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RATINGS: 252   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (4099) - Snohomish, 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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5407) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 1, 2015
Hazy yellow, with a big white head. Smells corny, grassy, grainy, with a spicy note or two. Taste is toasty, spicy, some, I dunno, basil? Maybe? Not really sure. Some sort of herbal flavor. I liked it...

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tossmeabeer (6) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - APR 28, 2015 does not count
Nice aromas of cardamom and allspice. Medium body. Smooth all the way through. A little wheat character. Pairs well with Asian and middle eastern food.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sarlacc83 (1171) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 12, 2015
Can. A: Dark gold color with a firm foamy white head. N: Big cardamom, peppercorn, cracker, white wine grape, husk, peppercorn, lemon, and grass. T: A light breadiness with a hint of citrus. Good proportion. M: Lighter body, creamy soft carbonation, no alcohol presence. O: A light saison that’s an easy drinker. Not as rounded or complex as Logsdon’s (for an American version) but this is one I would return to, for sure.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BOLTZ7555 (2935) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 12, 2015
Just nothing super special about this beer...light, refreshing, and great for a hot AZ summer. Dry straw pour with a tightly packed white head and ample carbonation. Spicy, citrusy, peppery, and grassy.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
radio_nowhere (1029) - Maryland, USA - APR 12, 2015
Draft sample at Cherry Blossom Beer & Wine fest, cloudy golden color with white head. Aroma notes of funky yeast, cardamom, lemon and earthiness. Taste adds bread, pepper and herbal notes. Light body, moderate carbonation, crisp with herbal/citrus finish. Nice light saison.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (7999) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2015
Pour on tap at Red Wagon, hazy golden-yellow pour with white head, aroma brought notes of grass, bread, some bubblegum, hints of wheat into a bit of white fruits, some pepper. Taste was a mix of pepper, grass, bread, hints of biscuit into a bit of white fruit, bubblegum, finishing fairly sweet, slightly spicy.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
demmbonz (633) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - APR 7, 2015
Shared can to snifters. Golden cloudy pour. Lemony aroma. Soapy. Peppery. Dry.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PorterPounder (5971) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 2, 2015
Athens, Ga. - Five Points Bottle Shop - Atlanta Hwy. - 12 oz can. Light-medium gold pour, slightly sparkling, initial white bubbly head that fades away after a while. Aroma has some lemony sourness to it, a hint of of yeast. Flavor has some lemony citrus notes, a touch of cake mix, some coriander spiciness, a touch of cloves. Mouthfeel has a decent thickness to it. Not a huge fan.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2877) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Can. Pours a hazy gold with a bright white head. Aroma of yeast, cardamon, and lemon. Flavor was herbal with cardamon, yeast, lemon, citrus and had a peppery spiciness

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
tfg (4) - - MAR 29, 2015 does not count
An interesting take from an audacious brewery. Not a typical saison -- a positive for an American brewery given Old World style. Nice spice due to cardamon with the alcohol providing weight and finish. Eminently drinkable.


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