Grand Teton The Grand Saison

 
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Formerly brewed at Grand Teton Brewing Co.
Style: Saison
Victor, Idaho USA
Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Saison is the original summer beer. Originally brewed in southern Belgium for thirsty farm hands, these crisp, bubbly, and refreshing brews demand to be consumed on hot summer days. Our Saison follows centuries of tradition, using European hop varieties—Hallertauer Magnum, Styrian Goldings, and Strisselspalt. We also use a very light base malt accented by just a touch of Wheat and Munich malts. Finally, we ferment the beer very warm with a well-known Belgian yeast strain to bring out the spicy flavors that are common to Saisons. This style pairs well with an astonishing variety of foods. Drink it with grilled sausage or chicken, green curry with coconut milk, or a summer salad with vinaigrette and crumbled bleu cheese.

The Grand Saison is a beer to commemorate warm weather. As its flavors will diminish with time, this is not a beer to be cellared. We recommend you savor it during the long summer days while it is fresh.

Original Gravity: 15.0 Plato (1.060)
International Bittering Units: 32
Alcohol by Volume: 7.5%
Color (Lovibond): 5°

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wlajwl (6813) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Aroma is yeast, spices, mild sweetness and very deep/grainy malts. The flavor is yeast, spices, citrus and a mildly sour/mostly tart finish.

3.4
thornecb (5917) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 4, 2013
2011 Cellar reserve... so aged 20 months... Pours deep gold into a tulip. White head with good retention craters and recedes leaving spider lacing. Caramel and yeast aromas. Medium bodied with sourdough and caramel upfront turning to an earthy bitterness in the lasting finish. Would love to try and fresher batch.

3.3
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 31, 2013
75cl bottle, 2011 Vintage. Large white head that mostly dissipates atop murky apple cider body. Aroma is medium sweet, pepper, some yeast spiciness. Taste is medium sweet, pepper, some yeast spiciness, orange, honey. Medium body, low carbonation, light effervescence.

3.5
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
750ml bottle $9.49, i thought twice about buying this and then gave in, ehh. Bright golden yellow in a wine glass, good head. Smells fruity and estery but not quite what I would expect from a Belgian saison. Taste was fruity and reminded me of Tank 7 without the dry hopping. Overall this was not spicy or dry enough for me and I wish I’d spent the money on a Dupont instead. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-26-2011 03:56:33

3.4
Palidor19 (3188) - Brandon, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2012
I’m defintie smells of sourdough bread and yeast. its look and feel are top notch. the beer its self has a flaw with strong flavors in the fornt while having a real lacking quality at the end due to the brewing water. its mildly spicy but not overbearing.

2.6
nick76 (4399) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2012
The aroma is very nice with bread like malt and yeast. The hops are assertive and grassy. There is a graininess to the aroma as well. The appearance is cloudy gold with a medium head. The taste is papery and astringent. The palate is typical of this style. Overall not to good.

4.2
scottyshades (130) - Parkland, Florida, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2012
Growler from Greenville Beer Exchange A: Pours a cloudy gold copper with an awesome head. Retention is good as well S: Grassy hops, candy sweetness, Belgian yeast (bubblegum, wintergreen), mild pale malts come through T: Peaches, banana, orchard fruit. Hops give a little twangy touch to it, malts hold it all together MF/O: Fizzly but thick and velvety feel, crisp clean finish of tart and sweet fruit

3.6
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 1, 2012
5\16\2011 bottling date. Clear golden color with ivory head. Nice earthy pale malt, barnyard piss, dry spice, light pit fruit aromas. Light body with average co2. Dusty pale malt, dry spice, bardyard piss, sour dough bread flavors--good

3.8
annunz123 (957) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 31, 2012
Aroma is apple, citrus, straw, and a little Belgian funk. Taste starts sweet and fruity, with some spice and a little hop bitterness in the finish. This is the first thing I’ve tried from Grand Teton, and it’s really good.

3.6
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Bottle. Pours a deep cheddar orange with a nose of honey-on-the-tips hay, lemony grass, and buttered biscuit. Flavor is a coppery honey with a hint of grassy straw. Nice and rolling on the tongue. Not bad, but the French do it better.


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