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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (612) - 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 (1138) - 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 (4348) - 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 (971) - 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 (27) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lukaduke (2724) - Gray, Maine, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy medium golden color with three fingers of white foam. Nose is light sulphur, clay, cornmeal, wet cement, fieldgrass. Palate follows with nice attenuation, medium carbonation, nice balance of rustic grain, yeast esters, spicy bitterness and a dry finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radarsock (1120) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 15, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2015 Purchased in town when I was visiting Kittery, ME yesterday afternoon. $12.04 ($11.99 + $0.05 bottle deposit) for the bulky 750 mL bottle. 5.7% abv, listed on bottom of label. And I love the label design; dark grey with a bright construction paper yellow circle off to the top-right. I am a sucker for minimalist artwork. It clearly shows in my ratings (or, rather, what Iíve bought).

To long-stemmed white wine glass, it pours a murky dark golden yellow with which a sudsy whitish-ringed head 1 finger in length stood. Standard as hell.

Aromas of barred soap, pizza sough, cilantro, Midwest hops, farmhouse yeast, and russet potato skins. Maybe a little plastic, but itís faint.

Tastes the same with the addition of spent grain, sweat, and steamed chickpeas.
My word is this a grainy saison. A bit buttery in its mouthfeel, and the alcohol does everything but sneak. Hops were present, but were like if you had steeped aged Belgian hops in a grain-forward saison and released it as is. Yeast character had been like much of the *traditional* saisons from Wallonia. Likeable, but ultimately didnít add much to the style, IMHO.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
woodychevy (654) - - JAN 31, 2015
Tap at source. Pours a hazy yellow with a nice white head. Definite saison flavors upfront and in the nose- citrus, yeasty, banana, spice but something different in the finish. Canít quite place it, but very intriguing. Light and crisp and totally refreshing. Warm weather beer for me.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
williamstome (1392) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Gold pour, nice big white head. Aroma is yeasty, spicy, with notes of banana and a bit of barnyard. Flavor is funky, banana and a lot of spice. Okay.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (4692) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 20, 2014
750 ml bottle purchased at 7-11 Kittery, ME. Hazy straw color with thin head in the snifter. Aroma is wheat, zesty yeast, and mild yeast.

Flavor is is spot on for style, nice spicy yeast in the finish. The citrus is here as well with it being an under current. Mouthfeel is pretty nice, kind of lively, crisp. Very mild hop in there for balance.


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