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Grand Teton The Grand Saison

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Formerly brewed at Grand Teton Brewing Co.
Style: Saison
Victor, Idaho USA
Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Saison is the original summer beer. Originally brewed in southern Belgium for thirsty farm hands, these crisp, bubbly, and refreshing brews demand to be consumed on hot summer days. Our Saison follows centuries of tradition, using European hop varieties—Hallertauer Magnum, Styrian Goldings, and Strisselspalt. We also use a very light base malt accented by just a touch of Wheat and Munich malts. Finally, we ferment the beer very warm with a well-known Belgian yeast strain to bring out the spicy flavors that are common to Saisons. This style pairs well with an astonishing variety of foods. Drink it with grilled sausage or chicken, green curry with coconut milk, or a summer salad with vinaigrette and crumbled bleu cheese.

The Grand Saison is a beer to commemorate warm weather. As its flavors will diminish with time, this is not a beer to be cellared. We recommend you savor it during the long summer days while it is fresh.

Original Gravity: 15.0 Plato (1.060)
International Bittering Units: 32
Alcohol by Volume: 7.5%
Color (Lovibond): 5°


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 31, 2013
75cl bottle, 2011 Vintage. Large white head that mostly dissipates atop murky apple cider body. Aroma is medium sweet, pepper, some yeast spiciness. Taste is medium sweet, pepper, some yeast spiciness, orange, honey. Medium body, low carbonation, light effervescence.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
750ml bottle $9.49, i thought twice about buying this and then gave in, ehh. Bright golden yellow in a wine glass, good head. Smells fruity and estery but not quite what I would expect from a Belgian saison. Taste was fruity and reminded me of Tank 7 without the dry hopping. Overall this was not spicy or dry enough for me and I wish I’d spent the money on a Dupont instead. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-26-2011 03:56:33

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Palidor19 (2948) - Brandon, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2012
I’m defintie smells of sourdough bread and yeast. its look and feel are top notch. the beer its self has a flaw with strong flavors in the fornt while having a real lacking quality at the end due to the brewing water. its mildly spicy but not overbearing.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
nick76 (4221) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2012
The aroma is very nice with bread like malt and yeast. The hops are assertive and grassy. There is a graininess to the aroma as well. The appearance is cloudy gold with a medium head. The taste is papery and astringent. The palate is typical of this style. Overall not to good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
scottyshades (130) - Parkland, Florida, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2012
Growler from Greenville Beer Exchange A: Pours a cloudy gold copper with an awesome head. Retention is good as well S: Grassy hops, candy sweetness, Belgian yeast (bubblegum, wintergreen), mild pale malts come through T: Peaches, banana, orchard fruit. Hops give a little twangy touch to it, malts hold it all together MF/O: Fizzly but thick and velvety feel, crisp clean finish of tart and sweet fruit

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5847) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 1, 2012
5\16\2011 bottling date. Clear golden color with ivory head. Nice earthy pale malt, barnyard piss, dry spice, light pit fruit aromas. Light body with average co2. Dusty pale malt, dry spice, bardyard piss, sour dough bread flavors--good

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
annunz123 (861) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 31, 2012
Aroma is apple, citrus, straw, and a little Belgian funk. Taste starts sweet and fruity, with some spice and a little hop bitterness in the finish. This is the first thing I’ve tried from Grand Teton, and it’s really good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Bottle. Pours a deep cheddar orange with a nose of honey-on-the-tips hay, lemony grass, and buttered biscuit. Flavor is a coppery honey with a hint of grassy straw. Nice and rolling on the tongue. Not bad, but the French do it better.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (2722) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 7, 2012
On Tap. Pours out a hazu golden topped with a small white head. Aroma was of sweet malts, citrus hops, and some belg yeast. Taste was light hop, malts, grass, light spice, and a bitter end.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (3733) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 27, 2012
750 ml.bottled on 05/16/11. Dusky orange with a lasting creamy meringue head. Big nose of musty grape, spicy apricot, earthy honeycomb, light oak and crisp apples. Taste is funky apple, spicy white grape, oak, resin, peppery rye, citrus and a hint of bubblegum and alcohol. Light-medium body is well balanced, with a crisp finish and highly drinkable.


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