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RATINGS: 215   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   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 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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (10660) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2013
Can. Poured a clear yellow color with an average to large frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate citrus and ginger, yeast aroma. Medium body with a thin smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sour citrus flavor with a medium sour & sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectation where met.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
sfontain (802) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2013
12 oz can Whole Foods. Pale straw, just barely hazy, medium white head dissipates into a sparse covering and a thin ring. Aroma banana, bubble gum, spicy, hay, horse farm, acidic citrus; thought it was cloves but I guess itís cardamom based on the description. Flavor is vastly less intriguing; bready, yeasty, notable bitterness. Mouthfeel is a bit thin and fizzy. A bit underrated in the style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2013
This is a nice saison. Nice light funky yeast and bready character, with a perfectly placed amount of cardamon to lighten things up. A very zesty, yet lemon-like sweetness adds character to this brew. The after-taste is solid, and one may find awesome floral flavors lingering behind. Zesty, lightly sweet, floral, and bready all in one balanced shot.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boFNjackson (4133) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Can... Poured clear golden yellow with a moderate white head that faded quickly. Nose had yeast notes and esters with spicing and grapefruit. Nice flora tones, candied malt sweetness, grassy and lemon zest. Peppercorns and yeast spice with a full finish. Bready grains for balance. Not a bad beer. Not the best saison.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheRealMGD (551) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Can from PD. Hazy lemon yellow pour with a medium white head fading to a short rim with good retention and leaving moderate lace. Nose is light funk, Belgian yeast and malt - like a dry Belgian Golden. Medium-light body, fine carbonation. Spicy (though the cardamom doesnít stand out), yeasty and quite tasty, with a nice balance of light Belgian malt, peppery hops, funk and spices. Finish is short, clean and balanced. Dunno if Iíd call it sessionable at over 6%, but itís certainly a very accessible saison.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bpreo (1614) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 6, 2013
The Saison continues to rise. 2013 will be the year of the Saison. This one is a Belgian style Farmhouse Ale. very different than the French variety. More unusual spices, but still very appealing.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerFunGuy (642) - California, USA - JAN 5, 2013
This beer has a yeasty bread aroma. It pours a cloudy light yellow with a very think head. It is a little bitter but has a little bite which almost tastes a bit like black pepper. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (5410) - Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2013
12 oz. can from Dutchís. Pours a hazy yellow golden color with a large soda like white head that disappears rather quickly. The aroma is Belgian yeast, cardamom, ginger, sweet notes, grass, with some light orange zest. The flavor is biscuity malts, yeast, cardamom, ginger, light orange zest and grassy. Not much in the way of farmhouse like many saisons. This is also a bit watery. Worth taking a shot at this one at least once.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (6371) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2013
12oz can, canned on 12/16/12. Freakiní great can art, even by 21st Amendment standards. Pours a mildly hazy yellow whitish color. Good big white head. Decent lace. Belgian yeasty esters, but mostly the cardamom spice is obvious in the nose. Itís pretty nice. Lemon peel, creme flavors. Zesty sweet taste. Medium body. Carbonation is smooth but a bit pronounced. Nice spicy cardamom and belgian yeast aftertaste. Decent, enjoyable saison, seems like it works for the winter season - a good change of pace from the heavy darker winter spices. Itís also cool to see an affordable option for saison in the 12oz format besides Ommegangís Hennepin, and this one even comes in a badass-looking can! Iím not sure that it beats Hennepinís quality, but it soundly trumps itís price: $1.67 for this vs. $2.37 for Hennepin. A nice pick if you want to add a saison to your mixer-sixer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcos (1527) - Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2013 Location/Date:Can on December 30th, 2012 during SNF. HTTR..

Appearance: Pours a yellow cloud.
Aroma: Aroma of spice, some yeast.
Taste: Some spice but not overbearing, yeasty, little bitterness..
† † Palate:Medium light body.

Summary: I thought this was just okay for a saison. I have two more cans to confirm my rating. Surprised Iím the 6th rater of this beer.


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