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Sierra Nevada Saison de Haricot

Sierra Nevada Saison de Haricot
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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Saison with Jelly Belly jelly beans

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blklab2007 (2118) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 16, 2011
draft at ebf what an odd pour this is pink. aroma has saison qualities, light cherry, and some wheat. light side mouth feel makes way to a yeasty flavor. light cherry, wheat, and some sweetness. interesting but not really sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2011
Saison with jelly beans. Reviewed from notes. Pours a fairly-hazy pinkish color with a pretty good white head and a bit of lacing. The nose brings the jelly beans forward bigtime with some really sweet fruits. Mixture of berries and a few tropical fruits. The saison yeast comes through in the background with a bit of earthiness. The flavor is sweet with plenty of candy and fruit plus some earthy character with a very mild funk. Mild acidity. Really good balance in the feel and finish. Good carbonation. A bit hit. One of my favorites of EBF. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 05-19-2011

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 11, 2011
In short: A original tart and rustic saison with a pink peppermint twist
How: Tap at Extreme Beer Fest 2011
The look: Cloudy pink body topped by a small pink head
In long: Ok so this is a jelly beans Saison, so as expected the beer had some hard candies in both the aroma and taste. But I didn’t think it tasted like jelly beans per say, more some kind of low-sweetness aromatized hard candies, a bit like pink peppermints. But what’s cool about this beer is that the rustic Saison yeast did really come through both in the aroma and taste. Also the beer was quite tart and a bit acidic. Overall very refreshing and extremely original. I really liked it. I couldn’t resist trying this beer (a pink beer made with jelly beans!!) because inside a grown-up man like myself there is a playful little boy waiting to come out. Or maybe it is gas. Yep, false alarm, it was gas.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2011
Draft at EBF. Pours a cotton candy pink lemonade like puree of a body with a wispy white head. Light sugar sweetness quickly lost to a dry and herbal earth and hop toned bitterness. A light sugar sweetness amongst the mix but really hardly much influence other then, the color. Brisk drying finish. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 22, 2011
Tap at EBF. Pours a strange medium dull pink with an off white slight pinkish head. Aroma is yeasty phenolic, light toast, cracker, saison like - light fruit juice, and slight off fruit punch and hibiscus tea but not really anything from cherry jelly belly- just the color and added fermentables. Flavor is cracker, toast, grass, herbs, phenolkic saison like character- slight sea foam, light airy marshmellow, with low sweetness, and a dry herbaly earthy phenolic finish. Actually pretty good. WIthout the pinkish color, I woudl just assume a normal light table saison made with all traditional ingredients. I liked it enough to go back for a few more samples.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
deyholla (9997) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Sampled from the tap at EBF. Poured a hazy pinkish purple with a near white head that dissipated quickly to the edges. Aroma was quite thin with just a hint of sweet fruits. Flavor was thin as well with just a bit of sweet fruit and maybe some sweet grains. Left a lot to be desired.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2011
Pouring at the Saturday sessions of EBF. Pours a big fuzzy hazy pink with a soft pink head. Soft musk, fuzzy, very faint cherry. Thin, wheat and a touch of tang, but not really sour at all. Musky, wheat. Light and crisp. Better than I was expecting, but not as amazing as it sounded.

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