Saison 1858 | Brasserie Du Bocq

Saison 1858Saison 1858
BA SCORE
76.6%
Liked This Beer
3.91 w/ 124 ratings
Saison 1858Saison 1858
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Du Bocq
Belgium
bocq.be

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by biegaman on 08-02-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,567
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
124
Liked:
95
Avg:
3.91/5
pDev:
10.49%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
30
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 124 |  Reviews: 40
Photo of wattoclone
4.22/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Drinks like a witbier with less sweetness and spice. The closest beer to this is Hoegaarden on draft which is one of my favorites, but more affordable. I usually avoid saison style beers, but this one demonstrates the variability of the farmhouse style.

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Photo of dustin22martin
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PauloPereira
4.62/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of desint
3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DanGeo
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of einman
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.24/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sparx1100
3.71/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcmchew
3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sabtos
3.71/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Foggy pale yellow with a large, bright white uniform head settling to a thin ring.

Smell is pear, apple, faint clove, banana/zucchini bread and grass.

Taste starts bready but in a light, crisp way with fresh apple, pear, a touch of bitter orange rind and hints of apple Jolly Rancher and banana candy.

Light and bouncy froth on the palate with a semi-dry finish.

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Photo of Sludgeman
3.69/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Lyon Hall.

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Photo of joeseppy
3.89/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy yellow with floral aromas and tropical fruit. Crisp yet dry medium body. Tastes of orange honey and nuts. Flavors are deep enough. A decent sipper.

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Photo of Sweffin
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beginner2
4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had 6 months after the Best Buy date, and it stood up fine. Unusual longevity for a saison.
Glad that Merchant du Vin has brought this one to the States and I look forward to more from Du Bocq.

Looks like a saison should, but not much of a head or lace (might be the age, given other reviews liked it.)
Smells are a bit better than typical; giving me some citrus and spiciness in front of a nice malt.
Taste performs best because this family's yeast really makes the spice and malt play nice together.
Feel is full, but perhaps a bit more dry than often goes well with food.
Overall, full of character. This saison gives Belgian family brewers the great reputation they deserve.

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Photo of Searut
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CPAles
4.34/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of frasergrove
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerWithMike
3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of heygeebee
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

I've often seen this - never had until now.
It sadly is a skunked bottle - looks and smells the part, all lemons and zest but sadly a badly astringent aftertaste :-(
Will re-visit.

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Photo of Dmitry_Rukhlenko
4.98/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of igl
4.53/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of John_Beeryman
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sjccmd
4.27/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Yeasty, bready aroma. Lemons, hay, fresh flowers. White pepper, pears, tangerine, and kumquats. Pleasant, fruity, floral, and perfume like.

Pours hazy pale yellow with a large frothy white head, great retention and lacing.

Tastes seems initially fruity leading into big bready notes. Graham cracker and bread dough. Light honey notes. Elderflower and chamomile. Hints of banana and vanilla. Somewhat witbier like. Balancing spicy hops leaving a slight lingering bitterness on the finish.

Soft creamy mouthfeel though not heavy and with tons of carbonation. Finish is quite dry.

Drinks a bit like a more robust witbier at times...but I'm not exactly complaining. It's what makes drinking saison so fun, seeing the range of interpretations even within Belgium.

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Photo of DMcGirr
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Saison 1858 from Brasserie Du Bocq
Beer rating: 76.6% out of 100 with 124 ratings
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