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RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
New Belgium’s seasonal release, Saison, pays tribute to Belgian farmhouse ales brewed to celebrate the fall harvest. Pale bronze in color, our Saison is slightly spicy and delicately hopped. A sweet malty note glides along with herbal tones produced by an authentic Belgian yeast strain. The finish is surprisingly dry.
Originally, local brewers crafted Saison beers for seasonal workers in the farming community to enjoy at the end of their day. With typical hoppy character and an intriguing Belgian twist, Saison will appeal to hop lovers and wheat beer drinkers alike. Whether you’re pushing a plow or a pile of paper work, Saison will help you bask in the afterglow of a job well done.
Saison - Enjoy the season.
Pale bronze in color, this delicately hopped ale has a bright, yeasty, artisanal quality worthy of toasting those long autumn sunsets.


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chris2431 (241) - Oregon, USA - JAN 26, 2012
bottle. decent flavor but not really my style. not a fan of the spice or the dry finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2010
New Belgium Brewing Company--Saison Harvest Ale Fall Seasonal--2006 12 oz. Bottle. 6.50% ABV--35 IBU’s? (4.5 / 5.0) Saison--Rich lacy tight foamy head. Clear bright yellow gold color. Malty crisp floral wild ester hop coriander banana front. Tangy Belgian malty wheat Farmhouse body. Fresh zesty clean spicy hop wild ester end. Sampled 8/23/2006.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (3646) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2009
Golden in color with a small white head. Aroma is of spices, grain and yeast. Taste is basically the same with a light toast flavor.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (3857) - Frisco, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2008
Golden yellow in color with a decent head and clear. Nice hoppiness in the aroma with some spices and wheat. Taste is some wheat and spices. Easy to drink right down.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Goodgrief (1770) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - FEB 23, 2008
May 2007 - Golden yellow color, clear, with very small head and next to no lacing. Slightly funky aroma with honey malts. Flavor was tart apples and a lot of peppery spices. A little short on the barnyard funk and a little sweet. Highly carbonated. It could pass for one of the lesser authentics. Not bad.

1.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
AmEricanbrew (5673) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 11, 2008
Clear amber with a fleeting head. Mild dry yeasty smell of herbs, spices. Taste follows the smell with herbs spices and a detracting dia, diac, oh what the fuck that burnt fake butter taste. Decent smell bad flavor here. 11606

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (14350) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2007
Draught at Cricket’s Grill, Waco
Golden color. An ok beer, with some caramel taste, some sweetness, and a quite evident spicy character.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (7687) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2007
Thanks to Homerwantsbeer for sharing a bottle. This beer is a clear dark yellow-gold color with a medium and foamy white head that has good retention. Stringy latticework of lacing. Aroma of earthy malt, honey and some spicy hops. Medium-bodied with a spiced character and layers of sweet fruit, malt and hops flavors. The finish is grassy hops and spice, with a lingering fruit aftertaste. Overall this is a pretty good Saison.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2007
12oz bottle, Fall 2006 vintage. normally i wouldn’t rate a bottle that has passed its best before date but I never rated this last year and I have a good memory of it. this is from a bottle cellared a little over 1 year. pours clear golden with creamy white head. nose is yeasty, buttery, doughy, and medicinal. flavor is sweet bread, banana, yeasty, and citrusy. body is pretty watery and slightly syrupy feel to it. i wouldn’t say this aged poorly, it was always pretty bad to begin with.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 24, 2007
As it sets in the glass after the pour from the 12 ounce glass, a clear golden amber with a substantial bright white creamy head last and last, finally when it does settle, the lace provides a firm sheet to obscure the glass. Ah, the nose, wet hay and the old barnyard, hints of hops and spices, sweet and true to the style, start is perfectly malted, nice touch of sweet and sour, top medium in feel. Finish has a pleasing bit of sweetness along side the tangy hop spiciness; quite dry aftertaste glues itself to the palate, a fine addition to the style, which is a favorite of mine.


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