SKA Local Series #15 (Saison Du'Rango)

Formerly brewed at SKA Brewing
Style: Saison
Durango, Colorado USA
Serve in Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
Farmhouse ale brewed with lemon peel, grains of paradise, and green peppercorns. This beer is refreshing and lightly tart from the use of a blend of French and Belgian Saison yeasts.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 22, 2011
Bomber. Pours a slightly hazy light gold with a thin white head. The nose is lemon zest, peppery yeast and biscuits. The taste is citrus hops, spice, malt. Medium bodied. Decent beer from Ska.

Rciesla (5607) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2011
Bottle. Pours a hazy honey copper toned body with a white head. A citrus sweetness, amongst a big bread y body with a spicy yeast tone and light pepper. Grain y body with a hint of citrus and some light lemon zest. A decent saison.

Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 6, 2011
In short: A tart refreshing semi-rustic Saison. Nice beer.
How: Bottle 22oz
The look: Cloudy dark blonde body topped by a large off-white head
In long: Nose is slightly rustic with citric and tropical fruits. Taste is plain crackery malts, citric/lemony notes, some citrus fruits. Rustic yeast here and there. Finish is rather tart and dry. Lots of soft bubbles. I thought this was a rather refreshing take on the style, one I would love to drink by the pints. My second and last rating in tasting where 1,000 beers were opened. Because after that beer it’s all a blur. I’m not sure if I had a good time. At least when I woke up I wasn’t sore in the part of my body I’m always afraid will be sore after passing out. Good.

deyholla (12289) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Bottle thanks to Scott, shared with others at the post NotB tasting. Poured a cloudy gold with a slight yellow hue and a white head that last. Aroma was full of floral notes as well as some light fruits that had a slight tart note and a bit of backing pepper and citrus. Flavor was similar with notes of flowers, light fruits and citrus with a slight tartness and yeast note in the finish.

j12601 (13114) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2011
Bottle at the hotel tasting after Night of the Barrels at EBF. Pours a hazed gold with a thin white head. Fuzzy, with a nice citrus and wheat note. Caramel comes out a bit as it warms. Toast and a long musky finish.

jb43 (1695) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2011
(Trinity Saison Festival 4/17/10). Clear copper color. Medium off white head. Light spice aroma. Moderate spice flavor, with light citrus and pepper. Avg duration. Light lasting citrus finish. Thin texture. Moderate carbonation. Fair lacing.

dionysus (1486) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 3, 2011
Bottle pours hazy orange gold with a white head. Aroma shows lemon, white pepper, yeast, and a slight floral note . Flavor shows the same with an additional grainy breadiness. Overall body is light to moderate, dry and somewhat tart.

daknole (11402) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 31, 2011
Orangish pour. Yeasty, lemon, tart, dry, dusty aroma. Flavor is lightly tart, dry, yeast, funky, peppery. Good stuff!

Ughsmash (7510) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Bomber. Poured light-medium orange with a nice cap of off-white head. The aroma picked up lots of spices (coriander and grains of paradise) and orange zest.. decent components, but they really didn’t go well together.. spicy yeast was nice on the back of the nose. The flavor found the same tart spices and orange zest throughout.. grainy pale malts supported.. sour finish with a hefty dose of orange and more grainy sweetness.. a little heavy to be refreshing. Medium-bodied and scratchy on the palate.. I wanted light and lively, but it ended up fairly heavy and muddled.

SuperDave (2555) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 8, 2011
Deep orange pour with a lacy head. Aroma is pepper, fruit, yeast and malt. Flavor isyeast, malt, grains, and spices. Hoppy finish. Not great.

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