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RATINGS: 253   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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You might not expect a Saison in winter. But the enemy didn’t expect Washington to cross the icy Delaware, either. Expectations be damned, we say. We’re sneaking up on winter with a boatload of bravado and this Belgian-style farmhouse ale. Dry hopped with whole organic cardamom pods, our Saison has an assertive spiciness. In your face, winter.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrymel (1549) - Spokane, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Canned 14NOV13 Yellow, hazy with a quilt of bone whites. Smells nice with lemongrass, hay, grain, a bit of tartness, some floral tones. Flavor follows suite with a bit of bitterness, some herbal notes, some lemon tea. Full bodied with lowish carb. I like this beer, expected something half assed - good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Can. Slightly hazy pale gold. Lots of spice (struck me as sage, but I guess it’s cardamom), light funk, very yeasty, light malt. Liked this a lot, but drank a few right out of the can, which probably muted the spice and helped make it more sessionable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (5567) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 18, 2014
12oz can pours a murky neon yellow with some thin, white head. Nose is all spice, coriander, keffir lime, but mostly just cardamom, a little herbal tea. Flavor has more balance, some malt, some straw, some grass, some lemon, a little herbal tea, but a ton of cardamom. Spicy, herbal finish. A bit too much spice for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (1111) - California, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Pours a golden yellow with a thick white head. Malt, spice, yeast, clove, fruit and hop aroma. Malt, spice, yeast, clove, pear, apple and biscuit flavors. Light body high carbonation. Fruit and malt finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgb9348 (5012) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Hazy golden coloured body with a large, three centimetre tall just off-white head. Aroma of spice, coriander seed, light bubble gum and heaps and heaps of yeast. Medium-bodied; Strong spicey characteristics up front with wheat, floral and perfumey hops and a bit of grass and herbs on the side. Aftertaste is dominant with yeast and the spicey coriander seed and white pepper notes of the belgian yeast - this is pungent. Overall, a relatively nice light-styled winter beer that shows some nice components of the yeast, but perhaps too much so. I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased from Arrowine in Arlington, Virginia on 06-January-2014, courtesy of Kevin - Thanks!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jw0406 (883) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 7, 2014
32oz growler pours a hazy golden color with a nice white head. Aromas of light spice, citrus, cardamom. Light bodied, little to much spice for, but still pretty good.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
burleybrew (56) - - JAN 5, 2014
Out of the can. Decent beer with a good dry finish & good carbonation. At first the spice isn’t overwhelming, but as the beer goes on it becomes a bit too much. I couldn’t drink two in a row.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shag (2668) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JAN 3, 2014
A golden color with a white head. The aroma is floral and spicy with some lemon going on. The flavor is very spicy with a huge lemon presence. Some orange notes in there as well. Aftertaste is somewhat sour. Overall a very well made saison.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (6671) - Georgia, USA - JAN 2, 2014
1/2/14. 12oz can from Warehouse, a few deep now. Mostly clear golden pour under a small khaki head. Plenty of spicy phenolic aspects in the aroma, hints of fruitiness. Lots of spice in the flavor, savory, touches of tartness and fruitiness. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rollinsr (415) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - DEC 31, 2013
Pours clear yellow with ample white head. Aroma is ver effervescent with light citrus and coriander. Flavor is light and sweet with Belgian yeast. Solid and easy drinking. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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