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RATINGS: 211   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 didnít expect Washington to cross the icy Delaware, either. Expectations be damned, we say. Weíre 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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarkSachon (555) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2013
12 oz can from The BeerHive in Pittsburgh. This is a palatable Saison that has a very pleasing mouth feel. 21st Amendment should be proud of their effort.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dpjuart (1049) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Can from GE Express. Pours hazy golden yellow with quickly dissipating, fizzy white head. Kind of funky nose with coriander, thyme and grass, some other spices. Bread and crackers with a tart, earthy undertone throughout and well into the after. Herbal and dirty hops linger throughout. Nice little, earthy saison

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
poisoneddwarf (1692) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - FEB 22, 2013
12 oz can. Pours hazy pale yellow with a collapsing white head. Aroma is extremely fragrant--I get floral notes (cardamom?), fruit (melon), a hint of funk. Taste is lightly sweet, spicy (clove), a bit sour, savory and finishes dry and lightly bitter. Palate is a little thin. Itís tasty and interesting but itís missing something.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9532) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2013
Can courtesy of Doodler (thanks Scott) poured a hazy yellow with a lasting creamy white head. Aromas of cardomom, straw, yeast and light citrus. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, cardomom asnd light citrus with a smooth dry lingering cardomom finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
WanderinCelt87 (156) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Pours a nice hazy gold with a white head. Has a lovely aroma of lemon and cloves. Has a very herbal aroma. Leaves a citrusy feel at the end.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
coolpop (1395) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Can. Slightly hazy pale gold. Lots of spice (struck me as sage, but I guess itís cardamom), light funk, very yeasty, light malt. Liked this a lot, but drank a few right out of the can, which probably muted the spice and helped make it more sessionable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badhack (302) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Pours straw, somewhat hazy. Lots of head that quickly dissipates. Smells of fruity esters and yeast. Belgianish. Tastes of pale malts and roasted wheat. Yes I think there is wheat in this. Tropical fruit, apple and a dry finish. Sediment at the bottom of my glass. Refreshing and tasty beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5591) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - APR 2, 2014
Can. Bright, piss yellow with a huge, rocky head of bright white foam. Quite an herbal presentation -- lavender, thyme, sage. Very frothy mouthfeel an d a bit of whipped meringue. Quite yummy. (#5478, 3/30/2014)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LtDan (1785) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Appearance: Pours a cloudy yellow gold with a thin bubbly ring of white around the top of the glass. You will see a bubble here and there rising from bottom to top.

Aroma: Definiate cardamom, spices like that within a bouquet of spicy Belgian yeast.

Taste: Cardamom, ginger, spicy fruity Belgian yeast. Very light hop spice.

Mouthfeel: Juicy, full bodied, modest carbonation.

Overall: I enjoyed this beer! I like the herbal saison that many brewers have been doing here in the US, and this is one of them.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emeister84 (867) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Aromas of ginger, cardamom, lime, and flowers. Slightly hazy, golden with mostly lasting, white head foam. Off-dry, floral, herbaceous, and bitter. Light-medium bodied with lively carbonation, some spice, and has a dry finish with lingering citrus flavors.


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