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RATINGS: 947   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This Farmhouse Ale traces its roots to the small rustic breweries of Southern Belgium. The word Saison comes to us from the French language and it means Season. Lightly spiced with Organic Ginger, Orange Peels, Black Pepper and Grains of Paradise, this brew promises to quench your thirst on the hottest Southern California days or wherever your travels may take you. Available in 750 ml bottles and on draft at select inspired locations.

Editor's note. This is a new incarnation of SPF 45, previously brewed at Pizza Port Solana Beach


2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsporrer (526) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2016
Pours a hazy straw yellow with a medium head of white foam. Very harsh and bitter. A little thicker body than Devotion but still not much better. Did not like it.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3860) - Radom, POLAND - JUN 9, 2016
Dobre, treściwe, metniste. Klasyczny dobry Saison Belgijski ze swietna slimakowa gigantyczna piana. Bardzo błyskawicznie powstaje po wolnym nalewaniu. Jakosciowa i bardzo trwala. Zapach swierzgo prania wywieszonego wiosna na sznurku, trochę przetartych jabłek i banana w smaku oraz sporo pieprzu i odrobina imbiru. ale piwo jest dość przyprawowe ale nie gryzące. Jak na pieprzna przyprawowosc mimo to jest lekki i swieze. Metniste i jaskrawo zolte i lekko pomarańczowe.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (7007) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 2, 2016
Hay and bubblegum with some light citrus. Very nicely executed and very well balanced. Some funk. Hazy orange pour with good head and lacing. Soft carbonation and slick consistency. Light tangy finish. Very drinkable but still complex. Love this. Tap at Sovereign.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
FraekkeFyr87 (285) - - APR 15, 2016
The aroma is full of hops, oranges, orange zest, peaches, apricot, black pepper and ginger. The color is pale golden. The taste is full of hops, peaches, black pepper and ginger. A nice beer!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (9040) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 11, 2016
Bottle on the train back from the Brewdog AGM, thanks to Miss Swiggy! Pours clear amber with a thin white head. Aromas of bread, spice. Taste is more of the same. Rich texture, long spicy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (4914) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2016
Pours a golden amber color with big fluffy head. Aromas of citrus, grass, yeast, and some dusty notes. Starts spicy effervescent, then to some grassy funky highlights...nice brett finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mariuspoenari (1215) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2016
Sampled at a tasting. Hazy bright orange pour with a tall white head. Smells sour, salty, with notes of vinegar. Tastes like brett, grapefruit and caramel. Dry mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ciocanelu (999) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - MAR 22, 2016
Hazy yellow color with white head. Aroma has citrus and yeast esters. Taste is yeasty with citrus and bubblegum. Medium, effervescent body. Quite nice example of belgian ale.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
peponi (1323) - Mainz, GERMANY - MAR 14, 2016
Aroma: farmhouse, phenols, zesty. Appearance: hazy golden color and amazing white head. Taste: low bitterness, zesty, farmhouse, pepper, peach, belgian phenols. Palate: medium body and high carbonation, zesty finish. Overall: Really good farmhouse saison, really drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KoNrRiI (1095) - Århus, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2016
0.75 bottle. Hazy, gold color and a huge, white head of superb retention leaving at least some lacing. Aroma of citruses, Belgian yeasts, spices, bananas, cloves, and a hint of mayo, (suggested by a friend). Taste is sweet, spicy, a tad sour, definitely fruity. A medium body, a slick texture, and an above-average carbonation. Finish is long and spicy, a tad dry, bitterness overtakes sweetness in this particular case. Overall it is quite a nice beer but it deteriorates as one gets closer to the finish.


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