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RATINGS: 254   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (3056) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2013
Pours straw yellow with a white foamy head. Aroma of menthol, lemon, banana, and bubble gum. Bubble gum, lemon, and banana flavor with spice, and menthol. Creamy and well-balanced-a very nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (13826) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2013
Can shared at Bruce’s 30th Birthday Bash - CBC Clerkenwell, London. Thanks to The Peter! Pours clearish yellow with a fine, white foam head. Herbal nose, lots of white bread and dough. Light to medium sweet flavor with more white bread, herbs, white sugar. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Clean finish, more herbs and white bread. Quite clean overall. Some grassy hop bitterness. Solid saison.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (1159) - California, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Pours a golden yellow with a thick white head. Malt, spice, yeast, clove, fruit and hop aroma. Malt, spice, yeast, clove, pear, apple and biscuit flavors. Light body high carbonation. Fruit and malt finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (681) - Maryland, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Pour from a can; straw color, slightly hazy, big white head. Bready sweet aroma with a hint of sour and almonds (i.e., mild nutty aroma). With the first sip the initial sensation is the carbonation, which quickly gives way to a pleasant lemony sourness. The finish begins with a hint of hopyness and quickly changes to dried sour fruits. Coats the mouth and results in a very lingering finish (for me that was 5+ minutes). Very nice saison.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b33r (717) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Light yellow color with white head and nice lacing. Aroma is huge and piercing. Lots of perfume, spices, yeast, and grass. Smells like a bouquet of flowers. Flavor is sweet at first and finishes earthy and yeasty with light malts. Very different and pretty good overall.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Eberndt (231) - - MAR 8, 2014
Hazy yellow color when poured. Highly carbonated slightly sweet and interesting flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
78samh (213) - 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!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
improvjock (325) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Can. Pours a clear pale yellow with minimal white head. Aroma of Belgian yeasts and cardamom. Taste is a bit sour up front, light to medium body, with a tiny bit of bitterness and spiciness in the finish. Pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nephilium (1487) - Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2013
This starts with a sweet bready malt aroma, with hints of cardamom. It pours a hazy light straw with a full white head. Nice earthy bitterness to it, very light on the palate. Not a bad saison, although I’d still probably prefer this on a hot summer day.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pdx77 (1477) - Oregon, USA - JAN 21, 2013
From a can. Very light yellow color. Slightly spiced character with hints of bubble gum, banana, and lime. Easy drinking and smooth.


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