O'Connor Endless Saison Series: Shipwreck Bay Saison

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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 46   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Named for a renowned surf spot in New Zealand, this farmhouse-style ale showcases Nelson Sauvin hops—a New Zealand hop variety that evokes notes of tropical fruit and white wine. Like the never-ending rides one experiences at Shipwreck Bay, after a sip of this brew you’ll be wishing that the essence of Nelson Sauvin hops never leaves your taste buds!

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3.8
jgb9348 (6474) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2017
Hazy golden coloured body with a nice, rich white head with a lot of bubbles throughout, showing about four centimetres of head that fades slowly. Aroma of dry grass, a lot of hay and some subdued hops, a little funk and floral note and ending with some very acute sweetness and a dose of honeysuckle, coupled with a ton more dry grass and hay flavours with a little yeast complexity near the end. Light to Medium-bodied; Dry grassy flavour throughout with a big yeast and floral kick showing a bunch of dry and herbal hops and a definite complex yeast finish with some honey and citrusey kicks and ending with way more dry and grassy flavours. Aftertaste is dry, complex, grassy, floral and very musty with a yeast flavour that dominates and some more dry hops with a good malt balance and almost no sweetness at all. Overall, a very nice saison with a super dry flavour, some complex hop and citrus flavours and ending with a ton of coriander seed, flowers and grass that make this insanely dry. Great to sample and well worth trying, especially if you like saisons - this one is extremely dry, showing good complexity, just no sweetness or richness, which is okay, considering the style. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Costco in Pentagon City (Arlington), Virginia on 15-April-2017 for US$6,99 sampled at home in Washington on 04-September-2017.

3.3
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 21, 2017
22oz bottle. Small off-white head atop clear straw body. Aroma is moderately sweet, spicy, lemon/orange, some grape. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, some grape, light spicy. Light-medium body, light stickiness.

4.1
Braudog (6833) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2017
Bottle. Nice, golden pour, with a giant head. Nice, herbal and continental aroma, true to style. Drinks with a nice, fruity, esther-laden character. Just a bit gristy. Nicely bodied. Well-Americanized version of a classic style, quite enjoyable. (#6573, 4/17/2017)

3.6
Maverick34 (3300) - New York, USA - APR 14, 2017
Bottled. Poured s pale somewhat clouded yellow with lots of white fluff. Citrus, some grass, light funk. Pretty good

3.8
Luvystypotables (2065) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2017
Best of many worlds, notes of floral hops, lemon and grape pours a cloudy gold color with a lasting white head. Delicious taste of floral hops and a hint of grapes. Light body with a Belgian yeast and hops finish.

3.3
hershiser2 (3661) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2017
$8.49 bomber from Wine Warehouse. Pours golden with a frothy white head. Aroma of lemon, banana, mangosteen. Flavor is grass, banana, lemon zest, glue, yeast, light peach skin.

3.6
GenDV138 (7697) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2017
Draft sample at Dominion Wine & Beer. Clear golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of funk, citrus, light stone fruit, herbs. Tastes of citrus, herbs, light black pepper. Medium body with a dry finish. Solid saison.

3.4
jeremytoni (3082) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2017
From the tap poured a straw color with a small amount of head. Nice hoppy malty flavor with a quick finish.

3.3
Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 30, 2016
Keg at Beer Run, 5/18/16. Hazy pale yellow, large frothy white head, good retention. Aroma of yeast, banana, vinous hops. The taste is vinous notes, pale buttery malt.Medium bodied, low carbonation.

3.6
obguthr (6651) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 11, 2016
Draft: Lemon zest, Belgian yeast funk aroma. Hazy golden, medium head, good lacing. Lemon, dry, white grape finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation, maybe a little harsh.


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