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RATINGS: 214   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
malrubius (1708) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - SEP 10, 2013
Can from Save On. Nice pale hazy orange gold with white head and some lace. Nice lemony pixie stick aroma at first then some additional hop spiciness from the cardamom, I guess. Mild fruity mango sweetness with nice lemony grassy dry hop finish only slightly tainted by the cardamom. Nice light refreshing soft body and carbo. Surprisingly excellent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrymel (1502) - Spokane, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Canned 14NOV13 Yellow, hazy with a quilt of bone whites. Smells nice with lemongrass, hay, grain, a bit of tartness, some floral tones. Flavor follows suite with a bit of bitterness, some herbal notes, some lemon tea. Full bodied with lowish carb. I like this beer, expected something half assed - good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nakedwhendrunk (2095) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 6, 2014
The appearance has a hazy golden yellow colored body with a half finger’s worth of white foamy head that dies at a moderate pace leaving some clingy foamy lacing. Carbonation is seen rising fairly rapidly. The smell is sweet yeasty with a decent amount of peppery spiciness that combines throughout the beer. The taste has a nice sweet yeastiness enters in with the peppery spiciness that ends up having a sweet peppery aftertaste with the same finish. The palate has a light to medium body, fairly sessionable, carbonation is good for the style and for me as there’s a moderate amount lightly hitting my mouth and tongue. Overall, I say this is a solid saison that I’m glad I tried and will have no problem finishing off this sixpack.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bowtiebeer (4) - California, USA - MAR 9, 2014 does not count
very refreshing. Have not tried from the can yet, only draft. A nice Belgian aroma. Maybe a tad too carbonated.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rarbring (1366) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2014
Overall: Fresh, spicy, dry and sour bitter
Note: On-tap at 21st Amendment Brewery & Restaurant. Reviewed 2014-03-24.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Matt_ducharme (2) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 31, 2014 does not count
Poured into sam’s glass. Golden, cloudy appearance with a small white head with decent retention and lacing. Aroma lemon, grapefruit, pineapple, with a little earthy spicy notes. Taste as i would expect from aroma with a nice tart and bitterness. Overall very happy!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
coolfunnj (323) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - APR 24, 2013
aroma leaves a peppery and spicy impression with a little funky yeast as well...cloudy yellow with half inch white pillowy head leaves some lacing not too much...taste..would be perfect on a 90 degree evening if we ever get another one around here..lemon cough drop,pepper,a hint of mint..light bodied and like seltzer water on the palate..overall..i like saisons especially as hot weather beers so im a bit partial but this tastes good to me

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 26, 2014
12oz Can at home - Nutty coriander, earthy parsley and sweet sage, wet grains, and a little sulfur rounding out a classic Saison aroma. Bright and crisp, refreshing session ale, glad to see a well made Saison as a seasonal release.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (3424) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Can. Golden with white. Flavors are herbal, grassy and spice with lighter saison touches. Aroma is fresh hop with saison back tones.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11060) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Can from Malt & Vine. Pours a light lemon yellow with a fizzy/creamy 3 finger white head. Aroma for some reason reminds me of thanksgiving turkey. Not necessarily dressing either. Maybe the gravy. Can that be cardamom? Well they do put it in stuffing. Strong aroma. Med body. Flavor is sort of earthy citrus. Certainly dry. Decently bitter. This is whacked in a good way.


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