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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Eddy is a farmhouse style ale, also known as a Saison. Bright and lively, this beer is dry, light in body and color, but not in taste. We add hops that bring herbal and floral notes that meld with the spice and fruit flavors of our house yeast. These characteristics make for a beer that is delicious on its own or in the company of food. While it is a perfect beer to enjoy with classic summertime fare such as lobster and seafood, Eddyís refreshing bitterness cuts through the richness of more casual fare, such as burgers and pizza, making it an excellent accompaniment year round.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (5232) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2016
At the Rez, Pours clearish golden with smaller white head. Notes of lemon, sour apple, Brett, and other Belgian type fruit and yeast. More tart than expected which was nice. Bitter finish. Solid

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
thepatrickman (599) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 23, 2016
Draft at the brewery. Exactly what a saison should be -- effervescent, refreshing, spicy, and complex. The yeast is a lot more interesting than some of the more one-dimensional saison yeasts that Iíve tasted from a lot of breweries, and it gives it a hint of fruit and even tartness. Top-notch stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boto (2062) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAR 7, 2016
Draught @ Foundation: This one pours a hazy golden color. There was a small off white head that left some lacing. Good nose. Earthy, wheat, spices, citrus and floral notes. Taste is along the same lines.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (5328) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 27, 2016
Tap at Foundation Brewing Company, Portland. Originally rated 20160220. Colour is cloudy golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, citrus, Belgian yeast, hops and malts.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2015
LSAT Freedom Trip #117. Keg at the brewery. Hazy orange, large foamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of citrus, pale bready malt, nuts, spice. The taste is citrus, tropical fruits, pale malt, yeast, spice. Medium bodied, crisp, dry.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (1013) - New York, USA - JUL 10, 2015
Tap at source. Pours hazy yellow pour, ring of white lacing. Aroma is lemon, clove, slight Belgian yeast, hoppy. Flavor is hoppy saison. Really nice. A little tart but fairly dry.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
John25 (1291) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2015
Draft sample at the source. Gold. Saison all the way. Grass, green apple, banana, yeasty, a little funk. Very nice and crushable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClarkVV (5250) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 20, 2015
Draught at Sur Lie, Portland, November 2014
Mildly hazy amber-tan colored body has a small white head showing moderate to moderately-low retention.
Light fruity esters in the nose and moderate peppery phenols and noble hop notes (or at least, not high alpha PNW hops). Wow, an American-brewed saison that isnít using PNW hops??? I almost fell out of my chair. To boot, it smells quite Belgian saison-like, with no spicing or insipid sweetness. Quite dry from the nose, with a fair dose of bready/grainy malts. No alcohol or flaws.
Bready and biscuity malts are softened, somewhat, by honeyed malts and light dough, while yellow fruit flavors, soft herbs and dry, peppery spices all come to balance. The beer was in great shape, adding a tight carbonation to keep the beer crisp and refreshing. Attenuation is high and no alcohol or flaws noted. Not breaking any ground here (other than not using American hops, which kind of seems revolutionary at this point) or anything flashy here, but a well-made Belgian saison. Perhaps a bit too biscuity/bready/grainy as others have mentioned, but the esters and phenols are all quite elegant and the beer isnít too sweet, which I think are the two most important qualities in a saison.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GIJOE (1057) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - APR 18, 2015
Pe amber pour. White head. Somewhat tart in the nose. Well balanced. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
perpetuitas (29) - Scarborough, Maine, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Lively and refreshing on itís own and this is a great food beer too! Great example of a saison, very balanced.


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