Archive for the ‘Saison’ Category

Pints for Prostates / Jolly Pumpkin Beire de Goord

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

I’ve been looking forward to this beer since I saw a press release on BeerNews.org.  Lucky for me I got two bottles of it.  One I’m drinking tonight and the other I’ll be sharing with my fellow beer geeks at #BrewYork on Friday.  The Jolly Pumpkin Biere de Goord is a cooperative beer between Jolly Pumpkin, Pints for Prostates, and Rare Beer Club. The beer that was created sounds absolutely intriguing, a saison brewed with kale, pumpkin seeds, pumpkin and green tea, was made by Jolly Pumpkin to help raise awareness about prostate cancer and generate funds for the Pints for Prostates campaign.

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The Bruery Saison de Lente

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

I’ve been looking forward to drinking this beer for awhile.  I bought it last month while I was on the wagon, but tonight while it is still 90 friggin’ degrees out at midnight I’m finally going to drink it. The Bruery’s Saison de Lent is their Spring seasonal beer, and better yet it is at least partially fermented with brettanomyces.  You all know what a sucker I am for the wild yeasts, hopefully it lives up to my expectations.

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Cigar City Brewing Guava Grove

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

I received this beer a couple days ago in a beer trade with a fella from Florida.  To me, this sounded like an intriguing beer, a farmhouse ale with a secondary fermentation on guava fruit. Especially since I’m a huge fan of saison/farmhouse style ales; in fact it may be one of my favorite styles, especially on hot nights like tonight.

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Boulevard SmokeStack Series – Saison Brett

Friday, February 12th, 2010

Aside from sours and barrel aged beers, Saison’s are one of my favorite styles of beer.  I love the crisp ale, big head, and lots of spice.  So when I heard about Boulevard’s Saison Brett, I was on the hunt.  I eventually received one in a beer trade from a great trader in CO.  Tonight I will be trying bottle 548 of a production run of 13400, just over 1100 cases.  Not sure what to expect from this beer, I don’t know anything about the brewery except for an interview from Thank Heaven for Beer, and I haven’t searched out any reviews yet.  What I’m expecting is a crisp, peppery, funky, maybe a bit tart beer.boulevard_saisonbrett3

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KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren – Saison Speciaal Eindejaar

Friday, February 5th, 2010

Typically we think of Saisons as a summer / late fall beer with its light, crisp, refreshing, and some times citrusy flavors.   However, KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren’s  ”eindejaar” (New Year) edition is special, with the strength ratcheted up from 6.9% to 9% ABV making it more of a winter warmer then a summer time refresher.deGlazen_saison2

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Lost Abbey Carnevale Ale

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Officially my first Lost Abbey beer.  The unfortunate reality of living on the east coast, we don’t get many breweries from the west coast.  I suppose the same could be said the other way round or I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to trade beer to get this Lost Abbey Carnevale Ale.  This, like last night’s New Glarus Imperial Saison, the Carnevale Ale is also Saison style beer.lostabbey_carnevale2

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