Bière De Provence
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Bière De ProvenceBière De Provence
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From:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
 
Delaware, United States
Style:
Saison
Ranked #703
ABV:
8.3%
Score:
86
Ranked #20,953
Avg:
3.8 | pDev: 10.53%
Reviews:
70
Ratings:
162
Status:
Active
Rated:
Dec 03, 2020
Added:
Jun 21, 2015
Wants:
  10
Gots:
  67
SCORE
86
Very Good
Bière De ProvenceBière De Provence
Notes: Inspired by the fields of Provence, this Saison is brewed with a bounty of fresh herbs to give it a floral nose and a unique, dry spice.

Brewed with lavender, marjoram, and bay leaves
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Rated: 1 by Urk1127 from Pennsylvania

Dec 03, 2020
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottled 5/2/16; drank 7/14/16 @ the Yarchives.

See-through orange appearance; champagne bubbles throughout.

A rough pour yielded a nice eggshell head; frothy lace.

Fresh flowers, cinnamon, caramel & banana notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Dry cinnamon & fresh flower flavors up front; banana & cream notes on the finish. Interesting & complex for the style; I'd have another...
Feb 19, 2019
 
Rated: 3.6 by chiefz1 from New York

Sep 30, 2018
 
Rated: 3.78 by geryeb624 from Maryland

Aug 04, 2018
 
Rated: 3.43 by LeftoverCrizack from New York

Sep 09, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by zkoehn from Wisconsin

Jun 18, 2017
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
The appearance was slightly burnt orange color with a decent transparency about it. Carbonation runs upward in the center (due to the tulip, I get it). Rimmed lacing clings to the sides and then eventually slides into the beer. The smell starts off more dried florally sweet, light grape must, bready yeast. More of the "lavender" shows up as it warms. The taste follows through in the previously mentioned aromas - sweet and bready. Florally sweet in the aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium in body with a nice sessionability about it. Carbonation runs light, fairly decent stickiness, but not cloying. Overall, saison or vegetable/spice/herbal beer? I think saison, all of the normal qualities of one seem to come out and I’d have this again.
Jun 06, 2017
 
Rated: 3.25 by BeerTest from Florida

May 03, 2017
 
Rated: 3.9 by Giantspace from Pennsylvania

Apr 22, 2017
 
Rated: 3.96 by zotzot from Vermont

Apr 11, 2017
 
Rated: 3.6 by khargro2 from Tennessee

Mar 17, 2017
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Reviewed by vette2006c5r from Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Biere de Provence pours a hazy copper
Color with no head. Lots of fresh natural lavender aroma. Taste is creamy, big spice hints of lavender. Good body and feel. Overall big flavors but mellow lavender makes it drinkable.
Mar 10, 2017
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Reviewed by BeerDawgs from Georgia

4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
L - Copper, with clarity, and 1 finger of head and some nice lacing left on top of the brew and on the glass

S - a big floral aroma, sugar

T - coriander, belgian candy sugar, and fresh earthy additions

F - Medium body, and carbonation

O - A decent strong saison, with lots of earthy additions
Mar 05, 2017
 
Rated: 4.17 by Satorn from Florida

Mar 03, 2017
 
Rated: 3.9 by mab09002 from Pennsylvania

Mar 03, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Feb 15, 2017
 
Rated: 3.74 by alcohline_trip from Pennsylvania

Jan 23, 2017
 
Rated: 3.69 by Benl7217 from Maryland

Jan 22, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by jgunther71 from Illinois

Jan 20, 2017
 
Rated: 4.33 by Yeldarb92 from Ohio

Jan 19, 2017
 
Rated: 3 by Karibourgeois from Texas

Jan 15, 2017
 
Rated: 4.01 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

Jan 14, 2017
 
Rated: 3.81 by The_Grantula from Pennsylvania

Jan 13, 2017
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Reviewed by BigGold from Mississippi

3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
First had at The Lower Depths Tap Room, Boston, on draft into short tumbler. Spices--it's brewed with lavender, bay leaf, marjoram and chervil--overpower the farmhouse quality of this beer, which at 8.30 ABV drinks more like a Winter Warmer.
Jan 12, 2017
 
Rated: 3.29 by Timtac from New Jersey

Jan 08, 2017
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Reviewed by mothmanscott from Georgia

