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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.8/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Poisson Grand ("Big Fish") is our reserve-strength saison brewed for enjoying fresh or aging. We went big on this one! We started with organic barley malt, Ohio wildflower honey, and rye malt in the brew followed by barrel aging with wild yeasts in oak barrels, and finally dry hopping and bottle conditioning.

Expect big, juicy, honey, and grassy hop aromas up front, followed by some light oak and Brettanomyces funk in the finish. This beer should be great for aging at cellar temperatures for at least a couple years, but the dry hop aroma will probably fade over the first six months.

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3.8
Nickwrightusa (16) - - NOV 10, 2016
Nice yeasty crispness. Citrus and oak flavors and aroma. The honey takes the sweetness factor a little too far for a drier beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
Tmoney99 (14968) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2016
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured hazy golden color with a large frothy white head that was lasting with excellent lacing. Medium to heavy yeast, citrus hop, wood and sour aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy complex sour & citrus sweet flavor with a medium sweet & sour finish of moderate duration. Good complex beer.

3.8
alexsdad06 (10805) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - SEP 25, 2016
750 ml bottle picked up locally shared with Tmoney99. Pours a hazy golden color with a huge fluffy off white head, tons of head to this. The aroma and flavor have pale malts, barrel, wood, herbal, Brett, some honey sweetness, floral character, interesting once you can get through the foam.

3.3
MacBoost (1936) - Victor, New York, USA - JUL 1, 2016
750ml bottle thanks to michcam8. Thanks!
Pours with an enormous rocky head. Aroma of Brett and sweet nectarines. Taste is semi sweet. Seems underattenuated. A bit too much residual sugar for my taste, but others may enjoy it. I do worry that with the active brett and high residual sugar level, that this may be a bottle bomb after a year or two of aging, but what do I know. Decent, not great, not terrible.

3.9
drfabulous (8577) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 16, 2016
Bottle shared at Todd’s. Yeasty brett saison with big notes of lemon. Really good.

3.6
zebra (2312) - Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2016
750-ml bottle from brewscafe. gushed for a bit, vigorous fine carbonation, good head, saison nose, saison lemon-pepper, funk, white wine, fruit, nicely balanced.

4.1
michcam8 (582) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2016
Cloudy golden glow pour with a fluffy white head, that sticks around for a little bit. Funky brett, bananas, hay, citus zest, bubble gum and light malts on the nose. Taste is of hay, lemon zest, doughy yeast, bananas, sweetness, and slight bitterness. Medium mouthful, and dry finish. Orvalish, but a little lighter. Solid beer. Would recommend to others.

4.2
bluejacket74 (1995) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2016
750 ml bottle, Batch B004, bottled on 12/15/2015. Served in a Prairie Teku, the beer pours a hazy golden/orange color with about a couple inch white head that stayed around for a while. Head retention is really good, and there’s a good amount of lacing. Aroma is nice and mostly sweet, the brew smells like honey, sweet tropical fruit, lemon peel and some funk. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there’s also some grassy hops, white grape and rye noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s creamy and there’s a lot of carbonation. However, it’s soft carbonation and it’s easy to drink. This is certainly one of the better Little Fish brews I’ve tried, I’d pick up anything new that I’ve seen from them (that and anything else that they brew)! This is one of the better ones I’ve had from them! $14.99 a bottle.

3.6
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2016
750ml bottle, from Dutch’s. An inch of white foam gathers very slowly in the neck after I pop the cap. Very active-looking carbonation in the bottle. Hazy golden orange color. Big slightly off-white head, that stays put. Going to have to wait a few moments to get into this, maybe. The head takes it’s sweet time subsiding, leaving behind frothy sheets of lace. Very nice floral honey aroma in the nose, some brett funk, and some grape character. Flavor is a bit spicier, some lemon citrus. Lots of candied tangerine. Some alcohol warmth, mild bite. Bigger sweet, kind of tangy, almost has a bit of sourness. Some bitter taste - probably enhanced by the stronger, kind of effervescent carbonation. Gets less bitter, more sweet as it sits. Bigger body, mild slick finish. Pleasant, funky bright imperial saison.

3.9
JaBier (8253) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2016
Sample at the brewpub. Pours clear gold with a thick white head. Aroma of malt, spice, brett and wine. Malt and slight honey flavor giving way to funky brett and spicy rye before a lemon and herb finish.


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