Yards Saison | Yards Brewing Co.

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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

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - A finger's worth of lush whimsical airy whipped froth that is pure white in color... Slight to moderate retention gives way to a full veil of lacing and slight collar... The color is honey with an ever so slight haziness... A light to moderate bit of slightly sluggish carbonation rises within... Quite a bit of lacing clings to the glass...

S - Candied sugars... Belgian yeast... A slight fruitiness... A faint wheat component... Honey... A very inviting scent... Quite robust... A surprising depth and complexity...

T - A combination of wheat and Belgian yeast is first to great the senses... This is followed closely by the candied sugar and honey... There are some orange zest notes as well... The finish has a slight floral component... Excellent balance with good depth...

M -On the fuller side of light bodied... Sleek... Lush with a very rich texture... Just a kiss of carbonation, but still rather lively...

D - Not your text book Saison, but all the requisite elements are still present... An interesting spring / summer seasonal twist on one of my favorite styles... Not sure this could be considered amongst my top tier of Saisons, but none the less this could easily be a staple in my spring / summer seasonal rotation... Another find job by the fine folks at Yards...

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle (new label) into a nonic pint glass.

A: A medium golden color with a fluffy 2 finger white head Not much lacing.

S: Lots of yeast and fruit with banana, orange, lemon mixed with spicy pepper notes.

T: The fruit really comes out with a hefty yeast flavor that reminds me more of a hef than a saison. The fruit flavors of banana, orange, lemon and pear mix with a large peppery spice flavor that seems to really take over the beer. Mild sweetness lies underneath, but the pepper mixes with some herbal hops to keep the beer on the drier side. Finish is mostly spicy.

M: Medium at best, actually a bit thin maybe. A bit dry and bitter but not overly so. No alcohol.

O: Not the best Saison I've ever had. It was not overly refreshing, which I like in a good saison, and the pepper spice really seems to take over the beer.

Overall it's an ok beer, but I won't seek it out again. Nothing to remember here.

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Yards Saison from Yards Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 36% out of 100 with 494 ratings
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