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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 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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
onceblind (3966) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2013
Light golden with a slight haze, with a white head that recedes all too quickly. Aroma has a lot of spice up front, both of the yeast and spice-cabinet variety. The label says dry hopped with cardamom...not sure what cardamom smells like but I’d like to believe this is it in spades, with an almost nutmeg and grass tone in the nose as well. Flavor is light and crisp, though eccentric with a full palate. Earthy spice and nuttiness with a touch of allspice and nutmeg, with a pale malty grainy backbone, gentle saison-yeast sweetness, and a lasting though tamed bitterness. Tastes very belgian, which means I don’t know how to articulate the fact I enjoyed this brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ACHops (657) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 8, 2013
12 oz can. Pours cloudy bright yellow with thin white lingering head. Aroma is big lemon and earthy spice notes. Taste is dry golden malt, with cardamom and pepper on the finish. Punchy and bracing. Easily one of the driest beers I’ve ever had. Big Saison.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HughConway (780) - Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2013
12oz can. Pours opaque straw with stiff clean white head. Sour yeast aroma, taste is clear and sour. Finish is clean.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leafs93 (1651) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Pours clear gold with a small white head. Aroma is funky, citrus, earthy and yeast. Taste is sweet with a tart finish. Light bodied with thin texture and bitter finish. Nice, a solid go to saison

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8420) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2013
A good one, on tap at Capone’s. Light lemon white appearance. Pepper aroma, wavy lace. A tasty grapefruit spice treat.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (4844) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Golden in color, clear with a nice white fluffy head. Great beer nice flavors Love this as a summer beer

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (1741) - USA - JAN 25, 2014
Had at AoB in Sac.... Hazy Orange pour, aroma of grains, citrus... Flavor is a nice balance of citrus, earthy grains and spices... Very sessionable Saison ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6295) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2014
12 oz. can from Dutch’s. Thanks, Chris! Pours a hazy, pale gold color with a big, rocky white head that laces the glass. Aroma of lemon, funk, florals, coriander, bready malts, and wheat. The flavor is the same, with some herbs and pepper. Light-medium bodied, with medium carbonation and a spicy, spritzy mouthfeel. Good saison.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluejacket74 (1282) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2014
12 ounce can, canned on 11/14/13. Served in a tulip, the beer pours a hazy gold color with an inch white head. There’s a small amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like peppery spice, cardamom, bready/grainy malt, and some citrus. It tastes like wheat malt, lemon peel, clove, cardamom, peppery spice and some earthy/floralness. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it’s smooth and easy enough to drink. I liked this brew, it’s worth trying if you’ve never had it before.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beachmaster (98) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 18, 2014
12 oz can to tulip. Pours a hazy yellow, with a big white head that persists and leaves minimal lacing. Nose is all cardamom, and the taste follows the nose. Mouthfeel is thin, with a clean finish. If you like cardamom, as I do, you’ll like this. Very different, and pretty dang good.


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