The Saison Thread

Discussion in 'General Beer Topics' started by Thorpe, Jun 19, 2015.

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  1. MooseLang

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    This is fantastic, Thorpe.

    Can’t believe the body on this for such low abv.

    Perfect for Playoff Hockey. S’co Pens!


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  2. agrippin

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    Both of these were delightful. Very dry, but bright flavors with some good phenolics going on.
     
  3. theLostWizard

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    This was a treat and still contends to be the best batch of Saison Bernice (#09). The signature lemony tartness is very present with loads of funky goodness. Not dry at all compared to most aged Bernice.

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    box_social sent me this and said it was a sleeper but boy-o-boy is it ever! Great carb and mouthfeel. Gin botanicals. Apricot fuzziness. Oaky. Very delicious. ISO
     
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  5. PHBoiler

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    Big news for Saison lovers. Enlightenment Ales is back! It will be Other Wonders Beer in Bellingham,WA. Give them a follow on social media.
     
  6. Kraftster

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    I had this 4/22/15 Dorothy earlier this week as a birthday beer. Even considering the source, at 4 years, I was curious whether the brett might've started to do some damage to the body and depth. Foolish thought given "Shaun Hill is easily the best...etc." The complexity of fruity and earthy flavors this thing had make it easy to relate to the romance with which someone like Chad Yakobson talks about brett.
     
  7. Gus13

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    So looking forward to this! I'm going to have to seek his beers out again. I have one Beer Brut left but I'm sure it's past it's prime now.
     
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  8. PHBoiler

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    Things Are Beautiful is my last bottle. In the fridge and at the ready. Waiting to open with folks that will appreciate it. Much like my last bottle of Deciduous before Dave left. Still have a Predestination.
     
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  9. Gus13

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    Things Are Beautiful is one I never got to try. Verdance was one of my top beers of all time. That beer was just amazing.
     
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    Brewers' Bridge from Dupont and Allagash is as solid as one would expect for a collab from them. I'm not sure I like it as much as their respective regular saisons, but that's more a matter of the high standard they both set than a problem with this beer.
     
  11. Skittle34

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    I thoroughly enjoyed that beer, but I agree
     
  12. PHBoiler

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    7877649A-B100-4D61-A3BB-8178A9C6DF17.jpeg Guess I couldn’t keep waiting after the topic came up.

    Had two pours as the other bottle share folks drank stouts & honey wine. So crisp. So clean. Dry. Lemony tartness. Held up magnificently.
     
  13. ncaudle

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    I remember grabbing a Rites of Spring from Enlightenment several years ago on recs from friends at Cambridge BC while on a random New England trip. very nice beer!
     
  14. Competicity

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    Agreed and there are a handful of TBers who felt similarly, myself included.

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    My last one. Not what it once was, but still lovely when I opened it a couple weeks back. Bellingham locals are in for a treat.
     
  15. More Betterness

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    Recent saison consumption has been on point!

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    Is this too strong to still be a Saison? Everything they’re doing at the moment sounds right up my street.
     
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    Would like to try. I was quite a fan of Gaston. Not sure if he still makes that one.
     
  18. PHBoiler

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    8F58735C-BA7A-42B2-AFAF-48F812CC0894.jpeg All the yes. Insert boner alert dot gif. Up there with the first run of SP saison before the tartness blew away the funk. Superb carb. Dryness balances by some modern hops. Definitely get those CC ipa flavors on the front end. Just some notes of lemon as far as tartness goes. Such a crusher on a warm weekend. Wish it wasn’t $40/bottle though.
     
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