Yards Saison | Yards Brewing Co.

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81
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491 Ratings
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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
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 491 |  Reviews: 206
Photo of socon67
3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fenix2009
3.67/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JLaw55
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This one was exceptionally funky. It was on tap, so I don't believe the issue would have been with staleness or anything like that. It was kind of upsetting to my stomach to drink though.

Would Drink Again: No
Would Purchase Again: No

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Photo of GregStoner
3.98/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ctylinebeer
4.61/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

12 oz. glass poured into tulip glass.

L - Dark, straw color with a thick foam dome. Lots of carbonation

S - Citrusy wheat aroma

T - Kind of like a strong pilsner, not really a saison. Bitter aftertaste

F - Light, refreshing feel. Very sessionable

O - Kind of leans towards more to a German-style pilsner than a saison, but the character does show. I perfer this over other saisons because of the taste. Some saisons are kind of overbearing in sweetness but this is very good.

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Photo of jkane101
3.19/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of OGShotzy
4.03/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Tavern on the Hill in Chestnut Hill, Phila, PA. Underrated for sure!

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Photo of Jawn-Doe
3.61/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Nice transparent golden color and thick, soapy head. The nose concerned me at first, suggesting an abundance of syrup. However, the taste did not disappoint. Creamy mouthfeel introduces the palate, quickly transitioning to tart lemon and light pepper. The sip culminates in a dry finish with a faint reminder of pepper and clove. Both enjoyable and refreshing-a pleasant surprise.

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Photo of Beerdemon2731
3.67/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.91/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 50marathons
3.37/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nice Belgian saison. Notes of spice but well balanced.

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

Photo of MikeMcCl
2.96/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Uniobrew31
3.33/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of augusttag
2.83/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of dbl_delta
3.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Undated bottle into pint glass. Medium yellow, fairly highly carbonated. Light and malty. Refreshing, but there is too much malt sweetness for my taste.

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

Seemed to me to be more of a dubble than a saison. Very prominent belgian yeast. As a doubble it would have been rated higher.

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Photo of TomG2751
3.11/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TopherBreski
2.7/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Extremely bubbly gold with a not so prevalent smell of malt and Pilsen. Though it doesn't look like it, it's a strong Belgian but too much alcohol taste over the ingredients and very sugary.

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Photo of taylor714914
3.34/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rob111270
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PA-hunter
3.67/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured 12oz bottle into snifter glass. 6.5% abv

Appearance- Pours a dark yellow with a two finger head that dissipates fast. Slight bit of have to it.

Smell- Yeasty aroma with spices. Bits of dark fruit and banana as well.

Taste- A bit of wheat-like malt blends into a sweet Belgian-esque candy flavor. The banana as in the smell is in the taste as well. Finishes dry with a touch of bitterness and clove spiciness.

Mouthfeel- Medium in body with good carbonation. Dry finish.

Overall- A good yet average saison. Easy drinking and none of the many flavors are overwhelming.

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Photo of wickerman
3.2/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lambdon
4.26/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great seasonal by Kehoe and the gang. Crisp, light with flavor that hides the ABV.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottles 3/17/2015 at 40 degrees into snifter
Aroma fruity and somewhat sour
Head small (1 cm, aggressive pour), off white, fizzy, rapidly diminishing to 2 mm ring and broken layer
Lacing - none
Body medium yellow, clear
Flavor faint, some yeast phenolics coming through, then a blast of sourness; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, watery, fizzy

Appearance 3.5, Aroma 3.5, Flavor 3, Palate 3.5, Overall 3.25

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