Yards Saison | Yards Brewing Co.

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81
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491 Ratings
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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
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of WissBrauSean
4.66/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I poured this beer at about 60 degrees F and it is fine at that temperature. It poured a nice even and clear gold colour with a bright yellow/white two finger head of tiny bubbles that last as a full cap the entire drink leaving that Hopi Indian village in a cliff face kind of look behind on the glass. I dig it!

At this temperature the fruity yeast is most forward followed by an even mix of light malt sweetness, citrus and mild earthy hops as well as spices. Very nice!

The taste is barely dominated by any one thing in particular but more of a swirl of pale malt sweetness, fruits by the bushel of citrus, banana, and mildly tart apple, coriander like spices, mild hops and some pepper. If any one thing is more forward than the others is the pale malt. This is all very well balanced and comes off as mildly dry.

The mouthfeel is creamy and moderately full with mid-range carbonation. I don't think this beer could be crafted better. Everything is in sync.

Overall, I would recommend this beer to anyone as it would be a perfect crossover beer from the usual swill as well as a great recommendation to the beer connoisseur. If there was something that I could find wrong with this beer is that I only have one! 5 out of 5!!!

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Photo of mquinn919
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of bef126
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of st9647v3
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of blackie
2.95/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

a: golden in color, thin layer of white carbonation, low retention

s: pale malt body, lots of sweet fruity ester aromas - primarily white grape with some glimpses of pit fruit, grassy hops, smells a bit on the sugary side, but not bad

m: carbonation medium to high, medium bodied with a sugary slickness

t: pale base malts with lots of sweet esters - mostly a white grape flavor, excessively sweet for the style, some orange peel flavor and sweet fruity spice, grassy/metallic hops bring a modest bittering to the finish, with residual sugars still lingering, resulting in an unclean finish that's not exactly refreshing

o: the aroma is fine, but the sweetness on the palate is a huge detractor, just way way way too sweet for what's supposed to be a crisp, refreshing summer ale

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Photo of brheuer
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Seaba
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of jonetone
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Damian74
2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

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 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 Dank26
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of kinchdedalus
4.75/5  rDev +33.4%

Photo of RblWthACoz
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of Dave_Treat
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Lsinn
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of jjd315
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of madwookiee
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of deg
3.97/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured from the bottle to a pint glass. Clear, no noticeable yeast cloudiness. Gold color, a little darker than I'd expect. I can smell floral smells. I can taste hop bitterness, nothing sweet, no malt. The hop bitterness is not overwhelming, and they used a hop that I like. There is an aftertaste, but it's light and fades too quickly for me to figure out what it is I'm tasting. Maybe some fruitiness?

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Photo of CoCambria
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of BeerB4Water
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of HumphreyLee
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of SammyJaxxxx
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Marty91
2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

Photo of jnardone235
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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