Yards Saison | Yards Brewing Co.

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Yards SaisonYards Saison
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Yards Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States
yardsbrewing.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-13-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
491
Reviews:
206
Avg:
3.56
pDev:
12.64%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
85
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 491 |  Reviews: 206
Photo of Sammy
3.03/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Yellow, significant carbonation. Fragrance: orange and pepper spicey, drop of wheat, yeasty. Lace in glass. Dry and spicey, namely coriander, also some sugar, but not many spices that worked for me. Finish acidic lemon or lime citrus. At Ludwig's Beer Garden.

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Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: thin head on a dull gold cloudy body with very small floaters in it.

S: lemon and orange citrus, some pungent easy and candy sugar and corriander.

T: the cirtus is more tart and sour than sweet with the flavor a little bland. herbal notes, clove, light belgian yeast.

M: light to medium body and moderate to high carbonation. Not as dry as one would expect for the style.

Overall: simple saison. drinkable but doesnt stand up to others out there for the genre.

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Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of djrn2
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of metter98
3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear golden yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation along with some fine particulates floating in suspension. It poured with a half finger high bright white head that quickly died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface and a collar consisting of large bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of lemongrass and pepper are present in the nose. Notes of also bananas and earthy yeast become evident as the beer warms up.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell but seems to be a little fruitier with notes of bananas and also has hints of Belgian yeast and sweetness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp and dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and could make for a nice choice if you are looking for a fruitier saison.

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Photo of oline73
3.54/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I had this on cask at Max's, poured into an imperial pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear light amber color with a finger of fluffy white head that goes away and leaves a layer. Nice looking beer.

Smell: Mildly sweet from the malt, hints of herbs, yeast spice, and some banana as well.

Taste: Malt sweetness, less herbal than the smell. There is some yeast spice with a bitter finish and some alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with hardly any carbonation, the finish is slick.

Overall: I would like some more spice or herbal notes in this beer. Not a huge fan of the alcohol in the finish. This beer is just alright.

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Photo of brentk56
3.92/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a fizzy head that quickly dissipates and leaves some occasional lacing

Smell: Belgian funk, with orange and coriander undertones

Taste: Starts out with a orange flavor with some coriander spice; mid-palate some yeasty flavors and bitterness kick in, providing a fairly dry finish

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and lightly effervescent

Drinkability: Easy to drink but lacks the complexity of other Saisons

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Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of mothman
3.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into TH Chalice

Pours 1/2 finger of white head. With some nice retention. Leave some lace. Color is a hazed golden orange.

Aroma: Some light hay funk flavors. Some sharp lemon flavors and grassy hops. Coriander and other spice show, maybe some cloves.

Taste: A bit creamy for a saison with a hint of alcohol showing. A fairly standard saison otherwise. Pepper, spices, yeast, fruit flavors.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and creamy. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends dry and spiced.

Overall, a very standard saison. Something I would put in the middle of the pack. Relatively drinkable.

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Photo of Boone757
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of nickfl
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours with a small head of white foam on top of the hazy, golden body. The foam settles rapidly and leaves little lace in its wake.

S - Lig malt with some spicy notes of anise and pepper.

T - Sweet wheat and malt up front. Some anise in the middle and a finish of black pepper, clove, and light tartness.

M - Medium body, moderately high carbonation, and a balanced finish.

D - Not bad, it isn't particularly flavorful as saisons go but it's pleasant enough.

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Photo of oberon
3.98/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a nice hazy deep yellow with nice big fluffy head,smell was a little spicey but somewhat faint.Tasted yeasty and a little tart with some nice balancing sweetness in there lingering.Pretty nice beer real easy to drink even at 6.5% percent a summer beer with a little muscle.Will by again,Iam gonna try to find it on tap.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.3/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear golden with orange highlights. Bright white head dissipates quickly. Aroma is fruity and "Belgian" in character with a touch of spiciness and some citrus notes. Actually quite nice! Flavor is fairly rich but not complex - OK for a saison. Fruity, sweetish malt with a good mouthfeel - highly effervescent. Dryish in the finish, but not really bitter. Gives a nice, sweet and fruity burp. Very Belgian. In a blind tasting wouldn't question that it was imported. This beer has improved since they've moved to the new brewery, and is now one of my favorite local beers.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a hazy medium golden yellow in color with some light amounts of visible carbonation and some yeast particles in suspension. The beer has a half finger tall white head that quickly reduces to a thin film covering the entire surface of the beer with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of pale malts along with some very light lemon/citrus, black pepper, and yeast. Very little funkiness.

T: Starts out with a pale malt body with some light hints of candi sugar sweetness, lemon citrus, and black pepper spice.There is a touch of yeasty flavors in the finish.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Dry in the finish.

O: This is a pretty average saison in my opinion, easy to drink and refreshing but not as good as some of the other saisons I have had recently. The flavors are quite enjoyable but this is not likely one that I will be rushing out to get again.

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Photo of mactrail
3.46/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pale amber and sudsy in the tall tulip. Quite attractive. A whiff of green beans from the soul food place in the smell, like ham fat and broth.

Rather tart with a mineral taste. But some sweet malt underneath. More of the sweet and sour flavor than I care for. A stew of yeasty flavors ending with a fair dose of hops and some herbal bitterness. Yet another variation on the Saison theme and what you can do with Belgian yeast. There is nothing wrong with this one and perhaps I am being unfair to be unimpressed.

From the 12 oz bottle. Nice foamy lacing to the end.

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Photo of smithj4
3.66/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jason
3.63/5  rDev +2%
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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Photo of millerbuffoon
3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikesgroove
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

billowing white head that left a ton of lacing on the sides and the bottom of the glass. Light golden color with a good amount of haze to it. Very solid indeed.

aroma was solid as well. Light , hints of pears and light grains, a touch of a fresh grass like note coming through as it finishes up.
.Light fruit notes bouncing around throughout the profile and a really solid, very well put together flavor. Light grain and a touch of lit hops finish it off very well. Very light, very crisp and well carbonated . This was a no brainer to enjoy on a hot day,

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Photo of Slatetank
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I enjoyed this on tap, served chilled in a pint-review from notes.

The color is golden with hazed appearance and thick white head with film of lace left clinging with tight bead. The smell is spicy and has a slight yeast ester with peppery and mild hop scent with gentle herbal tinge and mild malt in the aroma. The feel has a mild bitter texture with medium high carbonation and light yeastiness with fruity tang in the mostly dry finish.

The taste is good with some slightly spice flavor from the yeast and moderate amount of hop in the taste with some fruity yeast qualities and light lemony aspect with hint of pine in the hop profile. There is a nice base of pilsner malt to give some balance. I found this to be above average -a decent hoppy drinkable saison.

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Photo of woodychandler
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow, did this one ever create a huge, fluffy white head that put me in mind of JacktheRipper's current avatar! It was a very hazy/cloudy deep golden yellow with a very spicy, peppery nose. There ws no doubt in my mind that the yeast made a noticible contribution to this beer. It had a nice, tangy mouthfeel and I could definitely taste the spice in the mouth. The label identifies it as coriander and orange peel. Fair enough. The finish was dry and spicy - perfect for a summer afternoon.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of orangesol
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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Yards Saison from Yards Brewing Co.
3.56 out of 5 based on 491 ratings.
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