Brewhouse Rarities: White Peach Saison
Flying Dog Brewery

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Style:
Belgian Saison
Ranked #1,840
ABV:
5.9%
Score:
84
Ranked #36,908
Avg:
3.65 | pDev: 8.77%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
41
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Flying Dog Brewery
 
Maryland, United States
Avail:
Summer
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SCORE
84
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Photo of Vader444
3.52/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle pour into tulip

A nice tart and refreshing saison. The contribution of the peach is fairly subtle and, to be honest, I couldn't really get any black pepper. This would be great on a hot summer day. A nice change from all the stouts that I've been drinking recently. Cheers!

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Photo of Urk1127
4.54/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Clear. Subtle foam stocks around. Yellow orange tinge
Peach is strong. Peppercorns.
Tangy peach, peppery, white bread. Yeasty.
Bubbly. Prickly yet smooth.

Great saison.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.52/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The eradication of the Bottle Backlog here at Chez Woody continues, now embarking on a Flying Dog horizontal which I had intended to commence with the K-9 Winter Warmer a couple of days ago.

From the bottle: "If the marketing minds of Erin and Nate had it any other way, they'd drink peaches everyday [sic]. Their Brewhouse Rarities pitch was based on their well-shared love of saisons and desire to incorporate the distinct sweetness and subtle vanilla character of white peach. Every pitch for our Brewhouse Rarities series - where every voice at Flying Dog is heard - is different. Some are high level, others are highly technical ... and Erin and Nate's involved entrance music."

I Pop!ped the cap and gave it a moderate pour since other reviewers have mentioned a haze, plus such would not be out of place in the style. The finger of bone-white head that was produced was as foamy and fizzy as anything that comes from soda pop and it disappeared so rapidly that I wondered if I had even really seen it . Color was a lightly hazy Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 -5) with some floaties in evidence. Nose had the light funk of Saison yeast along with a pleasant sweetness which was readily identifiable as peaches. Mouhfeel was medium. The taste was an odd amalgam of its ingredients with the black peppercorn adding a discordant note to the peach and saison flavors. It was an instance where they could have left something out and improved the beer by virtue of its absence. I really liked the peach flavor with the saison, but the pepper brought an unnecessary added spiciness to the picture. Finish was dry, but unsatisfying. Again, I think that it could be a great beer, but snas the pepper.

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Photo of BEERMILER12
3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a yellow color with 2 fingers of head that fairly quickly fizzles down to an almost non-existent cap

S: Light acetic tartness along with some peach and black peppercorn spiciness. General fruity undertone

T: Starts off with the light acetic tartness and the peaches. General fruitiness takes over as the acetic notes fade, along with a hint of the black peppercorns. Finishes with vague peach and wheat

M: Light-medium body with spritzy carbonation

O: Almost seems more like a peach berliner than a saison. Drinks more like one too, aside from the generally higher abv. Kind of a take-it-or-leave-it brew

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Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 1/21/2017. Pours lightly hazy golden amber color with a 1 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of peach, pear, apple, white grape, peppercorn, clove, light banana/bubblegum, wheat, cracker, biscuit, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, peach/peppercorn spice, and moderate bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of peach, pear, apple, white grape, peppercorn, clove, light banana/bubblegum, wheat, cracker, biscuit, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate yeast spiciness, wheat tang, and fruit tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of peach, pear, apple, white grape, peppercorn, clove, light banana/bubblegum, wheat, cracker, biscuit, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, peach/peppercorn spice, and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/tart/spiciness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Moderate dryness from tart/spiciness as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/bready/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.9%. Overall this is a nice fruited saison. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, peach/peppercorn spice, and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth and pretty refreshing to drink. A bit maltier than I would have preferred, but was still dry enough from the spicy/tart flavors. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of theBubba
2.83/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Poured into my 1964 Words Fair Schaefer glass there appeared a slightly cloudy light golden brew with a nice head that lasted about 30 seconds. The dominant smell was of cider vinegar with a hint of banana and bubblegum. And perhaps a touch of peach behind the vinegar. Hey, maybe it was peach vinegar. Hops barely noticeable which is usually fine by me and no malt to tell of. Also no trace of black pepper despite the labels description. Hey, if you're into sour beers you may just like this one. Flying Dog was always on top for me, but with their latest affection for IPAs and their loss of Horn Dog, I only go to Dog territory occasionally. This addition to their roster didn't help.

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Photo of BB1313
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Enjoy by 2/2/17. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours golden with a subtle haze but still has some clarity with some bubbles racing upwards; white head that falls leaving nice retention and okay lacing. The aromas have some peach notes with some hints of banana. Some bubblegum and vanilla in the mix. The flavors are nice, but are on the sweeter side. The peach flavors shine. Hints of banana, pear and white grapes. The yeast doesn't overwhelm in the aroma and flavor department. Solid malt backbone. It's dry, but not the driest. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is ultimately light with active carbonation. It's very fluffy and creamy. Smooth and easy to drink.

This is a solid saison. The peach makes this one somewhat unique. It's refreshing and enjoyable.

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Brewhouse Rarities: White Peach Saison from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 41 ratings