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Back Road La Porte Saison

Back Road La Porte Saison
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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.63/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Chuck has brewed his version of the style using 3724 Belgian Saison Yeast and 2003 Mt. Hood hops at a high fermentation temperature. The malt bill includes Pilsner, Munich, Wheat, and a touch of Special B. There are no spice additions!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (2919) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Tap at Back Road Fall Fest. Crazy green olive hops and musty funky yeasty aroma. Golden with a large off-white head. Musty basement, citrus, and spicy flavor with a light grassy bitter finish. Medium body.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (7302) - Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2012
A decent saison, interesting how they picked the ingredients and it makes it tasty and unique but not amazing.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrick767 (3567) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 29, 2009
tap at the brewery - The aroma is that nice yeasty, citrus accented, hoppy, spicy aroma that unmistakably a saison. It’s hazy dark yellow in color and has a lingering, dense head with lots of lacing. The taste is slightly sweet up front then goes to moderately strong hops bitterness, yeast, citrus, and the slightest touch of barnyard flavor. It finishes dry. Good brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - NOV 27, 2008
12oz from BBB63, thank you Mike. Shared with my gf Cyn. Pours orange with a 2 finger tan head. Nose is sweet and spiced. Taste is spicy with touches of citrus and a bit of hoppy bitterness. The citrus bitter but also lemony. Can’t quite place the spices, but this is certainly a tasty saison.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jstraw (1914) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2008
Draft. Orange amber with good, creamy white head / Bread and citrus nose / Light body, overly tart and thin, with fair, bitter finish / Weak flavors of lemon, orange, and coriander / Lacks the finesse of similar tart saisons. Needs reworking.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2007
Bottles courtesy of BBB. Dirty golden, huge off-white head, great lacing. Big floral and spice character up front. Either chamomile or paradise in the background, I swear, even though the description reads no. Flavor much the same, floral and fruit esters up front, dusty pils malt/spent grain through the middle, faint spice and skunk dry out the finish. Old euro hops is what I wrote in notes, but apparently it’s Mt. Hood. Could be a tad drier, but still very well done.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nolankowal (929) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2007
Growler shared by BBB63. Hazy orange-yellow pour with a white head. Aroma of light pale malt, barnyard elements, sea-salt and yeast. Flavors of spices, yeast, pale malt, light fruits and lemon zest. Medium body dry/creamy with a dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7130) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2007
Growler sampled at the Pre-RBSG ’Tosa gathering on 6/21/07 courtesy of BBB63: Pours a hazy orange bronze with a wispy-lacing white head. Aroma of sweet, lightly toasted biscuity Belgian malt and some grassy hops. Body starts with a mild earthy bready sweetness and some toasty caramel balance toward a drier, more bitter finish. A nice saison.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - NOV 11, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2010 Sample provided by the Big Bad Bear. Hazy, light amber/pale with a small white head. The nose is herbal and peppery with notes of pear and bread. The flavor is fairly dry, floral and hoppy with some pepper and doughy malts. Medium body is slightly rough with light carbonation. This is nicely done saison for an American brewer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sunevdj (3152) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2007
Bottle from my Santa in July, BBB63. Pours a clear orange with a slightly yellowish foamy head and nice lacings. Sweet with some dry-hops-like (think Orval) sourness. Yeasty with quite a bit of peppar. Long peppary finish. Tastes much like a tripel with pepper.


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