Yards Saison | Yards Brewing Co.

489 Ratings
Read the review
Yards SaisonYards Saison

Brewed by:
Yards Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States

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

For Trade:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 489 |  Reviews: 205
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of LehighAce06
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of Profchaos20
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed on 6/28/13 12 OZ Bottle in a tulip.

A - Pours a hazy gold with a two finger creamy white head.

S - Citrus, lemon and spice burst out of this beer to start. Having difficulty nailing down the spice aroma, not pepper just a general spice aroma that I cant pin down. Notes of malt more in the background.

T - Tart, light malt and spice throughout. Light bitterness on the finish and the spice lingers on the palate.

M - Light to medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Dry.

O - Above average Saison, but a little boring perhaps. Wouldn't go out of my way to have again.

 581 characters

Photo of DougAppleby
1.5/5  rDev -57.9%

Photo of orangesol
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.

 863 characters

Photo of BARFLYB
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of HRamz3
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Sarge3130
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of PopeBadass
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Griggsy
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Omnium
3.46/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Pours a slightly hazed straw color, thin layer of fizzy white head, no lacing.
S - Lots of belgian yeast and clove, other spices, pepper, some light banana.
T - You get a little bit of dried fruit and banana up front then it shifts quickly to a very spicy and pepper flavor, and last for a while.
M - Dry and a tad bitter, light on feel though.
O - This is just about an average saison, nothing special, but nothing awful, its definitely geared more on the spice side of things.

 506 characters

Photo of Jame515
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of BeerSwillingMongoloid
3.72/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

I like this stuff. Partially because I'm from Philadelphia (even though this city is a shithole) but mostly because this is a decent taste of the belgian style at half price. Taste it if you have the chance. Not bad. Just to meet number of characters

 250 characters

Photo of Crimzy711
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of Jeffreysan
3.79/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a golden yellow/straw color with a half of a finger of white-colored head that quickly disappeared into a thin lacing of foam that covered practically the entire top of the beer.

Aroma: Typical Belgian Saison aroma of Belgian yeast, spices such as cardamom, clove, and lemon peel. Very nice.

Taste: Again, typical Belgian Saison flavors: yeasty, spicy (as in spices, not heat), citrusy. Notes of clove, black pepper, lemon, grapefruit, candied sugar, honey.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light, with some really good carbonation to tickle the taste buds and cleanse the palate.

Overall: I really liked this beer and found it to be a good example of an American version of a Belgian Saison. I’ll certainly be getting it again.

 776 characters

Photo of 52P48
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of cjoc83
3.44/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a cloudy, burnt orange/gold color with a 3 finger, bright white head. Lots of carbonation, bubbles streaming up from the bottom of the glass.

S- A bit of banana and clove, fruity yeast esters, slight lemon peel. Light on the spices, just the hint of clove.

T- follows the nose closely with banana bread hitting the palette first, and some slight citrus zest. Then some earthy grain and just a hint of floral hops before finishing with some more earthiness, hay, wet grass. Not bad at all.

M- light bodied with effervescent carbonation. Crisp and refreshing.

O- A decent Philly brewed saison that's pretty damn good on a hot summer day. Not great, but certainly quaffable.

 688 characters

Photo of JohnG190
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of EBeckett3
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of mpalestino
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of briandaube
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Suds
3.59/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer is light in hue...gold and capped with a white foam. The aroma is mor of a Belgian ale than Saigon, but it is quite good. Fruity, spicy....anise and coriander and peach. The taste is bitter, a but tart, and some pale malts. Bitter, with a full mouthfeel and a Belgian yeast flavor. Overall, this is good, but not great.

 328 characters

Photo of MikeyCannon
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of micropale
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Yards Saison from Yards Brewing Co.
3.56 out of 5 based on 489 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.