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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Saison Renaud exemplifies a modern take on the traditional farmhouse ale. Made with just pilsner malt and Saaz hops, this recipe is made to truly let the assertiveness of our house yeast shine. Presenting a clean and crisp body, the spicy and fruity esters of the yeast prevail over a slight earthy bitterness from the Saaz.

The Name. Renaud show it’s french ancestry it naming after Bryan’s great grandmother, Florence Renaud, from Popple Dungeon, VT.

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3.5
teddybeer (4109) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 28, 2016
Hazy golden color, white head with good retention. Aroma is slightly citrus with yeasty hints. Flavor is slightly sweet at the beginning, light fruitness, yeast and light bitterness in the final. Flowery aftertaste.

4
muzzlehatch (4969) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 26, 2016
375 ml bottle from Our Daily Bread in Chatham, NY, served at cellar temp in a Duvel glass. Big-ish fluffy white head diminishes with some speed over a hazy medium-to-pale gold body....mostly sweet floral aroma - honesuckle and lilac - a bit of pepper, dry herbs (tarragon), grasses, faint doughy yeast...the body is drier than I might expect, in fact very very dry with a fairly biting bitterness and almost an acrid character coming through as it warms, though it is kept in check through the softness and suppleness of the thick malt character in the body...lots of mineral notes, sparkling and tingly carbonation. While I can’t quite say that this gets to the level of "exciting", it’s close, and definitely comes off as one of the more authentic, dry and enjoyable American saisons I’ve had lately.

3.4
djd07 (15543) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2016
Bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow with medium white head that lasts. The aroma is yeast, pepper, spice. Medium body, yeast, spice, light dry finish, good.

3.8
Bacterial (3043) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2016
Green bottle that I picked up in the summer shared with some friends. Pale, clear yellow with a fluffy white head. Really nice nose, almost a hint of smoke, funk, Brett goodness. Dry finish, bitter, funky. Very interesting.

4
willisread (3640) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 8, 2016
Bottle pour at Shelton Brothers. Clean crackery malt nose with lemon zest and good fruit esters. Classic saison yeast nose. Peppery finish. Simple and elegant, yet one of my favorite saisons from the Festival.

3.5
Johnsense (1753) - - NOV 7, 2016
Hazy golden pour, large frothy head. Floral aroma, yeast, white bread, wheat, lighter citrus. Lemon zest up front gives way to bread, spices, yeast, light clove, grassy. Very soft and drinkable. Medium to lighter body

3.8
Jashiu (1404) - Gdañsk, POLAND - OCT 31, 2016
Bottle shared @sklepzpiwem.pl. Flowery and spicy aromas, wheat and bread notes a lot of yeasty scents and some delicate hay in the background. Pours pale straw with a thick very nicely lacing white frothy head. Taste is very balanced with a lot of bready and yeasty flavors Mid-high carbonation and light body. Overall a very nicely balanced saison. Really enjoyed this one. Would be great on a warm, sunny day.

3.1
Ernest (7815) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 25, 2016
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly lasting. Body is hazy medium yellow. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (grain, cracker), lightly hoppy (flowers), lightly to moderately yeasty (basement), with notes of banana, concrete. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, slightly husky. Medium body, syrupy/watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic. Not really my kind of saison...this is a banana-focused Americanized example that doesn’t have much of the old world character I look for. Somewhat ugly concretey phenolics and very little soul, with somewhat syrupy sweetness that lingers too long into the finish. It’s not as bad as a lot of American examples, but it’s still not my thing.

3.5
JStax (7163) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2016
Draft sample at the source. The beer is a clear yellow with a white head of foam. Sweet, sugary and yeasty notes. Bready and herbal. Medium body and medium carbonation.

3.6
MrChopin (4305) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 10, 2016
[ bottle ][ 6oz ][ @Tasting ][ $ ? ][ snifter ][ 12.27.15 ]
Renaud Saison - puffy white head atop hazy gold, heavy lacing. Metallic, peppery, lightly grassy amidst the frothy body, carbonation too high. Very ester forward, strong malt presence needed, soft citrus throughout.


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