Seekers After Light
Floodland Brewing

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From:
Floodland Brewing
 
Washington, United States
Style:
Saison
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
95
Avg:
4.54 | pDev: 5.73%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
9
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jul 27, 2022
Added:
Jun 17, 2019
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  1
SCORE
95
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Notes: Seekers started as spelt beer brewed in the first week of April 2017. It was fermented in a 400L puncheon for a few months. In September we took some freshly pressed Chardonnay which had originated at Boushey Vineyard in Yakima (where we took Marsanne that year also). We had no extra vessels available at the time to make the beer, so we painstakingly shoved the skins into a puncheon and the beer was racked from one to the other and left to rest. In July of 2018 we took in a load of organic 'Rival' apricots from RAMA Farm. They were depitted and put into a tank, after which the chardonnay beer and some saison were racked on top and allowed to referment. Bottled in October, it has had six months to condition in the bottle.
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Rated: 4.38 by Dizzy242 from Massachusetts

Jul 27, 2022
 
Rated: 4.4 by StoutSnob40 from California

Jul 11, 2022
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.6/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
This one pours a slightly hazy golden yellow color, with a small head, and lots of lacing. My pour looked pretty different than the other pours in the bottle - I got the bottom of the bottle, meaning I got the dregs, and clearly some extra fruit character.

This smells like creamy juicy nectarines, white wine, wheat, grapefruit, peach, and grape.

This is fantastic stuff, really funky and complex, with an elegant and elevated fruit character. It's mostly nectarine, with a touch of sweet grape on the back end, and a funky and mildly acidic wine-like finish.

This is light bodied, but creamy and full while remaining light, if that makes any sense. It's quite drinkable.

This is my first experience with Floodland, and it's a very positive one.
Apr 15, 2022
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Reviewed by Stevedore from Oregon

4.74/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Slightly hazy golden lemon yellow body. Smell reminded me of lambic at first, with that dusty funk. But as it warms, massive stone fruit sweetness and mild acidity. Lots of lemon, a bit of straw, and a mild Brett leather. Medium body, soft acidity & carb. Outstanding.
Jan 02, 2022
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Reviewed by kemoarps from Washington

4.29/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Pale light yellow that's mostly but not completely clear. Little touch of fizzy white head settles down to some congregated bubbles and just a ring.

Nose is a lovely bright green grape off the bat, with a followup that features a hint of fresh plum, a touch of nectarine, and even more apricot. As it warms, the nectarine/apricot (nectarine especially) become increasingly pronounced. Floodland does a really good job with nuance and this is no exception.

Flavour is less purely stone fruit, and brings more of the saison to the front. Initially dry with a touch of light barnyard funk, it starts off quite blunt with a little dry bitterness to the finish. As it warms it really comes into its own. The depth of the saison mellows and stretches sideways a bit, while the stone fruit is a little more readily apparent, though still not approaching the presence of the nose. Folds in to a bit of underripe nectarine and mild citrus to the finish, though there's not really any lingering bitterness of hops, more just a signature on the corner of a painting.

Nice dry finish, with gentle but persistent carbonation through a medium body.

Floodland: good. This beer: also good. Surprise: absent. Cheers!
Apr 22, 2021
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Reviewed by Alieniloquium from Florida

3.9/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
750 mL bottle. Cloudy deep orange. Smells of strong stone fruit, oak, and wine. Tastes of apricot, warming spice character, grape and wine, a little sharp stone fruit sourness, oak. Medium body and soft carbonation. Gets a little muddled together in the back end, but it's very tasty up front.
Apr 21, 2021
 
Rated: 4.48 by bbc0202 from Washington

Mar 30, 2021
 
Rated: 4.75 by BEER88 from Washington

Mar 29, 2021
 
Rated: 4.69 by vfgccp from New York

Mar 13, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by rab53 from Washington

Dec 01, 2020
 
Rated: 4.77 by Ajlvt from Washington

Aug 22, 2020
 
Rated: 4.5 by Hopsohard from California

Feb 20, 2020
 
Rated: 4.96 by ragnar3 from Iowa

Oct 16, 2019
Seekers After Light from Floodland Brewing
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 13 ratings