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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.

hogan873's rating

   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

   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fredis23 (564) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2013
Unfiltered Orange, Good Head, Lots Of Lacing. Citrus, Yeast, Malt and Hops but no sign of Honey. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
TheHOFF43 (2044) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Lemon and citrus notes, noticeable honey flavor. Some pepper notes shone through as well

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
glennmastrange (2681) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Bottle. Moderate malt aroma of grain, lemon for the hops, light to moderate bearnyard and musty for the yeast with un-ripe peach and honey in the background. Head is large, fizzy, white with fair lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is hazy, medium amber. Flavor starts heavily acidic, and sour, then finishes moderately acidic and bitter. Palate is light to medium, dry, with a fizy carbonation. This is a very refreshing and sprtely Saison with a nice crisp finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bconch (368) - - JUL 31, 2012
Taken from old notes. Lemon and citrus nose. Taste is the same with some honey in there. Nice and tart and refreshing.

   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 10, 2012
Bottled. Poured slightly cloudy golden with a short-lived white head. The aroma picked up sweet lighter fruits and honey with peppery and quasi-vinous yeasty notes around.. seemed a little heavy-handed and off-balance. The flavor found vanilla, spicy notes, and a hint of vanilla laced throughout.. darker honey and less bready notes for support.. finished tacky and spicy. Light-medium bodied with high carbonation on the palate.. too sugary to be refreshing.. just OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeinDahlem (1456) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 10, 2012
Sampled at GTMW ’11. This is a hoppy saison at an utterly reasonable abv, so already it is saying all the right things to me. Floral and grassy in the nose, rather bitter and dry, well attenuated. The honey character is there in the backdrop. Rather clean profile, but that’s fine with me (and normal for one or two French farmhouse yeasts). I love an American-made saison that is not afraid to be a hoppy, dry, quenching beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hair6a11 (1481) - Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2012
Bottle; Pour is murky gold with a decent fine bubbled white head in this glass. It retains well, and has some light and spotty lacing present. The nose is fruity, and definitely overly sweet for the style. There is some apple skins present, sure. The flavor profile doesn’t improve much for me; some soap, light spiciness, fruity notes of citrus and apple; it’s a bit too bitter, a bit too fruity, a bit too sweet ; overall, it doesn’t work for me.

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