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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   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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3.8
Jashiu (933) - 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 (7661) - 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 (6358) - 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 (4304) - 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.

3.7
DocLock (10652) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2016
Bottle from Whole Foods PM. Hazy gold pour with white head. Nose was yeasty funk, Saazy hops, florals. Tasted yeasty pale malty, with floral notes, hops, white pepper, and some breadiness.

3.7
Garrold (5182) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2016
Bottle. Beermoth, Manchester. Hazy, deep gold. Streams of fine bubbles. Thick, lasting, white head. Nose has sweet, bready malts. Granary toast. Light spice. Some lemon hop. Taste is bready, malty sweet. Light, spicy bitterness. Foamy, massaging mouthfeel. Easy drinking. A tad stodgy sweet, mind.

3.8
nealblind (1849) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - APR 11, 2016
clear gold lots of carb. Aroma tang green apple skins, minerals multi vitamins. Tastes unique wet woody moss forest floor, slight funk, stems. some background saison yeast

4.2
superspak (5508) - Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2016
750 ml bottle into tulip glass; batch number: 015. Pours lightly hazy golden yellow color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big lemon, orange, apricot, pear, apple, white grape, peppercorn, straw, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big lemon, orange, apricot, pear, apple, white grape, peppercorn, straw, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Moderate herbal/yeast spiciness after the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, orange, apricot, pear, apple, white grape, peppercorn, straw, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from carbonation and yeast spiciness as well. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, and fairly grainy/bready/creamy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an outstanding saison! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and moderate bready malt flavors; and very smooth, crisp, and easy to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

3.7
Renobob (2064) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 2, 2016
Bue en bouteille de 75cl. Blonde, belle mousse blanche. Belle acidité, armes floraux, houblons bien présents. Bon et puis elle porte mon prénom alors ;)

3.9
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - FEB 20, 2016
This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a hazy yellow color with a one finger white foamy quickly dissipating head that left some white side notes of clinginess. The smell starts off with a dry efferevescent champagne like character rolling over some sweet lemon pulp and a delicate sweet dry grassiness. Grapefruit slides in underneath. The taste moderately balances the crisp sweetness of the dryness to a light wet nurturing aftertaste. Light crisp sweet finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with the dry crispness hitting my tongue appropriately. Overall, nice saison, I’d have again, most likely with food.


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