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RATINGS: 217   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 didnt expect Washington to cross the icy Delaware, either. Expectations be damned, we say. Were 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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2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mwbrady12 (469) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Mild spice in the aroma but with a balanced taste, warming mouthfeel and an active straw yellow pour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
outlawskies (428) - - 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

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldMrCrow (1903) - 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 Id want an American saison to be. Quaffable, acceptable ABV instead of the usual 8+% we get in local saisons. But that spice! Its not as prominent in the flavor as in the aroma, but its stronger than Id chose and confers this gingerbread thing that feels out of place. Thats 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (1783) - - SEP 18, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 7-22-13- Poured from can into a pint glass Appearance The beer pours a very hazy straw yellow-golden color with a one finger pure white head. The head fades relatively quickly leaving a persistent white foam on the top of the brew with almost no lacing on the sides of the glass. Smell The aroma is of a wheat and lemon smell with a large amount of a funky yeast smell. With the funky yeast comes a grassy and herbal smell. Along with these smells is a good dose of spice being largely of cardamom and some clove. Taste The taste begins with a more smooth bready and cracker taste mixed with a lemongrass taste. The flavors have a bit of lemonade sweetness upfront, but these sweeter tastes are soon lost more toward the middle of the taste. The sweeter lemonade is lost largely due to spice flavors of coriander and clove as well as a more grainy wheat flavor coming to the tongue more toward the middle to the end of the taste profile. Along with these tastes, a yeasty flavor comes, bringing with it a grassy and hay like funky taste leaving a rather grainy, grassy and somewhat funky yeast s taste on the tongue. Mouthfeel The body of the beer is on the medium side in its creaminess and thickness with a carbonation level that is slightly above average. Both are quite appropriate for the style, keeping a very drinkable brew while not accentuating the funk, yeast, and wheat too much so that it is overpowering, but yet allowing it to be appreciated by the tongue. Overall A rather tasty and enjoyable saison with a nice blend of lemon, wheat, yeast and funk.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6019) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 17, 2014
"Very floral and herbal, almost overpowering except for its lightness of body, and crisp, clean assertiveness. Good brew. Cory, thanks for adding this :)"

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (9059) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2014
12oz can. Poured a hazy yellow color with a white head. Citrus, straw / grassiness, and some spices.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (156) - - AUG 30, 2014
Canned. Pours a hazy golden yellow with a haziness to it. Small white head from a gentle pour. Aroma is lemon, spicy, peppery, banana, some clove. Flavor is nice, light, refreshing. Spice to it, with a nice mild medium hoppy finish.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ScottWallace82 (70) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Can into a glass. Pours a pale yellow with a fluffy white head. Not much on the nose. Light mouthfeel. Honestly, not that great. Not a whole lot of flavor or complexity.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steve_0 (2822) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Can at Crows Feet Commons. Pour is clear lemon peel with a frothy white head and good lacing. Huge herbs - lavender, cardamom and basil - light straw, grass, and biscuit notes. Taste is biscuit, herbaceous, straw, grass, lemons, heavy lavender, vanilla, white pepper with a slightly sweet and spicy finish. Light body with effervescent carbonation. Crushable saison.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
78samh (161) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 30, 2014
12 oz can pours light, clear yellow with small head. Yeast and spice in the aroma. Tastes like a spiced version of the classic Belgian farmhouse ale. This is earthy, clean and refreshing. This should be a summer seasonal. Great Saison!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
joejames (157) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Can to shaker. Pours hazy yellow, big head, some lacing. Retains a thin head throughout. Aroma of nectarines, lemon, cardamom. Taste is sweet with sourness from the yeast. Light body, high carbonation, slightly creamy. Finishes long with notes of bubble gum, plum, lemon zest and of course, cardamom. Not my favorite style, too much cardamom.


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