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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
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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°


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3270) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - NOV 7, 2011
750 ml bottle shared by Indra. Pour is a lightly hazed golden, with a white head. Aroma is phenolic straw hay, some light bright hoppiness. Taste is a nicely resinous hop, blended with wheat grain and grass, followed by a phenolic finish. Palate is nicely un filtered, with a medium body, and the dry mineral finish. Yeast lingers a bit in the longish after taste. Thanks for sharing this one Eric, I had really wanted to try it.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 3, 2011
1 Pint, 9.4 oz capped bottle, 2011 version, sampled Nov 2011: clear golden with a creamy ivory top, that looks quite a bit like whipped cream, although a ver thin topping...sweet, Brady aromatics with a strong banana character and wisps of dusty ginger and honey. That balance of flavors beats the aroma: tasty noble hops combined with a grain bill that creates a well rounded, flavorful and highly drinkable beer. Sign me up for another, even without the complexities of a more funky/traditional farmhouse beer. Thanks!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4156) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 31, 2011
Bottle shared at a recent BA/RB tasting... Poured hazy golden with a thick, eggy head. Nice clean and light drinking saison with some grassy and peppery spiced hops that mixed with a drying yeast presence.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (5038) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2011
A pint 9.4 ounce bottle. This pours a bright golden and is cloudy. A big off white head of thin soapy bubbles. Yeast, soft fruit, and funk make out the aroma. The flavor is down the middle per style. It has a nice hop spice with fruit and yeast. It has some grass and farmhouse funk. This is a nice Saison.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nickd717 (3562) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 12, 2011
Draft at Gourmet Haus Staudt.  Cloudy golden-orange in color with a very large lasting white head and great lacing.  Funky horseblanket and hay on the aroma with green apple notes.  Nice dry flavor with pale malt, underripe light fruits, peppery spice, barnyard, and grass.  Medium-bodied and rather crisp with fairly lively carbonation.  A really nice American saison overall. I’m impressed.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4491) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 17, 2011
Autumn Brew Review 2011. Golden color with a towering head. Grainy aroma with very light hoppiness showing up. Light flavors overall, mostly grain and fruit. Seemed oddly sweet for the style, but it didn’t clash with the rest of the brew.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TAR (2514) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - SEP 16, 2011
Deep golden. Lathery dollop of white froth exhibits stellar retention. Pleasant albeit simple nose of banana bread, multigrain crackers, bubblegum, melon and yeast (Play-Doh, taffy). Scant spicy hop zing as well as some florals buried deep within. Lively carbonation. Well-conditioned. Initial snappiness is offset by an assertive punch of bananalike esters. Borderline metallic as well, with an ensuing surge of tastefully incorporated wheat and vague toast which lends depth and obligatory firmness. Sweetish vanilla-cake maltiness exacerbates the warming glow of alcohol which consequently overshadows many of the delicacies. Light on the phenolics, with merely a flash of plastic. Mild lemony splash enhances the quenching aspects. Notes of baked apple waver in and out, though the crisp body is not tarnished too much. Amply hopped yet with plenty of subtlety coupled with succulent flavor and refined bitterness. Some distant sulfur yields perceptible astringency to the deeply earthy, licorice-tinged Strisselspalt. Commendably balanced finish is comprised of grassy hop bitterness and firm malt, but largely hampered by uncleanness (sulfur and yeast, namely). A very respectable rendition being that it is all yeast doing the work, along with noble hops and one of my favorite one-two grain combos of Munich and wheat. But one question: Why is this $10 rather than $3 - $4? The neck tag and sticker, presumably?

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
obguthr (4004) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2011
2011: Musty and funky pear aroma, moderately strong. Cloudy amber, thick head, nice lacing. Pear base with vanilla and blueberry hints. Apricot appears when warm. Lemongrass finish. Distinctive and refreshing.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (2704) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2011
750 ml. bottle. Bottled 5/16/11. Pours an enormous gradually collapsing, white head, with some lacing over a slight hazy orange gold (SRM 6) body.....nose is light spice, ginger, clove, with a touch of cereal....taste is cereal, light pepper, bit of clove, citrus (lemon) finishing with light peppery bitterness.....mouth feel light of medium, alcohol hidden, carbonation high. This a pretty good example of a Saison. The appearance is spot on. Aroma and flavors are well within the styles guide lines. The major errors that many make have been avoided. BJCP 7/3/15/4/7

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbill (3504) - Laurel, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2011
750 ml bottle. Pours a hazy gold with a large white head that lasted through the first two sips and left light lace. Very pleasant aroma of bready malt, a bit of lemon, and some noticeable funk. The flavor is bready malt, lemon, and a touch of sugary sweetness. No evidence of the funk in the aroma. A bit of spice along with some moderate hops bitterness at the finish. Active carbonation. No problems.


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