finger) despite an aggressive pour. Smells a little funky, slight horse blanket, yeasty type smell with hints of lemon. Taste is hay, pepper, citrus, and more of that yeasty funk. Hints of alcohol burn and yeast phenolics. Finishes with a lingering bitterness/sourness and slightly dry. Feel is medium, smooth, and slightly creamy. Overall, this isn't the best saison I've ever had, but it's definitely drinkable and worth a try.

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Photo of q33jeff
3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

AUG 19, 2015
On tap at Uno, Hamilton. Aroma is bread and butter, yeast,. Yellow color. No head. Taste has a touch of fruity, Ester,but very clean. Nice saison.

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Photo of FickleBeast
3.89/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a Savor snifter.

Pours a bright yellow color with a finger of effervescent foam that fades quickly without lacing. Aroma is spicy belgian yeast flavors, mainly bubblegum and some phenols.

Flavor is dominated by Belgian yeast and some alcohol burn. Again, bubblegum and phenolic flavors are most prevalent, with a bready malt backbone that is pleasantly sweet. I'm not a huge fan of Belgian style yeast flavors, but I am enjoying this beer better than a lot of other Belgian saisons that I've had.

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Photo of JLaw55
3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This one was exceptionally funky. It was on tap, so I don't believe the issue would have been with staleness or anything like that. It was kind of upsetting to my stomach to drink though.

Would Drink Again: No
Would Purchase Again: No

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Photo of ctylinebeer
4.61/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

12 oz. glass poured into tulip glass.

L - Dark, straw color with a thick foam dome. Lots of carbonation

S - Citrusy wheat aroma

T - Kind of like a strong pilsner, not really a saison. Bitter aftertaste

F - Light, refreshing feel. Very sessionable

O - Kind of leans towards more to a German-style pilsner than a saison, but the character does show. I perfer this over other saisons because of the taste. Some saisons are kind of overbearing in sweetness but this is very good.

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Photo of Jawn-Doe
3.61/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Nice transparent golden color and thick, soapy head. The nose concerned me at first, suggesting an abundance of syrup. However, the taste did not disappoint. Creamy mouthfeel introduces the palate, quickly transitioning to tart lemon and light pepper. The sip culminates in a dry finish with a faint reminder of pepper and clove. Both enjoyable and refreshing-a pleasant surprise.

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Photo of dbl_delta
3.71/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Undated bottle into pint glass. Medium yellow, fairly highly carbonated. Light and malty. Refreshing, but there is too much malt sweetness for my taste.

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Photo of TopherBreski
2.7/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Extremely bubbly gold with a not so prevalent smell of malt and Pilsen. Though it doesn't look like it, it's a strong Belgian but too much alcohol taste over the ingredients and very sugary.

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Photo of PA-hunter
3.67/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured 12oz bottle into snifter glass. 6.5% abv

Appearance- Pours a dark yellow with a two finger head that dissipates fast. Slight bit of have to it.

Smell- Yeasty aroma with spices. Bits of dark fruit and banana as well.

Taste- A bit of wheat-like malt blends into a sweet Belgian-esque candy flavor. The banana as in the smell is in the taste as well. Finishes dry with a touch of bitterness and clove spiciness.

Mouthfeel- Medium in body with good carbonation. Dry finish.

Overall- A good yet average saison. Easy drinking and none of the many flavors are overwhelming.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.25/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottles 3/17/2015 at 40 degrees into snifter
Aroma fruity and somewhat sour
Head small (1 cm, aggressive pour), off white, fizzy, rapidly diminishing to 2 mm ring and broken layer
Lacing - none
Body medium yellow, clear
Flavor faint, some yeast phenolics coming through, then a blast of sourness; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, watery, fizzy

Appearance 3.5, Aroma 3.5, Flavor 3, Palate 3.5, Overall 3.25

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Photo of bmeehan
3.98/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The Yards Saison is pretty to look at and smells just as nice, but it's lacking something in taste. It doesn't taste bad—it's quite enjoyable and it's light in taste, but it also feels a little flat, like it can't quite distinguish itself from other saisons. It's still a solid beer from a very good company, and I'd drink it again. I just don't love it.

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Photo of Jason
3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

Bright golden hue, sufficient lacing. Big spicy aroma with tones of bread, yeast, phenols, a kiss of alcohol. Smooth with ample crispness, moderate sized body. Wild herb phenols with some mildly harsh bubble gum, slightly bitter with some nutty yeast in the finish.

Everything comes together in the end even if some flavors seem to showboat.

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Yards Saison from Yards Brewing Co.
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