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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kespecial (219) - - JAN 14, 2015
Pours a nice bright light orange, though head dissipates quickly. (I guess not bottle-conditioned?) Aroma is assertive and nice pepper, cardamom obviously, lemon peel, grains of paradise? Body however is a little thin, and tastes over-spiced, one dimensional. Finishes dry. Not bad, but just an average saison IMHO.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
andrewje41 (2872) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2015
12 oz can poured. Pours a clear golden yellow color with a big cloudy foam head. Great can artwork by the way. Lemon, and grassy aroma. Flavor stays true to that as well. Minimum spices flavor all throughout. Creamy body to it. Interesting beer. Definitely not your typical saison. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ctplt777 (475) - - DEC 31, 2014
Grassy, barnyardy, wet grass and some sweet spicy hoppiness. Tons of Belgian yeast and sweetness. This is whats awesome about a Saison. Tons of funkiness, sourness and sweet malt. Itís awesome, I could drink this all day!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madchemist83 (255) - USA - DEC 27, 2014
Solid saison aroma. Dank, horse blanket. A bit cloudy with white head. Great saison out of the can

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mep3222 (1273) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Nice Belgian banana nutty aroma. Taste is lighter than I thought it would be. Slightly watery palate. Bit is spiciness comes through and come orange peel/citrus but finishes very bitter and dry from the hops. Not a big fan of the finish, but an ok beer otherwise. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Matt_Foran (96) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Aroma is typical of a farmhouse saison, heavy wheat and fruity notes. You can taste the cardamom on the first taste, along with the bready yeast typical of a saison. It lingers nicely on the palate, it sneaks up on you, like the name states.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamherbert (1501) - Syracuse, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Bright yellow color, half finger of frosty head. Medium carbonation. Has the body of a cider, but lighter. Aroma is grains of paradise. Lemon zest and orange peel. Really hovers over the glass; completely effervescent. Flavor is more prickly spices, with almost a mint-leaf complexion. The citrus rind is still there. Has a funk in the aftertaste that is musty, in a good way. Touch of bubblegum. A wintry candi-sugar component as well; adds a needed heft. The alcohol has an ever-so-slight burn, but itís very slight. Itís prickly on the tongue, and then slick on the back end. Itís not a flavor bomb, but itís pleasant enough.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - DEC 7, 2014
On tap @ 21A. Hazed golden pour with white foam. Aromas of bubblegum, lemon, pepper, and sage. A very herbal aroma. Sort of grassy as well. The flavor is super zesty and herbal. Tons of lemon, pepper, and sage. Slight grass and rosemary. Really heavy on the cardamom. Quite dry and seltzery. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
outlawskies (480) - Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Julie makes weird clicking sound and face. She does not like malt and floral combination does not work for her ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldMrCrow (2404) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Can from the Last Drop.

Cloudy yellow pour with white head. Cardemom is really heavy in the aroma, to the extent that this comes off as some sort of Christmas ale when one first encounters it. Nonetheless the flavor is quite nice. Pretty dry, just a notch sour, relatively hoppy close, simple and not funky but otherwise just what Iíd want an American saison to be. Quaffable, acceptable ABV instead of the usual 8+% we get in local saisons. But that spice! Itís not as prominent in the flavor as in the aroma, but itís stronger than Iíd chose and confers this gingerbread thing that feels out of place. Thatís too bad, because this one otherwise comes close to the canned American saison I need for stocking my fridge.

tl;dr summary: Close but too much cardemom

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