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RATINGS: 215   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ross (2088) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Can. Yellow color with a white head. Fruity, malty, some grassy notes and a little bit of hops in the nose. Taste is smooth refreshing, and very easy to drink. Great beer for the 70 degree weather we have been experiencing. I liked it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (4400) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Pours hazy gold into a Sam glass. Bright white head with good retention recedes leaving scant sheets. Lemon and yeast aromas. Sweet hay and yeast upfront turning to bitter earth and lemon in the medium length finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (4008) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 15, 2014
Nice. Comes together with a lot of tangy apple finish. Pours cloudy blonde with good head and lacing. Finishes with light sourness. Pours with big puffy cloudy of foam. Some hay. Tap at DC Beer festival.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (115) - - AUG 30, 2014
Canned. Pours a hazy golden yellow with a haziness to it. Small white head from a gentle pour. Aroma is lemon, spicy, peppery, banana, some clove. Flavor is nice, light, refreshing. Spice to it, with a nice mild medium hoppy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (1268) - - SEP 18, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 7-22-13- Poured from can into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a very hazy straw yellow-golden color with a one finger pure white head. The head fades relatively quickly leaving a persistent white foam on the top of the brew with almost no lacing on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is of a wheat and lemon smell with a large amount of a funky yeast smell. With the funky yeast comes a grassy and herbal smell. Along with these smells is a good dose of spice being largely of cardamom and some clove. Taste – The taste begins with a more smooth bready and cracker taste mixed with a lemongrass taste. The flavors have a bit of lemonade sweetness upfront, but these sweeter tastes are soon lost more toward the middle of the taste. The sweeter lemonade is lost largely due to spice flavors of coriander and clove as well as a more grainy wheat flavor coming to the tongue more toward the middle to the end of the taste profile. Along with these tastes, a yeasty flavor comes, bringing with it a grassy and hay like funky taste leaving a rather grainy, grassy and somewhat funky yeast s taste on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the medium side in its creaminess and thickness with a carbonation level that is slightly above average. Both are quite appropriate for the style, keeping a very drinkable brew while not accentuating the funk, yeast, and wheat too much so that it is overpowering, but yet allowing it to be appreciated by the tongue. Overall – A rather tasty and enjoyable saison with a nice blend of lemon, wheat, yeast and funk.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmonster (973) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Pours pale yellow-gold with a medium sized white head. Average retention and minimal lace. Big, clean minty-cardamom spiced nose. Light bitter flavor. Light body, thin-creamy texture, solid carbonation and a crisp, light oily, bitter finish. Solid.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheRealMGD (551) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Can from PD. Hazy lemon yellow pour with a medium white head fading to a short rim with good retention and leaving moderate lace. Nose is light funk, Belgian yeast and malt - like a dry Belgian Golden. Medium-light body, fine carbonation. Spicy (though the cardamom doesn’t stand out), yeasty and quite tasty, with a nice balance of light Belgian malt, peppery hops, funk and spices. Finish is short, clean and balanced. Dunno if I’d call it sessionable at over 6%, but it’s certainly a very accessible saison.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2013
This is a nice saison. Nice light funky yeast and bready character, with a perfectly placed amount of cardamon to lighten things up. A very zesty, yet lemon-like sweetness adds character to this brew. The after-taste is solid, and one may find awesome floral flavors lingering behind. Zesty, lightly sweet, floral, and bready all in one balanced shot.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KornDogg (529) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2013
Can served in a tulip glass. Grassy citrus and pepper aroma. Golden body with thin dissipating head. Flavor begins with citrus notes, followed by ginger and pepper. A dry, spicy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8141) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Thanks to Rogueone for sharing a can. The beer is a clear yellow-gold color with a medium thin white head that evaporates quickly to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing. Aroma of funky yeast and biscuit malt. Light to medium body with flavors of earthy yeast, mildly tart fruit and bready malt. The finish is slightly sour with a spice and yeast aftertaste. Decent overall.


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