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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Saison with pears, white pepper and organic citrus zest.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
STLGoldendog (38) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Pours clear light golden with thin head.sweet and fruity aroma. Crisp and refreshing with a light palate. Small hints of pear not very peppery though.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EyeAmBaldman (187) - Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Aroma is kind of thin, maybe a bit of pears. Taste is peppery with a sweetness of pears. Has a hint of a Belgian yeast flavor, which is interesting. The back end is bland. It’s nothing special.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kansascityCW (108) - kansas city, Missouri, USA - APR 23, 2014
Pours a beautiful bright orange with a smaller head than I would expect based on other saisons I’ve had. Light pear juice aroma, definitely some orange. Some ripe banana. Taste has that Belgian yeast quality to it along with some citrus. Not as peppery as I thought it would be. Overall this is an excellent saison.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (5943) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 13, 2014
Bottled: The additions makes this less that traditional but I really like the pear and white pepper character working with the normal "bubblegummy", earthy and clove notes of the yeast. Sprite carbonation opens the palate as well. I really dig this even if "not to style"

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryecatcher (718) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2014
Bomber. Pours a pale, burnt orange, clear with minimal head and lacing. Nose is yeast, slight funk, chardonnay, bread, pepper. Mouth is medium bodied, slightly creamy up front, clove, pepper, biscuit, yeasty spice, mild bitter towards middle, then goes doughy and the pears make a light appearance towards the finish. Nice!

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
Evopop (2) - Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2014 does not count
Poured from 22oz bottle, label was stamped mid March 2014, so just about as young as can be found. Vigorous carbonation. Peppery aroma. Very forward pepper taste. Some tart sweetness (presumably from the pear), but then more pepper squeezing out siloed hay and malt flavors. A chilled subsequent pour slightly muted the pepper and elevated the malt. Unmemorable except for the pepper; not a fan.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TH28 (95) - - MAR 22, 2014
Appearance is crystal clear golden with a thick white foam cap. Aroma is citrus, pear, pepper, and spicy Belgian saison yeast. Taste is bready malt, pepper, tart citrus and pear, with a high hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is light and moderately carbonated. Finishes with a distinct pepper spice and hop bitten as that lingers for a bit on the tongue. Great saison, but definitely a more pronounced bitterness than typical for the style.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
M82 (260) - Kansas, USA - MAR 20, 2014
A clear, bright and sunny golden yellow body sports a fading frothy capped smooth white head leaving a few dots and fleeting islands of lace

White pepper and citrus calmed by pear and green melon, smooth transitions, mildly rustic and fairly dry with a quenching juicy base, medium bodied, silky coating to offer solid duration on the residual

22oz bottled 11 06 13 at 45º into TeKu

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ed5388 (1970) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2014
22oz bomber thanks to strykzone via local swap 5.2. Pours a hazy straw color with an enormous foamy white head. Aroma of hay, grass, sweet pear juice, and some old citrus. Mouthfeel had a lot of fizzy carbonation. Taste is similar to the aroma. Old citrus, hay, grassy hops, peppery spice, and a hint of sweet pear. Solid stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (4268) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2014
22oz bomber shared by Madbeerbaron. The pear sweetens it out, but it is subtle. Infected American Sour tones. Not overly impressive.


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