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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
twc017 (1) - Washington, USA - FEB 13, 2016 does not count
Like the cardamom spice. A bit hazy straw color with just enough bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (3395) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Single from total wine. Murky yellow color. A little spice. Lots of banana and baked bread. Chewy wheat. Medium bodied. Long semi sweet finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (9156) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 19, 2016
Can at Craigs 2016 alldayer. Pours pale yellow with a thin white head. Aromas of lemon, light bready yeast, spice. Taste is more of the same. Dry, almost champagne-like finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (5500) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2016
Lemon and pepper aroma. And taste. Bright yellow pour from draft at bad wolf. Delicious.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
improvjock (327) - 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 (1658) - Cleveland, 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 (1483) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Can: Pour is hazy gold with a fast fading medium white head. aroma is strong cardamom and clove spice. Ginger and lemon as well. Flavour is lemon, slightly yeasty. white pepper, cardamom spice. Earthy biscuity malt. Body is a touch on the thin side, but overall I enjoyed this very spice forward beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keanex (1749) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Canned December 16, 2012.
Appearance: The body is a slightly hazy straw color, rather clear though, exposing fine carbonation bubbles. The head is white and pillowy with average retention, it settles into a foamy ring while leaving some messy lacing.
Aroma: The aroma is hard to describe, some spices throughout, slightly peppery, with some funk, and lemons.
Taste: The intro is a bit bland, hints of lemon though, with a clean malty mid-taste that picks up hints of banana and a very light herbal flavor, slight funk with a lingering spice on the finish. Very refreshing, but a bit bland, easy as heck to drink though.
Palate: Medium creamy body, with sharp carbonation on the finish.
Overall: I don’t love this when it comes to critical drinking, there’s nothing about this that makes me want to come back to it if I’m picking it apart. What makes this beer great is it’s drinkability. This is a beer I could easily put back a 6 pack of without thinking. I enjoy this, I just wish it were available for the Summer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Can from Wegmans. Pours clear yellow with a small white head that quickly dissipates, active carbonation. The aroma is funky coriander, cardamom, tons of spice! The taste is spicy lemon zest, orange citrus, the carbonation hits the tongue fairly hard, and the finish is dry.


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