Bufflehead Saison | Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread

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Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread
Vermont, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Hoppy Saison

Added by jwc215 on 07-25-2007

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.72/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Worthy Kitchen. Served in a snifter.

Appearance - Clear golden body. Small white head. Nice sticky lacing. Some surface wisps.

Smell - Apple aroma. Esters. A little bit phenolic. A little bit of citrus hop. Slightly funky.

Taste - Grainier than the nose implied. A little sweet caramel. Apple cider. Citrus hop. Mild bitterness. Mild phenols in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Crisp despite the sweetness. Grainy.

Overall - Very tasty, although it was described as a dry hopped saison on the menu and this didn't have much by way of hops. Maybe a poor description.

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Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of mdfb79
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of Ajlvt
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of scottg
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a tulip glass at the brewpub.

Pours a clear honey gold color with orange hues and a 1/2 finger white head made up of little bubbles with good retention and spotty lacing. Sweet aromas of honey, fruity yeast and bready malt. Honey, banana, vanilla, fruity yeast and citrus blend nicely together with a sweet orange tangy finish. Light body, medium carbonation, the bubbles coat the tongue and cleanse it, very refreshing.

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Photo of thekevlarkid
4.12/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I've always been a farmhouse ale fan so I gave it a whirl. Off their tap this beer was a true golden color with great clarity. Thin, of-white head quickly became a skim of fine bubbles but it did lace well. Pleasant, balanced aroma of wheat, yeast and dry malt. The flavors were bigger than the smells but still balanced; tart wheat first hit my tongue, then dry malt with an earthy character followed by a lingering slightly spicy finish. The carbonation was lively but the mouthfeel a little rough. Still, the taste was great, the execution great for the style and the German wit yeast they used added some unique character to it. Snaps.

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Photo of jwc215
4.09/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours light golden yellow with a thin head that slowly disappears, leaving a ring and some trailing lace.

The smell is of spiced bread, orange and lemon fruitiness with a touch of banana and clove. Robust, inviting aroma.

The taste is of sugar candy sweetness and graininess. Bready. The spiciness in the aroma comes through elegantly in the dry finish.

A nice summer-time choice. It's a solid interpretation of the style!

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Bufflehead Saison from Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread
3.99 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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