Samuel Adams / MateVeza Boston Tea Party Saison

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Samuel Adams and MateVeza came together to brew a Saison, which is a farmhouse beer traditionally brewed in the autumn or winter for consumption during the summer for the farm workers. The final recipe combines MateVeza’s signature ingredient - yerba mate tea - and Samuel Adams’ one-of-a-kind Kosmic Mother Funk (KMF), a blend of wild yeasts and bacteria designed to give beers unique flavors. The bright and satisfying brew has a slightly earthy and deliciously fruity character with a hint of spice and a long dry finish.

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3.3
jcwattsrugger (12517) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2017
12oz bottle-offwhite-slightly hazy yellow. A-fruity, tea, lt malt. T-follows.

3.4
Dogbrick (13564) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2017
Sample during the "Collaboration Beers On Deck 2!" event on 08/13/2017. Cloudy grapefruit juice color with a medium thin white head that recedes quickly to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing. Herbal yeast, fruit and malt in the nose. Medium body with flavors of citrus, yeast, malt and a touch of hops. The finish is herbal tea and yeast. Decent overall.

3.2
Soupordean (94) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2017
Pours a light yellow. Has a nice citrus aroma with some wheat and other fruits. Taste is sweet, but not too sweet, with some lemon, orange, wheat, and yeast. A bit of a dry aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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05barnold (44) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2017
Drank from the bottle. Sweet aroma and taste. You can definitely taste a hint of tea and coriander. Not terrible. I wouldn't purchase but would drink again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
wlajwl (7014) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 8, 2017
Aroma is sweet tea, spices and mild bubblegum/bananas. The flavor is sweet tea, citrus, malts and mild hops/Belgian yeast in the finish.

3.4
jb (3347) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 6, 2017
Very enjoyable, nice tangy yeasty notes, seemed pretty standard and true to style. I liked it.

3.2
Ron (4117) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 29, 2017
At Bleier’s cottage in the 1000 Islands with the gang. After a rousing game of Corn Hole it helped cool me down. Standard saison.

3.5
brokensail (16631) - Dublin, California, USA - DEC 30, 2013
On tap @ MateVeza. Turbid orange juice colored pour with a white head. Aromas of caramel, vanilla, banana, and orange peel. Certainly some tea, light lemon sourness, and honey. Maybe tart stone fruits. Flavor is sweet malt and esters up front. Banana, caramel, and honey. Some orange peel, lemon, and apricot. A light herbal note, vanilla, and a hint of wood.

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jflopsu (1743) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 10, 2013
Pours a light yellow. Has a nice citrus aroma with some wheat and other fruits. Taste is sweet, but not too sweet, with some lemon, orange, wheat, and yeast. A bit of a dry aftertaste.

3.4
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 19, 2013
12oz sample bottle, courtesy of Sam Adams. Pours a very hazy, pulpy grapefruit juice color; patchy head formation leaving behind a perimeter of mixed-sized bubbles. Pleasantly complex nose: some tart citrus, kaffir lime, and an emergent yeasty-doughy roundness coming up from behind; a nicely filled-out, generous aroma, if a bit scattered. Medium body; modest CO2; the overall packaging here is a bit off, and I have to wonder how the draft version compares (I received a not-for-resale labeled bottle, and I’m not aware of this being bottled commercially): there’s a fleeting carbonation and the haze, and I think kegs could be more on point; that said, the presence of tea here adds a complementary herbal, minimally tannic character that offers some structure, while the yeast character is quite nice: dough, lime-like Brettiness, some soft citrusy acidity; a touch chalky overall, and while there’s some pepper here, it may be partly suggested by the tea additions. Pleasantly scattered, and I’d definitely be curious to try the draft version.


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