Saison & Garfunkel | Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery

Saison & GarfunkelSaison & Garfunkel
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Saison & GarfunkelSaison & Garfunkel

Brewed by:
Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
Illinois, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with 3 lbs of peppercorns, 1.5 lbs of fresh rosemary, and the peels from 20 lbs of clementines on the 15bbl system.

Added by jsh420 on 05-03-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 33 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of alleykatking
4.05/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bottle. Shared at Flossmoor with betsona.

A- Pours a hazy golden orange color. One and a half finger cream colored head shows medium retention. Lacing on the sides of the glass was a mix between streaking and sheety lacing in some spots.

S- This is a spiced forward saison. Huge notes of rosemary, coriander, and light cracked peppercorn as well in the front of the beer. There is a hint of barnyard funk noticable with saisons throughout the aroma itself. Toward the middle the scents moved to more of a light funk with notes of orange and light darker fruits. Ending shows some clove, rosemary, and more citrus than anythign else. Alcohol is left in the ending of the aroma and fits perfectly there.

T- Light bready malts in the front of the beer mix well with a underlying herbal note of roasemary, coriander, and peppercorn. Hints of lemongrass also come through in the front of the beer toward the ending. Middle shows off some orange citrus flavors. Ending still has the malt bready backbone with citrus overlying that. To top it all off the rosemary and coriander make up the dominate flavor profile. Alcohol comes in the ending but very drying at best.

M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is good and a little lively for the style. Flavors left on the profile are bready malts, coriander, cracked pepper, and lemongrass are left on the palate. Aftertaste is drying alcohol, bready malts, with some spicing mostly rosemary. Flavors were actually well balanced I thought for the style. No off flavors were present in the beer. Medium high alcohol drying on the palate with each sip.

O- This beer brings me back to what I feel Flossmoor should be at right now. The flavors were crisp and just there in line with how I felt it should be. the ABV while high didn't affect the overall drinking . A very good beer that I'm glad Flossmoor bottled. Now lets do more beers like this Flossmoor!

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Photo of rhoadsrage
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a tulip)

A- This beer pours a dense slightly hazy apricot body with a thick off-white head that last a good bit.

S- The clean soft fruity notes have some green hop hints in the finish.

T- This beer has a nice funk in the flavor that fades to a dry hop bite in the finish. There is a soft clementine note and a spice quality that comes through as the beer warms. There is some bitter notes that linger after each sip.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a soft alcohol warmth that grows a touch as the beer warms.

O- This reminds me more of a spiced tripel that is smooth with no rosemary or pepper stick out. It has some nice fruity qualities but no real saison yeast qualities.

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Photo of StoneTSR
4.31/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Grabbed two of the last bombers they had at the Restaurant this past weekend and have been dying to try it.

APPEARANCE: A pale orange in color with some slight haziness and a decent sized white head which dissipated rather quickly.

SMELL: Not much of a nose on this one, although what there is of it smells like a saison ought to - some clove and spiciness along with a bit of citrus.

TASTE: Wow. This is delicious! The Clementine peels just erupt with flavor as the spices dance around the palate making for a very complex flavor. A nice, subtle sour apple flavor finished off each sip leaving the drinker thirsty for that next sweet, orange sip.

MOUTHFEEL: Crisp, dry and refreshing without a ton of carbonation. That combination makes for an extraordinarily easy to drink beer.

OVERALL: $14 a bomber was a bit steep, but I as I sit here enjoying this beer I am very happy that I splurged on it and I can't wait to split the other bottle with my girlfriend. This is great work by the guys at Flossmoor, I just wish it had a bit more of a nose. One of the better Saisons I have had.

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Photo of ktrillionaire
4.03/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The brew pours a rusty golden hue, hazy, and is capped with a big fluffy off-white head. Lacing ensues. There is the requisite Saison spiciness to be found - green peppercorn and clove - and the addition Paul Simon's ingredients of choice imparts only a modicum of extra complexity. The brew has a sweet and pale maltiness apparent, and a tinge of alcohol. Breadiness, spicy yeast and even some citrus is noted in both flavor and aroma. Overall, it is not a grand deviation from a standard US take on Saison, but it is well-executed.

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Photo of woosterbill
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery during Dark Lord Eve '11. Poured into a plastic cup.

A: Hazy orange body with a 1/2" head of frothy ecru foam that shows good retention and leaves some spotty lace. Nice.

S: Hugely herbal + spicy, with clove, cinnamon, rosemary, sage, and some peppery yeast phenols to boot. Really, really spicy, and I like it.

T: Spices open things up, and eventually meld with some sweet biscuity malt and light apple esters. A little heavy on the rosemary, but nice.

M: Smooth, slick medium body with low carbonation. I'm a fan, although more life would have been welcome.

O: Tasty beer. I'm usually not big fan of beers that add herb/spice adjuncts instead of just leaving those flavors to some hot-fermenting yeast, but in this case I think it was a success. I was able to pick up a few bottles, and really enjoyed the one that I split with a friend a couple weeks after DLE. I think this one will be great once the spices are allowed to mellow out a little bit, not that it isn't really tasty already.


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Photo of Auracom
3.46/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From notes. On-tap at Kelleher's on April 30th, 2011.

Pours a murky golden coloring with an eggshell head. Retention isn't too great but looks good in general.

Both typical and atypical aromas in this one. Moderate barnyard funk with lots and lots of citrusy fruit and a number of herbs and spices (rosemary, yup).

Didn't find the taste particularly bready and not quite so malty. More dominance from the yeast and attributed spices. Prefer the nose overall.

S&G has a medium body with huge carbonation as expected. Finishes a bit shorter and less dry than I had hoped for.

Not half-bad. Unique character in both aroma and taste, ought to revisit again if possible. Good drinkability, which I've found common for the style and in my preferences.

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Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Funky Buddha snifter.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber color with just a small layer of off white head the goes away quickly.

Smell: Very herbal with some mildly sweet fruity notes. There is some spice from the yeast as well.

Taste: The dominant flavor is spice from the yeast. I'm picking up some herbal hints, some of which comes from the rosemary. There is some malt sweetness along with some citrus notes. The finish is mildly bitter with some sweetness as well.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation that is on the mild side of medium. The finish is quite dry.

Overall: I think this is a nice beer. The herbal and sweet notes go together well, and the bitterness is nice but not dominant. I'm not picking up the alcohol. Would have another.

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Photo of jsh420
4.24/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours hazy golden orange with a 1/2 finger head that left no lacing

smell is strong - rosemary and clementine peel really come through - bready malt - belgian yeast

taste is even better then the nose - i get everything i detected in the nose and more - spicy earthy citrus strong rosemary mint with a nice bready malt aftertaste

mouthfeel is ok - medium body with low carbonation - could have used more

overall - this was very refreshing and now i wish i would have bought more then one bottle

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Saison & Garfunkel from Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
Beer rating: 42.4% out of 100 with 33 ratings
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