3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a clear deep gold with tiny particulates throughout & effervesce streaming up from the bottom. The pour produces barely a finger of fine & tightly bubbled, foamy, off-white, short-lived head that leaves only a few motes of lace. Aroma is an earthy blend of wild musty yeast, floral, herbal, conifer, citrus & spice. Though it doesn't say ginger was used there is something very ginger like in the nose. Taste is pale malt, musty yeast, floral, earthy herbal, marjoram/citrus, lavender/pine, bay spice, faint caramel & a sherbet-like hint. Aftertaste is a spice/bitter herbal mix. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation, dry with a fine prickliness it is slick, a little creamy but also oily, with a chalky aftertaste.
Dec 30, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

Dec 15, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by AnitaBrewski from Massachusetts

Dec 03, 2016
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Reviewed by hman43 from North Carolina

3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Look: It pours a golden orange with a white head. The head provides the typical Belgian lace.

Smell: It has strong spicy aromas with peppery elements throughout the smell. There are also some herb and grain aromas as well.

Taste: The flavors contain grains, and a balance between spices and fruit from the esters. There are peppery flavors with the bay leaf which is pronounce. The lavender and marjoram and provide back ground support. There is some lemon in the flavors.

Feel: It has a moderate body with a dry finish.

Overall, this is a saison that is balanced towards the spices in both the aroma and the flavors. With that said, it does provide a unique and pleasing combination.
Nov 25, 2016
 
Rated: 4.06 by Grackos from Florida

Nov 20, 2016
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Reviewed by ScruffySouthpaw from New York

3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Served in a snifter glass from the bottle.

Appearance: Consistent darker gold color with medium bubbles to the body creating a white head rising roughly quarter of an inch off the body. Settles to nada after to sips with no sticky lacing.

Smell: smells like honey and a bit of tea.

Taste: Sweet complex and lighter honey. Feels like chamomile and light malts. If I didn't know any better it feels just a bit like kombucha...just a bit.

Mouth: Medium carbonation and medium stickiness.

Overall: Good brew, saisons usually aren't my cup of tea but this one felt just right. Worth grabbing if you see it. Salud!
Nov 17, 2016
 
Rated: 3.71 by Giggy from Michigan

Oct 22, 2016
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Reviewed by tigg924 from Massachusetts

3.72/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Pours clear, gold in color, with 1/4 inch head. Taste is very herbal--basil, pepper, thyme, and lavendar with a touch of funk and cloves to boot. Medium bodied, and slightly sweet. Interesting beer. Not sure if I would do this one again but worth a shot.
Oct 17, 2016
 
Rated: 3.77 by stella77artois from New York

Oct 11, 2016
 
Rated: 4.08 by RobinLee from Wisconsin

Oct 09, 2016
 
Rated: 4.48 by Dougwillhike from New Jersey

Oct 08, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by rolltide8425 from Pennsylvania

Oct 05, 2016
 
Rated: 3.42 by baklo from North Carolina

Oct 05, 2016
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Reviewed by dbrauneis from North Carolina

3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A: Pours a clear medium orangish amber in color with moderate to heavy amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and faint golden honey colored highlights. The beer has a finger tall foamy beige head that reduces to a large patch of thin film covering the entire surface of the beer surrounded by a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Slightly stronger than moderate aromas of herbs - marjoram, bay leaf, and lavender in descending order of strength. There are light to moderate aromas of pale + toasted malts and moderate aromas of spicy saison yeast.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of pale, toasted, and grainy malts with minimal amounts of sweetness. That is followed by moderate flavors of spicy saison yeast. Finally there are slightly stronger than moderate flavors of herbs - marjoram, bay leaf, and lavender in descending order of strength. There is no discernible hop flavor and only a hint of bitterness with a light lingering presence of herbs.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Hints of alcohol warming in the finish.

O: With an existing spicy/herbal flavor + aroma from the saison yeast, I'm not sure that the addition of the herbs de Provence is not a touch heavy handed... I like the concept of adding culinary herbs to a saison, just would have wanted it to be a touch more subtle. Easy to drink with only a hint of alcohol presence. Pairs easily with food.
Oct 04, 2016
 
Rated: 3.54 by scott2269 from Ohio

Oct 01, 2016
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