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RATINGS: 297   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
You might not expect a Saison in winter. But the enemy didnít expect Washington to cross the icy Delaware, either. Expectations be damned, we say. Weíre 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 15, 2014
I looked at the rating but I bought anyway bc I havenít had a saidon on over a month. I now know what cardamom is because the nose is bursting with it. So much in fact that I can get too much else. Pours slightly hazed golden with white head. Taste is largely cardamom, with pepper, fruity esters, a bit of spice sting in the throat. Too much spice for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluejacket74 (1848) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2014
12 ounce can, canned on 11/14/13. Served in a tulip, the beer pours a hazy gold color with an inch white head. Thereís a small amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like peppery spice, cardamom, bready/grainy malt, and some citrus. It tastes like wheat malt, lemon peel, clove, cardamom, peppery spice and some earthy/floralness. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, itís smooth and easy enough to drink. I liked this brew, itís worth trying if youíve never had it before.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b33r (859) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Light yellow color with white head and nice lacing. Aroma is huge and piercing. Lots of perfume, spices, yeast, and grass. Smells like a bouquet of flowers. Flavor is sweet at first and finishes earthy and yeasty with light malts. Very different and pretty good overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
odinstyr (745) - Howell, New Jersey, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Pours a hazy gold with a minimal white head. Smells of barnyard, leather, corn. Taste is sweet, mildly bitter and mildly sour - hint of banana, spices, rye bread. Fairly crisp and dry.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
smashedbrewer (10) - - FEB 11, 2014
pours hazy from the can with half inch head that faded quickly slight funk in aroma little peppery Tate also slightly funky overall great beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (900) - Maryland, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Pour from a can; straw color, slightly hazy, big white head. Bready sweet aroma with a hint of sour and almonds (i.e., mild nutty aroma). With the first sip the initial sensation is the carbonation, which quickly gives way to a pleasant lemony sourness. The finish begins with a hint of hopyness and quickly changes to dried sour fruits. Coats the mouth and results in a very lingering finish (for me that was 5+ minutes). Very nice saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badhack (534) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Pours straw, somewhat hazy. Lots of head that quickly dissipates. Smells of fruity esters and yeast. Belgianish. Tastes of pale malts and roasted wheat. Yes I think there is wheat in this. Tropical fruit, apple and a dry finish. Sediment at the bottom of my glass. Refreshing and tasty beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robertjm (853) - Albany, California, USA - FEB 5, 2014
One of the biggest and frothiest heads Iíve ever seen coming from a canned beer which has been sitting calmly in my fridge for several weeks. Lots of lace left as head collapses. Clear light golden body. Only slightv spicy aroma. Pleasant but wish it was stronger. Great flavors of spice and perhaps some wheat(?). I donít drink farmhouse ales too often. But, this one was enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gachupines (1251) - USA - FEB 4, 2014
Clear golden with a thin white head. Aroma is very slight spice with notes of clove. Mildly spiced with little to no body and an overall thin mouthfeel. Lacks the peppery notes that would help brighten it up. Wife: 2.8

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shigadeyo (3635) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2014
1/31/2014: 21st Amendment Sneak Attack Saison... I was really hoping that the cardamom would come through more, bit it didnít, so the spice was more like the typical generic Belgian spice; lots of yeast in the nose; fails to deliver anything great in the flavor. Draught sample at Whole Foods in Mason, Ohio. Rating #166 for this beer.

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