Saison Surfine
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From:
Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
 
Belgium
Style:
Saison
Ranked #579
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
86
Ranked #19,079
Avg:
3.81 | pDev: 7.61%
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
43
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 09, 2022
Added:
Feb 20, 2015
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  6
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Rated: 3.58 by Dentist666 from Russian Federation

Aug 09, 2022
 
Rated: 3.5 by RochefortChris from North Carolina

Jul 18, 2022
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Reviewed by JokersAce

3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Dark to the point of solidly being brown. Opaque yet with a red sheen in the light. Smooth and thick lasting white head with a hint of beige. Very flavorful. Belgians always seem to me to be the most complex and open to interpretation beers to assess. Hearty thick malts, black cherry amaretto, caramelized dark stone fruits, pepper, slight herbal notes, and poached pear.
Sudsy and almost harshly carbonated with a bubbly bite. Some yeast at the bottom indicated to me there may be some bottle conditioning going on.
Jul 17, 2022
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
unique beer here, very distinctive, malty and sweet, amber and dull looking, but super high headed, white and thick, looks bottle conditioned, and its active at the same time that its a little muted to me. the aroma is slightly oxidized, but i get some cool estery belgian yeast too, a little funkiness, and quite a bit more malt than i expected from this. its nutty and sugary up front, more toasted in the middle, and with some sturdy body for the style too, a hint of honey there, but its the yeast that really flavors it. a stone fruit note, white and black pepper both, banana and clove, dried grass and straw, autumnal to me, rustic but well refined, somewhat more substantial than anticipated, a chestnut note to the grain makes it unique, wonderful texture too, refreshing and expansive and quintessentially belgian, i can hardly set the glass down. its creamy and alive. i get some raisin sort of fruitiness as it warms, earthy minerals, faint residual sweetness, and even a woody layer. very flavorful beer, but i like the texture best. a weird type of saison here, not as pale and easy as the packaging kind of suggests it will be, almost a biere de garde or something to me, a little fuller, but in a good way. really enjoyable drinker here, different from the crowd, i didnt even know these guys made this one, stoked to have found the bottle!
Sep 05, 2021
 
Rated: 4.06 by steevo24 from District of Columbia

Aug 29, 2021
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Reviewed by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

3.62/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
On tap at Delirium Cafe in Leesburg, VA. Served in a logoed goblet.

A refreshing beer but not in the classic saison style. Less funk and more hoppy bitterness. A little cloudy with a nice frothy white two-finger head.
May 03, 2021
 
Rated: 4.14 by Boone757 from Virginia

Feb 19, 2021
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Reviewed by LiquidAmber from Washington

3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a fizzy, hazy, medium coppery amber with a rocky two finger white head that dissipates to half and then persists, leaving solid lacint. Aroma of grainy, lightly breadymalt, apple, pear and clove. Flavor follows with grainy malt, saison yeast, pear, touch of lemon, clove. Medium bodied with light creaminess and sharp carbonation. Solid saison base with more aggressive spicing like a tripel. Good rustic grain in the malt and light apple and pear juice as well as light citrus. The malt is somewhat subdued, but the spicing gives this a novel flavor for a saison. Semi-dry finish. A pleasant, if somewhat underwhelming Belgian style saison.
Feb 02, 2021
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours a hazy amber color with a very generous head and lacing
Aroma has floral, spice and herbal hints
The taste follows the nose with pleasant floral, spice and herbal flavors
A medium bodied decently carbonated beer
A well balanced Saison
Aug 02, 2020
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Rated by grover37 from District of Columbia

3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Bottle from CJ, at home during HnS tasting, July 2020. Didn't like it.
Jul 31, 2020
 
Rated: 3.37 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee

Apr 01, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by warpedrevolution from Illinois

Nov 23, 2019
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Reviewed by puboflyons from New Hampshire

3.54/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
From the bottle with an old 10/15/2017 date. Sampled on February 10, 2019.

It has a murky looking medium amber brown pour with a tremendous fluffy white head and sediments in the view.

There aroma brings out characters of pear, apple, and maybe white grape with a balance of Belgian bread dough and a touch of clove.

Medium body and fairly smooth.

Same Belgian dough sweetness in the taste with the meaty fruit characters played down some. It ends mildly dry. It improves as it warms.
Feb 10, 2019
 
Rated: 3.77 by Eltrandos from France

Feb 05, 2019
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Reviewed by Hanglow from Scotland

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Appallingly overcarbinated.

Pours hazy light copper.
Light phenolic aroma

Taste adds some mineral that you don't often find in Belgian beers of this ilk . Bit of bitterness, fairly light overall, light mouthfeel. Drying finish.

It's not bad but it's no Dupont.
Sep 15, 2018
 
Rated: 3.87 by Momon from Philippines

Sep 15, 2018
 
Rated: 3.98 by StoutBoi from New York

Jul 03, 2018
 
Rated: 4.4 by rangerred from Tennessee

Apr 16, 2018
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Reviewed by Bruno74200 from France

4.02/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
L - slightly hazy golden body with a huge white head

S - candied tangerine, peppercorn, herbal notes

T - Follows the smell plus a certain malt sweetness which is enjoyable. A bit of tartness

M - Smooth and gently carbonated

O - An enjoyable saison
Mar 20, 2018
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Reviewed by flagmantho from Washington

4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from 330mL bottle into a tulip. Bottle is dated 10/15/17; I'm assuming that's the bottling date.

Appearance: medium orange hue with a light haze and a ton of effervescence. Head is four fingers of super-frothy ivory foam; I'm loving the look!

Smell: a bit sweet and quite malty; there's not much farmhouse funk here at all. A little bit of hop character comes through in the aroma, although not a ton. While this beer doesn't remind me much of a saison, it definitely reminds me of a tripel, so I really like this beer's aroma.

Taste: very malty with just a soupçon of funk. The hop character is more pronounced than in the aroma, although it's still relatively mild. Like the aroma, this seems to me more "tripel" than "saison", but that is no problem at all in my opinion.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a huge carbonation and creaminess. Very good.

Overall: I quite like this beer. Its saison character comes out a little bit more as it warms, but it really is much more reminiscent of a tripel. Good stuff!
Jan 13, 2018
Saison Surfine from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 43 ratings