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Solidarity Saison | District ChopHouse & Brewery

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Brewed by:
District ChopHouse & Brewery
District of Columbia, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by DefenCorps on 08-29-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by vandemonian:
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3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had Solidarity Saison at ChurchKey around the time of DC beer week. It's a decent saison. I liked the smell but there were some 'off' flavours.

A: Cloudy yellow with a decent head that lasts awhile. 4

S: Saison funk and lemony yeast as well as some vanilla/banana ester. 4.5

T: Malty with an unexpected, sharp slightly bitter kick. Lighter notes of vanilla come through in the middle. The finish is unpleasant. Muddy. 3.5

M: Foamy 4

O. 4

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Photo of Jeffwildcat
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Thorpe429
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of DefenCorps
3.7/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Dupont Paradiso last night. This is the official beer of DC Beer Week 2012,and is a blend of seven locally brewed saisons from 3 Stars, DC Brau, Mad Fox, District Chophouse, Capital City, Gordon Biersch and Chocolate City.

A cantaloupe-colored pour with a dense, white head with good retention and lacing, this looks nice. The nose is great. Plenty fruity, very tropical-like with mango, peach, some banana, a moderate honey note, very spicy with a lot of clove, pepper and a little bit of herbal character too. Despite the variety on the nose, this is relatively well-balanced. The palate opens fruity and sweet with a lot of fruit - honey-drizzled bananas, mango, over-ripe stone fruit. Following this, the sweetness does fall off a little bit, yielding slightly doughy flavors. Very yeasty and spicy but not very phenolic, the spiciness is a little more intense than I typically care for. Medium-light in body with moderate carbonation, this beer has a nice finish with honey, fruit and spice present. Solid stuff.

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Photo of 2dogbrew
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of drabmuh
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I really enjoyed this beer, on tap at Pizza P, reviewed from notes. Beer is yellow and completely hazy, poured in such a way as to appear to have no head at all except for a few remnants on the surface, small white bubbles, moderately carbonated, served too cold but still good. In a shaker pint.

Aroma is sweet, mildly floral and yeasty.

Beer is wet, medium to light in body, sweet up front, mildly bitter on the back, a little dry on the finish but overall a really enjoyable clean saison. I'd have this again.

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Photo of t0rin0
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Solidarity Saison from District ChopHouse & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 7 ratings
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