Portsmouth Saison
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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.11/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
Light golden ale with some phenolic complexity, and a healthy attenuative yeast creates a crisp beer with assertive hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - JUL 20, 2012
Bomber from the brewery. Murky amber pour with a thin white head. Banana clove notes with hints of earthy loam lead to bready biscuit and light caramel. Huge phenol character. Medium to full body for the style with light carbonation and a crisp finish. Not bad, but not outstanding.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamChandler (4540) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 9, 2012
Thanks AirForceHops for the bottle! Poured into a Duvel Tulip at room temp.

A - Dark burnt orange appearance. Pretty cloudy. 2 finger head that fades immediately.

S - bready and wheat. Orange peel and sugar Sweet and farmhouse funky. Pretty pleasant aroma

T - Up front, creamy oranges. Very sweet and in the middle, bready belgian farmhouse funk followed by a sweet bitterness of cloves and lemons at the finish.

M - 100% carbonation on the finish. Light body, dry fleeting finish

O - This is pretty nice! Very nice to drink and enjoyable!


   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JUL 7, 2012
22oz Bottle, purchased at the brewery. Earthy, raw mushroom and old citrus aroma. Banana phenols present. I recognize the dry acerbic spicy Saison yeast, but this tastes like a sweet, wheaty Hefeweizen. It lacks airy lightness and good yeast complexity. There’s no malt crispness and a lot of languid, sickly phenol-heavy sweetness. Not a good example of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (10220) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Bottle thanks to James. Pours a hazy deep amber orange with a white head that is large and fluffy and lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has a perfume note with a good amount of floral, light fruit and hint of grass. Flavor has a good amount of flora with a bit of spice and some light fruits. A bit thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (18744) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Pours cloudy gold with a white, filmy head. Light spice and yeast on the nose. Nice flavor, a bit of spice, yeast, light sweetness and bitterness. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Crisp finish, moderately bitter with slight grass. Very decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - SEP 8, 2011
Pour is Orange with a fizzy off-white head. Aroma is grains, some banana, honey, and light yeastiness. Flavor is cereal grain, honey, light grass. A little bland, but crisp. Ok

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 4, 2011
Draft at brewery, notes os spice and passionfruit in aroma, sweet flavor with tropical fruitiness, fruity yeastiness. Medium mouthfeel. Ok saison

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (5545) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 2, 2009
Pours gold into a snifter Bright white head quickly recedes to pinpoint rim. Sweet caramel, alcohol and yeast aromas. Crisp and sweet with yeast from front to back.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - AUG 1, 2009
Tyler called this one there summer Saison I kind of like that distinction. As of lately the brew has a great looking two to three finger white head that looks absolutely amazing in a tulip glass it settles down to a good lace . The brew is a slightly hazy apricot color to my eyes. The aromas are a slightly sweet and fruity with a splash of spices in the finish. Flavors follow the nose quite well with an ever so slight dry finish for the style not as big as the De Printemps. The feel in my mouth was what I would consider medium, while being well carbonated for the style. Saison’s are the way to go in the summer to me they are easy to drink with enough fruitiness for a summer beer but not being over the top because of the spice bitter. My go to session brew when on tap.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lb4lb (2587) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2009
Bottle in trade, thanks! Pours orange and smell is sweet, herbal and spiced. Medium/Thin body and normal c02. dry finish but sweet , herbal flavor beforehand. Some lemon tartness. Decent.

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