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RATINGS: 297   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (13248) - 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 (197) - 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 (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Can. Slightly hazy pale gold. Lots of spice (struck me as sage, but I guess it’s 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 (507) - 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 (6341) - Yorktown, 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)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Matt_Foran (96) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Aroma is typical of a farmhouse saison, heavy wheat and fruity notes. You can taste the cardamom on the first taste, along with the bready yeast typical of a saison. It lingers nicely on the palate, it sneaks up on you, like the name states.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarinaMarket (254) - POULSBO, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2015
Really great spiced saison. Highly underrated IMO. Excellent flavor and aroma, with nice body and finish. Pleasant. I would definitely drink this again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LtDan (1806) - 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 (2077) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Flavorful saison. Spicy and aromatic notes of white pepper, perfume and tea. Mildly sweet malt flavors of white cake and dough. Yeast esters of lemon and clove. Bold amount of bitterness.


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