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Block 15 Caves Saison

Block 15 Caves Saison
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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prufrockstar (915) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Growler from the tin bucket. Pours cloudy straw color with white head; good lacing and retention. Aroma: lemon zest, mineral, pepper, some cotton candy (though muted). Taste: light sweetness in the middle that’s quickly overrun by Brett doing its thing. Lemon and pepper, lasting dry finish, light bitterness. Toasted bread in the finish as well. Medium body, slick oily texture, appropriate carbonation. Nice. 5.1% abv on this batch.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
patrick767 (3566) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 4, 2014
tap at Les Caves on 8/17/13 - It pours cloudy yellow-orange with a lingering white head and has an earthy brett aroma. The flavor is fruity and funky with a finish of mild bitterness and brett. This light and refreshing brew is very flavorful and enjoyable. Great house beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sarlacc83 (710) - Oregon, USA - AUG 6, 2013
On tap at Les Caves A: Golden straw color with a faint ring of white head. N: Really nice straw and lemon zest. ust and musk. Dry cheese, glue, earth, and some butter/diacetyl. T: Sour and funky. A bit astringent to me from the yeast. Very little sweetness to be found, but bitter hops slide through the middle. M: Very dry and palate scraping. Thins out through the middle too much for my liking. O: Not sure if I really appreciate this. Doesn’t have a beautiful full earthiness or the easier drinking nature of a saison. There’s too much untamed wildness for me.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (6297) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2013
On tap at Saraveza’s Farmhouse and Wild Ale Festival, pours an opaque cloudy golden orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is full of earthy notes, dirty, musty notes, and barnyard notes. Flavour brings out farmhouse notes, dirty earthy notes, considerable grassy hops and some crusty bread / crackery malts. Really flavourful and dynamic for a 4.2% session saison. Excellent stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx76 (617) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 30, 2013
On draught at saraveza - medium frothy head. Spruce and yeasty nose. Taste of hop and biscuits. Bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2012
On tap at Hop and Vine in Portland, OR. Pours a cloudy, orange-gold colored body with a finger-width, creamy and frothy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is bready with a light sweetness and a good amount of fruity yeast. A hint of sourness, some earth, pepper, and hints of toast. Flavor is similar. Bready with a light sweetness, a bit of a tart and funky yeast, floral fruits, some citruses, and light earthy pepper notes. Finishes dry, somewhat tart, and bready before leaving a fairly lengthy aftertaste. Medium body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, an interesting Saison. Bready malts and fairly fruity with a slightly tart and yeasty essence. Not bad.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
renegaderebel (5) - Oregon, USA - DEC 1, 2012 does not count
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2012 On tap at Hop and Vine for Castillo Zwanze day. Excellent sour nose. Bread flavors fill the bulk of the taste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ericdevin (740) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Draft at Caves in Corvallis. The saison yeast is fairly strong in the nose, but the taste of it really doesn’t hit until the beer is down your throat, a very powerful finish that just keeps going, revealing a few notes of nuttiness in with the yeast. This beer pours nicely with a dull golden color. There is some slight lacing, a really nice amount. Note that this is brewed in 7 barrel batches and each is slightly tweaked.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4127) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Tap @ Les Caves... Poured cloudy, vibrant yellow with a white head. Nice grains and Saison-esq yeast spice on the nose. Lots of flavor and nicely sessionable for the low abv. Seems like it would pair nicely with many foods, a wonderful Table Beer. Which, I believe was the concept here. Mild citrus and floralness from hops, bready malts, and some drying yeast towards the end.


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