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Amsterdam X Animal Farm Boxer Saison
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Brewed by Amsterdam Brewing Company
Style: Saison
Toronto, Canada
Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   IBU: 19   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A tradtional saison with Brettanomyces C and Lambicus added in secondary and aged for six months.


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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jercraigs (7894) - Toronto, Ontario, - OCT 7, 2012
2012-09-20. Hazy dark pastel orange, modest off-white head. 3+ Light alcohol, subtle funk overtones, very light barnyard and funk, sweet and sour pale malt. Aroma is slightly muted by the a$$hole standing right by the door out front with a joint. 7+ Flavour is softly and pleasantly sour, modest but lovely fruit character that I struggle to define - sort of tropical notes, accents of sweet lemon but not quite. Very mild yet very nuanced bretty funk. Lingering not quite sweaty funk in the finish. 7+ Super smooth average to light palate, very soft carbonation. More subtle than I was hoping for, but holy schnikes this was drinkable. One of two I went back for at the end of the night. Volo Funk Night, Toronto


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (4342) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 26, 2014
Draft - Sweet fruit esters, stone fruit and Brett. Hazy gold with a nice white head. Light stone fruit, Brett yeast, some light hay and bitterness. Pretty decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
neongolden (415) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2014
(On tap at Bryden’s, June 25 2014) Pours hazy pale gold with a big bubbly white head that is short lived but lacy. Aroma lightly fruity, lemon pastry, slightly tart, sweet pale malt, a light funk and a bit of sweaty character. On the palate, a bit of sour/tart fruit with lightly sweet grainy pale malt, herbs, lemon overtones, and a mineral character. Brett funk is restrained but definitely there, especially in the finish with some sweaty tartness. The minerality and yeast make the finish rather dry and there’s a very light bitterness in the aftertaste. Body on the lighter side of medium but with a creamy soft effervescent carb. This is a fairly subtle beer and the Brett is hardly overwhelming, but the drinkability is high and as farmhouses go it’s a nice take.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6495) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 22, 2013
Tap at Volo – Amsterdam takeover
Aroma: mellow, subtle funk , mild fruit , mild tartness , red gooseberry. Nice. 7+
Appearance: hazed golden with hint of bright amber. White top. Nice color play.
Palate / Taste: Medium light bodied. Grainy with elements of wheat. Slight creamy softness with tart top end. Not bad…

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8466) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2013
Boxer Saison - pale straw pour. Huge rocky head. The nose is softly earthy and a little bit fruity. moderate sweetness but there is a soft and appeali g tartness that is pretty lovely. A touch of minerally flintiness - I’d love to see this in three more months - Brett just starting to show up and dry it out. Great bones in this one.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (10094) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2013
A hazed golden saison with a thin white head. In aroma, a rather citrusy interpretation, lemongrass and chalk. In mouth, smooth sweet lemony with grassy qualities, coriander, nice. On tap at A Night with Amsterdam and Friends, Feb 2 2013.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
[4807-20120920] Tap. Sweetened tea-like yeast aroma. Hazy, light orange brown body with a small long-lasting creamy off-white head. Light tart yeast and bread dough flavour with a hint of citrus lemon. Medium body. Nice, sessionable. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4
(TBW Funk Night @ Volo, Toronto, ON)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6081) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2012
Draught at Volo for Funk Night, Sept.20. Pours a murky gold with with a spare diminishing frothy white head. Aroma of funky yeast, sour fruit, herbs and sweet malt. Flavour is funky, malty and fruity. Medium bodied. Really good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (8679) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2012
on tap with Ian from Amsterdam, at Bar Volo Funk Night 2. Big brett beer, and good drinkability. The brett dominates the saison spiciness. Above average mouthfeel. Brett in the aroma. Whitish coloured body.


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