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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°


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (3880) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 19, 2011
Pours yellow / light orange with a sturdy white head. The aroma has mustiness, citrus zest, apricots, mild toast, vanilla and light sweetness. Medium grainy body with frothy semi-soft carbonation. The flavor starts with a toasty fruity maltiness that’s quite smooth. It is then followed by a light citrus bite, stone fruits, mellow spiciness and lots of saison yeastiness. The finish is a bit woody and rustic. Quite nice offering from Grand Teton.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
miamj24 (3) - - AUG 17, 2011 does not count
Pours a beautiful gold with a slight haze. About a finger of head that leaves good lacing. Strong smell of lemon, with a touch of pepper. Taste is very light with strong lemon, clove, and pepper. Finishes with a sweet earthy-citrus note. Medium mouthfeel that fits the saison style perfectly. Has a nice tart finish. Overall, One of the best saisons I’ve enjoyed. The citrus is perfectly balanced with the clove and pepper to make a truly enjoyable beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9506) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 17, 2011
750 ml bottle poured a clear ghold with a lasting creamy white head. Areomas of straw, pineapple, citrus, pear, light earthiness and a hint of spice. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, citrus, pear and light spice with a smooth dry finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
poisoneddwarf (1684) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - AUG 7, 2011
750 ml bottle. Bottled May 16, 2011. Pours a hazy orange-yellow with a nice-sized white head with fantastic retention and soapy lace. Aroma consists of pepper, clove. Taste is sweet and fruity, meaty, fantastic. Has a lightly tart finish. Creamy mouthfeel and medium-light carbonation. I loved it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2011
Bottle. Pours a light golden with a small white head. Aroma of lemon rind sharpness, crisp fruit, a touch bready, some nice sweet wheat and honey notes. Flavor is very crisp, lemon and a nicely sharp with a crisp herbal hoppy note and the ctirus coming strong through the finish. Medium body and sharp carbonation. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thegreenrooster (3165) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 7, 2011
Pour is a cloudy orange with a large white head. Aroma is fruity and hoppy with a slight pils malt. Flavor is slightly spicy but then comes a blast of citrus. Finish has some funk and white pepper. A good rep of the style and quite tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brenn79 (1486) - Idaho, USA - AUG 6, 2011
25.9 oz. bottle- Pours semi cloudy on the first pour, orange in color with a huge fluffy white head, good lacework. The aroma is whoa, funky cold medina, is their brett in this? Beyond that there is lemon, yeast, a little spice, possibly pepper. The taste is mildly tart with funk, lemon and wheat, could use more of a pepper kick, there is a little, but not enough for my tastes, a bit of an alcohol kick as well. Body is medium to light, carbonation is medium high. I have had better, but this aint bad

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernest (6149) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 3, 2011
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly lasting. Body is hazy dark yellow. Aroma is moderately malty (toasted grain, husks), moderately hoppy (flowers, apricot, resin), lightly yeasty (basement), with notes of gum, pepper, lemon zest, apple skins, plastic. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, husky. Light to medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic. Despite the husky malt character and plastic, I’m still giving the nose a 7 ’cause frankly this is still better than most American renditions, which are often banana-bombs. Equally husky aftertaste in the mouth, and just overall a bit rough, but good for this brewer and considering this is in the Dupont mold, I have to say they had their hearts in the right place.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beersearcher (2315) - Glendale, California, USA - JUL 23, 2011
I would rate this in the better than average of saisons. Got a typical Belgian aroma. Nice spicing without going over the top. Some peppery notes. Light wheat flavors intermingling too.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7832) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 16, 2011
2011 bottle marked as bottled on 5/16/11. Pours with a clear, deep golden body with a massive mousse of white head. Good lace. Aromas are peppery, grainy, grassy. Classic saison yeast character, phenols, light esters, a hint of citrus and acidity. Bready, toasty, straw malt profile. Flavors are a bit too sweet. On notes at first of cantaloupe and watermelon. Some dried nectarines, pepper. A bit too rich of a malt profile for a saison (reminds me more of a biere de garde). Some lemon verbena, lightly tart yeast character. Very lively carbonation. Some carbonic bite. Medium bodied.


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