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Summit Unchained 07 Honeymoon Saison

Formerly brewed at Summit Brewing Company
Style: Saison
St. Paul, Minnesota USA
Serve in Tulip


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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
To celebrate his upcoming nuptials, Summit brewer Sam Doniach created Honeymoon Saison—Batch 07 in the Summit Unchained Series. It’s inspired by French saison styles which were traditional farmhouse ales brewed to quench workers on long, hot days. Sam’s creation has a refreshing citrus and floral character with hints of apple, pear and spicy, peppery notes. It’s brewed with a touch of Minnesota honey as a kettle addition and unfiltered for a smooth, clean finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smith4498 (3558) - Miami, Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2011
Bottle from a trade with CLevar. Pours slightly hazy dark golden orange color with white head. Spicy Belgian yeast aroma with some lemon. Sweet fruit flavor with doughy yeast and some spiciness. Light to medium body with lively carbonating. Thanks Caleb.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle. Poured a clear gold color with a white head. Smelled of baking spices, cereal grain, banana and clove. Light to medium bodied and dry with unexpected mild to moderate bitterness. Pale malt, clover, and subdued banana flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2011
Bottle thanks to Funkybrewster. Not sure but maybe some age on this helped it out? Great aroma of light apple, great french saison yeast with just a touch of vanilla, honey, and pear is a great descriptor. Flavor follows, off-dry with nice tartness, balanced spiciness, light but balanced bitterness, I’m really enjoying this and very surprised as so many Americans seem to screw up anything intended to be a Saison. Lively carbonation, off-dry, clean and flavorful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2011
This had a clear light bronze body with a tall rocky head and thick lace. The aroma had a floral sweetness with an undertone of zest. Very livefly, spritzy mouthfeel. The flavor had a soft grainy sweetness outbalanced by a floral/peppery/zesty bitterness. The finish was dry with a prolonged moderate bitterness. Very drinkable and refreshing and should be put in Summitt’s regular line-up.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bth122 (1499) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2011
Poured a clear golden color, small head. Aroma of fresh fruits and some belgium yeast notes. Med lite sweetness, lite bitter. Med lite body, ave carbonation with a little overfizzy. Fruit flavors like apple and pear in taste. Some tartness there. Not bad

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (9415) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 3, 2011
12 oz. bottle opened at the STLHops Pinball Party- thanks to whoever brought this! A fitting choice, as Summit is coming to Missouri finally this week. Pours a clear golden color with a small white film for a head. Aroma of light farmhouse funk, straw, pale malts, grapes, and spices. Flavor of funk, cedar, straw, pale malts, clove, and other mild spices. Light-medium bodied, with a mellow mouthfeel and a classic funky-spicy-mellow saison mouthfeel. Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Narnad (1518) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Pours a clean, deep golden color with a tall pillowy white head. Aroma has a light pepper spice to it with lots of floral nose and a light wheat malt-like sourness. Flavor is very different from the nose. Fruity notes really come through with notes of apple, grape early and then move to a light fresh hop leaf bitterness with some mild citrus notes imparted from the hops. A solid acidic dry bite ends the beer. Body is light, crisp and has the perfect amount of carbonation for the style. Overall an enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 11, 2012
In short: A clean, semi-dry, semi-rustic blonde ale with grassy/spicy hops. Nice session beer.
How: Bottle 12oz. Consumed when approximately 6 to 9 months of age, bottle sent to me by oakbluff, thanks a lot Scott
The look: Partly cloudy dark blonde body topped by a persistent small white head
In long: Nose is slightly rustic with some spicy/grassy hops and notes of sweet fruity esters. Taste has crisp crackery cereals and it and the attack does have some honey. But it is quickly brought down by the spicy dry grassy hops and the rustic dusty yeast. The finish is rather dry, a bit spicy. Carbonation is a bit too prickly, too much like a soda-pop. This is a nice session beer overall, very clean, very crisp, the kind of straightforward semi-dry blonde ale that one can drink all night long. Deserves better than its shitty ratings. And the worst thing about a real honeymoon is that you are now married and are therefore you are now sleeping with your relatives, and that’s sick.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (3680) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 28, 2014
12 oz bottle pours hazy golden with a off white head. Aroma of malts, citrus and dough. Taste is yeast, citrus and caramel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hogan873 (451) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Cloudy pale amber body with a thick lasting white head. Decent aroma of honey and spice (pepper?). Very bright palate loaded with carbonation. The flavor is similar to the aroma but a little better. Sweet and smooth up front with some honey flavor. It finishes with a nice peppery bite. A decent beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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