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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
LYBJ (7) - - FEB 23, 2013 does not count
Slight sour aroma. Mild on the palate. A light version of a Saison aka Farmhouse Ale. Pretty easy to drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maekchu (3509) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 23, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2015 Can from Village Wine & Spirits in Athens. Cardamom, honey, some funk, and some other stink. Clear straw, thin filmy white head. Sweet & bitter in equal degrees / in mid palate, the funk rises into the sinuses / just a touch cloying in the finis, along with tiny bitter traces. Thin-medium body. Cardmom is interesting here (instead of coriander); it blends nicely with the farmhouse character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
obguthr (5698) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Overripe lemon nose. Cloudy golden with a wisp of particulate running the full length down the center of the glass, medium head. Overripe lemon and cardamom, tangy., with a malty bitter finish.
Earlier Rating: 7/2/2012 Total Score: 4.2
Immense herbal aroma, thyme and sage. Clear yellow medium head, minimal lacing. Funky lemongrass flavor, umami thyme and sage . Slight sweetness at midpalate. Thyme.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
poisoneddwarf (2296) - Coeur dí Alene, Idaho, USA - FEB 22, 2013
12 oz can. Pours hazy pale yellow with a collapsing white head. Aroma is extremely fragrant--I get floral notes (cardamom?), fruit (melon), a hint of funk. Taste is lightly sweet, spicy (clove), a bit sour, savory and finishes dry and lightly bitter. Palate is a little thin. Itís tasty and interesting but itís missing something.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rayOfBeer (674) - El Cerrito, California, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Tap: hazy light yellow, thin white head. Wheat and clove nose. Flavor starts weizen-like with wheat, clove, a little bubblegum, honey and banana, then moves into a grassy dry finish. I liked most parts of this beer. It was a bit overly dry at the finish and I was hoping for some yeasty flavors to come through, still makes for good drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pnesbit (96) - Marietta, South Carolina, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Pour of hazy yellow gold with a nice white head. Aroma of big spice with hints of wheat and banana. Initial taste of sweet banana that moves into a spicy wheat of light pepper and clove. Med light body that is smooth with a sweet then bitter med linger of that same coriander spice. Over all good beer that leaves its mark of that sneak up spice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
craig220 (313) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Poured a cloudy gold with a somewhat thin white head. Aroma is banana, banana, clove, clove, bread, floral, herbs, and pepper. Taste is sweet, sour, and a touch salty with a bittersweet finish. Overall just a decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maverick34 (3002) - New York, USA - FEB 20, 2013
Canned. Cloudy yellow withcwhite head. Spicy aroma. Pepper coriander citrus taste. Ok

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aarond (150) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - FEB 20, 2013
Bottle. Pours a golden yellow with a thin white head. Decent clarity. Aroma is spicy, cardamom, yeast, and grassy hops. Taste isnít as spicy as the aroma, notes of cardamom, yeast, fruity esters. Quick, dry finish. Medium light body. Decent carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Can from Caponeís. Pours turbid canary golden color with 1-finger white head. Nose is funky pale malt, spicy florals, limey citrus. Tastes dry, floral, and spicy, with coriander ad cardamom notes, limey citrus, and a lot of funky yeasty malt flavor. This one is complex and enjoyable.

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