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RATINGS: 211   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 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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zizzybalubba (1392) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - MAR 5, 2014
12 oz. can from Total Wine, Virginia Beach, VA. Yellowish-orange pour with a frothy white head. Aroma of leather, ripe banana, and lemon zest. Taste is light citrus peel, clove, faint bubblegum, and sweat. Finish is clean and not too sweet. A good saison.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IndianaRed (2330) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 4, 2014
On tap at YardHouse, meridian. Hazy golden. Soapy off white head. Mild wheat malt aroma. Big time sharp slickness. Dry hopped with cardamom pods. Seriously !

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
growler_guy (8) - - MAR 1, 2014 does not count
Appearance - light golden, crystal. Palate - light palate but satisfying. Taste earthy, has a very light sour taste. Good seasonal. Recommend try.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Busick (368) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2014
A great surprise out of a can! A delicious seasonal that meets the expectations that follow a beer with an awesome name! Highly recommended for your palate! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beachmaster (98) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 18, 2014
12 oz can to tulip. Pours a hazy yellow, with a big white head that persists and leaves minimal lacing. Nose is all cardamom, and the taste follows the nose. Mouthfeel is thin, with a clean finish. If you like cardamom, as I do, you’ll like this. Very different, and pretty dang good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zymurgeist2 (961) - Redwood City, California, USA - FEB 17, 2014
From can to pint glass. Spice and sweet wheat malt aroma. Hazy pale straw with a white head that collars. Taste is spicy and medium mouthfeel.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Westmeister (1699) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 15, 2014
I looked at the rating but I bought anyway bc I haven’t 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluejacket74 (1282) - 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. There’s 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, it’s smooth and easy enough to drink. I liked this brew, it’s worth trying if you’ve never had it before.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b33r (668) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
odinstyr (559) - Hamilton, 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.


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