Yards Saison | Yards Brewing Co.

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81
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489 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:
489
Reviews:
205
Avg:
3.56
pDev:
12.92%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
86
For Trade:
0
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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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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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.67/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

A dull lemony yellow brown body, kind of opaque, with some nice rising thing carbonation, presents a good white and creamy head even and uniform. Settles slowly to a whipped up character. Fairly good looking.

Nose is some mild farmhouse like funk, slight spritzy carbon dioxide, small lemon, slightly floral. Subtle but nice.

Palate seems to be quite much what the nose provided. A good texture and body with a decent malt backbone. Dense malts give to a little bit of funky quality. Citrus and lemon seems to come out with some bread action on the finish. Sweet cream like tastes pop out a bit also.

Overall quite good, but also kind of hammered down. Good texture and feel really saves the beer, I could have this again.

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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.95/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a nice clean golden/straw yellow pour with 1/2" foamy white head and great lacing. smells spicy, funky, zesty... celery, pepper, mushrooms... nice! taste is much like the smell + a bit bready.. lemongrass too. light body with champagne like carbonation.. a bit earthy so it leaves a bitter feeling on the cheeks on the way down.

overall, a pretty solid saison. would probably go GREAT with a bbq.. it could easily replace a salad :)

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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.03/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Nice deep amber coloring, pours to a fingers worth of head that dissipates to a very thin veil of lace across the top.

S: Some biscuity malt tones with the belgian yeast and citrus/spices working thru.

T: Big spice notes coming thru right at the get-go. Belgian yeast is noticeable with the spices (clove and currant stand out), however there is a tart to comes thru as well at the end. Alcohol esters are noticeable with some banana and a hint of peach. Lightly bitter hop notes end with a dryness from the high ABV.

M: Light carbonation; dryness provides clean and crisp flavors with little to no after taste.

O: Tart and spicyness work together well, however it ends with a bitterness from the hops and a dryness that i found less then enjoyable. Would like to try it on tap to compare.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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