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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   ABV: -
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Collaboration brew between Kevin at 5 Seasons and Spike at Terrapin. A collaboration brew with Terrapin Beer Company! The Farmhouse Ale refers to country beers brewed on self sufficient farms as matter of necessity. Le Saisonniers were seasonal workers that worked on the farms often paid with beer for their labor. It is a tribute to all community farmers and their CSAís (Community Supported Agriculture). This Saison uses local wild flower honey, producing a unique hint of sweetness. European hops, which contribute a slight spice, along with a mild tartness from a Belgian style yeast results in a refreshing, thirst quenching ale. Through their dedicated hard work, we enjoy many quality products on our tables.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2010
(Draught) Pours a hazy yellow body with a dense medium off-white head. Aroma of herbs, nuts, orange, lemon, mustiness, and grass. Flavor of grass, herbs, grain, orange peel, clove, subtle honey, and pepper.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2012
Date: June 28, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: hazy burnt orange
Aroma: sweet fruity orange aroma
Flavor: sweet and spicy flavor, touch of sweet orange citrus, light spicy character, light bitterness follows the spicyness

Date: July 26, 2009
Mode: draft
Score: brewpub. 3.0 to 3.2
Appearance: opaque burnt orange, fine white head, solid lace
Aroma: sweet and fruity aroma, banana and citrus, nice spicyness
Flavor: sweet orange flavor, bitter citrus rind along with a big array of spicyness, bitterness follows the spicys for a long bitter finish

Date: August 11, 2010
Mode: draft
Source: brewpub
Aroma: this yearís batch features a drier aroma
Flavor: more of the honey sweetness coming out in the flavor, still lots of the spicyness

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

Name: Saisan Farmhouse Ale
Date: October 26, 2012
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: cloudy orange, fine beige head, spidery lace
Aroma: sweet spicy winey aroma
Flavor: sweet winey flavor, sweet grapes, lots of fruityness, balancing spicyness, grape skins

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **+ /4

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (6605) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear gold with a white head that dissipates slowly to the edges and laces. Aroma has a good amount of flora with light Belgian spices and a hint of cookie/honey. Flavor is sweet with flora and light fruits up front (some apple) with a good amount of sweetness coming out in the finish driven by honey.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2009
GABF 09. Pours a slight hazy deep straw with a lingering thin white head. Aroma is doughy, wheaty, slight lemon zest, spicy and phenolic saison yeast- light fruit ester. Flavor is somewhat clean at first , but as warms gets a slight bit soapy- lemon, phenolic, plastic, grass, green hops, and a moderate to light sweetness in the end- not dry enough. Average saison from an above average brewery- I expected more from them.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (4996) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 9, 2010
Gold pour with nice fluffy white head and lace. Very nice clovish aroma. Flat straw and clove with sweet malt flavor. A tad thin with soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChainGangGuy (4362) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 21, 2009
Appearance: Near clear, deep yellow body with a small, tight, white head. Smell: Subtle spiciness gleaned from the hops and yeast ushers in the sweetish malts, with some notable hints of pilsner and wheat malt. Light fermented honey character. Mild, fruity notes of farm-fresh apples and pears. Taste: Pils malts with some further touches of lightly malted barley and wheat. Then in comes a sweetish taste of wildflower honey. Small splash each of a cider and a perry for some fruitiness. Spicy, earthy Noble hops with a light imparted bitterness. Finishes drying, vaguely spicy and with a lingering fermented honey taste. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-high carbonation. Drinkability: A downright decent saison to pair fairly well with a bar patron trying to sell the rest of us on the unique virtues of Eckhart Tolle and his book A New Earth, though admittedly, he hasnít read the entire book.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (3275) - Georgia, USA - JUL 26, 2009
Pours a hazy honey golden with a thick, fluffy, off-white, fine-bubbled, persistent head. Aroma is rich and fruity, mainly orange with yeasty and malty undertones. Flavor is quite strong, yeasty, orangy and slightly bitter. Texture is edgy, tingly and fizzy and leaves quite a tinge on the tongue.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (3055) - Georgia, USA - JUL 5, 2012
First thing I noticed was a slight tartness, which actually balances well with the bittering from the hops and the malt. This isnít a mind blowing beer, but itís actually really good.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GTAEgeek (1201) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 29, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Light yellow pour, with a medium, white head. The aroma is heavy citrus, white bread, bananas, cloves, and lots of candi sugar. Very sweet flavor, with some good, citrusy tartness. Medium body, very lively, and spicy. Overall, this is a very sweet, flavorful saison, with a good mouthfeel.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackDonald (1126) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 4, 2009
This was slightly disappointing, and ever since Kevin took over the beers here really seem to have suffered, and I understand why Glenn left, but itís still a shame. Light fruits on the nose, served very cold and was in kind of a hurry when this was released because I was not feeling well so I did not stick around to have another and really pick apart the nuances. Bready maltiness and slightly tart and very dry on the palate.


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