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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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This smooth ale tastes citrusy with yeasty notes and a hint of peppery spice. Its dry finish and mild carbonation make it perfect for pairing with grilled chicken, rich fish dishes, and cheeses like camembert and brie.


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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Itís almost there and the ratings just reflect that. Saison seems to be a temperamental style thatís tough to get just right. Hopefully this brewery will try again.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
glennmastrange (2379) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2015
Bottle. Grainy malts, lemony hops and dough for the yeast, with pepper in the background. Color is large, frothy, white with good lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is medium hazy amber. Flavor starts moderately acidic, and finishes moderately acidic and lightly bitter. Palate is light to medium, watery with a fizzy carbonation. A refreshing beer, but just an okay Saison.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (2624) - South Carolina, USA - APR 6, 2015
Large shared bottle. Very effervescent with a relatively large, semi-durable white head. Very low funk for style. Nicely fruity. Lively, crisp and dry. O: great choice as a session saison.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Adamo13 (1) - - MAR 24, 2015 does not count
Starts citrus and contues with very zesty lemon and pepper flavors. Finishes very dry and I get a small/very small metallic taste disappears quickly. I wish someone would make a legit true to style saison that was lower in abv, but this beer is true to the times of today with high alcohol content and a crazy good yeast flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thorongil2 (1491) - , Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2015
(Tap) hazy orange amber colour with a small beige head; aroma of spice and yeast; spicey, peppery flavor with a medium long sour finish; interesting

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RedSox2004 (1392) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Dark yellow, lots of big bubbles, generous off-white head that lasts for a while and leaves little lace. Aromas of black pepper, bright citrus and white wine grape. Grape and apple sweetness, modest tartness with pepper notes, citrus and a whiff of toast. Light to medium body, huge carbonation, prickly mouthfeel and a light fruit sweetness in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hitit345 (25) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Saison. No pronounced aroma, very clean light citrus peel. Cloudy, golden appearance. Light, quickly subsidizing taste of bitterness. Good carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (2850) - Salida, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2014
750 ml. corked and caged bottle. 7.8% ABV per the label. Batch 010. Bottled on3/20/2014. Pours a thick, well retained, ivory head, with extensive Belgian curtain lacing, over an effervescent, slightly hazy amber (SRM 9) body......nose is light colored fruits (pear, apple), moderate spice, light cereal malts, hints of herbal hops.....taste is slightly sweet with pear, apple tones, moderate toasted malts, leading to a peppery, moderately dry, slightly hopped finish.....mouth feel, light of medium body, slight alcohol warmth, good acid, no astringency, high carbonation, with slight creaminess. This recipe has been changed with the large drop in the ABV. This version is a very basic Saison. It could use more phenolics, particularly pepper towards the finish, and a larger ester component would be another improvement. A different yeast or a higher fermentation temperature would be helpful. On the positive side, it tastes good, and has incredible carbonation, which is spot on to the style. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ahimelfa (3) - - NOV 8, 2014 does not count
Absolutely everything I want in a saison beer. Crisp light full of flavors of citrus and spice. Love love this beer

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (3574) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2014
sample from bottle at 2014 houston big brew fest. Golden with small head. Fruity with moderate belgian spice. Unique.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Yellowish color, moderate head, decent lace/retention. Aroma is yeast, citrus, pale malt, spices. Medium to light bodied, somewhat dry. Kind of off for the style.


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