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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Brewed for the Rare Beer Club. Farmhouse ale brewed with Cynthiana grapes, dark house made candy sugar, whole cone hops and our house yeast strain.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
BobLorb (3) - largo, Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2012 does not count
I have had Cynthiana on tap and 750ml bottle - I liked the bottle slightly better - probably one of my favorite Saint Somewhere beers. crisp and semi dry - love it!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
rangerred (914) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - OCT 26, 2013
750ml bottle into a tulip. This one actually blew the cork out of the bottle after I removed the cage. Have never seen that before. I’m really glad my face wasn’t over the bottle! Pours with a rediculous amount of carbonation. Like 3/4 of the glass is foam. Not ideal but speaks to the age and funk goin on. Nearly clear light gold body and the head is rock solid and huge. It leaves huge globs of lacing when it finally does start to recede. Impressive. Lots of yeast in the aroma with just the righ amount of barnyard funk. Pineapple and banana notes along with some clove. Grapes sneak through and a touch of tangerine. There is a definite tropical note that is atypical of other saisons I have had. The flavor is a big juicy punch of tropical citrus. Tangerine and pineapple hit right away but there is plenty of yeasty character and clove. Some funk is present although it is held in check in the background but lends a nice drying touch. Mouthfeel is on the full side with a touch of stickyness to finish and a whiff of alcohol. Overall, a very nice saison that is different enough to be interesting. There is a lot of tropical fruit and some funk to make things interesting. A really good beer and it makes me want to try some other offerings from this brewery.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
changeup45 (1716) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2013
Bottle from Knightly. This pours a bright golden color with a fluffy white head on top that yields some spotty lacing. There’s a musty, earthy, funky aroma to this that’s accompanied by white grape, citrus peel, and some herbal notes. The flavors are assertive but very drinkable. Straw notes mingle with sweet peach, white grape, and husky notes. There’s plenty of funky yeastiness throughout. Lightly tart upfront before turning somewhat dry in the finish, with mild bitter herbal hops. Nicely put together. This is the best beer I’ve had from Saint Somewhere.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (30902) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2013
75 cl bottle. Pours hazy brown with a huge white head. Aroma is brett and light cheesy. Grapefruity hops. Bitter, citrusy and crisp hoppy. Ends dry, bitter and smooth grapefruity.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (6569) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Bottle thanks to a trade! Pours a near clear pale dandelion with a bubbly white head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has a nice light bitter/tart citrus note with a dry grape note and a bit of light spice. Flavor has a nice combination of citrus and dry grapes with a nice light spice and yeast note to round out the beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Suttree (5118) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 30, 2013
750 courtesy of my Secret Santa - Thanks! Murky yellow, fragile white head. Smells great - lots of tropical flavors, with some sweet, funky notes. Very refreshing. I get a lot of citrus and tropical fruit flavors, too. Crisp, funky, tangy finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (1657) - Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2014
Bottle: Thanks, Ryan! Lightly hazy, bright golden body with a foamy, chunky eggshell head & lots of small, quickly rising bubble streams in the beer. Aroma is lovely... Very nice mix of a seemingly fruit-based tartness with a solid backbone of lightly funky farmhouse yeast. Hints of wet cotton, lemon flesh, unripe stone fruit, woody funk, earthy esters, white grape, & faint bubblegum (that Belgian yeast poking through). Taste is very similar; lots of Belgian-style yeast up front, along with funk that seems somewhat like Brett & a tartness that’s close to lacto but not so extreme. Fruity esters, light bubblegum, lemon zest, earthy tones, mild acidic frizz, pleasant citric tartness... Much more complex than I was expecting. The finish has a big, dry, rotten & musty cellar door type funk that balances nicely with the sour aspects of the beer. Zesty, dry, mildly bitter, funky, lightly acidic & tart finish. Can’t say I was expecting much from this beer, but WOW... It was a great saison.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tero (42) - FINLAND - MAR 25, 2014
Mild body, littlealcohol, refreshing. Pale. Too pale. Dry, medium sourness. Fizzy. Quite long finish. Saisons are not my favorite kinds of beers usually, but this one kicks ass.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blutt59 (6004) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2012
Bottled, pulpy orange color with good spice and floral aromas, flavor is hoppy bite with layers of spice , grain and herbs

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sethdude (697) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 5, 2014
2012- Thanks to Daniel (CheesedMan) for this one! pours hazy orange with a massive rocky head and great lacing. Aroma is bret funk and hay, mild floral notes. Flavor is Big- sweet bready malts, bret funk, bandaid (though not as much as I expected from the aroma), dirt, burlap, lemon, and grassy notes intermingle. No alcohol present in the flavor. Pretty darn good, a bit sweeter than most saisons, but all of the elements are here. It needs more cheese/bandaid notes to be exceptional. A wonderful beer from a sunny climate enjoyed on a very cold, very snowy day.


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