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Swamp Head Saison du Swamp

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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Summers here in North Florida are hot and humid, not exactly the conditions that most ale yeasts prefer. This is why Swamp Head chose a yeast for this beer that likes it hot! This traditional ale yeast used in the Wallonia region of Belgium produces a complex seasonal ale known as Saison. They do their best work at temperatures above 80, while typical ale yeasts prefer temperatures in the 60’s. So we figured if we have to work in a sweltering swamp environment, why not brew a seasonal ale that enjoys Florida summers too! From the initial aromas of pepper and summer fruits to the lingering finish hinted of floral hops, Saison du Swamp is a bottle-conditioned ale sealed for any season.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (6001) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 7, 2016
Bottle thanks to Homer! Pours clear golden, medium white head, dissipates slowly, nice lacing. Aroma is floral, honey, pepper, coriander, dust. Flavor is very light sweet, but the honey flavor makes it seem sweeter than it is, light bitter, floral and light herbal notes. Lightish body. easy to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3652) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2015
Draft at Fishale. Clear gold color with no real head. Good flavor with some earthiness and spice. Pretty nice saison.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (15534) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2015
Bottle at RBWG ’15 Grand Tasting @ Coppertail, thanks to whomever shared this one, 21/02/15. Hazed orange with a moderate off white covering. Nose is tangy citric peel, light funk, apricot, straw. Taste comprises peach, apricot, grass, light spice. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Decent enough saison.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (6541) - Utah, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle at the RBWG grand tasting, Tampa
Hazy yellow with a medium sized white head, good lacing. Aroma is fruity and straw. Flavors are fruity, straw and sweet malts
Good

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (7895) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2015
Bottle thank to Nathan. Pours a clear orange with small frothy white head. The aroma is strong apricot and citrus. Medium mouth with strong orange peel and brett with light dry finish. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle share:Hazy gold, lasting head, spotty lace. Orange zest, apricot, strange spiciness and biscuity malt. Smooth mouthfeel. Uniquely different and tasty

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
merc7186 (2818) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - JAN 14, 2015
Aroma: Yeast, Light Fruit Appearance: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head, Some Lacing Taste: Yeast, Mild Pear, Mild Apple Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying, Mildly Sweet

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (2472) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Picked up from total wines in jax, pours gold, slight haze, white head that last. Some banana, honey, crackers. Light whips of grass. banana linger after the sip. Medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (2832) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Refrigerated 75 cl brown bottle corked and capped. Hazy golden with small white head. Aroma is really fruity, medium body, medium/low carbonation. Taste is nice sweet honey, fruity pineapple, and yeasty.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JStax (4536) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle pour. Pours a bright, hazy gold with a white head of foam. Aroma has great pineapple and honey. The taste is sweet and fruity. Perfect mouthfeel. Awesome.


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