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RATINGS: 230   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (3866) - Everett, Washington, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Can. Pours a hazy dark golden color with a very small head. Nose is a bit sour with some strong spiciness to it. Taste isn’t as sour as the nose implies; spices comes through as well. Has a bit of a bite, too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sledutah (5214) - Utah, USA - JAN 24, 2015
12oz can at 21st Amendment
Cloudy yellow with a medium sized white head, some lacing. Aroma is floral, herbal, honey and black pepper. Taste is herbal, flowery, grains, lemon and sweet
Ok, but I wouldn’t want another one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
undsioux7 (814) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Pours yellow gold with a large white head. Aroma of pepper spice and grass taste is the same. Thin body and not much else.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BroSpud (1754) - , Massachusetts, USA - JAN 21, 2015
12oz can. Pours a light yellow with a white head that evaporates quickly. A bit on the thin side and also kind of bland. OK for the style but I expected better from 21A.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
revolution2718 (275) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Pours straw with a finger of soapy head. Nose is Belgian yeast, spicy, white pepper. Starts off lemony, yeasty, then becomes a bit spicy and quite bitter and dry. Lemon candies off the top is strange, and I don't really care for the finish. Also could use more carbonation. Not great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oscbert (1067) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 19, 2015
~Lemongrass aroma with coriander, wheat and white pepper. ~Pours a bright golden color, hazy tubidity with lasting bubbly white head. ~Lemony flavor, slight bitter lemon peel, coriander with peppery spiciness. ~Light to medium bodied with high CO2, lingering lemony and bitter finish. Refreshing. ~Fantastic. Just what I needed. This a beer that is great for any occasion. Very tasty and enjoyable to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kespecial (59) - - 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 (787) - 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 (222) - - 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. It’s awesome, I could drink this all day!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madchemist83 (98) - 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 (609) - 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

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