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RATINGS: 219   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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
leah2974 (453) - Georgia, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Light colored. Crisp and fruity. Light bodied. Easy drinking. Great session beer.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
krumbum (523) - truckee, California, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Looks pale, cloudy, and frothy. Smells Yeasty like fermenting dough, The flavor comes with a slight pause then a bite of cardamon drags you in to the floral hoppyness that stains your mouth, all paired with a slight Saison tartness. Palate is thin and refreshing then evaporates away into a joyful hop flavored dryness. For some reason my imagination of that description creates a visual image of a hanging out sassy old grandma that you are always happy you spent the time hearing their stories.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
LYBJ (7) - - FEB 23, 2013 does not count
Slight sour aroma. Mild on the palate. A light version of a Saison aka Farmhouse Ale. Pretty easy to drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1341) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Very mild yet nuanced saison. Pours almost Pilsner-like in color and head. A nice bouquet of flowers on the tongue, without any wildness typically expected -- and appreciated -- in the style. Overall quite nice, and this would be the ale I'd offer to someone who is new to the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2013
12 ounce can from Whole Foods Market Charlottesville. Pours a hazy straw color with a large pillowy white head. Bready aroma with notes of citrus, stone fruits, herbal notes. The taste is bready, spice, dough, spicy, herbal hops, mild fruits. Medium bodied, high carbonation, nicely balanced. Very nice beer. 6100th rating!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemattie (4262) - Georgia, USA - JAN 24, 2014
12oz can. Yellow/ hazy white. Aroma of spicy florals, big herbs and spice. Full flavored wheat character. Herbal hops with additional herbal notes. It’s a good beer for a quiet night. (3950)

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
smashedbrewer (10) - - FEB 11, 2014
pours hazy from the can with half inch head that faded quickly slight funk in aroma little peppery Tate also slightly funky overall great beer

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bpreo (1749) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 6, 2013
The Saison continues to rise. 2013 will be the year of the Saison. This one is a Belgian style Farmhouse Ale. very different than the French variety. More unusual spices, but still very appealing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
damzz (279) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Nose is citrus Palate is citrus with slight spice. Fairly straightforward and good example of a saison on the light side. Brett B?

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaBier (5011) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Can from a sixer purchased at Aficionado’s. Clear yellow pour with a huge white head. Herbal nose some malt and funk. Malty flavor with some funk and lemongrass along with a more explicit herbal character of sage before a grassy hop finish. Very nice.


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