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#1 JKor

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Posted 10 July 2015 - 01:43 PM

I don't do big flowery reviews, but I just wanted to give this beer a shout out.  I grabbed a 12-pack yesterday and give it a try.  It's really a 'session' Saison.  3.8abv but very familiar saison character.  Delicious, refreshing beer. 

 

Smuttynose always impresses me.  Everything I've ever had from them is high quality stuff.  I don't ever remember walking away disappointed from a Smuttynose beer (except for their pumpkin beer, but hey, I've I'll give them a break there.  I've never had a decent pumpkin beer).


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Posted 11 July 2015 - 05:29 PM

I am going to look for this.  Sounds like a great summer drinker.


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Posted 12 July 2015 - 07:07 PM

Definitely a nice summer cookout beer. I generally reach for a session ipa nowadays, but i could see this in the hot weather rotation.
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Posted 18 July 2015 - 03:35 AM

you should stop by the brewery if you have not before.  it's a very nice facility.  the default tour doesn't teach you much about it but with some questions they might go into more detail.  it's a little convoluted to get there when you get off 101 but it's not far.


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Posted 21 July 2015 - 10:04 AM

you should stop by the brewery if you have not before.  it's a very nice facility.  the default tour doesn't teach you much about it but with some questions they might go into more detail.  it's a little convoluted to get there when you get off 101 but it's not far.

I have not been to the new one.  I toured the old one one morning of Kate Day after I got my ticket and waited till I could go back and have some RIS. 


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Posted 21 July 2015 - 10:40 AM

I have not been to the new one.  I toured the old one one morning of Kate Day after I got my ticket and waited till I could go back and have some RIS. 

 

it's pretty fancy in there.


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Posted 27 February 2016 - 11:15 PM

Most commercial Saisons are not up to par IMO including this one. It is an ok beer but Brett Saisons ruin the rest for me.
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Posted 03 March 2016 - 05:44 PM

Most commercial Saisons are not up to par IMO including this one. It is an ok beer but Brett Saisons ruin the rest for me.

 

I'm a wuss when it comes to that stuff for the most part.  only had a few brett beers I liked.


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Posted 22 March 2016 - 10:22 AM

Most commercial Saisons are not up to par IMO including this one. It is an ok beer but Brett Saisons ruin the rest for me.

 

 

But you're a snob, so.... :P

 

Actually, as a strict saison I don't really find it great.  I find it great as a summer refresher.  At 3.8% you can pound them all day.  Except in very special cases I can't spend my day draining 6.0% ABV beers.  I'll be napping by the time I get three in.  It's really hard to find a reasonably priced beer around 4% that's also very flavorful.  Hell it's hard to find anything but macro swill near 4.0%.  Aside from this beer, some berliners and session IPAs.  They're getting more common, which is nice, but 3.8% is a low end outlier for ABV even for session beers.  The combination of very low ABV and saison character is what does it for me on this beer.

 

If Smutty starts canning this beer.  Holy feck.  It will be running through my veins this summer.


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Posted 23 March 2016 - 11:32 AM

But you're a snob, so.... :P
 
Actually, as a strict saison I don't really find it great.  I find it great as a summer refresher.  At 3.8% you can pound them all day.  Except in very special cases I can't spend my day draining 6.0% ABV beers.  I'll be napping by the time I get three in.  It's really hard to find a reasonably priced beer around 4% that's also very flavorful.  Hell it's hard to find anything but macro swill near 4.0%.  Aside from this beer, some berliners and session IPAs.  They're getting more common, which is nice, but 3.8% is a low end outlier for ABV even for session beers.  The combination of very low ABV and saison character is what does it for me on this beer.
 
If Smutty starts canning this beer.  Holy feck.  It will be running through my veins this summer.

What do you think of Notch Saison, also 3.8% and comes in cans. I haven't had it since it first came out.
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Posted 26 March 2016 - 05:50 PM

I haven't seen it. I'll check it out when i see it.
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Posted 29 March 2016 - 12:38 PM

just make some bitter galaxy and strap the keg to your back.  DONE!


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Posted 30 March 2016 - 05:36 PM

just make some bitter galaxy and strap the keg to your back.  DONE!

need that keg backpack
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Posted 10 June 2016 - 05:27 PM

Giving this another chance right now, and I must say I am impressed. Seems a little drier than I remember but with a nice flavor profile and good hop character. Maybe they got it dialed in, if it keeps drinking like this it will be a mainstay for my summer rotation.
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