Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Boulevard Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale

Boulevard Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale

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Wow!  I have not had such a good reaction to a beer for some time.  This beer is legit!  Boulevard takes a classic older style and puts a little new age flare to it…and in a good way.  Named in honor of fermentation vessel #7 which apparently produces a medley of aromas and flavor.  I’ve […] ... [Read more]

Summit Honeymoon Saison

Summit Honeymoon Saison

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Honeymoon Saison is an ironic choice tonight, because my wife left me. Okay, yes, she’ll be back in four days, but even so, ironic. The latest offering in Summit’s unchained lineup, batch 07, was made just in time to be ready for brewer Sam Doniach’s wedding, thus the name. Cleverly named on so many levels, […] ... [Read more]

Three Floyds Rabbid Rabbit Saison

Three Floyds Rabbid Rabbit Saison

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Maybe it’s just me, but I would never have figured Three Floyds to pin one of their twelve seasonal hats on a Saison. It’s not a very prominent (or popular) style here in the states…and it just doesn’t scream “strange“ or “extreme“. But hey; maybe it’s for that very reason that Rabbid Rabbit was created. […] ... [Read more]

Goose Island Pepe Nero Belgian-Style Farmhouse Ale

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Pepe Nero! The name and presentation are the best parts of this beer. I was all excited by the packaging but disappointed with the results. The color was nice and black in keeping with the “mystery” of the bottle. It poured a little brown head that lasted a fair amount of time. The aroma was […] ... [Read more]

Brooklyn Sorachi Ace

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What can I say? It has been a while since my last beer review. The month of July was a busy one with weddings, seeing a roommate move out, and getting around to switching over an internet account. Well, I’m back…and in a big way! The beer I chose for my re-entry was none other […] ... [Read more]

Nøgne Ø Saison

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I finally made it to reviewing a beer from Nøgne Ø, Norway’s most recognizable brewery this side of the Atlantic. To start out, I’d like to make sure we all know how to pronounce the name. “Nøgne Ø” is pronounced “nirg nir,” with the “ir” like in the word “bird”, though it is not a […] ... [Read more]

Saison Dupont

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It’s surprising how many of us beer drinkers have heard or read about a certain beer, but have failed, for one reason or another, to actually try it. Such was the case for me regarding Vieille Provision Saison Dupont from the Hainault/Wallonia region of Belgium. According Michael Jackson this beer is the “best-know” farmhouse Saison. […] ... [Read more]

Surly CynicAle

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Main Entry: cyn·ic Pronunciation: \’si-nik\ Function: noun Etymology: Middle French or Latin, Middle French cynique, from Latin cynicus, from Greek kynikos, literally, like a dog, from kyn-, kyon dog Date: 1542 1 capitalized : an adherent of an ancient Greek school of philosophers who held the view that virtue is the only good and that […] ... [Read more]