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RATINGS: 310   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Saisons originated with the rustic farmhouse ales of Wallonia, a mostly French-speaking region of Belgium. Bière de saison was brewed during the saison froide (cold season) for consumption during the warmer months. Today saisons are made and enjoyed year-round. Anchor Saison Spring Ale (7.2% ABV) is a traditional Belgian-style saison with a California twist. The distinctiveness of roasted Belgian wheat malt is enhanced by the peppery, clove-like flavors of a locally cultured saison-style yeast. And, for this release, Anchor chose three California ingredients—lemongrass, lemon peel, and ginger—whose synergy adds a tangy crispness and herbal spiciness to this sharply refreshing, uniquely Californian saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
agent_persik (676) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 24, 2016
Clean golden color, medium white head. Aroma of malt, yeast, spices, grass, hops, some fruity notes. Dry sweet taste with mild bitterness in finish and aftertaste. Thin body and average carbonation. Nice refreshing beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yy0pp (1314) - - OCT 24, 2016
Bottle. Clear amber color with white head. Aroma - Weird, grass, pepper, yeast. Taste - Light sweetness, lightly sour, spice, hay, lemon, peach.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Palme (4181) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 20, 2016
On tap @ BrewDog, Soho. This one has quite deeper cloudy looking orange almost copper colored body. On the top there’s a n ice medium sized off-white head, lots of complementary lacework down the sides of the glass. It smells like a saison for sure. Yeasty, some banana, it’s a little candy sweet almost. almost white candied sugar and a little apple. I kinda like it, though it’s nothing out of the ordinary really. Tastes quite nice also. It’s a relatively earthy saison this. Quite up-yeasted - in a good way with canned pear, some more unripe apple. Quite fruity, yeah and somewhat tasty as well. That’s a nice old combo. 20.10.2016

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suurjuust (2914) - ESTONIA - OCT 14, 2016
Bottle. Clear amber beer, medium white head. Spicy nose, some citric-tripely aspects, malt, yeast notes. Flavor is a strange mix of toasty malt, some caramel sweetness, lemony-citric notes, Belgian yeast, sugar. Finish is on the dry side, more toasty lemons and booze. Not bad, but pretty weird.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BillWyce (1015) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2016
Pours hazy orange-gold color with a 1-finger bone-colored head. Lemony aroma with a light bite of ginger. Body is light and a touch oily. Dry finish. Flavor of lemon with a light ginger note. An earthy note mixes with some black pepper at the back.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FatPhil (14122) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 27, 2016
330ml bottle (Sip, Tallinn)
Orange, brief head. Very spicy aroma. Like an italian pasta sauce. With tomatoes. And even with the tins! Better in the mouth. Light palate, a bit watery, crispish carbonation. Sweet spicy taste, hard to describe, some herbal aspects, some basil maybe, clearly some interesting fermentation has gone on. A bit of alcohol too alas, and some other solventy aspects. Curious experiment went a bit wrong, methinks. Gimme gimme gimme dupont...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (6436) - Reval, ESTONIA - AUG 26, 2016
355ml bottle. Clear dark piss like color. Tiny size, white head, disappears. Metallic, very malty, sweet, yeasty, herbal in aroma. Sweet, bit smoked, herbal, faint huskiness and some hops in taste. Minty hops and sweet in aftertaste. Carbonation is quite high. Well as double imperial saison- is drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kalervo (1018) - FINLAND - AUG 15, 2016
Taikurissa 8/2016. Quite sweet saison, not as fresh I hoped. Not very good saison.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bartlebier (3499) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - AUG 14, 2016
12oz bb02/2017 courtesy of Secret Summer Santa Saeglopur amidst a host of AT goodies, merci! - Bref: this fruit-spiked super saison bears the phenolic weight and oiliness of a Belgian tripel - less than refreshing, decent enough Belgian ale, poor saison. - Smells like a peach and marilla liqueur forward macro tripel sans the industrial white sugars. Added lemongrass, lemons and ginger feel sticky even in aroma as if boiled down into a jam preservative. Dense mouthfeel, not dry or airy enough for a saison even going by dense Fantôme or Pipaix standards. Drinks heavy like a tripel. Odd. cf. Braufactum Soleya, SchnW Mathilda.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hamirubi (569) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - AUG 11, 2016
35.5cl bottle at Uncle Babe’s Burger Bar, Ghent (22 VII 2016), shared with a friend. Cognac-like brew with pretty stable yellow foam on top. The nose has keen hints of flowers and malts, a great Belgian-American combo. The mouthfeel has many wheat hints, and despite its +7% ABV there is little alcohol sensation. The taste is light bitter with spiced character, medium sweet and fruity. Lovely.

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