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Sebago Single Batch Series Elegans Saison

 
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Formerly brewed at Sebago Brewing Company
Style: Saison
Gorham, Maine USA
Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A ruby colored winter Saison, brewed with Pineapple Sage, an herb from the mountains of Central America long used as a tension reliever.

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2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerFlavoredBeer (254) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Fairly dark and malty for a saison. Bit of dry grassy funk to it. Lively carbonation. Very sweet, in my opinion. The additions of sage have devolved into a slightly vegetal, unremarkable flavor.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Poured a clear amber hue with a tan head that faded away to a thin coating but did have some nice lacing. Aroma had some caramel malts, some sweet candied sugar and some barnyard notes. Flavor was mostly sweet but there was enough tannins and barnyard to balance it out a bit. Carbonation seemed appropriate. Mouthfeel was moderate seemed to have a slightly stickiness to it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AirForceHops (6449) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 8, 2012
22 oz. bottle. No born on or best before date anywhere. English pint shows a dirty amber color with large, fast, diminishing head. Weak retention. Nose is an odd mix of caramel malt and perfume hops. Unfortunately this brew sat to long in my basement. (Purchased this back around April 2012)Musty dead hops, yeast and a hop or spice that just isnt pleasant. Tastes sort of like olive juice. I dont know what Pineapple Sage is supposed to taste like; perhaps olives? Anyhow, Not a big fan here.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (5322) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 18, 2012
22oz bottle in a plastic cup. Pours amber/ruby with a cream-colored head. Aroma of caramel malts, light fruits and spices, sage, and a good amount of floral hops. Flavor the same, with a nice blend of everything. Average texture. A pretty good beer for the style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9689) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Bottle at a tasting at Pauls. Pours a lightly hazed caramel amber with a medium sized white head that falls off quickly. Big sticky pineapple notes on the nose, musky tropical fruit. Medium bodied, soft malt and musk. Sweet, malty, a touch of earthiness. Long musk, a bit of sweet grapefruit.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (15285) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Bottle at Pauls. Pours amber with white head. Nose/taste of herbs, pineapple, citrus, lemon zest, sage and yeast. Medium body.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
italarican (1543) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Bottle at Pauls. Clear amber pour. Aroma is a bit off with notes of cooked banana and celery. Surprisingly grainy with corn sweetness. Mildly yeasty with decent level of bubble gum-like esters. Plenty of bubble gum in the finish.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
crosamich (433) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - MAY 25, 2012
First sip this seemed decent but it became quite astringent and somewhat bitter the further into the bottle I went. Flavor is good. There isnt enough to balance that out, doesnt quite work for me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - APR 22, 2012
(22 oz. from Tullys) Pours hazy reddish-amber with an off-white head. Aroma of spice, yeast, caramel. Mouthfeel fairly smooth, lightly pebbly. Flavor of yeast, spice, banana, caramel, fruit. A little peppery in the finish. Some sourish overtones. Kind of a "meh" as a saison.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2012
On draft at the waterfront location. Amber color with a light white head. Nice and well balanced. Dry and nice.


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